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California's Department of Fair Housing and Employment has fined a former Airbnb host $5,000 after she canceled a reservation largely due to the renter's race. The former host also issued an apology to Dyne Suh and must take a college-level Asian-American studies course.
One recent survey found that bias can accelerate burnout on the job, with the result that one-third of employees who perceive bias regularly felt alienated within the workplace - and about the same number said they had withheld potential ideas or solutions from their employers.
MillerCoors, the second largest brewer in the U.S., recently announced it conserved at least 15 billion gallons of water across its entire value chain last year largely due to improvements across its supply chain.
As Walmart shutters more locations, the evidence suggests that communities left behind could find themselves in a worse economic lurch than when the company's stores first opened.
Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both small farmers and businesses.
Gap Inc. has recently announced that it is doubling the size of its paid internship program, with 1,200 workers completing a 10-week stint at stores in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Given the proliferation of unpaid internships, the retailer's announcement is newsworthy.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York fined the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby $3 million for its role in the smuggling of over 5,500 antiquities illegally smuggled out of Iraq.
Gwyneth Paltrow has scored more attention with her investment in Daily Harvest. The company's frozen smoothies might be healthful but they are financially out of reach for the consumers that need them the most.
GM's CEO Mary Barra announced last week that the automaker would donate $850,000 to four non-profits in order to boost the number of girls and young women studying STEM-related fields.
Building on its success marketing egg-free cookie dough and sandwich spreads, the Silicon Valley food technology pacesetter Hampton Creek plans to have have laboratory meat on the market by the end of 2018.
Add Uruguay to the 60-plus countries in which Starbucks does business. But can the coffee giant compete with old habits and of course, mate, the national drink of Uruguay?
Just in time for July 4, the fake meat trailblazer Beyond Meat has landed its Beyond Burger on the menu of a popular nationwide chain BurgerFi.