Amazon Plans to Pioneer 30-Hour Work Week

To help bring diversity the workplace and further attract talented individuals, Amazon will be experimenting with teams that work for 30 hours a week, a new concept for large corporations. The program will feature teams that solely consist of part-time workers. The part-time workers will receive the same benefits as traditional 40-hour workers, except their […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • August 30, 2016
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Uber Drivers under Criminal Investigation in Finland

In Finland, Uber drivers may face criminal persecution and heavy fines if they do not have the required taxi permits. The investigations are being held as a part of a police crackdown against drivers who do not carry the correct taxi permits or don’t have them at all. According to Pekka Seppala, an inspector for […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • August 17, 2016
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Macy’s is Closing Another 100 Stores

On Thursday, Macy announced the closure of another 100 of its brand-name stores. This is a decision that demolishes 15% of all Macy department stores. Macy’s did not announce which stores would be closed, but these stores will be closed by the beginning of 2017. This isn’t the first time Macy’s is closing its stores. Macy’s […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • August 14, 2016
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Timberland Names Jim Pisani as New President

Jim Pisani used to be the head of LF’s Licensed Sports Group. But now, Pisani has been promoted to an even higher position. On Monday, VF Corp.’s famous shoe brand, Timberland, named Jim Pisani as the new global brand president. Pisani will assume his role immediately and will work under Scott Baxter, vice president of […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • August 11, 2016
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Yahoo Partners with Hulu for Yahoo View

Recently, Yahoo! Inc. launched its new TV watching platform, Yahoo View. Yahoo View provides its users with episodes from their favorite TV shows, video clips, and movies. Yahoo View was developed through a business alliance between Yahoo and Hulu. The new site contains free content from Hulu including anime, K-drama, British and Latino videos Yahoo […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • August 9, 2016
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Google Loses $895 Million from Moonshot Projects

Despite Alphabet’s heavy investments in Google’s moonshot projects, the moonshot projects are proving to be more of a loss than a gain. For the past three months, the moonshot projects accumulated a loss of $895 million. Google’s moonshot projects aren’t guaranteed to become actual products, rather, these projects are more experimental in nature. The moonshot […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • August 5, 2016
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MTA’s Financial Plan for 2017 Includes a Fare Hike

More people are relying on public transportation and MTA has to cater to the increasing number of riders. With MTA’s inconsistent and unreliable service, MTA is planning to increase fare prices to provide better service to consumers. Subway and bus services have been plagued with delays and incompetent service this past year despite an increase […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • July 29, 2016
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Evolutionary Biologists Discover Luca

For many years, evolutionary biologists have tried to uncover the mysteries of life. Now, they may be one step closer to that reality with the discovery of Luca (the last universal common ancestor). Luca is a one-cell bacterium-like structure that resided on Earth 4 billion years ago when the Earth was still 560 million years […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • July 29, 2016
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Will Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google’s Parent Company Meet High Expectations?

The four tech giants (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet) are reaping in tons of profit this year.The companies are valued at $1.8 trillion combined. All four will report their earnings for the quarter next week. These four tech giants may boost the Nasdaq, the American stock market, to an all-time high. Nasdaq is only 3% away […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • July 25, 2016
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