Retailers, Fashion Brands Struggle With Racial InsensitivityExperts say many of these fashion companies live in a sort of bubble and lack the diversity in their staff that could vet their fashions.
Amazon AimsTo Cut Its Carbon FootprintTo reach that goal, the online retail giant says it will use more renewable energy like solar power; have more packages delivered in electric vans; and push suppliers to remake their packaging.
Payless ShoeSource To Shutter All Of Its Remaining U.S. StoresShoppers are increasingly shifting their buying online or heading to discount stores like T.J. Maxx to grab deals on name-brand shoes.
Amazon Invests In Electric Pickups, Production Starts In Normal In 2020Rivian unveiled an all-electric pickup and an SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and plans to begin production of the vehicles in a factory in Normal, Illionois, next year. The company is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, not far from Detroit.
Google Adding New Financial Hub To Chicago Office ComplexGoogle will add hundreds of new jobs to its Chicago offices as part of a national expansion plan, which will bring its new finance division to the tech giant’s campus in the Fulton Market district.
John Deere Posts Weak First Quarter EarningsThe U.S. and China will continue to try to hash out trade differences next week in Washington after two days of talks wrapped up Friday in Beijing. But ongoing trade tensions have damaged U.S. farmers to a degree that they are pulling back on investing in heavy equipment.
Minimum Wage Hike Gives Fast Food Operators Major HeadachesThe state's minimum wage will rise to $15.00 an hour by 2025 after lawmakers gave final approval Thursday in Springfield.
Amazon Ditches New York HeadquartersAmazon said it does not plan to look for another location at this time, and will continue to build out offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Gucci Creative Head Breaks Silence Over 'Blackface' SweaterAlessandro Michele wrote that it was not inspired by blackface but by the late Leigh Bowery, a performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer who often used flamboyant face makeup and costumes.
Ford Recalls 1.5M Pickups That Can Downshift Without WarningOwners will be notified by letter starting March 4. Dealers will update the powertrain control software to fix the problem.
Chicago Cubs, Sinclair To Launch Sports Network In 2020Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney expressed confidence fans will have many ways to watch, saying the team expects "to have more distribution with the new network than we have today."
Toys R US plans second act under new nameRichard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., is exploring freestanding stores, shops within existing stores as well as e-commerce.