‘It’s discrimination’: Millions of Britons frozen in the digital age | Consumer Affairs

mall people in the UK can’t live without their smartphones and use them to manage all aspects of their lives, from banking to shopping and socializing. But what if the opposite is true, and this smart technology creates invisible barriers that prevent you from doing basic things, such as paying online, contacting your doctor or … Read more

Price cap halted as Poland demands stricter penalties for Russian oil

By Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) European Union diplomats suspended talks on hedging Russian oil prices as Poland and the Baltic states objected to a proposal they deem too generous for Moscow. Diplomats had expected a deal to be struck Friday evening, but positions remained entrenched and talks were postponed until Monday, according to people familiar with … Read more

Amazon employees in 30 other countries protest on Black Friday

Amazon workers and activists in 30 countries marked the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season with a series of strikes and protests to demand better wages and working conditions. In Manhattan, activists, unions and Amazon workers marched outside the penthouse of company founder Jeff Bezos in the tony Flatiron district. Outside St. Louis, several … Read more

Plan to limit gas price in EU labeled ‘joke’ by ministers – DW – 11-24-2022

The European Union kicked off during tense ministerial talks on Thursday, dominated by the divisive issue of imposing a price cap on natural gas to protect citizens and businesses from skyrocketing energy bills. EU energy ministers meeting in Brussels widely endorsed a proposal for a cap from the European Commission, with several denouncing it as … Read more

Federal government extends EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks

Carla Qualtrough, Secretary of Employment, Labor Development and Inclusion of People with Disabilities, stands during Question Time in Ottawa on September 29, 2022.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The federal government is extending labor insurance sickness benefits to 26 weeks, from 15 weeks, Labor Secretary Carla Qualtrough announced Friday. Workers applying for EI will be eligible for … Read more

New rules for energy companies after billions spent on failed suppliers | Business news

The gas and electricity watchdog has announced a series of new rules for energy companies, including requiring companies to hold more capital, similar to those imposed on banks in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Ofgem proposed the regulations to protect customers and make businesses more resilient after a number of electricity suppliers went bankrupt … Read more