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J.J. McCorvey

J.J. McCorvey is a business and innovation reporter for NBC News.

J.J. McCorvey is a business and innovation reporter for NBC News.

Latest from J.J. McCorvey

Striking autoworkers want to end a system that pays different wages for the same job

Striking auto workers want to be paid more equally, setting their sights on a staggered wage system that they say is unfair.

Rural town braces for Tyson plant closure as manufacturing booms elsewhere

As meat sales slow, Tyson is closing six poultry plants and laying off over 4,600 workers who have long relied on its outsize presence as a local employer.
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House Democrat presses big banks on the status of over $32 billion in racial equity pledges

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) asked five major U.S. banks for updates on their racial equity pledges following the surge in Black Lives Matter activism in 2020.

UPS workers approve new contract with hard-fought pay and safety gains, ending strike threat

UPS workers ratified the Teamsters-negotiated labor deal unveiled last month, approving a five-year contract that could boost other labor efforts nationwide.
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Black lenders look to tap hidden strengths in a tough year for small banks

From a spate of bank failures to rising interest rates, this year’s headwinds for smaller lenders have hurt but not halted Black-run banks’ progress.

Big, hot steel boxes: Warehouses are booming as summers heat up and safety rules lag

As e-commerce hastens a warehousing boom in some of the hottest parts of the U.S., regulations have struggled to keep up with growing workplace heat risks.

UPS workers reach a tentative contract deal with management days ahead of strike deadline

UPS and the Teamsters union reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year contract covering 340,000 workers at the nation’s largest package carrier, six days before a threatened strike that risked snarling deliveries.

Potential UPS strike: Where talks stand and what to expect

Here’s what you need to know about the potential UPS strike and how it could impact shipping. The Teamsters union has set July 31 as its negotiation deadline.

Relentless heat wave has people cranking up their air conditioners — and energy bills

Natural gas prices are down, but temperatures are up and so are households’ utility bills, adding pressure on agencies that offer aid to low-income residents.

Drought and extreme heat burn through farmers' margin for error — and it's only July

Recent rains have so far spared growers from the worst, but harsh conditions fueled by climate change are still threatening yields in breadbasket states.

UPS customers weigh backup plans as threatened strike date approaches

With a little more than three weeks until UPS workers’ threatened strike date arrives, businesses that rely on the nation’s largest package carrier have been considering their plan Bs.