Inflation in the euro area reached a record level of 4.9 percent.

Inflation hit a record high in Europe in November as the continued upward climb in energy costs pushed prices higher, data released on Tuesday. Annual inflation in the euro area rose to 4.9 percentIt’s the highest level since records began in 1997, the European statistical agency Eurostat reported. Excluding variable energy and food prices, inflation …

More Starbucks Workers Union File at 3 Buffalo Area Stores

A day before the ballots were scheduled to be released to workers at three Buffalo-area Starbucks in the vote on unionization, workers at three other stores in the area petitioned federal regulators to call for elections as well on Tuesday. The upcoming vote is important because none of the nearly 9,000 corporate-owned Starbucks stores in …

Technical Workers Sworn to the Bay Area. Now They’re Back.

Rizal Wong, a young partner at technology and business communications firm Sard Verbinnen and Company, left the Bay Area in December to find a cheaper one-bedroom studio apartment in Sacramento, close to his family, in his hometown of Sacramento, in Oakland. Studio flat sold. But he moved to San Francisco in April after getting vaccinated. …