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Union Files Claims Against Amazon Alleging 23 Meddling Practices Swayed Bessemer Vote

In the poor, majority-black town of Bessemer, Alabama, the fight to unionize the area’s largest employer - an Amazon warehouse employing 6,000 people - has become part of the Movement for Black Lives. Home to a longstanding militant union tradition, two nearby coal mines have also gone on strike recently.

UK's Johnson Vows to Prevent Creation of New European Super League

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that his government would do everything possible to prevent the creation of a European football Super League in the form proposed by the authors of this initiative.

Russia's Antitrust Watchdog Opens Case Against Google Over YouTube's Abuse of Market Domination

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said on Monday it had opened a case against Google due to abuse of its dominant position in the YouTube video hosting services market.

China fines internet giant Alibaba for 'abusing its dominant position'

The Alibaba Group, the world's biggest e-commerce company, was fined €2.3 billion by Chinese regulators on Saturday for anti-competitive tactics, as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over fast-growing tech industries.

US Lawmaker Warns Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair Not to Ignore Bitcoin or America Will Fall Behind

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell not to ignore bitcoin like they have been trying to do. He believes it is the future, emphasizing, “I do not want America to fall behind” other countries.

China Says It Has No Desire to Replace Dollar With Digital Yuan

China’s goal for internationalizing its currency is not to replace the dollar, and the efforts to create a digital yuan are aimed at domestic use, a senior central bank official said Sunday.

Google Used 'Double Irish' Loophole to Dodge Billions in 2019 Taxes

Under the now-outlawed "double Irish" tax dodge, corporations transferred their intellectual property to holding companies registered in Ireland but run from tax havens like Bermuda, which siphoned off profits through royalty fees.

China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback

China's economy grew a record 18.3% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year.

Reopening verdict: 'It was 'buzzing, chaotic and crazy'

On Monday morning, many business owners across the country nervously flipped signs from 'closed' to 'open'.

Citigroup to exit consumer banking in 13 markets

Citigroup is closing its consumer banking operations in 13 markets across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Hammerson: Shopping centre giant slashes rents in revival bid

Hammerson, owner of Birmingham's Bullring, is to cut rents for its retail tenants by 30% as it aims to recover from a year of lockdowns.

Gnome shortage: Lockdown and Suez canal blockage blamed

Supply chain issues and the popularity of garden centres during lockdown are causing a shortage of garden gnomes.

These 5 job searching strategies helped me get into Google, KPMG, and BCG. Mastering at least one of them will help you land a gig at top companies.

Eugene Hayden lists the pros and cons of using each strategy and shares how to maximize chances of getting into a top tech or consulting firm.

US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks

The US has announced sanctions against Russia in response to what it says are cyber-attacks and other hostile acts.

Amazon's Bezos: Union defeat does not bring 'comfort'

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has said the company's recent victory in defeating a high-profile unionisation drive in the US did not bring him "comfort".

The woman building HSBC's 3,000 roaming banker army

HSBC has started hiring hundreds of bankers under a new venture to seek out wealthy clients across China.

Is Alibaba's fate a warning to China’s tech giants?

It's been a tough week for Chinese tech firms.

Michelin-starred venue's €20 takeaway Covid burger

Unable to have guests due to the pandemic, a fine dining restaurant in Amsterdam turns to takeaways.