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McDonald's to Donate Meals to the Homeless in Vatican City
McDonald's

McDonald's to Donate Meals to the Homeless in Vatican City

It seems that the controversial McDonald's location is trying to get on its new neighbor's good side.
Nina Zipkin
McDonald's Opens Near the Vatican
McDonald's

McDonald's Opens Near the Vatican

The Church leadership isn't exactly a fan of the new Golden Arches location.
Nina Zipkin
Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts
Controversies

Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts

Consider counterbalancing your freedom of speech with your right to remain silent. Both are precious.
Phil La Duke
Richard Branson: Just Say Yes to Smoking Pot With Your Kids
Radicals & Visionaries

Richard Branson: Just Say Yes to Smoking Pot With Your Kids

The billionaire Brit dropped a smoke bomb of skunky parental advice at a conference for entrepreneurs yesterday.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Sumner Redstone's Battle Is a Lesson In How Not to Lead
Leadership

Sumner Redstone's Battle Is a Lesson In How Not to Lead

Redstone's battle with his Viacom team and board shows why founders or CEOs have to learn to bow out gracefully.
Ray Hennessey
JetBlue Defends Decision to Ask Passenger to Replace Booty Shorts Before Boarding Flight. Will the Incident Affect Its Brand?
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JetBlue Defends Decision to Ask Passenger to Replace Booty Shorts Before Boarding Flight. Will the Incident Affect Its Brand?

The airline stands by its old-fashioned stance on attire, but experts say it doesn't have to. Here's why.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Changes Policies on 'Trending Topics' After Criticism
Facebook

Facebook Changes Policies on 'Trending Topics' After Criticism

The world's largest social network said in a blogpost that it was introducing several changes, including elimination of a top-10 list of approved websites, more training and clearer guidelines to help human editors avoid ideological or political bias.
Seeing a Brand 'Probortunity,' Tinder Awards Scholarship to Sorority Girl Penalized for Using the Viral Dating App
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Seeing a Brand 'Probortunity,' Tinder Awards Scholarship to Sorority Girl Penalized for Using the Viral Dating App

'When we found out what Shannon was going through, we wanted to help and turn the experience into a positive one,' co-founder and CEO Sean Rad tells Entrepreneur.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Snapchat Exercises Poor Judgment With 4/20 Bob Marley Blackface Filter
Snapchat

Snapchat Exercises Poor Judgment With 4/20 Bob Marley Blackface Filter

After sparking outrage with a truly stupid feature on National Weed Day, the media-sharing service hasn't gotten around to snapping an apology.
Lydia Belanger
Target to Allow Transgender People to Use Bathroom of Their Choice
Target

Target to Allow Transgender People to Use Bathroom of Their Choice

The retailer says that it stands for inclusivity and equality.
Phil Wahba
Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret
Apple

Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret

The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernadino shooter's phone legally owns the method used to gain access.
Should Amazon Succumb to Pressure to 'Dump Trump' Products?
Amazon

Should Amazon Succumb to Pressure to 'Dump Trump' Products?

Women's rights group UltraViolet has organized a petition with 13,000 signatures asking Amazon to remove the controversial figure's menswear line from its offerings.
Lydia Belanger
Gap Apologizes for 'Racist' Ad
Advertising

Gap Apologizes for 'Racist' Ad

In the image, an African-American girl is posing next to a taller Caucasian girl that is propping her arm on the younger girl's head.
John Kell
Air France Offers Compromise After Flight Attendants' Outrage at Headscarf Rule
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Air France Offers Compromise After Flight Attendants' Outrage at Headscarf Rule

Those who aren't comfortable wearing a headscarf in Tehran can fly to other locations, the company said.
Claire Zillman