Category: Business

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What Would It Take to Save the Middle Class?

By Gillian B. White If the well-being of the middle-class is the yardstick by which America’s success is measured, then the country is in trouble. There was once a large population of middle-income American...

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Airbnb Challenges Its Hosts to Be Less Racist

By Adam Chandler Plagued by very public allegations of user bias, Airbnb, the polarizing, popular home-rental platform vowed to enact tougher measures against hosts who discriminate against potential guests. In a sweeping internal report...

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The Age of the Wordless Logo

By Kalle Oskari Mattila MasterCard unveiled its new logo earlier this summer, and as far as rebrandings go, the tweaks were subtle: The company kept its overlapping red and yellow balls intact, and moved...

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From Worship Service to Customer Service

By Bourree Lam Like many service industries, the hotel and hospitality sector suffered during the recession. In the year following, U.S. hotels were barely able to fill half their rooms, and many hotel employees...

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An Unprecedented Faculty Lockout

By Alana Semuels Locking out a university’s faculty right before the start of classes seems like a drastic step, but that is just what Long Island University (LIU) did this weekend, when it barred...

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The Particular Challenges of Guarding Women Prisoners

By Adrienne Green Television shows such as Orange is the New Black and Oz frequently depict prison officers as rule-breakers much like the inmates themselves, engaging in inappropriate relationships with prisoners or smuggling drugs...

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Cleaning After Hours

By Adrienne Green A scene from the 1985 film The Breakfast Club perfectly sums up how many people refer to custodial workers: When the school janitor strolls into the detention room one students tries...