Mike Snider, El Paso Times

Mike Snider

El Paso Times

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Recent articles by Mike:

Organizer of Amazon warehouse walkout fired, Whole Foods sickout strike begins

Workers at Whole Foods Market planned to call in sick Tuesday to protest work conditions at stores. They want hazard pay and safety supplies. → Read More

Video games can be a healthy social pastime during coronavirus pandemic

At the behest of the World Health Organization, video game companies are promoting hand washing, physical distancing during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

More than 150K Instacart workers threaten national strike over coronavirus hazard concerns

More than 150,000 Instacart shoppers and drivers threaten to go on strike unless the company improves coronavirus hazard pay and safety measures. → Read More

No, Microsoft won't necessarily be serving up new Xbox for Thanksgiving

Despite a mistaken notice about a Thanksgiving release, the new Xbox will come out this holiday season -- also when the PlayStation 5 is due. → Read More

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Netflix reduces video stream to EU users for 30 days

Netflix is responding to an European Union commissioner's concerns about broadband bandwidth and reducing streaming video data for 30 days. → Read More

Charter, MicroStrategy reverse policies, allow work at home during coronavirus outbreak

While many work at home to prevent spread of the coronavirus, some companies held out. Charter and MicroStrategy have now reversed their positions. → Read More

Contact your credit card issuer: Fees or payments may be waived amid coronavirus pandemic

With job cuts and people staying at home, some consumer budgets will be strained. Credit card issuers may let you skip a payment or pay later. → Read More

UPS CEO David Abney to retire, board member Carol Tomé to take post at end of May

UPS CEO David Abney is stepping down as CEO after six years in the shipping company's top job. Board member Carol Tomé takes over at the end of May. → Read More

How to prepare for coronavirus: The shopping list for your own home quarantine kit

It's OK to stockpile - not hoard - goods should you be forced to quarantine yourself at home amid the coronavirus outbreak. We look at what you need. → Read More

Coronavirus fears spark 'panic buying' of toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer. Here's why we all need to calm down

Is Costco out of toilet paper? Why is water selling out at Walmart and other stores? Coronavirus fears have sparked panic buying. → Read More

Before Nintendo and Atari: How a black engineer changed the video game industry forever

A black engineer and video game developer named Jerry Lawson paved the way for Atari, Nintendo and Sega in designing the first cartridge-based video game console. → Read More

Google-Fitbit deal could carry data and privacy risks, EU privacy agency says

Google's $2.1 billion bid for wearable fitness device maker Fitbit could pose privacy concerns for consumers, the European Data Protection Board says. → Read More

Ring doorbell camera users required to use two-factor authentication to protect accounts

Ring doorbell camera users are being required to use more secure methods to log into their accounts. In some cases, the Ring cameras have been hacked. → Read More

Report: Supermarkets should do a better job informing shoppers about product recalls

Grocers and supermarkets do not do enough to inform customers about foods that have been recalled, a new report from a public interest group finds. → Read More

Sprint and T-Mobile merger approved by federal judge. Here's what it means for consumers

The No. 3 and No. 4 wireless providers have gotten approval to merge, a $26.5 billion deal the carriers sought for two years. → Read More

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg updates her relationship status with engagement announcement

Facebook chief operating officer and 'Lean In' author Sheryl Sandberg is engaged to a man her brother-in-law introduced her to last year. → Read More

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway to sell its newspapers to Lee Enterprises for $140 million

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett will sell his hometown newspaper The Omaha World-Herald, 30 more papers in a $140 million deal. → Read More

Another chicken sandwich clash? McDonald's is making two new dishes available nationwide

Two new limited-time McChicken sandwiches are now available at McDonald's nationwide. The move could be seen as a foray into Chick-fil-A's territory. → Read More

Netflix adds 8.8 million new subscribers, 'The Witcher' tracks as most-viewed new series

Netflix added 8.76 million new subscribers, more than expected. Growth came despite the arrival of new streaming competitors Disney+ and Apple TV+. → Read More

Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C., and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most. → Read More