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Top Stories this PM: Amazon underpaid workers on medical leave; Tesla hits massive $1 trillion valuation

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today. For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here. What happened today: Amazon shortchanged its workers. The New York Times interviewed Amazon staff and reviewed internal documents showing it was shortchanging some employees who were on leave, including medical and disability leave. The problems spanned at least a year and a half, and it potentially affected as many as 179 warehouses. Amazon said it was still identifying workers it had underpaid. Tesla hits massive $1 trillion valuation. The move solidified Tesla as the second-fastest company ever to hit the milestone valuation, barely behind Facebook. Shares of Tesla have surged nearly 30% in October thanks to record profits and a 100,000-vehicle order from car-rental company Hertz. "Rust" halts production. Producers of the film said they are pausing the production of the film amid a police investigation into the prop-gun shooting on set involving Alec Baldwin that killed the...

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