Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Reeling Oil Giant

EL TIGRE, Venezuela — Thousands of workers are fleeing Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, abandoning once-coveted jobs made worthless by the worst inflation in the world. And now the hemorrhaging is threatening the nation’s chances of overcoming its long economic collapse. Desperate oil workers and criminals are also stripping the oil company of vital equipment, vehicles,…

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If Amazon picked Philly, it would not have to pay construction tax to fund affordable housing

If Amazon decides to build its second headquarters in Philadelphia, it would not have to pay a proposed construction tax created to fund affordable housing. City Council wants to make that explicitly clear. Council on Thursday added an exemption for all Keystone Opportunity Zones from the proposed 1 percent tax on new construction. The three sites Philadelphia pitched Amazon,…

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Vivint CEO ‘deeply disturbed’ by allegations that employees built racist fort

(Courtesy of Corey Bennett) The chief executive of Vivint Solar says he is “deeply disturbed” by allegations that several of his employees were involved in a pattern of racial harassment at a company warehouse in California. In a lawsuit filed Monday in California Superior Court in Sacramento County, Teshawn Solomon, who is black, said white supervisors…

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