Payless ShoeSource To Close All Remaining 2,100 Stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have...

Amazon To Pay $0 In Federal Taxes In 2019: Report

Amazon almost doubled its profits from $5.6 billion in 2017 to $11.2 billion in 2018, but the company isn’t expected to pay a cent in federal taxes this year, according to a new report. The Institute...

Severance Pay Could Be The Next Big Progressive Labor Cause

The recent mass store closures at retail chains Toys R Us and Sears have spawned a campaign to guarantee severance pay to laid-off workers. Its backers now face their first big legislative test: a...

She Spoke Up About Sexual Harassment At Ernst & Young And Got Caught In...

Ernst & Young says it's committed to gender diversity. A former partner tells a different story. View the Original Article

She Spoke Up About Sexual Harassment At Ernst & Young And Got Caught In...

WAXSHAW, N.C. ― When Karen Ward started at Ernst & Young in 2013, only four senior managers in her division at the consulting megafirm were women. All the partners were men. This was a red...

Gucci Apologizes For Black Balaclava Sweater That Resembles Blackface Caricatures

Italian luxury brand Gucci lit up social media after images of a balaclava knit top that looked like blackface caricatures surfaced, leading the brand to apologize on Twitter.  “Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused...

Instacart Ends Misleading Tip Policy After Workers Revealed Unfair Wage Practices

Instacart, a grocery delivery app, is changing the way it distributes customer tips to its delivery workers in light of reports that the company and others like it unfairly used the tip money to...

General Motors About To Begin Laying Off 4,200 Salaried Workers

General Motors will begin laying off 4,200 salaried workers Monday as part of its scramble to save billions of dollars in annual costs, The Detroit News reported. GM announced in November that it was cutting...

Trump’s Trade War Adds To Harley-Davidson Troubles

The maker of America’s iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, rocked by President Donald Trump’s trade war and falling demand, barely broke even in its latest earnings report and shares plummeted the most in a year before recovering. Harley’s American...

Trump's Trade War Adds To Harley-Davidson Troubles

Trump once extolled the motorcycle maker, but has added to its sales struggle with his trade war and angry boycott tweets. View the Original Article

Thousands Say Nike Air Max Sneaker 'Offensive' To Muslims, Petition For Recall

A Change.org petition says a logo stamped into the sole resembles the word Allah in Arabic and is "blasphemous." View the Original Article

Thousands Say Nike Air Max Sneaker ‘Offensive’ To Muslims, Petition For Recall

An online petition with nearly 15,000 signatures asks Nike to recall its Nike Air Max 270 shoe, saying the logo resembles the word Allah in Arabic and “will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled...

Foxconn Shifts Focus From Wisconsin Manufacturing Plan

(Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels at a $10 billion Wisconsin campus, and said it intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the...

PG&E Bankruptcy: Largest Utility In The U.S. Files For Chapter 11

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Power provider PG&E Corp filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, succumbing to liabilities stemming from wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018. The owner of the biggest...

PG&E Bankruptcy: Largest Utility In The U.S. Files For Chapter 11

The company faces dozens of lawsuits from owners of homes and businesses that burned during the Camp Fire and other 2017 fires. View the Original Article

U.S. Charges Chinese Tech Giant Huawei, Top Executive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei. A 13-count indictment was unsealed Monday in New York charging Huawei, two of its affiliates and a top executive at...

To Advance Diversity & Inclusion, CEOs Must Choose Cooperation Over Competition

Moving the needle calls for working together. View the Original Article

24 Million Mortgage And Bank Loan Documents Leaked Online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a...

Brandon Truaxe, Founder of Deciem Skin Care Company, Is Dead At 40

Brandon Truaxe, the former CEO and founder of the skin care company Deciem, has died at age 40. An executive at the company confirmed Truaxe’s death in an email to Vox, which also obtained the email...

Gymboree Files For Bankruptcy For The Second Time In Almost 2 Years

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second time in almost two years, and said on Wednesday it will close more than 800 Gymboree...

How Business Can Engage Students And Educators With Technology

"If training the future workforce is a fundamental role of education, it’s just as important a role for business." View the Original Article

California Utility Tied To Devastating Wildfires To File For Bankruptcy

Pacific Gas and Electric, the power company blamed for sparking several devastating wildfires in California in recent years, announced Monday it will file for bankruptcy later this month. The company is facing billions of dollars...

Elon Musk's SpaceX To Slash 10 Percent Of Staff

The aerospace company pointed to "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." View the Original Article

Elon Musk’s SpaceX To Slash 10 Percent Of Staff

In a major shakeup at Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX announced Friday that it will cut 10 percent of its employees. Behind the move is a planned realignment of its workforce in order to meet...

