What’s The Daily Cost of Unpaid Federal Wages During Government Shutdown
Politics

What’s The Daily Cost of Unpaid Federal Wages During Government Shutdown

In the recent 35-day shutdown, more than $9 billion in federal compensation went unpaid. The government was reopened for three weeks and it’s in the process of paying the amount owed to the workers who were furloughed.
Apple Disables Group FaceTime Calls Completely After Security Bug
Technology

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Calls Completely After Security Bug

A security glitch in Apple’s FaceTime app is letting people hear the other person they’re calling even if the call has not been accepted. In some cases, the glitch also allows users to see real-time video of the people they are calling.
Walmart Looking to Hire More Truck Drivers Amid US Trucker Shortage
Business

Walmart Looking to Hire More Truck Drivers Amid US Trucker Shortage

Just last year, Walmart hired about 1,400 drivers but it seems this is not enough. A statement released by the retailer notes that it needs “hundreds more” this year to fill the demand.
Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles in North America Because of Airbag Issues
Business

Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles in North America Because of Airbag Issues

The issue is due to deterioration of ammonium nitrate in Takata airbag inflators, and the recall will affect a number of models including 4Runner, Corolla, Matrix and Lexus.
Former Uber Employee Claims He Was Denied Bathroom Breaks a Month Before He Was Fired
Technology

Former Uber Employee Claims He Was Denied Bathroom Breaks a Month Before He Was Fired

The former employee says that stopping a car during a test drive even for a bathroom break was problematic since the vehicle had to reboot before it could start all over again. The company made it clear that drivers “should probably hold it”.
Amazon's Program for Underperforming Employees is Doing More Harm than Good
Technology

Amazon's Program for Underperforming Employees is Doing More Harm than Good

Amazon decided last year to launch a program called Pivot. The program was designed to help employees get back on track in line with Amazon’s standards. But 18 months after the program was first implemented, it’s attracting the dissent of employees at the company.

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