INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines with Jane King.
This year, many filers are concerned
According to research conducted by bankrate.com, approximately 40% of those planning to file taxes expect refunds, and 67% of Americans expecting tax refunds have at least one concern, including that the repayment will not be as large as last year or it will be delayed.
Arizona Starbucks workers vote to unionize
On Friday, baristas at a Starbucks coffee shop in Arizona became the third store to vote for union representation, the latest in a growing wave of organized labor pressure at multiple locations in US cities.
The cafe in Mesa, Arizona, is one of dozens inspired by last year’s vote in Buffalo.
Several lawmakers have kids working in big tech
At least 17 lawmakers overseeing Meta, Amazon, Google and Apple have children who work or recently worked for those companies.
The Post reported that U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren — a Democrat who is one of the most vocal opponents of antitrust bills currently pending in Congress that would target big tech — has a daughter who works in the Google legal team.
Legislators are from both parties.
Russia’s economic woes
The Russian ruble fell by 30%.
Russian President Vladimir Putin put his country’s nuclear deterrent forces on high alert on Sunday amid a growing global backlash against the invasion.
FedEx and UPS suspended all parcel services in Ukraine after Russian forces invaded the country and several states implemented various restrictions on Russian products.
Royal Caribbean brings back guest favorite
Royal Caribbean has hinted that a real return to normal – including the return of some beloved onboard activities – may be coming soon.
You cannot socially distance while playing laser tag or participating in Royal Caribbean’s Adult Scavenger Hunt.
A senior vice president of entertainment for Royal Caribbean International posted a video of a street party rehearsal that took place recently on Twitter. In the tweet, he added, “Yes they will be back hopefully soon.”