Amazon to Cut Jobs at Whole Foods, and Fire Cashiers and replace with computers

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Amazon has agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B, and now the intentions of Amazon are to cut Whole Foods Prices and go after Wal-Mart Stores, Target, German discounters Aldi and Lidl, Costco, and grocery stores chains such as Kroger, Safeway, and Albertson’s. Amazon is expected to slash jobs and other costs at Whole Foods; Read more »

The Trump Administration plans to privatize Air Traffic Control

Trump is reportedly planning to introduce privatizing the Air Traffic Controllers functions of the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a broader push for infrastructure reform.  According to the Washington Post Trump will instruct Congress to pursue privatizing air traffic control and eventually spin it off into a nonprofit corporation. President Trump will be joined Read more »

Palestinian Prisoners-Hunger Strikers cut off from Communication

Palestinian prisoners enter day 16 in their hunger strike.  Israeli authorities are said to be obstructing negotiations and impeding all communication from the strikers to the outside world.  As many as 1,600 Palestinians are refusing food, in protest of the ill treatment they are receiving in the Israeli prisons, including medical neglect and the reduction Read more »

Silicon Valley Lab-Grown Meat On its way to your Supermarket

If a Silicon Valley food company has its way, its lab-grown meat will be on a supermarket shelf in the next five years.  The company grows chicken, duck, and beef from animal cells.  The lab-grown beef was previously developed in 2012 by a group of Dutch scientists.  “Essentially, we are taking some animal cells, giving Read more »

AT&T Wireless Workers could Strike Monday

The Communications Workers of America union gave the company 72-hours notice Friday of a possible walk out.  Reportedly about 21,000 AT&T Wireless workers could walk off the job as soon as Monday.  CWA members have been working on a rolling extension of their previous labor contract since early February.  “Time is running out for AT&T Read more »

Big Retailers Store Closing

Stores are closing at a colossal rate.  “Brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a research report released earlier this month that it’s possible more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar retail stores will close their doors in 2017.”  Among stores closing this year, Bebe is closing all of its retail stores, JCPenny has plans to shutter 138 stores Read more »