Apple Gives Employees a Paid Half-Day on Election Day

Apple Gives Employees a Paid Half-Day on Election Day

On July 24, 2020, Apple Inc. announced that its U.S. employees would get a paid half-day off on Election Day, November 3, to either vote or volunteer in a polling place. It applies to the broadest tier of the company, retail and hourly employees, who make up most of...
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...
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...
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