Insider Q&A: Accenture directs capital to Black start-ups

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathryn Ross was one of just two Black women in Accenture's Miami office when she first joined the global consulting firm nearly 27 years ago. Now a managing partner...

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company t...

Trump's pandemic relief orders are limited in scope

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's new executive orders to help Americans struggling under the economic recession are far less sweeping than any pandemic relief bill Congress ...

More U.S. workers getting Juneteenth off as awareness grows

NEW YORK (AP) — A unprecedented number of U.S. companies are giving employees off for Juneteenth on Friday, raising hopes that the day commemorating the end of slavery could someday become a true nati...

What to know about applying for gig work during the pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A leap in U.S. unemployment has thrown a spotlight on one type of work in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic: Gig work delivering groceries, meals and packages. ...

Employers navigate virus pandemic without firm guidelines

NEW YORK (AP) — It started with extra hand sanitizer and wipes for keyboards and headphones. Then came the directive for employees to lug their laptops home every night just in case. Finally, the memo...

Delivery giant DoorDash takes step toward public offering

NEW YORK (AP) — Food delivery giant DoorDash has taken a first formal step toward a stock market debut. The San Francisco-based company said Thursday that it had filed paperwork wit...

More companies get into business of Black History Month

NEW YORK (AP) — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African Ameri...

FTC sues to block Harry's sale to Schick owner Edgewell

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal antitrust regulators say a proposed merger that would combine old-school shaving company Schick with upstart Harry's would end up costing consumers some skin. ...

Most US workers still pay price of no paid parental leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Glynn could not afford a funeral for her newborn son who died after a premature birth. She was already taking time off from her job as a waitress in Manchester,...

Nike's sales get boost from direct-to-consumer strategy

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike’s quarterly results again beat Wall Street expectations, as its online sales grew and customers shrugged off a series of corporate scandals. The company's reven...

WeWork cuts nearly 20% of workforce in restructuring effort

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork is slashing nearly 20% of its workforce, embarking on a painful restructuring of its money-losing operation that doomed its stock market debut and left the office-sharing compan...

WeWork's ex-CEO faces pregnancy discrimination complaint

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is accusing him and other executives of discriminating against her for becoming pregnant. Medina Bardhi says in a ...

WeWork co-founder pushed aside in reported SoftBank takeover

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork is reportedly accepting a financial rescue package that hands control of the company to its top investor and pushes aside co-founder Adam Neumann and his grandiose vision of cha...

Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other resta...