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Economy Nov 30Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B
This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, and Adobe Analytics says carts filled on phones, computers and tablets rang up $7.4 billion in transactions.
Nation Nov 21WeWork cuts nearly 20% of workforce in restructuring effort
WeWork said it has laid off 2,400 of its approximately 12,500 employees to “create a more efficient organization.”…
Nation Jul 03Why Nike pulled ‘Betsy Ross flag’ shoes after Kaepernick criticism
Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag.
Nation Jun 26Wayfair workers protest furniture sale to detention center
Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.
Nation Dec 17Accused of misconduct, former CEO Moonves won’t get severance from CBS
A statement from the board cited Les Moonves' "willful and material misfeasance, violation of company policies and breach of his contract, as well as his willful failure to cooperate fully with the company's investigation."…
Nation Dec 11CBS shareholder meeting adjourns without discussing misconduct allegations against Les Moonves
CBS shareholders quickly elected 11 members of its revamped board on Tuesday before their annual meeting adjourned without discussion of an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves.
Economy Aug 07Tesla stock halted as CEO Elon Musk tweets he may take electric car company private
The unusual step taken early Tuesday afternoon came shortly after Musk dropped a bombshell on his Twitter account by announcing he had lined up the financing to buy all of Tesla's stock at $420 per share.
Politics Apr 17Starbucks to close more than 8,000 stores for afternoon of racial bias training next month
Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training…
Nation Feb 24NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting
The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre.