Briefs

Kansas City Southern Backs Sweetened $34bn Canadian National Offer

Canadian National recently took the lead in the bidding war for Kansas City Southern, a big blow to rival railroad company Canadian Pacific.

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Hydrogen Cars Failed to Deliver. Investors Hope Planes Are Different.

Investors are hopeful that hydrogen will prove to be a more feasible source of green energy in the aerospace industry than it has been for cars.

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A Data Driven Approach to Identifying — and Retaining — Top Employees

Data offers a new approach to finding, managing and retaining top employees, and the rise of remote work makes this essential.

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Delta Will Require New Employees to Get Vaccinated as Demand for Domestic Air Travel Returns

Delta announced that it will require all new hires to be vaccinated against Covid-19, citing the rising demand for domestic air travel.

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As Schools Prepare for Gas Shortage, Some Go Remote or Cancel Activities

Schools in the southeast U.S. are taking precautions to combat the gas shortage caused by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.

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Colonial Cyberattack Exposes Years of Infrastructure Underinvestment

Experts believe that the recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline underscores the need for the U.S. to reassess its cybersecurity preparedness for securing energy, utility and water facilities.

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Colonial Pipeline Restarts Operations, but Normalcy Days Away

The largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. resumed operation after being forced offline for multiple days by a gang of hackers.

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McDonald’s Will Rise Average Hourly Wage to More Than $13 as Labor Shortage Impacts Food Industry

McDonald’s announced that it will raise hourly wages to more than $13 in its U.S. restaurants.

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7 States Experience Gas Shortages From Pipeline Outage — But Experts Warn Against Panic Buying

Experts say that panic buying of gasoline in at least seven states could be exacerbating the fuel-supply problem resulting from this week’s attack on the Colonial Pipeline.

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Congress Eyes Private Equity-Owned Nursing Homes After Covid-19 Deaths

A lack of transparency around the ownership and finances of nursing home chains, especially those owned by private equity, has drawn the attention of Congress.

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