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Toshiba CEO to Step Down in September in Accounting Scandal
Controversies

Toshiba CEO to Step Down in September in Accounting Scandal

Sources say Hisao Tanaka and other board members will exit the Japanese tech company.
How Subway Can Recover From the Jared Controversy (VIDEO)
Brand Reputation

How Subway Can Recover From the Jared Controversy (VIDEO)

The fast-food chain announced that the two parties decided to suspend their relationship.
Michelle Castillo
Why It's OK to Sell Merchandise With the Confederate Battle Flag
Controversies

Why It's OK to Sell Merchandise With the Confederate Battle Flag

As long as people have a right to freedom of speech, businesses are free to sell whatever is still legal.
Gene Marks
T-Mobile's Latest Attack on Verizon Is a Masterful Marketing Maneuver
Competition

T-Mobile's Latest Attack on Verizon Is a Masterful Marketing Maneuver

T-Mobile has co-opted an existing Verizon ad campaign and is offering Verizon customers a free two-week trial in hopes of luring them away from the provider.
Geoff Weiss
Abercrombie & Fitch to Ditch Sleazy Hot Clerk Policy and Trademark Sexy Abs
Branding

Abercrombie & Fitch to Ditch Sleazy Hot Clerk Policy and Trademark Sexy Abs

You don't have to be, like, totally hot to work at the preppy retailer anymore. Here's why Abercrombie is going G-rated.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
3 Tactics for Getting Customers to Notice Your Online Business
Online Marketing

3 Tactics for Getting Customers to Notice Your Online Business

Drawing attention to your website is like getting one star noticed in the night sky. You need a strategy to go super nova.
Tor Constantino
Starbucks Baristas Will No Longer Be Writing 'Race Together' on Cups
Starbucks

Starbucks Baristas Will No Longer Be Writing 'Race Together' on Cups

However, the coffee giant says its initiative to start discussions about race is far from over.
Kate Taylor
Yelp Shares are Tanking and a Kickstarter Project Could Be the Reason
Controversies

Yelp Shares are Tanking and a Kickstarter Project Could Be the Reason

A new documentary apparently shows alleged abuses by the customer review service.
Uber Pledges to Enlist a Million Female Drivers by 2020
Gender gap

Uber Pledges to Enlist a Million Female Drivers by 2020

The ride-hailing app is under the microscope due to a handful of driver assaults on passengers in some cities.
A Startup Has Solved Fracking's Dirty Problem
Fracking

A Startup Has Solved Fracking's Dirty Problem

Boston's Oasys Water is pioneering a revolution in the wastewater treatment industry that could turn it on its head.
Uber's Nightmare Scenario
Uber

Uber's Nightmare Scenario

A look at how everything could go wrong for the world's hottest new company.
Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson: 'Now Is the Right Time to Step Away'
Controversies

Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson: 'Now Is the Right Time to Step Away'

The controversial leader resigned from the company's board today, after having stepped down as chairman in 2013.
Uber Will Improve Privacy, Data Security Following Report
Uber

Uber Will Improve Privacy, Data Security Following Report

The ride service said it will provide training for employees, making policies easier for customers to understand, and tightening access controls.
Mexican Mobster Becomes Business Mentor at LA Event
Mentors

Mexican Mobster Becomes Business Mentor at LA Event

Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.