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Wells Fargo Borrower Got Unneeded Insurance, and Ruined Credit:


Wells Fargo has promised to make amends to the customers it forced to buy car insurance that they didn't need. Allan Dunlap, a former Wells Fargo borrower who spent months trying to get the bank to correct ...


Wells Fargo accused of ripping off mom-and-pop shops:


A lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of overcharging small businesses for credit card transactions and imposing "massive early termination fees" on businesses that tried to leave the bank. by Matt Egan ...


How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion:


Use of a regulatory loophole will allow Sinclair to reach 72 percent of U.S. households after buying Tribune's stations. By MARGARET HARDING MCGILL and JOHN HENDEL Full Story: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/06/trump-fcc-sinclair-broadcast-expansion-241337 *** Sinclair ...


Café charges a 'man tax' to make a point about the gender wage gap:


Here's a way to get people talking about the wage gap. Handsome Her, a café in Melbourne, Australia, that describes itself as a "space for by women, for women," has created quite the kerfuffle for ...


Power play: How outdoor retailers are positioned as a political, economic and social force for change:


As government backs off of protection of climate, public lands, corporate chieftains say they must take up the charge By Jason Blevins | jblevins@denverpost.com | The Denver Post Full Story: ...


Ten Women Leading the Outdoor Industry--and Their View of the Future:


At the recent Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment, we talked to outdoor enthusiasts and change-makers about the future of the industry For a window into the wide-ranging conversations, we asked ...


Wells Fargo May Have Found More Fake Accounts Created by Employees:


Wells Fargo http://www.wellsfargo.com , already struggling to rebuild its reputation after a scandal over the creation of fraudulent bank accounts, signaled on Friday that it could have more bad news ...


Beware undisclosed influence on local news:


This situation brings to mind Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984 telling citizens what to think. We should fear the evolutionary hatching of either a conservative or a progressive Big Brother determined ...


Internet TV could be about to get a lot cheaper--and scarier for cable companies:


Internet TV poses an important question: Would you give up a name-brand channel for a version you've never heard of to save money? For instance, would you take startup Cheddar over CNBC? Newsy instead ...


What Steve Bannon Wants to Do to Google:




Patagonia's Big Business of #Resist:


The iconic brand has long been the conscience of the outdoor industry, forsaking hefty profits to do the right thing. Now the company is going to war against the Trump administration over protections ...


Hot Spot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States:


For years, American companies have been saving money by "offshoring" jobs -- hiring people in India and other distant cubicle farms. Today, some of those jobs are being outsourced again -- in ...


More than 500,000 Wells Fargo clients may have paid for insurance they didn't want:


Wells Fargo's https://www.wellsfargo.com/ campaign to rebuild customer and shareholder trust just hit another bump, as the bank said it may have pushed thousands of car buyers into loan defaults and repossessions ...


Saving Journalism: What Big Media Can Learn from Non-profits:


For the traditional media industry looking to survive in the digital world, it can look at the nonprofit world for new solutions, according to Sam Ford and Jeff Pundyk, authors of this opinion piece. ...


Amazon May Be the Next Tech Giant Muscling Into Health Care:




Amazon looking to fill 50,000 jobs as labor market tightens:


Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes ...


Today's TED Talk - The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention:


A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube ...


Major company CEOs made 271 times the typical U.S. worker in 2016:



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Meet Albertsons' CEO. He's the most powerful Boise businessman you've never seen:


Maybe you've seen Bob Miller shopping for groceries at the Albertsons store on State and 16th streets, where founder Joe Albertson started a supermarket empire in 1939. Maybe you saw him swinging ...


Northwest utility Avista sold to Canadian company for $5.3 billion :


Avista, a major energy provider in the Northwest, is being sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian energy company. Hydro One, a public company based in Toronto, announced Wednesday it is paying cash for ...


This influential Silicon Valley firm is spearheading a blacklist of venture capitalists accused of harassing women:


Faced with a burgeoning sexual harassment crisis, leaders in Silicon Valley have come up with a very Silicon Valley solution: Use technology to create a blacklist. One of the region's most prominent ...


U.S. judge finds that Aetna deceived the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare:


Aetna claimed this summer that it was pulling out of all but four of the 15 states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance because of a business decision -- it was simply losing too much ...


The Next Last Packers:


Mule packing is dying. Or so they say. Meet the new generation fighting to preserve nostalgia, a timeless heritage, and wilderness itself. "It is a less likely skill for young people to take up, ...


Microsoft preparing thousands of layoffs as it shifts to the cloud, reports say:


Worldwide layoffs are reportedly about to hit Microsoft. According to several news outlets, the software giant is set to cut thousands of jobs across the globe in an attempt to reorganize its sales ...


Are you a CenturyLink customer? This lawsuit says the company may have defrauded you:


A class-action lawsuit filed in Idaho accuses telecom giant CenturyLink of defrauding its customers of millions, possibly billions, of dollars. BY CYNTHIA SEWELL csewell@idahostatesman.com Full ...


A pair of decades-old policies may change the way rural America gets local news:


While Americans were distracted by the very important public debates around an open internet and the proliferation of fake news online, the Federal Communications Commission quietly proposed reshaping ...


Portland woman sues CenturyLink, alleging overbilling, hidden fees:


A Portland woman has accused CenturyLink of overcharging her after salespeople came to her door with offers of cheap, superfast internet access, according to a federal lawsuit. The class-action ...


Big Prize in Amazon-Whole Foods Deal: Data:


Amazon for years has been looking for more ways to gather information about how consumers shop. Amazon.com Inc. spent two decades hastening the demise of the traditional brick-and-mortar retail industry. ...


America's most successful companies are killing the economy:


Dominant U.S. companies have delivered amazing benefits to consumers and shareholders, but their success has also damaged our economy. The problem with winner-take-all capitalism is that the winners ...

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