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Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17, 2022

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15, 2022

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | May 15, 2022

Longtime LGBTQ+ ally Oreo has partnered once again with PFLAG to produce a Pride edition of America's Favorite Cookie. The special edition cookies are stamped with the word "Proud."

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

BUSINESS | May 12, 2022

Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting devices.

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher, Michael Liedtke and Adam Geller | May 11, 2022

As the uproar over Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court.

House Votes to Let Aides Unionize, Bargain Collectively

House Votes to Let Aides Unionize, Bargain Collectively

BUSINESS | By Kevin Freking | May 11, 2022

The House approved a resolution Tuesday that will pave the way for letting congressional staff join a union and engage in collective bargaining.

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

BUSINESS | By Kelvin Chan | May 11, 2022

Elon Musk, who is offering to buy Twitter, has given his support to a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content after he met with the bloc's single market chief.

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

BUSINESS | By Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher | May 10, 2022

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.

Reports: Grindr Merging with Acquisition Firm, Going Public

Reports: Grindr Merging with Acquisition Firm, Going Public

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | May 10, 2022

Gay dating app Grindr is merging with an acquisition company and going public.

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | May 10, 2022

Target is in hot water with LGBTQ rights organizations over its new Pride shirt.

Pulitzer Prizes Award Washington Post for Jan. 6 Coverage

Pulitzer Prizes Award Washington Post for Jan. 6 Coverage

BUSINESS | By Deepti Hajela | May 9, 2022

The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

BUSINESS | By Aamer Madhani and Will Weissert | May 9, 2022

President Joe Biden announced Monday a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.

Workers Grapple with New Stresses as They Return to Office

Workers Grapple with New Stresses as They Return to Office

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 9, 2022

As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues.

Major Companies Stay Mum on Thorny Abortion Issue - for Now

Major Companies Stay Mum on Thorny Abortion Issue - for Now

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 6, 2022

Companies are facing increasing pressure from social media and their own employees to speak out.

Intuit to Pay $141M Settlement Over 'Free' TurboTax Ads

Intuit to Pay $141M Settlement Over 'Free' TurboTax Ads

BUSINESS | May 4, 2022

The company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services, New York's attorney general announced Wednesday.

LinkedIn Settles with U.S. over Alleged Pay Discrimination

LinkedIn Settles with U.S. over Alleged Pay Discrimination

BUSINESS | May 4, 2022

The career-networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.8 million in back wages to hundreds of female workers to settle a pay discrimination complaint brought by U.S. labor investigators.

Politico's Supreme Court Scoop Boosts Security Concerns

Politico's Supreme Court Scoop Boosts Security Concerns

BUSINESS | By David Bauder | May 4, 2022

In breaking news of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down 50 years of abortion policy, Politico's most impactful moment also put the news organization squarely in the middle of one of society's most contentious issues.

Amazon Workers in NYC Reject Union in a Reversal of Fortune

Amazon Workers in NYC Reject Union in a Reversal of Fortune

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | May 3, 2022

Amazon workers at a warehouse on New York City's Staten Island overwhelmingly rejected a union bid on Monday.

Amazon, Union Face Off in a Rematch Election in New York

Amazon, Union Face Off in a Rematch Election in New York

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | May 1, 2022

A second labor win could give workers in other Amazon facilities — and at other companies — the motivation they need to launch similar efforts.

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

BUSINESS | By Matt O'Brien | May 1, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of "maximum fun" once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private.

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