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In a start-up economy of self-described “boss babes,” Ashley Sumner wants to be known in simpler terms. While on a run near her home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles in early March, Ms. Sumner was thinking about identity...
Google tried to copy Amazon’s playbook to become the shopping hub of the internet, with little success. Now it is trying something different: the anti-Amazon strategy. Google is trying to present itself as a cheaper and less restrictive option for...
Tencent is feeling the pressure from China’s mounting scrutiny of big internet companies as regulators continue to roll out new measures that could hinder the growth of some of its most promising businesses. Shares of the Hong Kong-listed web giant...
A group of gravediggers in Columbus, Ohio, who just negotiated a 3 percent raise. The poultry plant that processes chicken nuggets for McDonald’s. The workers who make Cap’n Crunch in Iowa. The women’s shoe department at Saks Fifth Avenue...
If there is any silver lining from this past year in the restaurant space, it’s that we now have a few solid case studies from brands that fared pretty well despite the crisis. Count Taco Bell among them. The chain inched...
An electric vehicle charging point which uses tidal energy has started operations, providing road users on an island north of mainland Scotland with a new, renewable option for running their cars. The facility is located on Yell, which is part...
In normal times, Ziad Hassan, a grocery store manager in Beirut, would get a daily email from his chain’s management telling him which prices needed to be adjusted and by how much. But as Lebanon’s currency has collapsed, sending the...
In making the case against a union at its warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., Amazon has touted its compensation package. The company notes that base pay at the facility, around $15.50 an hour for most rank-and-file workers, is more than twice the...
State backlash against a restriction in the $1.9 trillion economic relief legislation that prohibits local governments from using aid money to cut taxes emerged as the Biden administration’s first major legal battle on Wednesday, as Ohio sued to block the provision...
By the middle of March 2020 a sense of anxiety pervaded the Federal Reserve. The fast-unfolding coronavirus pandemic was rippling through global markets in dangerous ways. Trading in Treasurys — the government securities that are considered among the safest assets...
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