He was fired after an encounter with a 'racist' customer. After sharing his story, Home Depot changed its mind.
Washington Post, 21 July at 02:35
After a man last Thursday approached the checkout at a Home Depot in Albany, N.Y., staff member Maurice Rucker asked him to leash his dog. That's when the man exploded. Rucker, a 60-year-old black man, claimed he was fired Tuesday after defending ...
AT&T says it will bring its super-fast 5G network to Raleigh and Charlotte
News & Observer, 21 July at 02:04
The next generation of mobile-network technology is coming to Raleigh and Charlotte this year. AT&T announced Friday that it has added North Carolina's two largest cities to the initial build-out of its planned mobile 5G network. Oklahoma City is also
Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in US
Reuters, 21 July at 01:14
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Life sciences company Bayer AG said on Friday it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device that made the business no longer sustainable.
Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants
New York Times, 21 July at 00:44
Bayer announced on Friday that it would discontinue sales of its Essure birth control implant by the end of the year, bowing to a lengthy campaign by health advocates and thousands of women to get the device off the market. The implant has had a
Trump escalates his criticism of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes
Los Angeles Times, 21 July at 00:35
Before this week, it had been more than a quarter-century since a sitting U.S. president publicly pressured the independent Federal Reserve on interest rates. On Friday, President Trump did it for the second day in a row. Advertisement. In
Thousands of Tesla Model 3 cars are sitting in giant parking lots in California — here's why
Business Insider, 21 July at 00:32
Photos of numerous Tesla vehicles at locations in California have shown up on Twitter. These are likely staging areas for vehicles that are on their way to customers in other parts of the US. Tesla's rapidly expanding production of its Model 3 means
Home Depot Backtracks After Firing Employee Who Says He Stood Up To Racist Customer
HuffPost, 21 July at 00:32
Home Depot is offering an employee in Albany, New York, his job back after the company recently fired him for speaking up to a customer who hurled racist insults at him. Maurice Rucker, who is black, was working in the garden center when he asked a ...
Pizza giant Papa John's suffers from a 'toxic' work environment, Forbes magazine says
USA TODAY, 20 July at 23:58
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Papa John's International and a lawyer for deposed Chairman John Schnatter dismissed a Forbes report describing a "toxic" work environment at the headquarters of the Louisville-based pizza giant. The business news organization ...
Wall Street slips as trade worries dampen upbeat earnings
StreetInsider.com, 20 July at 23:49
Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. By Stephen Culp. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Friday as escalating trade anxieties driven by U.S. President
Facebook suspends analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over data use concerns
TechCrunch, 20 July at 23:21
As part of its ongoing mission to close the barn doors after the cows have got out, Facebook has suspended the accounts of British data analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over concerns that it may be improperly handling user data. The ominously named ...
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