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Thousands more Los Angeles hotel workers strike, pushing for wage hikes and better workloads
For the second time in two weeks in L.A., housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers and other hospitality workers have walked off the job. Read More
What exactly are flash floods, like those hitting New York this week?
Flash floods — potentially more dangerous than generalized flooding — have picked up within our weather and disaster parlance as climate change is scrutinized. Read More
Want 30 vacation days a year? Live in France.
The U.S. is one of the few countries that doesn’t mandate paid vacation time Read More
USPS raises stamp prices for the third time in past year
The U.S. Postal Service is hiking stamp prices another 4.8% to “offset the rise in inflation.” Read More
Inflation rates will keep cooling, consumers say — except in one notable area
Consumers say overall inflation rates should keep declining in the coming year, but home prices could be an exception to the cooling trend. Read More
Used-car loans are sinking deeper underwater, study finds
The average borrower taking out a used car loan in the first quarter of 2023 borrowed 125% of the value of the car they bought, according to a new study. Read More
Electric cars are oversupplied at some dealerships
Manufacturers have built EVs too fast for their current sales rate. But that sales rate is accelerating. Read More
No more flat tires? Michelin testing its airless tires on French postal vans.
The days of nails in your tires and bills to fix the tire pressure warning system may be numbered. Michelin is testing airless tires in real-world conditions. Read More