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Victor Duran, a co-manager of a sports apparel store at the Southcenter mall, south of Seattle. Duran is one employee who could benefit from new overtime rules in Washington, which will allow hundreds of thousands of workers who have been exempt to begin collecting when they work more than 40 hours per week. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

If You’re A Salaried Worker In Washington, You May Soon Be Eligible For Overtime With New Rules

The Department of Labor and Industries finalized the rules Wednesday and will phase them in by 2028. By that time, salaried workers making up to about $83,400 a year will be entitled to time-and-a-half pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Continue Reading If You’re A Salaried Worker In Washington, You May Soon Be Eligible For Overtime With New Rules

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A de Havilland Beaver floatplane converted to electric battery-powered propulsion prepares to land on the Fraser River in Richmond, British Columbia. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

It Flew! All-Electric Seaplane Completes Milestone First Flight Near Vancouver, British Columbia

A fully electric seaplane has made its first flight over the mouth of the Fraser River near Vancouver. The maiden flight represents a milestone in the long process of reducing the aviation industry’s emissions, noise and costs by electrifying short-to-medium distance commercial flying. Continue Reading It Flew! All-Electric Seaplane Completes Milestone First Flight Near Vancouver, British Columbia

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Environmental activists rally outside of New York Supreme Court in October in Manhattan, the first day of the trial accusing ExxonMobil of misleading shareholders about its climate change accounting. CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Judge Rules In Favor Of Exxon In Climate Change Fraud Case

In a three-week trial, New York state prosecutors argued that the oil company had downplayed the financial risks it faces from possible climate regulation. Attorney General Letitia James said doing so made Exxon’s assets appear more secure than they really were, which in turn affected its share price and defrauded investors. Continue Reading Judge Rules In Favor Of Exxon In Climate Change Fraud Case

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