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How the growing Atlanta economy burned low-income renters, homebuyers

How the growing Atlanta economy burned low-income renters, homebuyers

Metro Atlanta is on a hot streak. More than 6 million people now live in the region, according to recent Census Bureau estimates. Experts say that’s about a 50% increase from 20 years ago. “It’s a huge increase in population,” said Dan Immergluck, a professor of urban studies at Georgia State University. “That has taxed …

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A rail strike won’t screw up your holidays. But it’ll affect you in many ways

A rail strike won't screw up your holidays.  But it'll affect you in many ways

New York CNN Business — So once again the nation and its economy is facing the risk of a massive freight railroad strike, this one as soon as Dec. 9. But about the only thing you don’t need to worry about it is whether it will affect your holiday shopping planes. (It won’t.) A prolonged …

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UK strikes: Nearly 200,000 British workers are striking on Black Friday

UK strikes: Nearly 200,000 British workers are striking on Black Friday

London CNN Business — Britain’s cost-of-living crisis is already taking the shine off Black Friday. Now, the annual shopping bonanza faces an additional threat from strikes that could disrupt deliveries, subdue online sales and deliver another blow to the slumping economy. Some 235,000 workers have gone on strike across the United Kingdom this week, encompassing …

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With unions aligned, rail strike, emergency planning timeline is clear

With unions aligned, rail strike, emergency planning timeline is clear

The alignment of the four unions that have voted not to ratify a labor deal has provided a clear timeline for strike prep plans among the freight railroads and with sensitive cargo including chemicals. The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) announced Tuesday it is extending its status quo period through December 8 to align with …

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Largest railroad union rejects labor deal, raising risk of a crippling strike

Largest railroad union rejects labor deal, raising risk of a crippling strike

New York CNN Business — America faces a growing risk of a crippling national freight rail strike in two weeks. The rank-and-file members of the nation’s largest rail union, which represents the industry’s conductors, rejected an attempted labor deal with freight railroads, the union announced Monday. The nation’s second-largest rail union, which represents engineers, ratified …

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SMART-TD votes down labor deal as rails move closer to national strike

SMART-TD votes down labor deal as rails move closer to national strike

An aerial view of shipping containers and freight railway trains at the BNSF Los Angeles Intermodal Facility rail yard in Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters SMART-TD, one of the largest railroad labor unions, voted down the tentative agreement with rail management, raising the likelihood of a strike in December. The …

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Cheapest Electric Car Hits the US Market

Cheapest Electric Car Hits the US Market

The demand for electric vehicles is definitely on the rise. Automakers are saying so by flooding their green car production operations with billions of dollars in investment. The recent surge in gasoline prices at the pump has convinced skeptics to look at the potential of less polluting vehicles. But despite all these positive signals, the …

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