Business

New demographic data shows continued divide at Amazon

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s executives ranks remained largely white, although the share of non-white executives rose modestly, while minorities continued to account for most of its blue-collar workforce as the online retailer grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new company data.Slideshow ( 3 images )The disclosure made Amazon the largest company by market […]

World News

A quiet arms race is rapidly heating up between the two Koreas

The buildup over the last few years has threatened the delicate balance of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Pride and jealousy have driven North and South Korea to engage in propaganda shouting matches and compete over who could build a taller flagpole on their border. Now that one-upmanship is intensifying a much more dangerous side […]

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How do you host a running race during COVID? Colfax Marathon knows.

A frosty chill in the air mixed with the warm camaraderie customary among runners as race director Lonnie Somers counted off a start sequence for the Super Bowl 5K in Washington Park last Sunday. The race’s format would have been unthinkable before COVID-19. “Three, two, one, go! Three, two, one, go!” Somers called out, over […]

Business

US Election: Tight race reveals Trump’s resilience and flaws in Biden campaign

In the early hours of Wednesday Donald Trump and Joe Biden still did not know who had won the presidential election but one thing was clear: Democrats had not secured the big victory some had anticipated. Heading into election day, Democrats were not only confident they would avoid a repeat of the surprise loss in […]

World News

Coronavirus vaccine race: US 'Operation Warp Speed' explained

The federal initiative aims to fast-track development of drugs to combat COVID-19 in the United States. As nations around the world race to develop a vaccine to fend off COVID-19, the United States is rushing to be at the forefront of the battle. In early April 2020, the administration of President Donald Trump announced Operation […]

Politics

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton described slavery as “a necessary evil” in a published attack on a New York Times initiative to make slavery the focal point of American history for U.S. schools. “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union […]

Business

Dutch bank ABN Amro to examine own history in light of racism debate

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch bank ABN Amro (ABNd.AS) on Friday said it had commissioned a study into its past in light of the current global debate about systemic racism and the inequality faced by Black people. “As a bank with a history going back 300 years, ABN Amro too is aware that there may be […]

Business

Adidas rejects investigating HR chief in race row

BERLIN (Reuters) – Adidas (ADSGn.DE) rejected on Wednesday a call by employees to investigate the German sportswear brand’s human resources chief over her handling of racism at the company after she described it last year as “noise” only discussed in America. An Adidas spokeswoman said it strongly rebuffed statements made in a letter by 83 […]