Summer work hours can be a way for employees to reduce burnout

As the temperature rises this summer, small business owners might think about offering shorter work hours called “summer hours.” Summer ...

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Major retailers are offering summer sales to attract shoppers

Major US stores are stepping up discounts this summer to attract shoppers who are tired of inflation. Target, Walmart, and ...

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Japan’s Sony reports strong sales of movies, games, and music

Sony’s income surged 34% last quarter because of strong sales of video games, music, and movies. The Japanese company reported ...

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Town builds screen to block Mount Fuji view

Recently, the town of Fujikawaguchiko decided to deal with rude tourists. Fujikawaguchiko is known for its many scenic spots that ...

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Walmart introduces its own food brand to attract younger shoppers

U.S. retailer Walmart has recently launched Bettergoods. It is Walmart’s largest store brand in 20 years. The store brand offers ...

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How to design a volunteering program in your workplace

Many companies are improving their volunteering programs lately. That is because more employees want their employers to be socially responsible. ...

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Hong Kong bans single-use plastics to reduce pollution

In Hong Kong, restaurants can no longer use single-use cutlery, such as plastic forks, spoons, straws, and plates, for both ...

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US court says it’s okay to put images of harmful effects of smoking on cigarette packs

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that putting required graphic images on cigarette packs and ads is okay. ...

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Waymo’s robotaxi service goes to Los Angeles, starting free rides in parts of the city

Waymo is introducing its robotaxi service in Los Angeles. It’s offering free rides to people who have signed up for ...

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Biden plans to increase tax on fuel for private jets

President Joe Biden is proposing a huge increase in fuel taxes for private jets. His team says the increased taxes ...

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Climate change cost US ski industry billions, study says

A new study found that US ski businesses lost $5 billion (about ¥744 billion) from 2000 to 2019 because of ...

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Consumers are fighting price increases

Inflation has changed the shopping habits of Americans, and those changes are helping reduce inflation. People are fed up with ...

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Sora is OpenAI’s new text-to-video app

OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, is now developing an AI tool that generates videos. It’s called Sora. The tool uses ...

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Moroccan authorities plan new laws to stop fake art

Morocco is planning to pass new laws and strengthen penalties to combat art forgeries. The country wants to protect its ...

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The world’s largest cruise ship has 20 decks, 7 pools and would cover almost 4 city blocks

Icon of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship with 20 decks. The company Royal Caribbean owns this ship. ...

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Los Angeles Times employees hold a 1-day protest

Los Angeles Times guild members held a 1-day walkout of their jobs to oppose planned layoffs in the news organization. ...

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Burberry’s share price hit as luxury brand warns about lower trading

The luxury brand Burberry warned that its 2024 income would be lower than what it expects. This is because rich ...

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Microsoft’s new AI key is new big change to keyboards

Microsoft revealed its first big change to its computer keyboards in decades. The company decided to redesign computer keyboards to ...

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New York City removes sellers from Brooklyn Bridge to reduce the number of crowd

In New York City, a new rule evicted many vendors on the Brooklyn Bridge. The rule prohibits selling on the ...

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Spanish police puts 14 airport workers to jail

Police arrested fourteen airport workers from Tenerife’s largest airport in Spain’s Canary Islands. The police have a suspicion that the ...

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Hawaii’s governor wants to make it easier for travelers from Japan to visit the islands

Hawaii leaders want to make it easier for Japanese tourists to visit the U.S. state. Hawaii’s government will do this ...

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Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland expands parks

Hong Kong Disneyland opened its first Frozen-themed attraction. Thousands of eager visitors came to experience the new rides. The new ...

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Japan’s Nintendo game sales rise because of the hit Super Mario movie

Nintendo reported an 18% rise in net income for its first half. Sales continued to get a boost from “The ...

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AT&T offers managers paid vacation to care for loved ones

AT&T management employees are entitled to additional time off to take care of their loved ones. This gives caregivers up ...

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Smartphone maker Foxconn introduces new electric vehicles

Foxconn is an electronics company and smartphone maker in Taiwan. The company is also known as Hon Hai Technology Group. ...

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Cambodia opens a new airport at Angkor Wat

The biggest and newest airport in Cambodia has started its commercial operations. It is designed as an easier way to ...

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Justice Department targets eBay for illegal sales of dangerous chemical products

The U.S. Justice Department reported a civil complaint against eBay on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According ...

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Food prices are rising. Blame climate change, El Niño and Russia’s war

How can you prepare a meal when necessary ingredients are expensive? This is the question that families all over the ...

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Amazon Prime Video will soon come with ads

Amazon Prime Video will soon have advertisements on its online platform. This will start early next year. Amazon Prime will ...

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Hundreds of flying taxis to be made in Ohio, home of the Wright brothers and famous astronauts

Joby Aviation Inc. announced its plan to manufacture electric planes that take off and land vertically. The manufacturing facility will ...

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Burger King, others get cases in court for their food ads

Many people in the United States are complaining that some food and drink ads are misleading. That’s why there has ...

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Trader Joe’s cancels sale of some grocery items

Recently, Trader Joe’s recalled some of its grocery items from its stores. These grocery items include a type of canned ...

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Amusement parks bounced back in 2022 from pandemic lows

Last year, the theme park industry around the world returned to normal. Many theme parks reported that their income, and ...

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OpenAI boss ‘inspired’ by talks with world leaders about solutions to AI risk

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said he was encouraged by the desire of some world leaders to control any possible risks ...

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Waymo, Uber forget past arguments over self-driving car technology to work on robotaxis in Phoenix

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with ride-hailing leader Uber in the Phoenix area to carry passengers and deliver ...

