Target will cover employees’ travel to other states for abortions

A person walks into a Target store in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Target will cover employees’ travel if they live in a state where abortion is banned, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC. The new policy will take effect in July, according to the … Read more

Nike (NKE) earnings Q4 2022 earnings

Nike Air Jordan shoes are seen in the store in Krakow, Poland on August 26, 2021. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Nike on Monday said demand for sneakers and sportswear largely held up in the fiscal fourth-quarter, despite a Covid lockdown in China and a tougher consumer environment in the US But the … Read more

Companies forced to weigh in on privacy, health care

Pro-choice activists are seen outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 15, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The challenges posed by the end of Roe v. Wade are only just beginning for corporate America. By overturning the abortion preceding Friday, the US Supreme Court set off a series … Read more

US Retailers Facing a Potential Wave of Bankruptcies

The US retail industry might be at the precipice of a massive wave of bankruptcies, according to multiple experts, as customers struggle with shrinking purchasing power amid rising inflation. “We have potentially a perfect storm brewing,” Sally Henry, a professor of law at Texas Tech Law School and former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher … Read more

Here’s why a multi-million toy business is venturing into the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?” That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question. The 32-year-old … Read more

McDonald’s simplifies franchising policies to attract more diverse candidates

The logo for McDonald’s is seen on a restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, January 27, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters McDonald’s is making changes to how it awards franchises in the hopes of attracting more diverse candidates, the latest shakeup in how the burger chain’s management oversees its franchisees. Starting in 2023, the fast-food giant will … Read more

Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Revlon makeup products are displayed at a CVS store on August 9, 2018 in Sausalito, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The retail industry is up against a potential wave of bankruptcies following a monthslong slowdown in restructuring activity. There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning … Read more

Franchise Group considers lowering Kohl’s bid closer to $50 a share from $60

People walk near a Kohl’s department store entranceway on June 07, 2022 in Doral, Florida. Kohl’s announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Franchise Group, which is proposing to buy the retailer for $60 per share. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The retail holding company Franchise Group is weighing lowering its bid for … Read more

Amazon announces Doug Herrington as CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores

People walk past an Amazon Fresh store in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images Long-time Amazon executive Doug Herrington will take over as the new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores, CEO Andy Jassy announced on Tuesday. Herrington has served on the high-level S-team at Amazon since 2011 after … Read more

Inflation and recession fears are squeezing some industries more than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to grow. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still appear willing to shell out to travel, go to the movies and have a drink … Read more