Why more workers are getting paid time off on Election Day

Oct 1, 2020
A growing list of companies are allowing their employees to get the day off or paying them to work the polls.
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With companies matching social justice donations, employees are crowdsourcing to increase contributions

Jun 12, 2020
Over the last two weeks, social justice organizations have raised $600 million dollars, according to one nonprofit.
People are sending money to employees, employees are giving through companies and the donations are going further.
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Bayer sheds some brands to focus on pharma and fight pesticide claims

Nov 29, 2018
The giant multinational corporation Bayer is selling off the Dr. Scholl’s and Coppertone brands acquired four years ago when the company bought Merck. Now Bayer is looking to expand its cancer drug research and development and the agribusinesses it’s been growing since buying Monsanto earlier this year. Sounds good, but there’s a lingering problem that […]

How companies are sizing you up based on your behavior as a customer

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Nov 23, 2018
Companies use your "customer lifetime value score," a secret shopper score of sorts, to determine how to treat you.
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Why Walmart's employees are getting a raise now

Jan 11, 2018
If you work at Walmart, you might be getting a raise. The retailer announced today it will raise entry-level wages to $11 an hour next month. The announcement came as the company stands to benefit from the changes to the tax code passed into law in late 2017. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Abigail […]

No surprise: real estate a big winner in tax bills

Dec 6, 2017
There are major differences between the Senate and House versions of the GOP tax plan. And while corporate America writ large appears to be the big winner in both versions, not all corporations are treated equally. Here’s a look at which industries come out on top and which do not. Click the audio player above […]

Lawmakers ponder fate of corporate AMT

Dec 5, 2017
The House and Senate have both passed tax bills cutting the rate that corporations pay. The lawmakers differ though on the details, including what to do with the corporate alternative minimum tax. The House bill repealed it, but after some last minute changes the Senate bill keeps the AMT in place and some businesses aren’t […]