Canadian trade union Unifor said roughly 4,500 of its members have been temporarily laid off because of the GM strike so far.Autosread more
For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.Marketsread more
Roku shares have more than quadrupled this year, but the stock has had some rocky days of late as more players jump into streaming.Technologyread more
Legal experts say that California, which has pledged to sue, has a strong case that the administration's move is unlawful.Politicsread more
A group of 23 states on Friday sued to undo the Trump administration's determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and...Transportationread more
U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have accused Iran of orchestrating devastating strikes on Saudi oil installations over the weekend.Politicsread more
Rosengren was one of two central bank officials to vote against Wednesday's quarter-point rate reduction, and explained in a speech to the Stern School of Business at New York...Economyread more
Trump also said he is "not looking for a partial deal" with Beijing, moving away from his suggestion last week that he would consider an "interim deal."Politicsread more
Apple's iPhone 11 ships with a slow charger in the box, but it supports fast charging. So buy this cable and charger to get a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes.Technologyread more
The process will involve three 14-day operations involving $30 billion as well as continued overnight operations of at least $75 billion each.The Fedread more
Some businesses, mostly small to midsize companies, are providing workers with paid time off to join the global climate strike, while others are shutting down operations...Weather & Natural Disastersread more
Primark has extended its compensation for the victims of the Bangladesh factory fire – which killed over 1,000 garment workers six months ago – and called on other companies to do the same.
The discount clothing retailer said it would pay another three months of salaries to the 3,600 victims of the disaster "to alleviate their immediate hardship." It has already paid out two short-term financial payments to those affected.
The Rana Plaza factory collapsed in April and killed more than 1,100 people. Primark supplier New Wave Bottoms was based in the building and producing clothing for the retailer at the time.
(Read more: Big Brands Face Scrutiny Over Factory Safety)
Primark said that it hoped to start paying long-term compensation payments to New Wave Bottoms' 550-strong workforce, or their dependents, in early 2014.
The disaster focused the world's attention on the often-hazardous working conditions in Bangladesh, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday launched a $25 million project aimed at improving workers' safety in the country.
Primark is one of a number of brands - including H&M, Zara-owner Inditex, and Abercrombie & Fitch - that have signed an ILO initiative to implement better health and safety measures across Bangladesh.
In a statement released on Thursday, a Primark spokesperson said: "Primark will guarantee a further three months' salary to the 3,600 or so victims of Rana Plaza to alleviate their immediate hardship, many of whom worked in the supply chain of other brands.
"The company calls on other brands sourcing from Rana Plaza to now contribute a fair share of this tranche of aid."
A number of other brands sourced garments from Rana Plaza, according to Primark, which urged them to pay short-term aid to the 3,000-plus workers supplying their garments.
But the spokesperson added: "If the other 27 brands who sourced in Rana Plaza fail to make this contribution, Primark is guaranteeing today that it will pay another three months wages to all the workers concerned."
Primark has tabled its compensation program with the ILO, and discussions are ongoing as to whether the scheme should be adopted as an industry-wide framework for delivering compensation.
Bangladesh's garment sector is crucial to its economy, employing four million people – mainly women – and generated £20 billion annually, according to Reuters.
Follow us on Twitter: @CNBCWorld