An independent U.S. federal agency ruled Wednesday, Aug. 29, that Canadian paper imports don't hurt American producers, delivering a surprise decision that eliminates tariffs that had raised prices and squeezed margins at struggling newspapers.
It's 2018 and much of the world is still trying to justify why fathers matter. The U.S. doesn't federally mandate parental leave of any sort, bracketing it with countries such as Suriname and Papua New Guinea. Large swaths of Asia including India and China have policies only for maternity leave. New Zealand is the sole country with a primary caregiver policy that applies to mothers and fathers.
When Brian Cornell joined Target Corp. three years ago, the cheap-chic retailer was reeling from slumping sales and a hacking attack that exposed the personal data of millions of customers.
Papa John's International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league's national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza. "The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction," Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain's chairman and chief executive officer, said on a conference call. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders."
For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there's at least one source of comfort: Your neighbors might very well be lying awake, too. Almost two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, report being stressed about the future of the nation, according to the American Psychological Association's Eleventh Stress in America survey, conducted in August and released on Wednesday.
In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. That's where a sensitive, well-trained professional would conduct an "immediate and impartial" investigation followed by "appropriate action to remediate or prevent the prohibited conduct from continuing," in the procedural language preferred by the Society for Human Resource Management, a national trade group.
The Trump administration will propose a requirement that refiners use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels in 2018, while lowering targets for advanced alternatives that oil refiners have described as unattainable, according to people familiar with the decision.