'Whitening' creams undergo a makeover but colorism persists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world's biggest cosmetics companies have been selling a fairy tale that often goes something like this: If your husband's lost interest in you, if your colleague...

Iowa drug kingpin who killed 5 people in 1993 to be executed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A ruthless Iowa meth kingpin who killed five people, including two young girls, in 1993 to thwart his prosecution for drug trafficking is set to become the third federal inmate ...

Can India wean off its economic reliance on China?

The recent clashes between Chinese and Indian troops along the two nations' disputed border have heightened anti-China sentiment in India and triggered calls for a total ban on trade with that cou...

93 Local Companies Recognised at The 9th "Consumer Caring Scheme" and Emerged Stronger

Customer-Centricity Becoming More Important in Times of Adversity HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 July 2020 - Creating a seamless, consistent customer experience across physical & digital sp...

Malaysian palm oil giant hit with forced labor allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An anti-trafficking organization has filed a petition to ban the importation of palm oil produced by one of the world’s largest suppliers, saying it found evidence of child and forc...

Tsimshatsui Overtakes Causeway Bay as the Most Expensive Retail District for First Time

Greater Central office availability reaches a 15-year high Grade A office rental declined for the fifth consecutive quarter with Greater Central rents down by 7.5% quarter-on-quarter, the steepest dro...

Thermo Fisher, Uber rise; Bellus, Dominion fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Sina Corp., up $3.87 to $40.54. The Chinese online media company received a buyout of...

Stores focus on cleaning to get shoppers back to spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about making shopping fun. As clothing retailers and others try to stay viable during the coronavirus pandemic, they're hoping steps like cleaning during store hours, offering h...

Nu Skin, Tesla rise; Tailored Brands, Facebook fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Dime Community Bancshares Inc., up 18 cents to $13.03. The parent company of Dime Co...

Sharp Taiwan takes control of cosmetics retailer Mirada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sharp (Taiwan) Electronics Corporation, a unit of the Foxconn Telecom Group, announced Wednesday (July 1) that it is taking over cosmetics retailer Mirada in an attack on ...

Coty, Boeing rise; Intercept Therapeutics, Heron fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Fluor Corp., up 75 cents to $11.99. The engineering and construction company is sellin...

L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' from skin products

PARIS (AP) — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the d...

Woman apologizes after backlash from confronting homeowner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of a cosmetics company issued an apology Sunday after a video was widely shared online showing her and her husband confronting a man and threatening to call police because...

Some stores end practice of locking up black beauty products

NEW YORK (AP) — Drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS Health say they will stop locking up beauty and hair care products aimed at black women and other women of color, joining Walmart in ending a practic...

Companies touting black lives matter face workforce scrutiny

SEATTLE (AP) — After hitting the streets to protest racial injustices, Sharon Chuter was disillusioned by the number of corporate brands posting “glossy” messages spouting support for black lives. ...