Study: Regions are leading the way on green energy generation

States and regions such as California are moving faster to cut emissions than the rest of the world New analysis from The Climate Group and CDP highlights how many states and regions are decarbonising far faster than the global average Progressive state and regional governments are moving faster than the rest of the world on […]

Free Internet Is Proposed in Britain. Is It Even Possible?

LONDON — In an election where Britain’s exit from the European Union has loomed over the campaign, a debate about internet speeds would seem unlikely to enter the race. But Britain’s Labour Party injected the topic into the contest last week with a surprise plan to provide high-speed fiber internet service to every household and […]

Green Flash Beer Quietly Returns To East Coast After Closing VA Beach Brewery And Ending Almost All National Sales

October 2019, San Diego — A dog mascot represents Green Flash’s upcoming release, Saturhaze. Aaron Grossman (GFMarketing) Less than two years after unmanageable debt and a bank foreclosure forced San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing to sell to a holding company, auction off its $20 million expansion brewery in Virginia Beach, close its Southern California barrel-aging […]

Green Flash Beer Quietly Returns To East Coast After Closing VA Beach Brewery And Ending Almost All National Sales

October 2019, San Diego — A dog mascot represents Green Flash’s upcoming release, Saturhaze. Aaron Grossman (GFMarketing) Less than two years after unmanageable debt and a bank foreclosure forced San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing to sell to a holding company, auction off its $20 million expansion brewery in Virginia Beach, close its Southern California barrel-aging […]

Media Workers Call Out Pay Gaps in Crowdsourced Spreadsheets

ImageHearst Tower in Manhattan. Employees of Hearst Magazines voted last week to join a union.Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times With income inequality a focus of the current presidential candidates, workers in journalism, advertising and book publishing have anonymously posted salary information on crowdsourced spreadsheets, many of them hoping their efforts will lead to […]

Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant’s pelvic mesh implants. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Johnson & Johnson’s company logo is pictured in New York, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan […]

Trail Blazers, At 5-10, Are Teetering Into Bad Territory

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 19: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts … [+] after scoring on a three-point basket during a NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on November 19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by […]

A U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal may not be inked this year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Completion of a “phase one” U.S.-China trade deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House said, as Beijing presses for more extensive tariff rollbacks, and the Trump administration counters with heightened demands of its own. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China’s President […]

Susan Choi Wins National Book Award for ‘Trust Exercise’

Susan Choi won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “Trust Exercise,” a novel set in the 1980s at a competitive performing arts school, where two students fall in love. The judges praised the novel for blending “the intellectual rigor of post-modern technique with a story that is timely, mesmerizing, and in […]

No, That Mac Factory in Texas Is Not New

President Trump on Wednesday toured a Texas plant that makes high-end Apple computers, chatting with Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, and accepting a plate with the words “Assembled in USA.” It was a pretty typical publicity event, until the end. Mr. Trump walked in front of the news cameras and took credit for the […]

Trump says he doesn't think China is 'stepping up' in trade talks

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has not made a trade deal with China yet because Beijing is not “stepping up” in negotiations. “I don’t think they’re stepping up to the level that I want,” Trump told reporters after touring a plant in Austin that assembles Apple Inc (AAPL.O) […]

AEW Dynamite Results: News And Notes After Jon Moxley Defeats Darby Allin

Jon Moxley defeated Darby Allin in the AEW Dynamite main event. Credit: Schuyler Easterling Jon Moxley picked up another AEW victory after defeating Darby Allin with an insane top-rope double-arm DDT (Paradigm Shift) as Moxley prepares for what appears to be an inevitable rematch against Kenny Omega down the line. Chris Jericho was tricked into […]

GM sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging union bribes cost it billions

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Wednesday filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, alleging that its rival bribed United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials over many years to corrupt the bargaining process and gain advantages, costing GM billions of dollars. GM also alleged that Fiat Chrysler’s former chief executive, the late […]

Shares stumble as China-U.S. row over Hong Kong clouds trade deal outlook

TOKYO (Reuters) – Global shares slid on Thursday as a fresh row between Washington and Beijing over U.S. bills on Hong Kong could complicate their trade negotiation and delay a “phase one” deal that investors had initially hoped to be inked by now. FILE PHOTO: A man (R) cleans electronic boards showing Japan’s Nikkei average, […]

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election. FILE PHOTO: Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo In the United States, the […]

Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File […]

Charity to pay $4 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – A Florida-based charity will pay $4 million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced multiple sclerosis drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules […]

Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million, promises fewer breakdowns

Scooter technology firm Superpedestrian founder and CEO Assaf Biderman shows the company’s new scooter born in an MIT lab and that uses software to detect failures remotely, in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jane Lanhee Lee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Electric scooter company Superpedestrian on Wednesday said it had raised $20 million for […]

Red Sox Legend Manny Ramirez: PED Bans ‘Made Me Grow Up’

Boston Red Sox legend Manny Ramirez believes that someday voters will overlook his PED bans and … [+] induct him in the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Photo by Jim Rogash/WireImage) WireImage The 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot came out earlier this week, and for the fourth year Manny Ramirez’s name was on it. The […]

Trump Floats Tariff Exclusions for Apple at Texas Manufacturing Plant

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that China had not yet made enough concessions to secure a trade deal with the United States and suggested that he might exempt Apple from an upcoming round of tariffs as he toured a Texas plant that assembles Mac Pro computers. Mr. Trump, who was joined in Austin […]

