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Trump-era shift: CEOs find a voice for moral outrage

Corporate America started the year ready to engage with a controversial but business-minded president. This week CEOs have risen in chorus to denounce Trump's lackluster response to racism.

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Can do-good ethos survive public ownership? Etsy is a test.

The artisan marketplace says people and profits can coexist. But investors turn up the earnings pressure.

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Amazon launches new service to target impulse buying

The online retail giant has rolled out Instant Pickup on several college campuses throughout the US. The service offers a way for consumers to receive orders in a matter of minutes.

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Amazon ramps up research on pre-made meals, but will home cooks buy them?

The online retail giant may be hoping to access a market of customers looking for quick-and-easy meals using a technology originally developed for the military to extend the shelf life of foods while retaining flavor, texture, and nutrients. 

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Troubling trend behind sexist memo at Google

The internet allows fringe groups to open for ‘debate’ topics that have long been settled, including Silicon Valley’s need to diversify its workforce.  

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Google VP rejects employee’s challenge to its diversity programs

An employee's online memo highlights tensions in the workplace over company programs that are implemented to increase employee diversity. 

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America's stores are closing. Why isn't that raising a jobs alarm?

America's retail stores, from Sears to Macy's, are shedding jobs at a rate that dwarfs that of manufacturing or coal, but their implosion is happening far more quietly. Here's why.

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Finally some good news for homeowners – but it's in jeopardy

An improving economy is making homeownership available to more Americans. But black and Latino households remain far behind, and policy changes could threaten the gains.

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Amazon holds massive job fair to recruit warehouse hires

The ecommerce giant hopes to ramp up production by offering thousands of jobs on-the-spot in their warehouses across the United States on Wednesday. 

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Virtual watercooler: how employees tap into workplace culture from afar

With more remote workers, managers are adopting strategies such as yearly meetups and chatty online journals to help employees feel connected.

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Sweeping free trade deal poised to benefit companies at the expense of small-scale farmers

A free trade deal that would spur economic growth in the eyes of government officials could also force farmers from traditional livelihoods and disproportionately harm women, say Asian advocacy groups. 

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Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor

Young workers are becoming barbers, bookbinders, furniture-makers and jewelers. In the process, they are elevating what, historically, were lowly manual labor jobs into sought-after career paths with cultural cachet.

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Summer jobs for teens wane even as research finds big benefits

Summer jobs are still a gateway to vital work habits and opportunities, research shows, but they're much rarer than they used to be. That's especially true for disadvantaged youths who could benefit the most. 

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Netflix subscribers continue to grow, so why is the company borrowing to pay its bills?

Netflix logged 5.2 million new subscribers just in the second quarter but projections say it will be a few more years before programming expenses are out of the red.

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Will Trump restrain steel imports? Why many in GOP wouldn’t mind if he did.

If the US slaps tariffs or quotas on steel imports, the espoused aim would be to strike a blow against unfair trade practices. But it would showcase a rift in a changing Republican Party – and shake the global trade system.

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Unions and lawmakers press Trump to protect workers in NAFTA talks

With NAFTA negotiations to happen next month, the Trump administration is set to release its priorities within the next 30 days under the 'fast-track' rules.

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Improvements to Honda Accord could boost sales after decline

Honda says its new Accord brings a new approach to fuel economy, technology, styling, and safety as it charges into a slumping United States sedan market.

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Male nurses? Female firefighters? Yes, as career boundaries erode.

More women are entering male-dominated career fields, and vice versa, according to new research. That increased fluidity could be a promising step toward equal pay.

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British gig economy workers want job security in changing workplace

A recent government report concludes the 'dependent contractor' should receive additional protection. Unions are skeptical, saying the report is a feeble response to inequity.

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When auto insurance becomes a social-justice question

Car insurance costs notably more in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, studies conclude. In Detroit, the mayor and citizens seek a fix for sky-high premiums.

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