The new program, aimed at winning over travelers who aren't sure they can trust the star rating system, comes at at time when the company's growth has been slowing.
Programs addressing issues such as homelessness are increasingly financed with social impact bonds funded by private investors who get a return if the services result in progress.
BBC is being rocked with allegations of unequal pay based on gender bias. A slow internal process has hindered review of complaints of unequal pay from 170 female staff members. Lawmakers are due to hear evidence on the issue on Wednesday.
A man collects lotus flowers to sell while floating on a tire tube at a pond in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 23.
Rising wages and the effects of the corporate tax cut could provide a lift to middle-income earners who in turn could spend more at stores that have struggled in the Amazon age. Wages are expected to rise more than 3 percent this year.
Brazil will use blockchain – the technology behind the bitcoin currency – to curtail fraud. The move comes on the heels of a four-year, high-level corruption investigation, but experts warn that this attempt will not be a silver-bullet fix.
President Trump's protectionist measures have caused concern over global trade but US officials assure international leaders at the World Economic Forum that the US will continue to work with other nations while it prioritizes American interests.
President Trump imposed tariffs on solar panels and washing machines to benefit American manufactures, creating a divide in US solar cell companies. Some support tariffs, but most believe the measure will cost jobs and progress for renewable energy.
As Germany and France push for reform in the European Union, Central European countries say joining the eurozone will limit their autonomy, while supporters of European integration say they risk being left behind.
Cities that didn't make Amazon's shortlist for a second headquarters say failed bids to attract Amazon could be used as material to appeal to other businesses with planned tax breaks, land proposals, and grants.
Apple will construct a new campus using cash the company plans to bring back from overseas, taking advantage of a provision included in the recent overhaul of the US tax code.