NLRB alleges Elon Musk coerced Tesla workers against forming union: report

NLRB alleges Elon Musk coerced Tesla workers against forming union: report
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk violated federal labor law by urging employees not to form a union, the National Labor Relations Board has alleged, according to a new report Jalopnik reported late Thursday that the NLRB in June filed an amendment to an unfair-labor-practices complaint against Tesla, claiming that in June 2017, Musk met with workers at Tesla’s Fremont,... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.69 billion in suit linking baby powder to cancer

The Wall Street Journal: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.69 billion in suit linking baby powder to cancer
A jury in St. Louis found Thursday that Johnson & Johnson should pay $4.69 billion in damages to 22 women and their families who blamed ovarian-cancer cases on asbestos in the company’s iconic baby powder, the biggest single verdict in such cases so far. The jury awarded $550 million and later added $4.14 billion in punitive damages against the company... Read More

Disposable cups started as a way to prevent the spread of cholera and diphtheria

Disposable cups started as a way to prevent the spread of cholera and diphtheria
If you’ve visited a restaurant in recent months, there’s a good chance you’ve learned about the new enemy that has emerged in the fight against plastic waste: the single-use plastic straw. Starbucks SBUX, +0.22%   on Monday announced it will eliminate all single-use plastic straws in its stores by 2020. Instead, drinks that usually come with straws will have strawless... Read More

Key Words: Trump rips Theresa May, says ‘soft’ Brexit would ‘kill’ any future U.S.-U.K trade deal

Key Words: Trump rips Theresa May, says ‘soft’ Brexit would ‘kill’ any future U.S.-U.K trade deal
President Donald Trump teed off on British Prime Minister Theresa May in an interview published late Thursday, saying her “soft” Brexit plan would “kill” any potential trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K. “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K., so it will probably kill... Read More

What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could mean for consumer rights

What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could mean for consumer rights
When President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy when he retires at the end of July, liberal commentators sounded the alarm about what his service could mean for controversial topics including abortion and health care. Add one more topic to the list: consumer rights. “There’s a lot to dislike... Read More

Mutual Funds Weekly: Why this growling bear-market predictor is more bark than bite — for now

Mutual Funds Weekly: Why this growling bear-market predictor is more bark than bite — for now
Don’t miss these top money and investing features: That perfect predictor of recession and a bear market — the one investors truly fear? The one dangerously close to being triggered? Well, it’s wrong this time, contends a respected Wall Street veteran. Investment strategist Ed Yardeni is convinced that the U.S. Treasury yield curve is not going to invert, even though... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Justice Department appeals, hoping to undo AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Wall Street Journal: Justice Department appeals, hoping to undo AT&T-Time Warner merger
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is trying to undo AT&T Inc.’s purchase of Time Warner Inc., appealing the ruling that last month struck down one of the era’s highest-profile antitrust challenges. The government initiated the appeal Thursday with a two-page notice in federal court, a month after U.S. District Judge Richard Leon rejected Justice Department arguments that the more than... Read More

McDonald’s salads believed to have sickened dozens across two states

McDonald’s salads believed to have sickened dozens across two states
Public health officials in two states said Thursday they are investigating a link between an increase in a parasitic infection and consumption of McDonald’s Corp. salads, and the fast-food chain said that it is stopping salad sales in thousands of its Midwest locations. Iowa and Illinois public health departments posted notices Thursday afternoon that they were looking into cases of... Read More

The New York Post: Trump reportedly wants more patriotic paint job for Air Force One

The New York Post: Trump reportedly wants more patriotic paint job for Air Force One
President Donald Trump wants to scrap Air Force One’s signature baby blue and white paint job — for something that “looks more American,” according to reports Thursday. Trump thinks the blue adorning the presidential jet is a “Jackie Kennedy color” and wants the next iteration to instead feature red, white and blue, Axios reported. He also wants a bigger and... Read More