Tech employees are flexing new political muscle with the support of nonprofits including newly established organizations and other longstanding groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
The US Supreme Court ruled that states will be able place sales taxes on items from out of state, but analysts say businesses most likely won't lose many customers, as most shoppers find online shopping too convenient to give up.
One in 4 US workers will be 55 or older by 2024, according to the US Department of Labor. As people work beyond traditional retirement ages, companies are in the process of shifting the ways they treat, support, and think about older workers.
France players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, on July 15.
Just last year alone Americans donated $410 billion dollars toward charity, making this the first time the United States has topped the $400 billion mark, thanks to large gifts by major philanthropists. But overall, American generosity hasn't increased in decades.
Despite government resistance, the recent approval of the AT&T-Time Warner merger could bring more media conglomerates in the future as cable, satellite, and phone companies strive to grow to compete with Amazon, Google, and Netflix.
Off-handed sexist remarks by Qatar Airways CEO draws criticism and prompts discussion on lack of diversity in upper ranks of aviation. Currently there are only six female chief executives, or 2 percent, in the 280-member airlines group International Air Transport Association.
More women entering the workforce could add $2.87 trillion dollars to the US market capitalization for the next 10 years, according to S&P Global, but issues around childcare and maternity leave still need to be addressed in order for women to enter and remain in jobs long term.
Now that unemployment is at an 18-year low, US companies are implementing student loan repayment programs as a way to recruit younger workers and help relieve them of student debt.
Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, Calif., has planned an 18-month experiment to provide citizens living in poverty with $500 a month to see how they use the cash. The initiative will be privately funded by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' philanthropic network.