Alexandra’s Recent Stories
Health May 01Women and minorities shoulder front-line work during pandemic
An Associated Press analysis of census data shows that the burden of keeping the country open has been borne unevenly across gender, racial and socioeconomic lines.
Economy Mar 30Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier
The one-day strikes likely had a limited impact on consumers, but the unrest called attention to mounting discontent among low-wage workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic, serving the needs of those who can keep safe working…
Health Feb 18Misinformation on novel coronavirus impacting Asian American businesses
Business owners, some of whom have seen their customer traffic cut by more than half, are anxiously waiting for things to return to normal.
Nation Dec 16How paid parental leave for federal workers could spur wider changes
A bill that is expected to receive final congressional approval Tuesday gives 12 weeks of paid leave to mothers and fathers of newborns, newly adopted children or foster children.
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.