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Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

(BESSEMER, Ala.) -- Amazon has secured an apparent victory as warehouse workers in Alabama voted not to form a labor union. Of the some 3,200 votes cast in the closely-watched union election, a total of 1,798 votes were against unionization, compared to 738 in favor of it, according to the…... Read More

Majority of pandemic stimulus checks went toward savings or paying off debt: NY Fed

 (NEW YORK) -- Americans saved or paid off debt with most of their pandemic stimulus payments, according to surveys from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For the second round of relief checks that gave $600 to eligible Americans and were issued at the end of December, survey respondents…... Read More

Biden administration faces increasing calls to stop companies from 'greenwashing'

(WASHINGTON) -- In the weeks leading up to Earth Day shoppers will see messages about companies' commitment to combating climate change or even products claiming to have a more positive impact on the environment than others by generating less waste or being produced with less energy. And it can be…... Read More

How OpenTable is getting diners back to restaurants

(NEW YORK) -- As restaurants continue to welcome back diners across the U.S. there is increased demand for data when it comes to choosing where to eat or drink. To help, OpenTable launched Back to the Table, a new information hub with tools and insights that are designed for diners…... Read More

Microsoft, LinkedIn aim to support skills-based hiring with next steps of global initiative

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one year after Microsoft launched a global skills initiative aimed at helping people acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy, the company -- together with LinkedIn -- is extending its commitment to help job seekers in 2021. Microsoft said it will work to help…... Read More

Old Navy responds to first grader's request for girls' jeans with real pockets

(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- A 7-year-old's request for Old Navy to make girls' jeans with real front pockets has been answered after she wrote a letter to the brand's corporate office. Kamryn Gardner, a first grader at Evening Star Elementary School in Bentonville, Arkansas, sent the note in mid-January which read…... Read More

Microsoft, LinkedIn aim to support skills-based hiring with next steps of global initiative

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one year after Microsoft launched a global skills initiative aimed at helping people acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy, the company -- together with LinkedIn -- is extending its commitment to help job seekers in 2021. Microsoft said it will work to help…... Read More

Disneyland announces new details on reopening plan, reservation system and safety guidelines

(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- With its April 30 reopening date approaching, Disneyland Resort has announced details of how it plans to safely welcome guests for the first time in over a year. The reopening plan includes new rules regarding ticket reservations as well as enhanced health and safety measures. Prior to…... Read More

Disneyland announces new details on reopening plan, reservation system and safety guidelines

(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- With its April 30 reopening date approaching, Disneyland Resort has announced details of how it plans to safely welcome guests for the first time in over a year. The reopening plan includes new rules regarding ticket reservations as well as enhanced health and safety measures. Prior to…... Read More

Wealth of world's billionaires rose $5 trillion amid pandemic, Forbes list finds

(NEW YORK) -- Despite a global pandemic and economic downturn, the total wealth of the world's richest has increased by more than $5 trillion over the past year, according to data compiled by Forbes for its annual billionaires list. Forbes' 35th annual billionaires list, released Tuesday, revealed there are a…... Read More

Wealth of world's billionaires rose $5 trillion amid pandemic, Forbes list finds

(NEW YORK) -- Despite a global pandemic and economic downturn, the total wealth of the world's richest has increased by more than $5 trillion over the past year, according to data compiled by Forbes for its annual billionaires list. Forbes' 35th annual billionaires list, released Tuesday, revealed there are a…... Read More