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Christy Carlson Romano speaks on her podcast.

Former Child Stars Are Fighting For Labor Reform In Entertainment

Former Disney Channel actress Christy Carlson Romano shares why she's advocating for child labor reform in entertainment.

 | Casey Mendoza

a stack of credit cards

Feds Warn Of Dangers Of Buy Now, Pay Later

Buy now, pay later companies are giving people extra credit, but the government warns there are some downsides — fees, charges and data harvesting.

 | Cat Sandoval

Robots in a hospital

How Is Automation Transforming The Economy?

Robots are already changing the way we commute, deliver goods, care for patients, and even what we do in the bedroom.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Eli Kintisch

An Amazon delivery person pulls a cart of merchandise for delivery

Amazon Customers Max Out 'Thank My Driver' Program In 1 Day

The initiative let customers send $5 to delivery workers on Amazon's dime.

 | Scripps News Staff

A nurse holds a sign saying, "We work sick, you get sick."

Health Experts: RSV, COVID Surge Highlights Need For Paid Sick Leave

The U.S. doesn't guarantee paid sick leave, and health experts say that impacts a whole community's ability to stay healthy.

 | Lindsey Theis

A "for sale" sign outside of a home.

Average Long-Term Mortgage Rate Falls A Fourth Straight Week

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average on the benchmark 30-year rate dipped to 6.33%. A year ago the average rate was 3.1%.

 | AP

A "help wanted" sign displayed in a business window.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Modestly Last Week

Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 230,000 for the week ending Dec. 3, up by 4,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported.

 | AP

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Amazon Gives Delivery Drivers $5 If You Tell Alexa To Thank Them

Amazon is paying the drivers directly, so saying thanks is free for customers — but the promotion ends after 1 million thanks are given.

 | Bridget Sharkey

The New York Times building.

New York Times Journalists, Other Workers On 24-Hour Strike

Members of the NewsGuild of New York say they are fed up with bargaining that has dragged on since their last contract expired in March 2021.

 | AP

Bill and Melinda Gates smile at each other during an interview.

Are Donations From Billionaire Philanthropists What They Say They Are?

While many agree those dealing in philanthropy have great intentions, skeptics argue whether charity from the wealthy is actually honest.

 | Scripps News Staff

Visitors passing an advertisement for the video game 'Call of Duty.'

Microsoft Strikes 10-Year Deal With Nintendo On 'Call Of Duty'

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, tweeted that Microsoft “entered into a 10-year commitment" worth $69 billion to bring "Call of Duty" to Nintendo.

 | AP

A person rides a bike on a busy road.

Traffic Deaths Are At Record Numbers. What's To Blame?

Experts blame rising traffic deaths on dangerous driving behaviors as well as inadequate infrastructure.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden tours the building site for a new computer chip plant for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

President Biden Visits Arizona Computer Chip Site, Highlights Jobs

The Democratic president has staked his legacy in large part on major investments in technology and infrastructure that were approved by Congress.

 | AP

Toyota logo adorns a sign outside a Toyota dealership

10 Cars That Last The Longest (And 6 Are Toyotas)

A recent study analyzed more than 2 million cars to find out which may last the longest. Six Toyotas, two Chevys, a GMC and one Honda made the list.

 | Tricia Goss

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving.

Nike Says Kyrie Irving Is No Longer One Of Its Athletes

The Brooklyn Nets guard has faced backlash for tweeting a link to an Amazon documentary containing antisemitic material.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Robotic arms put in the electric vehicle powertrain into the Ariya model in the assembly line at Nissan's Tochigi plant

Why Are Factory Jobs Making A Comeback?

The economy is changing and manufacturing jobs are on the rise.

 | Lauren Magarino

Construction workers.

U.S. Hiring Stays Strong, Complicating Fed's Inflation Fight

With not enough people available to fill jobs, businesses are having to offer higher pay to attract and keep workers.

 | AP and Ben Schamisso

President Joe Biden signs H.J.Res.100, a bill that aims to avert a freight rail strike.

Rail Strike Averted: Biden Signs Bill Enforcing Agreement

President Biden signed the measure Friday after it was approved Thursday by the Senate and Wednesday by the House.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A rail yard

Congress Votes To Avert Rail Strike Amid Dire Warnings

The Senate vote was 80-15. It came one day after the House voted to impose the agreement.

 | AP and James Packard

Hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store.

Applications For Jobless Benefits Decline Last Week

The Labor Department said Thursday that 1.61 million people were receiving jobless aid the week that ended Nov. 19, up 57,000 from the week before.

 | AP

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

Ex-FTX CEO Says He Didn't 'Knowingly' Misuse Clients' Funds

"I didn't ever want to commit fraud," Sam Bankman-Fried said amid accusations he used investors' assets in FTX to place bets in the market.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Applicants line up at a job fair.

Why Is Quick Quitting Gaining Momentum?

A LinkedIn study found the short tenure rate is up almost 10% in the past year.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Lauren Magarino

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

House Votes To Avert Rail Strike, Impose Deal On Unions

The measure passed by a vote of 290-137 and now heads to the Senate. If approved there, it will be signed by President Joe Biden.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A McDonald's restaurant logo and golden arch is lit in Chicago.

You Can Win A McGold Card To Get Free McDonald's For Life

The McGold Card, which gives you free food for life, was once just for celebrities. Now, McDonald's is giving the cards away to a few lucky fans.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk rail yard.

More Than 400 Groups Urge Congress To Act To Prevent Rail Strike

As rail companies and unions have yet to strike a deal, groups are urging leaders to act before a rail stoppage affects the supply chain.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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Elon Musk Asks Apple For Answers Over Twitter Advertising Standoff

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said they're going to continue to monitor how Twitter moderates its content under the month-old ownership of Elon Musk.

 | Maura Sirianni

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President Biden Calls On Congress To Prevent Potential Rail Strike

Biden asked lawmakers to impose a tentative agreement from September that provides pay raises, protected health care benefits and better leave policy.

 | Kellan Howell and AP and Scripps News Staff

Community members, including Walmart employees, gather for a candlelight vigil at Chesapeake City Park in Virginia.

Survivor Of Virginia Walmart Mass Shooting Files $50M Suit

A Walmart store supervisor fatally shot six employees and wounded several others before he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Used cars sit outside a BMW dealership.

How Long You Should Expect A Used Car To Last

If you're planning to buy a used car, looking for certain brands and features can help ensure that your vehicle will last for years to come.

 | Tricia Goss

The Ford logo.

Ford Recalls Over 634K SUVs Due To Fuel Leaks And Fire Risk

Ford said it has received 20 reports of fires, including three that ignited nearby structures.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff