Rail strike: RMT union votes for national action

Image source, Getty ImagesRailway workers have voted to go on national strike threatening major summer travel disruption across the UK.Members of the RMT union have voted in favour of strike action across Network Rail and 13 train operating companies.General secretary Mick Lynch said “members want a decent pay rise, job security and no compulsory redundancies”.…

England playing behind closed doors after ban is an ’embarrassment’, says Gareth Southgate

Football has a responsibility – Southgate on pitch invasions & violenceGareth Southgate says England playing next month’s Nations League home match against Italy behind closed doors is “an embarrassment”.The game at Molineux on 11 June will be held without fans in attendance after the Football Association was hit with sanctions following crowd trouble.It came after…

Slumping technology stocks pull Wall Street lower

BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street sank on weak U.S. housing sales and a profit warning by a prominent social media brand.Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Oil prices rose more than $1 per barrel to stay above $110.Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index lost 0.8%…

Lawsuit accuses 3 automakers and parts maker in air bag case

DETROIT — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to such explosions.The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday in San Francisco, names ARC Automotive Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee,…

Snap, Nautilus fall; Nordson, Insulet rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Snap, Nautilus fall; Nordson, Insulet riseNEW YORK — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday:Best Buy Co., up 88 cents to $73.47.The nation’s largest consumer electronics chain reported strong first-quarter revenue.Nautilus Inc., down 48 cents to $2.03.The maker of exercise bikes and…

Ford pays $19M to settle claims on fuel economy, payload

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ford Motor Company on Tuesday settled claims by 40 U.S. state attorneys general that the company made misleading claims about the fuel economy and payload capacity of some of its vehicles, violating state consumer protection laws.The company agreed to pay $19.2 million to the states and refrain from making misleading advertising claims…

Heard’s team change course on Johnny Depp testimony

By Holly HonderichBBC News, WashingtonImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Amber Heard took the stand earlier in the trialAmber Heard’s team will not call Johnny Depp to the stand, a source close to Ms Heard said, a strategic U-turn in the last days of the high-profile trial.Ms Heard’s team had planned to call Mr Depp for…

Airbnb to quit China as lockdowns restrict tourism

Image source, Getty ImagesAirbnb is shutting down its domestic rentals in China, where a “zero-Covid” policy has meant lockdowns are ongoing.All listings for homes and experiences in the country will be removed from the company’s website by summer, a source familiar with the matter told the BBC.Stays within China made up only 1% of Airbnb’s…

Facebook, Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political adsBy AMANDA SEITZ Associated PressMay 23, 2022, 10:12 PM• 3 min readWASHINGTON — Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads…