Jess Villegas

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Massive transit strike cripples Germany

In a country where the trains are known for running on time, commuters are getting an unpleasant shock this week: many of them are not running at all.<p>Germany is grappling with what could be its longest railway strike in decades, the culmination of a protracted dispute between labour union GDL and …

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The Secret to Hubble's Success

Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i><p>Shuttle Mission STS-31<p>April 24-29, 1990<p>Hubble launched in 1990 with five primary instruments designed to capture images from space and transmit them back to Earth.<p>1. Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC)<p>This instrument was composed of two cameras: the wide field camera, which …

Barclays Considers Raising Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers Around The World

Barclays is considering guaranteeing a living wage to workers worldwide, as it already does for its employees and contract workers in the U.K., where the bank is headquartered.<p>At a shareholder meeting in London last week, Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins said he would work with the international labor …