These are the companies supporting the global climate strike

(CNN)A handful of brands and retailers are backing the global climate strikes, as a message to government leaders that it’s time to do something about the climate crisis. Here is a growing list of some of the companies showing their support for the strikes: 3P Partners, Inc. 450 Architects, Inc. A Better World A.K. A Coach and Company Aegis Renewable Energy AGL Media Group Allbirds Alston C Lundgren, MD, PC American Sustainable Business Council Amicus Solar Cooperative Appropriate Technology Group …

Using power builds power: meet the woman tipped to lead the labor movement

Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, has struck a chord with activists calling for her to run for labors top job: president of the AFL-CIO Sara Nelson, the president of the small band of laundresses in Atlanta, all black women, many of them former slaves, who formed the Washing Society. In 1881, the women organized a strike for higher wages $1 for every dozen pounds of laundry and greater autonomy over their industry. Most would have …

Boris Johnson Adopts Cute PuppyDog in Crucial Brexit Week

Boris Johnson welcomed his newly adopted Jack Russell puppy to his London home as the U.K. prime minister called an emergency meeting of his Cabinet, prompting fresh speculation there will be a general election. Just weeks ago the 15-week-old dog, named Dilyn according to a post on Twitter by Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds, faced death after being abandoned by a south Wales puppy farmer as his misaligned jaw meant he would be difficult to sell. He was saved by a …

HS2 to be delayed by up to five years as cost spirals to up to 88bn

Grant Shapps tells MPs full London-Birmingham services may not begin until 2031 Completion of the first phase of HS2, between London Euston and Birmingham, could be delayed by five years until 2031, the government has announced, and the cost of the high-speed rail network has soared to up to 88bn. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, told parliament completion of the full northern section of HS2, to Manchester and Leeds, would probably be pushed back by seven years to 2040. He …

Brexit: EU would block trade deal if Britain reneged on bill

UK must honour its debts before starting to negotiate trade deal, say Brussels sources The European Union would refuse to negotiate a trade deal with the UK if the government reneged on the Brexit bill, EU sources have said. At the G7 summit in Biarritz, Boris Johnson said it was a simple statement of reality that in the event of no-deal Brexit the UK would withhold much of the 39bn financial settlement agreed by Theresa May. Brussels sources have warned …

No deal will mean so many compromises for Britain: Trump will make sure of that

Concessions on food standards, data protection, taxes on tech giants EU membership was never like this Britains abject weakness as a trading nation is on full display in Biarritz at to eliminate the Northern Irish backstop depend on a continued alignment with the EU on trade to get around the problem of goods being checked at the border. Philip Hammond last year announced a less onerous 2% tax on search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces with global turnovers …

Trump’s threat of new China tariffs sparks backlash from US retailers

Industry warns of job losses and higher consumer prices after president targets another $300bn in imports US retailers were lining up on Thursday night against Donald Trumps threat to impose tariffs on a fresh $300bn of Chinese imports in September, if a August 1, 2019 Moodys Investors Service swiftly warned that the extra tariffs would prove to be an economic burden amid decelerating growth. The escalation of trade tensions will increasingly weigh on the global economy and supply chains in …

Deutsche Bank posts worst quarterly loss in four years

German lender counts cost of plan to cut 18,000 jobs as it records 3.1bn shortfall Deutsche Bank has made its biggest quarterly loss in four years as it counts the costs of plans to reduce its global workforce by 18,000. The German lender made a 3.1bn (2.8bn) net loss in the second quarter, driven by 3.4bn in costs related to job cuts and reorganisation at the bank. Deutsche Bank expects the turnaround strategy to cost a total of 7.4bn and …

Happy 61st birthday, IHOP. Here’s how the chain still rakes in billions

New York (CNN Business)IHOP celebrates its 61st birthday Tuesday, capping off a momentous year that introduced a fake name change and a new menu item. 1958 IHOP was founded by two brothers, Al and Jerry Lapin, who discovered “inspiration in the tropical tastes of coconut syrup and dreaming up the idea of a local restaurant centered around pancakes,” according to IHOP. The first restaurant opened in a suburb of Los Angeles. The company said IHOP was a popular hotspot for …

Deutsche Bank ‘faces US investigation’ over work for Malaysia’s 1MDB fund

Report says justice officials examining if bank broke foreign corruption or money-laundering laws US officials are investigating whether the crisis-hit Deutsche Bank violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for the Malaysian state fund 1MDB, according to reports. It follows the banks plans to scrap its global equities unit, cut some fixed-income operations and slash 18,000 jobs globally Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing sources. Much of the $6bn raised by the now-defunct sovereign fund during its …