Starbucks Incident Prompts Philadelphia Police Department to Implement New De-Escalation Policy in Trespass Cases

The Philadelphia Police Department has issued a new policy prompted by the controversial arrests of two black men at a Center City Starbucks in April.

Amazon said it pushed Chinese factory for reforms before report published

Amazon said it has called on a supplier to clean up its act at a Chinese factory where a watchdog group says it observed harsh conditions and mistreatment of workers.

Maker of Jack Daniel's worried about impact of trade war

(CNN Money) -- The maker of Jack Daniel's says tariffs are making it difficult to plan for the future. The company, Brown-Forman, reported strong revenue and profit growth for the fiscal year that ended in April, and expects to report ...

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. just got a $200 million lifeline

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. is getting a vital lifeline. The consumer goods company co-founded by the actress announced Wednesday it's receiving a fresh round of funding from L Catterton, a private equity firm that invests in various health and wellness ...

AT&T calls on more expert witnesses to undermine DOJ's antitrust lawsuit

AT&T introduced two more expert witnesses on Monday, as lawyers for the defense continued to question the credibility of the government's experts in the lawsuit to stop the telecom company's bid to take over Time Warner.

Houston Native Overcomes Tragedy to Become Youngest African-American Chick-fil-A OwnerOperator in Texas

In August 2018, 29-year-old Joe Anderson will open Chick-fil-A 45 & Almeda as the youngest African-American Chick-fil-A Owner-Operator in Texas. A Third Ward native and lover of food, Anderson was determined to succeed as an entrepreneur in the food and ...

IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh?

IHOP stands for International House of Pancakes. The chain has been around for 60 years and has used the IHOP acronym since 1973. So what in the name of a Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity is IHOP thinking by changing ...

Sugarfina, Luxury Candy Boutique for Grown-Ups, to Open in Houston, Texas

Houston will get a little bit sweeter when Sugarfina, the world’s finest candy boutique, opens the doors to its newest boutique in the Houston Galleria.

Lord & Taylor is closing its 5th Ave store

Looking for another sign of how tough it is in the world of retail? The century-old Lord & Taylor store on New York's Fifth Avenue,is going to shut down next year and become a WeWork space.

Starbucks' Howard Schultz: 'Big difference' between my qualifications and Trump's

Outgoing Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz won't say for sure whether he's going to run for president. But he implied he's more qualified for the job than the business executive who currently holds the title.

Sears is closing 72 more stores

Sears will close at least 72 more stores as sales plunge and losses mount. The list of store closings is due to be announced mid-day Thursday. Sears said it identified 100 non-profitable Sears and Kmart stores and picked 72 for ...

Bayer to sell off $9 billion in assets as part of Monsanto takeover

The Department of Justice has approved a multi-billion dollar merger between Bayer and Monsanto that will create one of the world's largest agrichemical companies.

Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer Paula A. Price to Join Macy’s, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer

According to, Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) recently announced that Paula A. Price will be appointed the national department store’s Chief Financial Officer, effective July 9, 2018.

Port Houston Named Best Seaport in North America

Asia Cargo News named Port Houston the Best Seaport in North America, after tallying results from thousands of shippers and industry experts around the globe, Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther told the Port Commission of the Port of Houston ...

Starbucks' new all-are-welcome policy: Now what?

Starbucks in recent days made it official: "Any customer is welcome" to spend time in its stores and use the restroom, even if they don't buy anything.