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Macy’s settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Macy’s settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers

Macy’s is to pay $650,000 (£390,000) to settle claims it racially profiled and detained ethnic minority shoppers at its flagship Manhattan shop. Under a deal with New York’s attorney-general Macy’s agreed to a series of changes at its 42 stores across the state. Staff at Macy’s, one of US retailing’s big names, were said to […]

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US clothing store Gap to set up in India
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

US clothing store Gap to set up in India

US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and it will launch the first two stores early next year. Gap’s first two outlets will be in Mumbai and the capital Delhi – India’s biggest and busiest cities. Gap is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Limited, a […]

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Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania
By August 16, 2014 Read More →

Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania

PARIS— In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya’s popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Mobile payments have changed the way many Africans — and the humanitarian community — do business. It remains to be seen, though, whether it will enjoy the same success in Europe.

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McDonald’s vacates headquarters due to worker protests
By May 25, 2014 Read More →

McDonald’s vacates headquarters due to worker protests

Thousands of protesters marched on a McDonald’s campus that houses its Hamburger University training facility, demanding higher wages for workers. The site of the planned protest was changed after McDonald’s vacated its headquarters in the US state of Illinois after consulting with police. Protesters want the fast food giant pay a minimum wage of $15 […]

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US government set to give up net oversight powers
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

US government set to give up net oversight powers

The US government has declared it wants to stop being in charge of how the internet is run. The US Commerce Department has announced its “intent” to hand control over to the wider net community. It has asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative […]

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Obama, Nobel Laureates Urge Rise in U.S. Minimum Wage
By January 19, 2014 Read More →

Obama, Nobel Laureates Urge Rise in U.S. Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON- Seventy-five economists, including seven Nobel Prize laureates, sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, urging them to raise the federal minimum wage. By Bryant Harris The same day, the president formally endorsed legislation that would incrementally raise the minimum wage to 10.10 dollars by 2016. “I think […]

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Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat in China
By January 3, 2014 Read More →

Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat in China

Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart says it will reimburse customers who bought the “Five Spice” donkey meat and the US firm is also helping local authorities with an investigation into its local supplier. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration said […]

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Will Bloom Fade on South Africa Hops Revolution?
By December 31, 2013 Read More →

Will Bloom Fade on South Africa Hops Revolution?

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Stylish young men and women sit on vintage wooden chairs beneath a large brick wall bearing a mural of sprinting wolves. Some of the men sport neatly trimmed goatees and fedoras on their heads; others are in designer suits, ties and waistcoats. Most of the women display expensive dresses on their […]

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By December 29, 2013 Read More →

South Africa’s First Black-Owned Brewery Opens for Business

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is a country that loves its beer. It’s a product that has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry for commercial beverage companies. But now there’s a growing popularity for craft beers made by smaller microbreweries which are opening across the country. By Chris Simkins There’s a new offering for South Africa’s […]

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Walgreens, CDC Team Up On New HIV Care Model Program
By December 18, 2013 Read More →

Walgreens, CDC Team Up On New HIV Care Model Program

Walgreens, the national pharmacy giant, and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are joining together to create a new HIV care model, the retailer announced today. By Nathan James The program, aimed at “advancing clinical integration and medication therapy management”, seeks to improve HIV-positive patient care across the board. “Our approach to improving HIV […]

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