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>>Refinery Problems Lead to Gas Prices Eclipsing $6.00 Per Gallon

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Ongoing refinery problems are being blamed for gas prices eclipsing the six-dollar-per-gallon mark in much of California. Four refineries have had unexpected outages recently and that has disrupted the supply of gasoline. According to Triple-A the average price for a gallon of regular in Los Angeles County is six dollars three cents. that's 47 cents more than just a week ago and an 11-cent jump in a day. The most expensive gas in California can be found in Alpine County along the California-Nevada border. A gallon of gas there is costing drivers seven dollars.

 

>>UAW Strike Ongoing, Tuesday Is Day 5

(Detroit, MI) -- The United Auto Workers' strike against the Big Three U.S automakers is heading into its fifth day. Reports say the union has met with Ford, GM and Stellantis in recent days, with little to no progress on a new contract. Nearly 13-thousand auto workers remain on strike at three plants in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri. They're demanding better pay and pension benefits.

 

>>MD Kaiser Permanente Workers Support Strike

(Baltimore, MD) -- Kaiser Permanente health care workers in Maryland have joined colleagues from across the country in voting to authorize a strike over unfair labor practices. The union and Kaiser must reach an agreement by the end of the month or a national strike could begin on October 1st. Negotiations between the Professionals International Union and the healthcare provider will take place on Thursday and Friday. The union says healthcare workers must have the resources they need to adequately serve patients and themselves. Kaiser officials are confident that an agreement can be reached.

 

>>Elon Musks Hints At X Subscription Fee

(Fremont, CA) -- Elon Musk is hinting at a subscription fee for all users of his X social media platform. Bloomberg reports Musk told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that X will be moving to a "small monthly payment." He claimed a subscription fee would be the only way to put a stop to bot accounts on the platform. The comments came during Netanyahu's visit to California to meet with Musk.

 

>>Amazon Announces Second Prime Day In October

(Seattle, WA) -- Amazon is announcing a second Prime Day. Prime Big Deal Days will take place on October 10th and 11th. The event will feature deals on tech, home goods, fashion and entertainment. Customers will need to be an Amazon Prime member to get access to the offers.

 

>>Report: Mahomes Gets Record Payday With Contract Restructure

(Kansas City, MO) -- Two-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes is getting a record payday. ESPN reports Mahomes has agreed to a restructured deal with the Kansas City Chiefs that will pay him more than 210-million dollars between 2023 and 2026. The deal is the most money in NFL history for a player over a four-year span.

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