Angry workers at a Swedish-owned Electrolux vacuum plant in eastern France have set fire to a “fuse” in the form of a row of wooden pallets leading up to a 6,000 litre tank of propane. The workers sparked the flames after talks broke down between management and unions over whether the remaining workers at the site in Revin, which is near the border with Belgium, would be entitled in the future to the same packages as their departing colleagues.
Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. Overdraft fees also surged, rising on average over the past 12 months to $32.74. That’s the 16th consecutive record high, the firm said.
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