David Hogg sets his anti-gun sights on BlackRock, Vanguard

David Hogg sets his anti-gun sights on BlackRock, Vanguard

David Hogg, one of the student leaders to emerge from the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is calling on investors to boycott BlackRock and The Vanguard Group, the nation’s two largest investment-management companies, over their holdings in gun companies. “[BlackRock] and [Vanguard]…

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial bias training

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial bias training

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it plans to close more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon next month to conduct racial bias training. The announcement comes days after two innocent black men were arrested in a Philly store for refusing to leave while…

The Incredible True Story of How a Florida Teacher Became Head of 1 of the Biggest Brands on Earth

The Incredible True Story of How a Florida Teacher Became Head of 1 of the Biggest Brands on Earth

Lydia Winters is living the dream. As the brand director at Mojang, she’s responsible for maintaining all aspects of the massively popular Minecraft brand — from tiny collectible figurines to international events, Winters has her hands in pretty much everything. It should…

Consumers not confident about NYC’s economic future: analysis

Consumers not confident about NYC’s economic future: analysis

New York is suffering from a retail apocalypse. It’s so bad, consumer confidence in the city’s economic future has plummeted to the lowest level recorded since December 2015, the latest analysis reveals. Signs of this deepening malaise are everywhere: Boarded-up retail storefronts…

Mexico president says door open to U.S. rejoining TPP

Mexico president says door open to U.S. rejoining TPP

LIMA (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday that the door was open to the United States rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his economic advisors to look at rejoining the sweeping trade deal….

White Castle now sells a veggie burger that ‘bleeds’

White Castle now sells a veggie burger that ‘bleeds’

Vegan meat substitutes have come a long way in the past decade or so, dramatically improving in taste accuracy and texture, but discerning carnivores can usually still tell the difference. A new player in this space, Impossible Foods, promised to revolutionize vegan…

Justice Department gives millions more to Madoff victims

Justice Department gives millions more to Madoff victims

Bernie Madoff victims are about to get a long-awaited payday. The Justice Department announced Thursday that $504.2 million of civilly forfeited funds will be distributed to nearly 22,000 victims of Madoff’s decades-long scheme. It’s the second time that funds have been doled…

The Yankees are MLB’s most valuable team by a wide margain

The Yankees are MLB’s most valuable team by a wide margain

The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball at an estimated value of $4 billion, according to Forbes. The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3 billion, followed by the Chicago Cubs ($2.9 billion), San Francisco Giants ($2.85 billion)…

Group accused of using faulty racial data to slam Airbnb

Group accused of using faulty racial data to slam Airbnb

An anti-Airbnb group has whipped out the race card in its battle against the apartment-sharing service. “White hosts are making money while neighborhoods that are majority African American are losing housing,” says a flier mailed out by the Share Better Coalition, which…