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Chris Smalls, president of the Amazon Labor Union, joins supporters at the Amazon distribution center in the Staten Island borough of New York, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, as he holds

Union vote at Amazon's NY warehouse big step closer


Hertz order for Teslas ranks among biggest-ever EV purchases
In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 photo a Hertz rental car logo rests on the front of a Hertz location, in Boston. Car rental company Hertz is ordering 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla. The company says it’s buying the Tesla Model 3s by the end of 2022, and it also will buy electric vehicle chargers. No price was given for the order, but it has to be worth around $4 billion because each Model 3 has a base price of around $40,000.

Striking bourbon workers ratify new Heaven Hill contract
In this Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, members of Local 23D Union picket in front of Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Ky. Workers at one of the world’s largest bourbon producers, are scheduled to vote on a new contract on Saturday, Oct. 23, six weeks after walking out. The company announced a tentative contract agreement with the union representing striking workers on Friday.

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises
In this Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection in her trial, in San Jose, Calif. A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Holmes got its first chance Friday, Oct. 22, to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology.

Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years
FILE - In this April 30, 2020, file photo, Kia Neros that are part of the Lyft ride-hailing fleet sit unused in a lot near Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Lyft says more than 1,800 sexual assaults were reported by riders in 2019, and the number of incidents has been rising sharply in recent years. Lyft posted the numbers in a new safety report, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx
Curtis McCray, a Mississippi Department of Corrections recruiter, left, points out a positive testimonial to a job applicant during the Lee County Area Job Fair in Tupelo, Miss., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Employers representing a variety of manufacturing, production, service industry, medical and clerical companies attended the day long affair with an eye towards recruitment, hiring, training and retention.

FILE- This June 6, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building at dusk in Washington.

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest


US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000
NFL agrees to end race-based brain testing in $1B settlement
23 Minnesotans sickened by salmonella outbreak linked to onions
Historic Edina Cinema to be renovated by Mann Theatres
This May 12, 2021, file photo shows an advertisement for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin displayed on a tram in Hong Kong.

Bitcoin tops $66,000, hits high on mainstreaming excitement


Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules
Merwin Liquors requests move from location in high-crime area of north Minneapolis
As Bitcoin goes mainstream, Wall Street looks to cash in

Wisconsin Senate to vote on longer work hours for teenagers

'Sober October': Booze-less booze booms

Treasury says it needs to modernize its economic sanctions

China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible


Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue


Resilient shoppers push retail sales up 0.7% in September


First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince
FDA panel reviewing Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5-11
Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

FDA panel reviewing Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5-11


Youth football league moving games from Minneapolis over safety concerns

Minneapolis couple building Uptown straw house

Longtime MPD detective shares insights from working over 1,000 homicides

Bicyclist dies after being hit by car in Rosemount; driver in custody

US launches program allowing citizens to sponsor, help resettle Afghan refugees