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Amazon stops supporting ‘Halo’ fitness devices to cut costs

Amazon will slowly stop selling its health-focused Halo devices to cut costs. It will also stop supporting devices that customers ...

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Walmart to add health care centers in stores in 2024

US retailer Walmart plans to add more than two dozen health care centers to some of its stores next year. ...

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AMC to charge more for good seats in movie theaters

AMC Theatres, the United States’ largest movie theater chain, unveiled a new pricing system for tickets in its cinemas. In ...

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CES 2023: Startups aim to reduce global food waste

Many tech startups have introduced new solutions to food waste at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas. ...

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Judge: People can sell candy, cakes, cookies without license

A Dane County judge has decided that people can sell a wide range of homemade food without a commercial license. ...

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Company holiday parties are back

Say goodbye to virtual wine tastings. Now, company holiday parties are back — in a toned-down way. After more than ...

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Companies find success with four-day workweek

The world’s largest pilot program for a four-day workweek recently came to an end, and the results were clear: A ...

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Fast-food restaurant ends possibly illegal volunteer program

A Chick-fil-A franchise in North Carolina, USA, has ended its volunteer program after receiving strong criticism for it online. The ...

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Goldman Sachs announces new vacation policy

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs announced that it was giving unlimited paid vacation to its senior staff. Partners and managing ...

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Customer gives $3,000 tip for $13 bill

A customer at a restaurant in Scranton, Pennsylvania, recently left a $3,000 (about ¥408,000) tip for his server. Eric Smith ...

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Starbucks in legal battle with employees

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is asking a US court to make Starbucks rehire three workers. According to the ...

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US retailers worried that summer travel may lead to less shopping

According to major US department store Macy’s, many shoppers this summer will have to choose between going to the mall ...

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McDonald’s offers four new sandwiches inspired by fan creations

Earlier this year, US McDonald’s began selling sandwich hacks that were inspired by fan creations. For many years, customers have ...

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Oreo celebrates its 110th birthday

In honor of its 110th birthday this month, Oreo has released a new limited-edition flavor. Chocolate Confetti Cake Oreos have ...

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Apple unhappy about possible new EU rule

Apple is not happy about a proposed EU rule to standardize chargers for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other electronic ...

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Dollar stores booming in US

Dollar stores are experiencing a major boom in the US. Over 9,000 dollar stores have opened in the country since ...

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General Motors experimenting with new seat belt feature

General Motors (GM) is experimenting with a new feature called Buckle to Drive. With the feature, drivers who don’t use ...

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Restaurant increases menu prices after raising employee pay

Tex-Mex restaurant Chipotle has increased the prices of its menu items by about 4% to cover the cost of raising ...

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Balenciaga and Crocs release new collaboration

Popular fashion brand Balenciaga and shoemaker Crocs teamed up to create a pair of Crocs with high heels. The shoes, ...

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Survey: Most Brits change phones every two to three years

A recent survey found that 31% of British adults feel that it’s important to always have the latest electronic devices. ...

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US restaurants struggling to find workers

As the US economy opens up more and more, many people are looking forward to eating out again, but restaurants ...

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More UK employees choosing to retire later or never

More and more older employees in the UK are now choosing to put off retirement. According to the government, around ...

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16% of employees say they sleep during online meetings

In a recent survey by one mattress company, 16% of work-from-home employees admitted that they sometimes fall asleep during meetings. ...

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UPS changes rules on employee appearance

UPS, an American shipping company, has announced that it is loosening its strict rules on the appearance of employees who ...

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Ikea opening 50 new stores worldwide

Swedish furniture store Ikea says that it’s planning to open 50 new stores in major cities across Europe, Russia, North ...

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Netflix co-founder shares secrets of company’s success

The co-founder and co-CEO of Netflix recently published a book about his company’s unorthodox policies. In his book “No Rules ...

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Lego launches 3,600-piece grand piano set

Lego recently launched a 3,662-piece grand piano set that can make music. It has 25 playable keys and can be ...

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Thai restaurant owners receive over 700 years of jail time

Two owners of a Thai seafood restaurant received prison sentences of over 700 years each for scamming customers. Last year, ...

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Amazon secretly gives money to bookshop charity

Amazon has admitted to giving a mystery donation of £250,000 (around 33,400,000 yen) to The Book Trade Charity. The charity ...

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Facebook to pay users for voice recordings

Facebook has announced that it’s going to pay users for their voice recordings as part of its new Pronunciations project. ...

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Kenyan gas firm helps poor families

M-gas, a cooking gas company in Kenya, has launched a cheap prepaid gas service. The service includes a stove and ...

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Dangerous toys found on Amazon and eBay

An organization that reviews products for consumers found unsafe toys on Amazon Marketplace and eBay. The toys were declared dangerous ...

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Nike introduces a new subscription service for kids’ shoes

Famous footwear company Nike recently launched the Nike Adventure Club, a new subscription service for kids’ shoes. The new service ...

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Walmart changes step stools to save millions of dollars

US megastore Walmart says that it will save millions of dollars by changing the step stools in its warehouses. Employees ...

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U.K. company asks customers to give away old clothes

U.K. company Marks & Spencer (M&S) is working with the charity Oxfam on an initiative to have customers donate old ...

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Report: Americans don’t use all their paid vacation

According to a new report, many American workers do not use all of their paid vacation days. In the U.S., ...

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Tourist in Italy paid ¥3,000 for ice cream

A Taiwanese tourist was charged €25 (about ¥3,000) for an ice cream cone in Florence, Italy. The ice cream shop ...

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