Who’s Going To Pay For The Wall? Mexico, Many Republicans Still Falsely Claim

WASHINGTON ― It should be obvious by now that Mexico is not going to pay for “the wall” ― if a wall is actually built at all.   Significant parts of the government are shut...

Nordstrom Co-President Blake Nordstrom Dead At 58

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Nordstrom, who led the upscale department store chain Nordstrom as co-president with his brothers Erik and Peter, has died. He was 58. The Seattle-based company did not disclose the cause...

U.S. Stocks Suffer Worst Year Since 2008 Financial Crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a miserable year on a positive note but still closed out 2018 with its worst showing in a decade. After setting a series of records through the...

Retail Sector Enjoys Best Holiday Season In 6 Years As Shoppers Spend Up A...

Despite stock market fluctuations, a partial government shutdown and growing concerns over potentially slowing global growth, consumers in the U.S. reportedly opened their wallets with abandon this holiday season. MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks spending both...

People On Twitter Shred Study Claiming Millennials Are Deciding To Freelance

People on Twitter are eviscerating an article and a tweet accompanying it that claim millennials, “the largest demographic in the American workforce,” are “increasingly deciding to freelance.” Millennials are now the largest demographic in the American...

'I Feel Like I'm Failing Them': How Low-Income Parents Struggle Over The Holidays

These families worry about lost wages if they take off and how to pay for child care if they work over the holidays. View the Original Article

‘I Feel Like I’m Failing Them’: How Low-Income Parents Struggle Over The Holidays

Jasmine, 32, is looking forward to Christmas, a rare opportunity to spend an entire day with her twin 8-year-old boys. But she’s also anxious ― anxious that she’ll disappoint them because she can’t afford...

U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply Ahead Of Christmas Holiday

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 400 points and extending the market’s losses after its worst week in more than seven years. Health care, technology and industrial...

Dow Jones Index Takes Biggest Dive Since 2008 Financial Crash

Ahead of a looming government shutdown, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average experienced its worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis as stocks continued to plummet on Friday.  The Dow ― which indicates the value of...

Chipotle’s Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Are Backfiring Spectacularly

A few years ago, the burrito chain Chipotle began requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. The idea was to force the workers to give up their right to sue collectively over wage theft...

Chipotle's Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Are Backfiring Spectacularly

The company is facing a flood of arbitration cases over alleged wage theft. A judge called the company's efforts to block them "unseemly." View the Original Article

Women Often Can’t Afford Tampons, Pads In Federal Prisons. That’s About To Change.

While in prison, Topeka K. Sam developed blood clots so severe that when she got her period, she bled through her sanitary pads. Sam desperately needed something more absorbent, which wasn’t available in the...

Facebook Allowed Some Tech Companies To Read And Delete Users’ Private Messages: NYT

Facebook reportedly gave some of the world’s largest tech companies access to users’ personal data, including allowing some firms to read and delete users’ private messages and obtain contact information through their friends, without...

This Is What Happens When You Find Meaning In Your Work

It’s important for employees to find fulfillment at their jobs — here are some ways organizations can help them do so. View the Original Article

Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos In Baby Powder, Didn’t Report To FDA

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs....

Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos In Baby Powder, Didn't Report To FDA

The earliest mentions of tainted J&J talc that Reuters found come from 1957 and 1958 reports by a consulting lab. View the Original Article

A Time for Light — Stand For Diversity In The Face Of Darkness

“The time is now for business leaders to step up and take action — this is our responsibility.” View the Original Article

This Type Of Store May Actually Survive The Amazon Era

On a recent Thursday evening, hours after closing, Francine Delarosa pulled up a moving box in the dismantled office of her 4,000-square-foot boutique. She sat down on the makeshift chair for a moment and...

Defending The Digital Frontier

“The work we see happening now in workforce development, between corporations and nonprofit education partners like ours, is some of the most innovative, intuitive and impactful of all time.” View the Original Article

This Is Why I’m Pledging To Make The Solar Industry More Diverse

“It will take a concerted, conscious effort to create the change we are looking for.” View the Original Article

7-Year-Old Toy Reviewer Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid YouTubers

This 7-year-old isn’t playing when it comes to earning power. Ryan of Ryan ToysReview is the highest-paid YouTuber, making $22 million from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, Forbes reported Monday. He makes the big coin by playing...

To Make A Difference, CEOs Must Make Diversity & Inclusion Personal

Taking a stand is more important now than ever before. View the Original Article

Shell Becomes First Energy Company To Link Executive Pay To Carbon Emissions

LONDON (Reuters) ― Royal Dutch Shell caved in to growing investor pressure over climate change on Monday, setting out plans to introduce industry-leading carbon emissions targets linked to executive pay. Rivals BP and Total have already set...

Corporate America Still Lacks Leaders Of Color — And That’s A Problem

“Why aren’t our corporate leaders a better reflection of our diverse employees, customers and communities?” View the Original Article
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