The city of Birmingham’s diversified economy, an earlier relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, and limited number of available workers put it in competition with Salt Lake City for the lowest unemployment rate for large metro areas.
A public clash between the at-home fitness giant and a federal regulator showed how messy consumer product recalls can be.
Amazon told its U.S. warehouse workers that they will all have to wear masks starting Monday, expanding a requirement that so far had applied only to those who haven’t been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Excessive heat and wildfires could disrupt the booming outdoor travel industry, as travelers now have to take a hotter and longer fire season into account.
Russia’s president once declared that climate change is caused by “invisible changes in the galaxy.” Now, large parts of Yakutia in Siberia are on fire. The permafrost is threatened and the government response has been inadequate.