updated - December 11, 2019 Wednesday EST
Joe’s Crab Shack, a casual seafood chain, has eliminated tipping at 18 of its locations since August and will probably expand the policy nationwide, according to a report from CNN Money. The restaurant will also be increasing the hourly wages of front-house workers at the selected restaurant to around $12 to $14 an hour.
Lufthansa AG, Germany’s airline, has canceled about 929 continental and intercontinental flights on Monday, November 9, 2015, according to travel information published by Lufthansa. The cancellations were due to the Independent Flight Attendant’s Organization (UFO) call for strike action, which is continuing for a third day, on Lufthansa’s flights to and from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Munich.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is close to releasing its decision regarding the high-powered transmission line between Washington and Oregon, according to a report from The Columbian. The BPA plans to release it’s a final environmental impact statement on the project by the end of the year.
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, said in a press release that the air travel during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period this year is projected to increase 3 percent from the 24.5 million estimated in 2014. The projected 25.3 million passengers that will travel globally on U.S. airlines is the highest number since the Great Recession.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may ban the use of a common pesticide on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops, according to a report from WIVB News. The agency is welcoming public comments on the proposal for at least two months before it come out with a final rule on December 2016.
The office of New York Attorney General Eric Shneiderman announced in a press release that it has reached $700,000 settlement agreement with Thrift Land USA of Yonkers, Inc. Thrift Land, a for-profit company, was caught making a lot of money from selling clothes that were supposedly donated for charity.
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