Early Prime Day Deal: Save $100 on the Ecovacs Deebot N79S Robot Vacuum

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Ecovacs Deebot N79S

Prime Day is just around the corner, but Amazon is helping you gear up with some advance deals. While Prime Day 2020 doesn’t officially arrive until October 13, Amazon is whetting our appetites with some amazing discounts as early Prime Day deals, like this Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum, for only $200. That’s $100 off its original price of $300. With deals on smart home devices like this vacuum, you’ll be able to clean up long before Prime Day even gets here.

The Deebot N79S robot vacuum from Ecovaca makes cleaning your home so ridiculously simple that you can strike it off your to-do list permanently. There are two key elements to the Deebot N79S robot vacuum that make it absolutely worry-free: It can be voice-controlled by combining it with an Alexa device or Google Assistant,

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Polaris, Zero Motorcycle Reach a Deal om Electric Vehicles

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2020 Zero SR/F


Courtesy of Zero Motorcycles


Polaris

unveiled an agreement with Zero Motorcycles to electrify Polaris snowmobiles and off-road vehicles over the next decade. The deal doesn’t cover Polaris’s Indian brand motorcycles, but 10 years is a long time, so

Harley-Davidson

investors should pay attention.

The deal is the latest sign that electric vehicles are taking over. It has taken a generation, but EVs are proliferating at an accelerating rate.

The first commercial EV may have been

General Motors

’ (ticker: GM) EV1, a battery powered car launched in the mid-1900s. It wasn’t quite ready for prime time, but less than a decade later came

Tesla

(TSLA) which has grown to become the world’s most valuable auto maker.

Now

Nikola

(NKLA) and Hyliion want to electrify heavy-duty trucks. And Harley-Davidson (HOG) launched its Livewire electric bike in 2019.

The Polaris-Zero deal covers snowmobiles and ATVs. “Thanks to

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Ford (F) Reaches Historic 3-Year Deal With Unifor in Canada

Ford Motor Company F recently announced that its workers in Canada, represented by Unifor, have unanimously voted in favor of the new three-year tentative agreement between Unifor and the company. The deal encompasses Ford’s investment of $1.46 billion (C$1.95 billion) to introduce battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) production in its manufacturing facility in Oakville, Ontario, and a new engine derivative to Windsor, Ontario.

On Sep 22, the Dearborn-based automaker entered into the three-year tentative deal. This was followed by ratification meetings to consider the details of the agreement. Overall 81% Unifor members working at Ford across both trade and production facilities have willingly endorsed the agreement. In Windsor-Essex, 87% of production and 86% of skilled trade workers have agreed to the pact.

Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, representing more than 300,000 workers across a diverse range of sectors in the country. The union is a certified bargaining agent for

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United Airlines Reaches Deal to Avoid Some Job Cuts

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United Airlines and its pilots’ union reached an agreement Monday that would avert 2,850 job cuts scheduled to begin as soon as Thursday, when federal restrictions on layoffs under a March stimulus law end.

The union’s members agreed to a collective sacrifice to prevent any of United’s 13,000 pilots from being furloughed until June 2021. Under the agreement, some older pilots will also be eligible for buyouts.

As part of the CARES Act that Congress passed in the spring, passenger airlines received $25 billion to pay employees on the condition that they avoid any large cuts until Oct. 1. A union-led effort to renew that funding gained bipartisan support this summer, but remains in

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Save $50 On An Annual Audible Subscription In This Early Prime Day Deal

Amazon Prime members can save $50 on the annual Audible subscription, thanks to this early Prime Day Deal.

That’s going to get you a year of Audible for only $99.50. That’s a nice discount on the annual Audible subscription price.

This is one of many early Prime Day deals that Amazon currently has going on. We’ve listed all of the best early Prime Day deals here.

Now the only caveat with this annual Audible subscription, is that you can’t get the 30-day free trial for Audible. That kind of sucks, but you are also getting 33% off of the regular price.