U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump’s Desk

A bill compelling the United States to support pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong could arrive on President Trump’s desk as soon as Thursday morning, potentially complicating the administration’s talks with China to end the trade war. The bill, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, would require the government to impose sanctions on Chinese officials responsible […]

Apple Pulls Samuel L. Jackson Movie From Festival, Citing ‘Concerns’

Apple canceled the premiere of “The Banker,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, on Wednesday, yanking the movie from its prestigious closing-night Thursday slot at the American Film Institute’s annual festival in Los Angeles. Apple, a newcomer to the entertainment business, acquired the movie in July and planned to put it in theaters nationwide Dec. 6 before […]

Do These 5 Things If You Want A Career As An Executive Coach

Getty Many of you express an interest in learning about executive coaching. You are asking about what kind of work coaches actually do. You are asking whether you can benefit from hiring and working with one, and you are asking what exactly it takes to become an executive coach. I know this because you have […]

NFL Week 12 Picks: Schedule, Odds And Expert Predictions Against The Spread

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks for a receiver during … [+] a regular season game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions on November 17, 2019 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Week […]

Victoria’s Secret Still Has A Ways To Go To Prove It Can Be Sexy Again

Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands reported a sharply-wider third-quarter loss, thanks to troubles at … [+] the lingerie label. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The woes of Victoria’s Secret, and the reality of how far it has lost its hip quotient, showed few signs of easing on […]

Trail Blazers Waive Pau Gasol, But The Veteran May Stick Around

SAN ANTONIO,TX – OCTOBER 28: Pau Gasol #16 of the Portland Trailblazers greets LaMarcus Aldridge #12 … [+] of the San Antonio Spurs before the start of their game at AT&T Center on October 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using […]

G.M. Sues Rival Over Bribery Scheme as Union Scandal Expands

General Motors sued its rival Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday, asserting that it bribed United Auto Workers officials in contract negotiations to get a leg up on G.M. over the course of a decade. Hours after G.M. filed the lawsuit, in federal court, the union’s president resigned as the U.A.W. took steps to oust him. The […]

Vogue publisher promises to become beacon of green fashion

Condé Nast has promised to use all its magazine brands to promote a more sustainable approach to fashion | Credit: Marina Burity Condé Nast signs UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, as it pledges to promote sustainable fashion and clothing re-use to readers Influential fashion magazine Vogue will soon be trying to convince its […]

CBD Gummies: A New Business Venture in a New Industry

The Farm Bill of 2018 made it federally legal to farm industrial hemp in the United States. Since then, the CBD Gummy business has been booming. The CBD industry has grown exponentially and new products are popping up everywhere. This lucrative market is expected to continue growing into the foreseeable future. So, if you want […]

Tesla’s Winding Road to Berlin

GRÜNHEIDE, Germany — The visitors from Palo Alto, Calif., were shown how Berlin, a hive of tech start-ups that likens itself to Silicon Valley, is just a short commute away. They were promised building permits in four weeks rather than the customary 11 months. And they were taken aloft in a 44-year-old Russian biplane for […]

The Big Business of Unconscious Bias

Recently, a story circulated within the diversity, equity and inclusion industry (D.E.I.), one that somehow didn’t go viral on social media: At an unnamed company, co-workers were taking their seats before a sensitivity training workshop began, when some white male employees entered as a group with targets pinned to their shirts — a sartorial statement […]

Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts

Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the company. The firm, IRI Consultants, appears to work frequently for hospitals and other health care organizations. Its website advertises […]

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

President Trump’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, declined to answer questions from senators in both parties about whether he would push for a ban on flavored vaping products at a confirmation hearing Wednesday. The questions placed Dr. Hahn, a cancer executive without any Washington or governing experience, at the […]

Essential Services: 5 We Cannot Live Without

Featured image from Burst on Pexels Whether you’re a business owner or not, there are certain services we all depend on. We consider five of these essential services in this article. Plumbing and Sewage Services Have you ever considered how difficult it would be to live without clean water? Worse yet, can you imagine living […]

Overlooked No More: Pauline Boty, Rebellious Pop Artist

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. In Pauline Boty’s 1964 painting “It’s a Man’s World I,” archival images of famous men — Elvis, Einstein, Lenin — appear in a grid, as if on a mood board dedicated to […]

How To Get PR At CES 2020, Starting Now

Getting PR at CES takes a ton of work, but the ROI is worth it. Photo by Evangeline Shaw on Unsplash What exactly does it take to get PR at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the biggest tech show in the world, and an incredible opportunity for generating buzz about your brand?  Well, here’s a […]

How Thousand Fell Is Championing Circularity In The Sneaker Industry

Thousand Fell sneakers Thousand Fell Sustainability has become the most buzzed terms in the fashion industry. For many, it is a trend that appeals to millennials and Gen Z-ers who are more discerning with their purchases, who are looking for items that will inflict less harm on the environment. It is a big business that […]

At a glance: Liberal Democrat's plan for net zero by 2045

The Liberal Democrats would require all new homes to be zero carbon from 2021 | Credit: Sturti The Party is promising to pump ’emergency’ spending into energy efficiency, renewables, electric cars and public transport to drive carbon reduction The five months since June this year have been a remarkable time in British politics. Since the […]

Trump says U.S. is still talking to China on trade

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Bossier City, LA, U.S., November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States is continuing to talk to China but gave no other details, as both sides tried to hammer out a […]

Popeyes Wants To End KFC’s Reign In China

A Popeyes fast food chain restaurant is seen on August 30, 2019 on a street of Washington D.C. … [+] (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images In 2017, KFC made nearly $5 billion from its China business alone. The market generated 27% […]