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Amazon worker group in New York withdraws petition for union vote

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A group of Amazon.com Inc. workers in New York City's Staten Island has withdrawn a petition to hold a union election, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board confirmed on Friday.

The group, known as the Amazon Labor Union, filed its petition last month, joining an escalating push by unions to organize Amazon's vast network of warehouse workers.

It was unclear why the Amazon Labor Union withdrew its petition. Chris Smalls, a leader of the group and a former employee at the Staten Island warehouse, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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"Our focus remains on listening directly to our employees and continuously improving on their behalf," Kelly Nantel, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement.

Amazon raised doubts last month about whether the Amazon Labor Union had gathered enough legitimate signatures to hold a union election.

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The news of Amazon Labor Union's withdrawal of its petition was previously reported by Bloomberg.

Cramer’s lightning round: Blackstone 'can go even higher still'

  • "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rings the lightning round bell on American private equity giant Blackstone, Chinese EV maker Nio and U.S. electric vehicle charging company EVgo.

Blackstone: "We know Blackstone's had a giant run. You can actually say it's been 100 points of recommending the stock. They're a very good company that I think can go even higher still."

Nio: "We don't need Nio. We've got Tesla. We've got Rivian. We've got Fisker. And we've got Lucid. You name your poison. We don't need to go overseas [to China]."

EVgo: "This is a tough one. And I'll tell you why it's a tough one. All these stocks have just had a major run up, just a huge run up. And when we've gotten involved in these after the runs, it has always crushed us. I don't think this time will be any different."

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Fishy fight between businesses with same branding as one swaps meat for seafood

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TWO fishmongers are in a dispute over the branding of their stores as one is blaming the other for copying his design.

Fish Universe boss Rafa Kashedi, 34 said his neighbor turned his store Meat Wize from a butchers into a fishmongers, selling produce at a thirty per cent discount.

Fish World opened six weeks ago and the owner Muhammad Saeed Chaudry copied the branding and the uniforms.

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UN COP26 summit publishes draft deals, retains fossil fuel language

The United Nations COP26 summit published a raft of new draft deals on Saturday, keeping in references for countries to upgrade climate pledges in 2022 and phase out inefficient fossil fuels subsidies that had been criticized by some nations.

The draft deals also urged rich countries to double climate adaptation finance by 2025 from 2019 levels.

David Roddy leads Colorado State past UAPB 91-71 – The Denver Post

FORT COLLINS — David Roddy had 28 points plus 13 rebounds as Colorado State routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 91-71 on Friday night.

Isaiah Stevens added 23 points for the Rams. Stevens also had six rebounds and six assists.

John Tonje had seven rebounds for Colorado State (2-0).

Shawn Williams had 26 points for the Golden Lions (0-2). Kylen Milton scored a career-high 24 points. Dequan Morris had 10 points.

Trey Sampson was held to six points. The Golden Lions’ leading scorer entering the contest at 29.0 points per game, he shot 0 of 4 from behind the arc.

Live updates: Black Ferns v France

Live updates of the rugby international between the Black Ferns and France.

New Zealand look to bounce back after back-toback defeats to England.

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