CBS exec's downfall shows the power _ and limits _ of #MeToo

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement? While he is the most powerful CEO brought down yet by sexual misconduct allegations over th...

A look at companies embroiled in recent political debates

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly...

Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

NEW YORK (AP) — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintena...

Wynn Resorts posts 1Q loss on legal settlement charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Wynn Resorts reported a first-quarter loss on Tuesday, its bottom line weighed by a nearly $465 million charge link to a legal settlement. But after stripping away th...

Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups....

AP News Guide: Facebook's widening crisis over user data

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is facing the most serious crisis in its 14-year history as it deals with fallout from a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campai...

On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth's to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and...

Q&A: A Weinstein Co. bankruptcy could complicate lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by The Weinstein Co. would be the latest episode in the unraveling of a Hollywood powerhouse and have repercussions for any lawsuits filed against the company over ...

NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry following the l...

Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led boa...

Selling public service or Rams? Firm defends Super Bowl spot

DETROIT (AP) — In the 60-second spot aired during the Super Bowl, viewers see images of the rugged Ram pickup along with people working, helping others or hugging loved ones. The ima...

Ram ad highlights public service but not commercialism

DETROIT (AP) — A 60-second spot aired during the Super Bowl shows a rugged Ram pickup truck along with people working, helping others or hugging loved ones. The images are set agains...

Authentically handmade? How to know amid mass production

NEW YORK (AP) — Guatemalan women skilled in traditional Mayan beadwork technique have made chic pillows and pouches for West Elm. Hand-dyers in India, using petals collected from discarded Hindu templ...

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances whil...

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

A little-known website's story of a sexual encounter between comedian Aziz Ansari and an unidentified woman is testing the boundaries of what constitutes news and what deserves to kept private. ...