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    Disney to axe 32,000 jobs as theme parks reel from Covid

    Photo: Shutterstock About 32,000 jobs at Walt Disney are set to be axed by the end of March as the entertainment giant’s parks, resorts and cruise businesses continue to lose millions of dollars because of Covid-19. The company had already announced plans to cut about 28,000 jobs in September, a move that drew sharp criticism […] More

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    US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

    President-elect Joe Biden will reverse many of Donald Trump’s immigration rules. Photo: CNP/DPA/PA Images The election of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States of America is set to mark a new era in US immigration. Nita Upadhye examines how global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump and how things might look […] More

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    California votes to preserve Uber and Lyft drivers’ gig status

    In a ballot somewhat overshadowed by the US presidential election, which took place on the same day, California voted to exempt Uber and Lyft drivers from being classified as employees. Proposition 22 (a kind of referendum that can be brought about by writing a proposed law as a petition, and submitting it to the California attorney […] More

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    Supermarket workers at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection

    Photo: Richard B. Levine/SIPA USA/PA Images Essential workers in supermarkets are at a much higher risk of coronavirus infection than the general population, with those in customer-facing roles being five times more likely to be infected. Researchers in the US and Taiwan also found that, of those testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads […] More

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    First female chief executive for a Wall St bank chosen

    Photo: Shutterstock For the first time a Wall Street bank is to be led by a woman as Citigroup has named Scotland-born Jane Fraser as its new chief executive. Fraser is the bank’s current president and head of global consumer division, and will become its new boss in February when current chief Michael Corbat retires. […] More