FTC Slaps AdvoCare With Pyramid Scheme Penalty

FTC Slaps AdvoCare With Pyramid Scheme Penalty

AdvoCare, a dietary supplement company which sells under the brand names Trim, Fit, Spark, and Performance Elite, among others, operates under the multi-level marketing (MLM) business model. People can buy in and become “distributors,” who then buy lots of products...
FTC Files Lawsuit Against Match.com

FTC Files Lawsuit Against Match.com

Match Group, Inc. is the company behind many of the major dating sites and apps, including Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid, PlentyOfFish, Hinge, and more. Honestly, it’s hard to find a full list – Wikepedia just mentions that Match Group operates under 45 different...
3 Tips for Small Businesses Hiring Seasonal Staff

3 Tips for Small Businesses Hiring Seasonal Staff

It’s the end of September, and Christmas stock has been appearing on the shelves for nearly a month. That shopping pressure is beginning to come on to retailers large and small alike. Walmart began its seasonal hiring push in August, and Amazon’s is underway now....
Juul Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of the FDA

Juul Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of the FDA

Juul Labs, one of the major e-cigarette companies, already has largely cornered the industry market on criticism over its popularity with minors and its candy-flavored nicotine products. Now the company has gotten on the wrong side of the U.S. Food and Drug...
Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

While Hurricane Dorian sat atop the Bahamas and buried two-thirds of Grand Bahama Island in water, more than a million Americans in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia were under mandatory evacuation orders from coastal counties. Nearly all headed north and inland,...
Disney+ is Already Exceeding Expectations

Disney+ is Already Exceeding Expectations

Disney+, the media giant’s streaming service currently on track for its November 12 launch, is obviously going to be a big deal. Including Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic content on top of traditional Disney movies and all of the company’s other imprints,...
Amazon Criticized for New Plastic SmartPacs

Amazon Criticized for New Plastic SmartPacs

The boxes with the smiling logo are iconic. Retail giant Amazon has been using them in advertisements for years. But early in August, 2019, the company announced a plan to move away from them for singly shipped small items, towards standardized plastic shipping bags...
Carpooling App Scoop Closes $60M Funding Round

Carpooling App Scoop Closes $60M Funding Round

Scoop, put plainly, is like UberPool for companies. And it’s clearly doing something right because it just closed a $60 million funding round led by Activate Capital, which brings the company’s total funding to $106 million. The carpooling startup, which launched in...
DoorDash Shamed Over Deliverer Payment Practices

DoorDash Shamed Over Deliverer Payment Practices

Recently, New York Times reporter Andy Newman spent a few days riding his bike as a deliverer for popular home delivery app DoorDash, which picks up food from any to-go restaurant to bring to your door. Crunching the numbers after his short stint, he noticed something...
Bottom-Line Mentality Hurts Employees—and Profits

Bottom-Line Mentality Hurts Employees—and Profits

We’ve all had that supervisor or manager who keeps their eye on the bottom line, prioritizing penny-pinching and profit above everything else in the workplace. A new study from Baylor University’s Hankhamer School of Business confirms what every employee has always...
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