Has KIND Become UNkind?

Has KIND Become UNkind?

KIND North America, based in New York City, isn’t a broad company. It makes eight lines of snacks, most of them granola bar type products marketed at people who are concerned about health and sustainable foods. The company, founded in 2004, built its...
Inspire Brands Buys Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins

Inspire Brands Buys Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins

Dunkin’ Donuts, which was founded in Quincy, Massachusetts 70 years ago, is one of the largest coffee and pastry chains in the world, with nearly 13,000 locations in 42 countries. The brand, which also owns ice cream icon Baskin-Robbins, is currently in the process of...
Boeing Cuts 7,000 Jobs

Boeing Cuts 7,000 Jobs

Early Wednesday, October 28th, Boeing announced that they would be cutting 7,000 more jobs due to COVID-19-related downturns in the air industry. This is Boeing’s second major staffing cut in three months: In July, they announced that 19,000 workers were being...
Netflix Production Has Ground to a Halt During COVID-19

Netflix Production Has Ground to a Halt During COVID-19

The businesses that reach into our homes, entertain us, and keep us company have been the only real winners of the current pandemic crisis, and Netflix is one of the leaders of that pack. The streaming service reported a whopping 2.2 million new subscribers in the...
Microsoft Plans to Keep Remote Work After COVID-19

Microsoft Plans to Keep Remote Work After COVID-19

Back in March, when Microsoft sent the vast majority of their workforce to work from home, commuter traffic in cities like Bellevue and Seattle became eerily light. Only a small percent of the tech giant’s workforce has come back to the office since then, and...
Disney Parks Lays Off 28,000 at ‘All Levels’

Disney Parks Lays Off 28,000 at ‘All Levels’

March of this year saw the Disney parks close, one by one, all over the world. In May, the company reported that their second quarter revenue, the majority of which comes from the parks, was down from $5.4 billion in 2019 to a mere $475 million in 2020. Still a...
Prosper Portland Launches Small Business Grant Fund

Prosper Portland Launches Small Business Grant Fund

Prosper Portland is, according to the organization’s website, the economic and urban development agency for Portland, Oregon. It is overseen by a board of volunteer citizens appointed by the city’s mayor, and by the City Council. It gives the agency flexibility,...
Apple Retail Employees Win Wage Theft Lawsuit

Apple Retail Employees Win Wage Theft Lawsuit

Apple retail employees have won a class-action lawsuit against their employer. A three-judge panel in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found Apple responsible to pay employees for the uncompensated time they had to wait for security screening “bag checks” before...
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