U.S. labor unions say NAFTA replacement does not go far enough for workers

U.S. labor unions say NAFTA replacement does not go far enough for workers
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials on Tuesday pressed lawmakers to strengthen enforcement of the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intended to protect workers, the latest sign that the trade deal could face hurdles to passage in the Democrat-led House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer holds a “Trump Playbook” document as he stands... Read More

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics
FILE PHOTO: Workers move a Google logo during the opening of the new Alphabet’s Google Berlin office in Berlin, Germany, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which is slated to... Read More

Google launches global council to advise on tech ethics

Google launches global council to advise on tech ethics
FILE PHOTO: Workers move a Google logo during the opening of the new Alphabet’s Google Berlin office in Berlin, Germany, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which has yet to... Read More

OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case

OxyContin maker Purdue reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma opioid case
(Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family that own the company reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by the state of Oklahoma accusing the drugmaker of fueling an opioid abuse epidemic. The settlement with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, unveiled on Tuesday, was the first to result from a... Read More

U.S. aviation agency to overhaul oversight after Boeing crashes

U.S. aviation agency to overhaul oversight after Boeing crashes
WASHINGTON/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will significantly change its oversight approach to air safety by July, a U.S. transport department official said on Tuesday, following two fatal Boeing MAX 737 plane crashes. An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey... Read More