- Amazon responded to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that it pays warehouse workers “starvation wages” in a tweet that says it pays workers $15 an hour plus full benefits.
- Amazon tweeted at Ocasio-Cortez, saying: “Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”
Cooper eulogized his mother on CNN on Monday morning, saying that when she found out she was ill, she told him, “It’s like that old song: Show me the way to get out of this world because that’s where everything is.”
SOUTH FAYETTE — The South Fayette Township Board of Commissionners opened four bids Wednesday from developers competing for the site along Route 50 where the Star City movie house once stood.
All four of the bids came in over the minimum purchase price of $3 million. The highest bid, from Cleveland-based apartment developer NRP Group, was for $4 million. The other bids were $3.5 million, $3.2 million and $3.1 million. The bids and proposals will be reviewed over the next month, and the board will consider them at its July 17 meeting.
PITTSBURGH – Extras Casting is looking for people to be in a new Netflix series being filmed in Pittsburgh this summer.
The series, called “I Am Not Okay With This,” is about a teenage girl navigating her way through high school life while dealing with her family, sexuality and mysterious new superpowers.
Casting directors are looking for extras who can portray high school and college age students for multiple days of filming. Extras will also be portraying football teams, fans, basketball players, prom attendees and more.
Filming will take place from early June through August.
For more information, visit www.movieextraspittsburgh.com.
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According to a release from Ford, the company has issued a safety recall on approximately 2,760 2019 Ranger trucks and 270,000 Fusions made between 2013 and 2016.
Select Fusion models that are equipped with a 2.5-liter engine are being recalled because of a malfunction that causes the shifter cable to become detached from the transmission, which could cause the car to shift gears and roll away if the parking break is not applied.
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New York (CNN Business)Oil prices climbed on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia reported “armed drones” attacked two pumping stations in the kingdom, underscoring rising tensions in the Middle East.US oil prices rose 1.4% even though Saudi Aramco told CNN that the attack caused “no damage to oil production, no oil spills or injuries.” Brent crude, the global benchmark, jumped 1.6%.The Saudi Energy Ministry told the kingdom’s state-run press agency that the attack caused a fire that has since been contained.The apparent drone attack comes just a day after Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
Burger King is now selling the meatless, plant-based burger patty at some restaurants in Miami; Columbus, Georgia; and Montgomery, Alabama; the burger chain announced on Tuesday.
Ampco-Pittsburgh purchased the facility in 2017. A spokesperson sent the following statement to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4:
“As previously stated in our Press Release of May 10, 2019, excess capacity and high operating costs in our cast roll business have made operation of the Avonmore facility untenable. It is with regret that we are forced to close this facility which will impact the lives of many loyal, long-term employees of Akers National Roll Company.”
According to a letter sent to the Avonmore mayor, the company plans to begin letting employees go in July and the plant is set to close by the end of September.
For those looking for a career, the road to the future may be on the road itself. No four-year-degree is required, and jobs are in high demand.
The Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association covers an 11-county area and currently has a shortage of almost 500 workers.
“The dealers in our region sold 150,000 new cars last year. Every one of those cars have multiple computers in them and an enormous amount of electronics. Those have to be serviced immediately and repaired,” Amati said.
The typical career path has students attending full- or part-time work training during their junior and senior years of high school, followed by a post-secondary education program for up to two years.
The average cost for the education is $10,000, but with the high demand for good mechanics, it is oftentimes free.
The case, Apple v. Pepper, was brought by iPhone users who complained that the App Store is the only place where iPhone apps are available and that, as a result, Apple has a monopoly on “the iPhone apps aftermarket.” They claim prices are consequently high stemming from the charges Apple imposes on app developers.
An escalating trade war between the US and China threw the stock market into chaos early Monday.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points after China said it will hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods — a tit-for-tat response to President Donald Trump’s hike of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods last week.
China said it will impose tariffs on its US imports of to up to 25 percent on June 1. Many of the items, which had been subject to 10 percent tariffs, affected the US agricultural industry.
The Dow was recently off 632.62 points, or 2.4 percent, at 25,309.75. Market indexes were all down sharply as of 11:38 am ET, with the S&P 500 and tech-weighted Nasdaq plunging 2.4 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.
American businesses and consumers will pay more for many Chinese imports after the U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods Thursday night. There is now a 25 percent tariff on Chinese products worth a total of $250 billion. The Trump administration raised tariffs in the middle of the trade talks that continue today in Washington.
NEW YORK, May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — JustFoodForDogs, the first-ever health and wellness kitchen for dogs, and Petco today announce the opening of the first-ever in-store pet food kitchen at Petco’s flagship store in New York’sUnion Square.
The kitchen – which will prepare fresh, human-grade pet food daily – marks a new milestone in a partnership the two industry-leading brands launched in May 2018 and joins JustFoodForDogs’ existing lineup of stand-alone kitchens in California, Seattle and others currently under construction in Boston and Chicago.
Founded in 1960, Insurance Markets, Inc. is a Managing General Agency (MGA) and surplus lines broker serving clients primarily in Pennsylvania. The Insurance Markets office located in Northeastern Pennsylvania will continue to operate under the direction of Robin Tuscano, newly appointed Branch Manager and current Transportation Manager at Tuscano Agency. William Tierney, Jr., Peter Tierney, Joe Tierney, and Ryan Tierney will join the Tuscano Agency and operate from their current location. Bill Tierney, President and CEO of Insurance Markets commented, “The Tierney family is pleased to become a part of the Tuscano organization, and we look forward to expanding our reach and ability to serve independent agents in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.”
“Insurance Markets provides Tuscano with a local presence in Northeastern PA, to expand its presence in upstate New York and Northern New Jersey,” said Robert B. Tuscano, President and CEO of Tuscano Agency. “We are pleased to welcome the Tierney’s to the team of insurance professionals and underwriters at Tuscano.”
W.N. Tuscano Agency Inc. is a regional insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The company writes business in 21 states on the East coast and Midwest.
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips over fears that the products may be contaminated with metal, food safety officials said Saturday. The company is expanding upon a of more than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips in March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.
The recalled products were produced in one location between October 1, 2018 and March 8, 2019. They have the number “P-7221” on the back of the product package and a “use by” date of October 1, 2019 to March 7, 2020.
Tom’s Drive In in Appleton, Wisconsin, made the decision after groups of youngsters repeatedly treated staff poorly and disrespected the restaurant by vandalizing booths and leaving large messes.
While many say the reaction was justified, others have complained that they are punishing the masses for the bad actions of a few.
The restaurant has a sign on its front door which reads: ‘Due to mistreatment of Tom’s Drive In’s property, guests and staff, you are no longer allowed inside of the building without parental supervision.