Microsoft investor Lamb sees change after harassment report vote

Microsoft investor Lamb sees change after harassment report vote

Natasha Lamb, founding partner and portfolio manager at Arjuna Capital. Michael Prince Natasha Lamb was shocked. It was November, and Microsoft shareholders had just agreed to her proposal to pressure the software maker to issue a public report on the effectiveness of its sexual harassment policies. Microsoft was against the measure and urged investors to … Read more

‘Sick to My Stomach’: Dollar Tree fanatics protest new $ 1.25 prices

‘Sick to My Stomach’: Dollar Tree fanatics protest new $ 1.25 prices

Dollar Tree’s recent decision to end prices at $ 1 after 35 years and raise most in-store items to $ 1.25 has provoked an angry reaction from many loyal customers on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube. Video bloggers with hundreds of thousands of followers posted videos of their reactions to the price increase – or … Read more

Omicron reveals lack of flexibility of Europe’s public hospitals

Omicron reveals lack of flexibility of Europe’s public hospitals

STRASBOURG, France (AP) – A World Health Organization official warned last week of a “closing window of opportunity” for European countries to prevent their healthcare systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infections. In France, Britain and Spain, nations with relatively strong national health programs, this window may already … Read more

Navient will issue $ 1.85 billion in settlement of student loan relief practices

Navient will issue $ 1.85 billion in settlement of student loan relief practices

UKRAINE – 2021/12/20: This photo illustration shows the Navient Corporation logo displayed on a smartphone and in the backgroundPhoto: Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images / LightRocket (Getty Images) While we are all patiently waiting to see if the Biden administration will live up to its campaign promise to cancel up to $ 10,000 in student … Read more

Microsoft reveals malware attacks on Ukraine’s government network

Microsoft reveals malware attacks on Ukraine’s government network

BOSTON (AP) – Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies had been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransom, a revelation suggesting that an attention-grabbing attack on official websites was a diversion. The extent of the damage was not immediately clear. The attack comes as … Read more

The University of Michigan is removing Schlissel as school president

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged “inappropriate relationship with a university employee,” the school said Saturday on its website. The removal took effect “immediately,” the University of Michigan Board of Regents said, adding that members learned December 8, 2021, about … Read more

Supermarkets face empty shelves due to labor shortages, shipping costs

A combination of labor shortages, shipping costs and cold weather has left grocery store shelves across the country empty, according to reports. Producers on the west coast are paying nearly triple truck prices, according to Reuters. On the east coast, snow and ice storms have created massive delays in the supply of food. Grocery stores … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tesla asked the law firm to fire an associate from the SEC

At the end of last year, a partner at the law firm Cooley LLP received an unexpected call from a lawyer for one of the firm’s most famous clients, Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc., TSLA 1.75% with an ultimatum. The world’s richest man wanted Cooley, who represented Tesla in several lawsuits, to fire one of his … Read more

Citigroup sticks to its Covid-19 vaccine mandate while GE drops its rules

Citigroup Inc. sticks to its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its American workers. General Electric Co. is it not. The two U.S. companies are going in opposite directions after the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s rule that large employers require their employees to receive vaccines or undergo tests. .