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Japan Starts Weekend Early to Improve Work-Life Balance

Japan Starts Weekend Early to Improve Work-Life Balance

Feb 27
As the clock reached 3 p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo's central business district to toast "Premium Friday," a new initiative to promote better work-life balance.

Uber Sexual Harassment Allegations

Uber Sexual Harassment Allegations

Feb 27
Uber promises an "urgent investigation" into sexual harassment claims made by a former employee in a blog post.

Free Shipping Wars

Free Shipping Wars

Feb 26
Amazon is making it easier to get free shipping for online orders. The move comes less than two months after Walmart started offering free two-day shipping on eligible orders.

New York Times' Dean Baquet

New York Times' Dean Baquet

Feb 26
The New York Times is running a new national ad campaign asking, "How do we arrive at the truth?"

Study: Technology Trouble Dents Car and Truck Reliability

Study: Technology Trouble Dents Car and Truck Reliability

By Tom Krisher | Feb 24
Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

Maple Syrup Producers Face Challenges in Warming World

Maple Syrup Producers Face Challenges in Warming World

By Melanie Plenda | Feb 24
New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

Apple Slams Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Rule Reversal

Apple Slams Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Rule Reversal

Feb 23
Apple became one of the first corporations to publicly denounce the Trump administration's controversial reversal on federal guidelines for transgender students' bathroom use.

Uber to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim by Engineer

Uber to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim by Engineer

By Danica Kirka and David Koenig | Feb 23
Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.

Study Finds Underage, Fearful Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

Study Finds Underage, Fearful Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

By Ken Ritter | Feb 21
A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.

SF LGBT Center Rolls Out #HireTrans Ad Campaign

SF LGBT Center Rolls Out #HireTrans Ad Campaign

By Charlie Wagner | Feb 19
A first-of-its-kind educational campaign to encourage employers to hire transgender and gender non-conforming workers can now be seen on Muni buses and downtown San Francisco BART stations.

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