Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island make union push

Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island make union push

More than 2,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island announced plans Wednesday to try to form a union — the latest labor-organizing threat at the e-commerce behemoth. The Amazon-employee group, called the Amazon Labor Union, plans to ask the National Labor Relations Board on Monday to authorize a formal vote, the group said in a … Read more

Neiman Marcus loses CFO to struggling retailer Men’s Wearhouse

Neiman Marcus loses CFO to struggling retailer Men's Wearhouse

Neiman Marcus just lost its financial chief to the owner of Men’s Wearhouse — a company that may be in even worse financial shape than the struggling luxury retailer. Some insiders blame Neiman’s boss. Brandy Richardson has worked at Neiman Marcus for at total of 15 years.Linkedin On Tuesday, Brandy Richardson, a 15-year Neiman veteran … Read more

Dave Chappelle fans clash with trans-rights protesters at Netflix rally

Dave Chappelle fans clash with trans-rights protesters at Netflix rally

Transgender-rights activists squared off against Dave Chappelle fans and free-speech advocates at a tense rally outside Netflix’s California offices on Wednesday, the latest fallout from the comedian’s controversial Netflix special “The Closer.” The rally, which garnered roughly one to two hundred people, kicked off with chants of “Trans Lives Matter” and “Transphobia is no joke.” … Read more

Supply-chain disruptions are causing a shortage of juice boxes

Supply-chain disruptions are causing a shortage of juice boxes

Juice boxes are the latest victim of the supply-chain issues causing shortages of various products across the country. Supermarkets are running low on the children’s favorite thanks to a smaller-than-expected apple crop this year and shortages of bottles and juice box containers. “Like many retailers, we are seeing some shortages on juice boxes and bottles … Read more

Jack Ma spotted on his superyacht amid China fallout

Jack Ma spotted on his superyacht amid China fallout

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma was on the Spanish island of Mallorca where his luxury yacht is anchored, two Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday, on his first trip abroad since he fell out with China’s regulators in 2020. The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticized China’s regulatory system in a speech last … Read more

In-N-Out Burger slams San Francisco over vaccine mandate

In-N-Out Burger slams San Francisco over vaccine mandate

Burger chain In-N-Out slammed San Francisco’s vaccine mandate after one of its stores was temporarily closed by city health officials — ripping the “offensive” order as “clear governmental overreach.” The company said the San Francisco Department of Public Health closed one of its stores last week because it found that employees “were not preventing the … Read more

Blackstone buys majority stake in shapewear maker Spanx

Blackstone buys majority stake in shapewear maker Spanx

Investment firm Blackstone Inc will buy a majority stake in Spanx, valuing the shapewear maker at $1.2 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The deal will allow Spanx to further expand globally and help it strengthen its online business, they added. Spanx founder and Chief Executive Officer Sara Blakely would become the executive chairwoman of Spanx’s newly appointed all-female board … Read more

Pinterest stock soars after report says PayPal may acquire it

Pinterest stock soars after report says PayPal may acquire it

Shares of Pinterest soared as much as 17 percent Wednesday after a report said financial-technology firm PayPal is considering buying the social media company. PayPal has recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The companies have discussed a price of around $70 per share, which would … Read more