Last Updated:August 28 @ 08:01 am

Archives for Business - News

US stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge

U.S. investors woke up to a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened in a wave of selling that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks. Though the declines ease ...

Target to remove gender-based labeling in toy aisles

After a tweet showing a sign in a Target store that distinguished between "building sets" and "girls' building sets" sparked a social media firestorm earlier this summer, the Minneapolis-based retailer said Friday that it will use gender-neutral sign ...

More employers dangling unusual benefits to hook workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's decision to give its workers up to a year of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a baby is the latest example of the unusual benefits that companies have been dangling as they try to attract and retain people with ...

Man fired over anti-gay posting sues Ford, job firm

A contract engineer is suing his employer, as well as Ford, for discrimination after losing an automotive design job because he posted comments criticizing the automaker's support of the gay community. Thomas Banks of Ypsilanti filed a federal lawsui ...

Hustle Continues: Will GM Cave to Sharpton Group on Kid Rock Sponsorship?

Dissatisfied with an apparent lack of empathy from music super-star Kid Rock, a civil rights group calling on him to renounce the Confederate battle flag is meeting with his tour sponsor: General Motors. "We will be furthering our call to ask GM to r ...

Walmart refuses order for Confederate cake but bakes ISIS cake instead

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="150"] (File Photo)[/caption]SLIDELL, La. (UPI) -- Walmart has apologized after one of its stores baked a cake bearing the Islamic State flag for a Louisiana customer, whose request for a Confed ...

Chick-fil-A brings crowds, long traffic backups to liberal Seattle suburb

The 100 people camped out in the parking lot the night before the state's first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened April 9 were apparently not a tipoff to Bellevue officials that they had a crowd problem on their hands. The magnitude quickly became appare ...

Abercrombie & Fitch dumps beefcake greeters

NEW YORK (AP) -- Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors. The New Albany, Ohio-based company, which operates stores under its namesake brand and Hollister, announced Friday that store ...

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa's egg-laying chickens. The confirmation of the highly infectious and deadly H5N2 virus means up to 5.3 milli ...

Police: Taxi driver kicked gay men out of car for kissing

A taxi driver contacted through an Uber app has been arrested for allegedly kicking two gay men out of his car last week when they kissed, according to Chicago police. Mahdi Hared, of the 6500 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was charged with one co ...


Reference Pages

  • About
  • Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer