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Coffee Growers Help Reforest Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa

Coffee Growers Help Reforest Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa

By Andrew Meldrum | Aug 25
A wiry woman, Querida Barequinha intently sorts through the coffee beans laid out on racks to dry in the sun, plucking out any that are cracked or misshapen.

Companies Promoting Causes Can Be Accused of 'Wokewashing'

Companies Promoting Causes Can Be Accused of 'Wokewashing'

By Kim Sheehan, University of Oregon | Aug 25
Corporate adventures into social issues aren't always well thought out or received. For example, consider this year's Pride celebrations: Brands were not seen as authentic advocates, but instead as paying for exposure.

As Gannett, GateHouse Merge, Newspaper Cost-Cutting Persists

As Gannett, GateHouse Merge, Newspaper Cost-Cutting Persists

By Tali Arbel and Alexandra Olson | Aug 25
Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees.

Shootings Raise Level of Alarm At Small Businesses

Shootings Raise Level of Alarm At Small Businesses

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 24
At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow's staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting.

Billionaire David Koch, Conservative Donor, Dies at Age 79

Billionaire David Koch, Conservative Donor, Dies at Age 79

By Steve Peoples | Aug 23
David H. Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. and a long-time philanthropist, has died at age 79.

Overstock CEO Resigns After 'Deep State' Comments Roil Stock

Overstock CEO Resigns After 'Deep State' Comments Roil Stock

Aug 23
The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he'd become "far too controversial" to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry.

Peppa Pig to Get New Owner: GI Joe Maker Hasbro

Peppa Pig to Get New Owner: GI Joe Maker Hasbro

Aug 23
Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig.

Board Game Maker Hasbro to Cut Plastic Use in Toymaking

Board Game Maker Hasbro to Cut Plastic Use in Toymaking

By Joseph Pisani | Aug 21
Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot. The toy maker said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Department Stores Make Room for Used Fashion

Department Stores Make Room for Used Fashion

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 21
Out with the new and in with the old. As department stores watch their customers flock to second-hand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites.

Ice Cream Company Behind Offensive Spotify Ad Offers Apology

Ice Cream Company Behind Offensive Spotify Ad Offers Apology

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20
Magnum has tendered an apology for the Spotify ad that shocked British listeners recently when an accented male voice narrated a comparison between the "guilty pleasure" of a same-sex hug and the enjoyment of ice cream.

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