Walmart and Sam’s Club to Be Closed on Thanksgiving

Walmart and Sam’s Club to Be Closed on Thanksgiving

Walmart has a history of letting Black Friday creep further and further back over Thanksgiving Day to get a leg up on their competition. Last year in 2019, the company threw open store doors to sale-seeking customers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The doorbuster sale...
Iconic Shakespeare Theatre Company Lays Off 40 Permanent Staff

Iconic Shakespeare Theatre Company Lays Off 40 Permanent Staff

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the most iconic theatre companies in the United States, despite its small size. With only 116 permanent staff and a rotating cast of actors and other talent, The STC is rich with awards, history,...
European User Data Privacy Laws Have Worldwide Effect

European User Data Privacy Laws Have Worldwide Effect

“If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” The quote gets attributed to a few dozen people in a variety of paraphrases, but the content is the same: free services have to get their money from somewhere, and they usually get...
GNC Files for Bankruptcy Amid COVID-19 Impact

GNC Files for Bankruptcy Amid COVID-19 Impact

Another business giant has fallen under the burden of the pandemic crisis in the United States. GNC, the vitamin and supplement company, announced in late May that it has filed for bankruptcy and that they plan to close up to a quarter of their 5,800 stores while they...
Chuck E. Cheese Struggling to Avoid Bankruptcy

Chuck E. Cheese Struggling to Avoid Bankruptcy

Even in the best of times, Chuck E. Cheese dd not inspire thoughts of cleanliness and a hygienic atmosphere. The chain of child-friendly restaurant-slash-activity centers has always had the reputation of being a place for children’s birthday parties, where you eat...
Black-Owned Businesses Hit Hardest During Pandemic

Black-Owned Businesses Hit Hardest During Pandemic

Before all the chaos of COVID-19, black-owned businesses were already in a precarious position. According to a study from the Federal Reserve, 58 percent of black-owned businesses in the United States were in financial distress as of the end of 2019. Distress was...
Canadian Airline Industry Pressures Government for Bailout

Canadian Airline Industry Pressures Government for Bailout

“The industry will not be able to get out of this challenge unless there’s government assistance.” This stark statement comes from Mike McNaney, the president of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), a lobbying group for the Canadian airline industry,...
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