Puerto Rico's solar industry wins big after hurricane

Nov 30, 2017
Why people are banking on solar for the future of Puerto Rico.
Solar panels cover a rooftop in Puerto Rico's San Juan. The island's solar industry is witnessing a boom post Hurricane Maria.
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Where does Silicon Valley's bro culture start? VC

Nov 15, 2017
Venture capital begets the tech industry. What happens if it's rotten from the start?
DFJ Partner Steve Jurvetson (L) and TechCrunch moderator Connie Loizos speak onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
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As women speak out on sexual harassment, investors take note

Nov 10, 2017
Harassment-related issues haven't been viewed by companies as a risk factor. That's changing.
A video board with the closing numbers on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1 in New York.
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Botox is a multi-billion dollar, potentially deadly monopoly

The product comes from a substance so lethal that it could be used as a potential agent of bioterrorism.
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The old salary history question could be on its way out for good

Oct 25, 2017
Narrowing the pay gap between men and women is the goal of new laws in California, Oregon, New York City, San Francisco and other jurisdictions.
A woman joins with other protesters to ask that woman be given the chance to have equal pay as their male co-workers on March 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
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Lord and Taylor HQ sale shows shifts in retail and work culture

Oct 24, 2017
The country’s oldest luxury retailer, Lord & Taylor, said today that it’s selling its iconic Manhattan headquarters for $850 million. After Christmas next year, the building will become the headquarters for WeWork, a 7-year-old office space company. WeWork is valued…

After losing out on a headquarters bid over a decade ago, Dallas created a thriving downtown to woo corporations

Oct 24, 2017
Boeing’s rejection of Dallas as a corporate headquarters location 16 years ago helped spur the city's current growth in the arts.
Development of the Dallas Arts District was spurred in part by the city's failed bid to get Boeing to locate its headquarters in the city. The district now draws more than 1.5 million  visitors a year. 
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Hasbro will transform its own games and toys into films

Oct 23, 2017
Toy giant Hasbro has partnered with Hollywood companies to produce films based on its brands like Transformers, G.I. Joe and Battleship. Now it wants to take that business in-house, and finance the movies itself. With toy retailers in trouble, including…

How confidentiality agreements keep sexual harassment hidden

Oct 23, 2017
Victims have a hard choice: settle and sign confidentiality agreements or go to court.
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Walmart deal would put Lord & Taylor merch on the discounter's website

Oct 20, 2017
Pressure from Amazon has Walmart.com looking for new kinds of customers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the giant discount store is close to landing a deal with Lord & Taylor, one of the oldest luxury department stores in the…