Audible is an audiobook service that has millions of audiobooks available for you to listen to anytime and anywhere. It’s available on most platforms, including Fire TV, Fire Tablets, Kindle, Android, Android Tablets, iOS, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and many more. It’s even available on your smart speakers, so

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Ford workers ratify new deal that opens door to ‘single biggest investment in the Canadian auto industry in years’

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The agreement with Ford forms the “pattern” that Unifor will use in trying to secure a deal with Fiat Chrysler. In addition to the wage hikes and bonuses, Ford highlighted that its deal with Unifor workers also includes “competitive alternative work schedules to maximize production flexibility,” as well as a shorter “grow-in” period for new hires to reach full pay, reducing it to eight years from 11. 

However, some of the issues to be settled between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler are unique. 

For starters, Fiat Chrysler cut a third shift at its Windsor assembly plant this past summer, eliminating around 1,500 jobs at the minivan-building facility. Securing vehicle production and investment to restore that shift is one of Unifor’s priorities for the contract talks with the company, with the same going for Fiat Chrysler’s Brampton, Ont. assembly plant, where the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

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Union workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. says its workers represented by Unifor have voted in favour of a new contract that runs through 2023.

The deal, which was announced by Unifor last week, includes a $1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the company’s plant in Oakville, Ont. and $148 million for Windsor, Ont. powertrain plants.

About 81 per cent of workers voted in favour of the deal, the union said.

The agreement between Unifor and Ford is expected to set the tone for upcoming contract talks with Fiat Chrysler and General Motors. Unifor said it plans to meet with Fiat Chrysler this week.

Ford said the deal will see more flexible work arrangements and a quicker path for new hires advancing up the ranks. It also includes two 2.5-per-cent raises and a $7,250 ratification bonus for full-time, permanent workers.

Ford Canada chief executive Dean Stoneley said the agreement cements

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General Motors to repay some Ohio tax incentives as part of deal with state over shuttered Lordstown plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio officials have ordered General Motors to repay $28 million out of $60.3 million in state tax credits the company received, after officials officially determined on Monday that GM broke a deal to keep thousands of jobs at its now-shuttered assembly plant in Lordstown.

As part of the deal, announced Monday by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, GM also agreed to invest $12 million in the Mahoning Valley area by the end of 2022, in the form of community infrastructure, jobs-training or other community programs. The company will not make up for the other $20.3 million in tax credits it received. The TCA took into account “market conditions and GM’s other operations in Ohio,” when setting the refund amount, according to Todd Walker, an agency spokesman.

The company had received the $60.3 million under the terms of a 2008 deal with state officials. In exchange, GM said

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Tesla Deal Sends Lithium Stock Soaring 200%

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Sharess of Australia-based Piedmont Lithium rocketed on news of a deal with Tesla. Other lithium stocks are gaining, as well.


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Shares of aspiring lithium miner

Piedmont Lithium

are soaring after signing a deal with

Tesla.

The deal is a sign that Tesla is very focused on the supply chain.for electric-vehicle batteries. The move also shows what can happen when an EV behemoth decides to make a move.

Piedmont (ticker: PLL) is a tiny company with no sales and a market capitalization of about $130 million, before the deal was announced. Piedmont’s U.S.-listed American depositary receipts are trading at $34.00, up 209.10%, Monday morning. The Australian-listed stock soared, as well.

Tesla (TSLA) has a market value of about $380 billion, making it the world’s more valuable auto maker by a wide margin.

The deal is for five years of lithium-ore supply with an extension for

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Ford Oakville deal shows how Canada can rebuild green

A lot of Canadians must wonder exactly what Justin Trudeau means when he enthuses about a post-pandemic green rebuild for Canada.

They need look no further than the timely deal announced last week between Ford Motor Co. of Canada and both the federal and Ontario governments.

With $500 million in backing from those two governments, the giant automaker has agreed to invest $1.8 billion in its Oakville plant to build five electric vehicle models and, as well, assemble automotive batteries there.

At a time when this recession-bound country is struggling to create new jobs as well as preserve the ones it has, including in its auto sector, this is fantastic news.

What makes this deal even sweeter, however, is that it offers a promising and realistic way for Canada to move forward with the daunting task of cutting its fossil fuel emissions and honouring decades of promises to fight climate

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