The company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, had staged a professional comeback by making masks. Four workers have died from the virus.
Tiffany HsuDov Charney, formerly of American Apparel, was staging a comeback by making masks. Then investigators discovered 300+ coronavirus cases and four deaths at his Los Angeles factory.
The June 2020 U.S. mid-year forecast is marked by declines in consumer and advertising spend across the board.
Tiffany HsuThis will be a bad year for advertising, but not as bad as during the financial crisis, a new GroupM forecast says.
Spending will drop 13% in 2020 (excl. political dollars) versus a 16% slump in 2009. Print, out-of-home and audio are especially weak.
State jobless rolls increased last week as some workers were newly laid off and others belatedly started to receive benefits.
Tiffany HsuOnly in a devastating pandemic does 1.9 million new unemployment claims, a staggering number, feel like a ray of hope. Even as states reopen, the overall number of people collecting jobless benefits increased by 649,000 to 21.5 million. W/ @NelsonSchwartz
Working from home has highlighted and compounded the heavier domestic burden borne by women. Now office reopenings may force new career sacrifices.
Tiffany HsuThe pandemic has been hard on working and job-hunting moms suddenly saddled with extra childcare, schooling and household burdens.
But instead of easing their problems, the gradual reopening of the economy might compound them, @PatcohenNYT and I found.
As shopping centers emptied, shows were canceled and office towers turned dark, millions of people suddenly found themselves without jobs.
Tiffany HsuThese portraits of people left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic, compiled by @BlewisPhoto, are a tiny sampling of the millions who have lost their jobs.
They look like your neighbors, your friends and your family, and that’s because they are.
“Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the show’s creators said in a tongue-in-cheek response. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”
Tiffany HsuThe creators of "South Park" issued a fake apology after running afoul of Chinese censors:
“Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”
The case seemed cold when a Miami Herald investigative journalist started looking into it. Then she persuaded accusers to tell their stories.
Tiffany HsuProsecutors on the Jeffrey Epstein case owe a lot to @jkbjournalist, the Miami Herald reporter who accumulated so much documentation while investigating the financier that she filled up her spare bedroom with papers.
An approach meant to treat students as investments rather than cash cows is being tested by Lambda School, an online learning start-up.
Tiffany HsuStudent debt is at a record high. Could free tuition and earnings payback plans via income share agreements (put into practice by the Lambda School startup) be a solution? nyti.ms/2RARQkr@andrewrsorkin
A federal judge, in approving a preliminary injunction sought by states, cited the potential harm caused “if the existing restrictions are withdrawn.”
Tiffany HsuCody Wilson’s First Amendment rights in the 3-D printed guns case “are dwarfed by the irreparable harms the states are likely to suffer if the existing restrictions are withdrawn,” the judge wrote.
Amid concerns that consumers face too many warnings, a California agency is moving to nullify a judge’s ruling that coffee be accompanied with a cancer notice.
Tiffany HsuA government proposal seeks to exempt coffee from cancer warnings. “It’s like, if someone told you that music causes cancer, you’d have a problem with that,” one coffee industry rep told me.
With Chipotle trying its hand at new products, we offer a sampling of some of the more outrageous attempts at menu innovation by restaurant chains.
Tiffany HsuHere's fast food that has been described as a "deathtrap" and "more kitsch than delish," that comes in meat wrapped in more meat (and sometimes a donut), that kind of hurts just to look at. Meet the Double Down, the McRib and other Cronuts of quick-serve.
An executive at the giant retailer signed a document that indicated the property was being purchased with a loan from a large shelter operator.
Tiffany HsuWhen Walmart sold an old Texas store, it stipulated that the space not become a billiards parlor, a video store selling NC-17 films or a facility with nude or bathing suit-clad dancers. It is now a shelter housing 1,500 migrant children. nyti.ms/2MGCXrB@mcorkery5