Luis Alvarez/ Getty Images. Corporate America is in need of a reboot. That’s what advocates are calling for as working parents — especially women — are looking for more flexibility and other changes to help them juggle work and family life. “This pandemic has turned the workplace upside down,” said Amber Clayton, director of the
Table of Contents Chairman Sanders, Ranking Member Graham, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today. There is no objective standard for what defines “fair share”; it is a purely subjective concept. But there are facts, which are objective, and the facts suggest that the U.S. tax and
For those who can afford it, the coronavirus crisis has caused a home-buying frenzy. In the last year, 1 in 20 adults moved, either permanently or temporarily, from where they were living due to the Covid outbreak, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center. Not everyone is heading from the city to the suburbs, however.
In this article RH RH CEO Gary Friedman told CNBC on Thursday he was confident in the company’s expansion vision, even if some may question the luxury furniture retailer’s moves into the European market or new industries altogether. “It takes a long time to build something extraordinary in this world, and we still feel like we’re
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying attends a news conference in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. Carlos Garcia Rawlins | Reuters BEIJING — China slapped sanctions on U.K. entities on Friday, saying that Britain’s sanctions on Chinese individuals over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang were based on “lies and disinformation.” The Ministry of Foreign
Bill Gates believes that future generations will need to be open-minded when it comes to accepting new technologies aimed at combating climate change. “We want to be open to ideas that seem wild,” Gates said on Friday in his most recent Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder’s ninth Reddit question-and-answer session
Satellite imagery captured on March 23, 2021 shows the cargo container ship Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt. Planet Labs Satellite imagery gives another perspective on the developing situation in Egypt’s Suez Canal, where a mega cargo container ship was turned sideways and became stuck, blocking the busy passageway. Imagery captured on Tuesday
Grace Cary Washington has issued stimulus checks to about 127 million households over the past two weeks. Some payments went to those who didn’t need the money. But that’s not necessarily bad — the answer largely depends on one’s view of check targeting and how easily that can be achieved. The concept of trying to
President Joe Biden visits W.S. Jenks & Son, a Washington, D.C., hardware store that benefited from a Paycheck Protection Program loan, on March 9, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The Senate on Thursday voted to extend the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program just a week before it was slated to expire.
The stranded mega-container vessel, Ever Given in the Suez Canal, is holding up an estimated $400 million an hour in trade, based on the approximate value of goods that are moved through the Suez every day, according to shipping data and news company Lloyd’s List. Lloyd’s values the canal’s westbound traffic at roughly $5.1 billion
In this article JPM C WFC KBE GS Federal Reserve Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh | Reuters Bank stocks rose in extended trading on Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced its plan
Getty Images It’s not investing that is viewed skeptically, it’s the system. More than half (56%) of people who have money in stocks think the market is rigged against individual investors, according to a survey from Bankrate. That’s compared to 41% of non-investors who say the same thing. “Part of it may have to do
A man looks at GameStop at 6th Avenue on February 25, 2021 in New York. John Smith | Corbis News | Getty Images GameStop snapped a five-day losing streak with a significant surge on Thursday, as shares of the retail company rose roughly 50% and showed that their wild swings are not yet over. The
zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images The Social Security Administration has sent information to the IRS that will help clear the way for almost 30 million people to receive their $1,400 stimulus checks, lawmakers said on Thursday. The development comes after Democratic leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee gave the agency 24 hours
Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Dubbed “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump administration is announcing plans for an all-out effort to produce and distribute a
Diners wearing protective masks wait outside an Olive Garden restaurant in Thornton, Colorado, on Friday, March 19, 2021. Chet Strange | Bloomberg | Getty Images Darden Restaurants on Thursday reported quarterly earnings that topped analysts’ expectations as customers visited Olive Garden and its other chains more than expected. The company is forecasting that its fiscal fourth-quarter results
Darren Westlake, co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube, at a fintech conference in London, on April 12, 2017. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg via Getty Images LONDON — British start-up crowdfunding platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs agreed Thursday to terminate their £140 million ($192 million) merger, a day after regulators raised competition concerns with the deal. The U.K.
Norway is ahead of the game when it comes to things like work-life balance and raising children. You can add to that commerce: Norway is the world’s most cashless country, according to its central bank, with just 4% of their payments made with cash and the majority made with contactless cards or digital wallets. But
An RS1 rocket booster undergoes acceptance testing. ABL Space Rocket builder ABL Space closed a $170 million round of funding, the company announced on Thursday, making it the latest private space venture to reach the unicorn valuation mark. ABL raised the funds from T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Management, as well as a third unnamed
RgStudio | E+ | Getty Images A second batch of $1,400 stimulus payments has been sent, bringing the total number of checks issued so far to about 127 million for a total of about $325 billion, according to the Treasury Department, IRS and Bureau of the Fiscal Service. Additional tranches will be issued in the