Companies & Brands

During much of the 20th century, the Soviet Union and the United States competed during the Cold War’s Space Race to best one another in spaceflight and rocket technology. Today, another race is...
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, companies with commercial relationships with the world’s largest nation have been confronted with the decision of whether to stop doing...
Esports is one of the fastest-growing sports and entertainment sectors in the world. Gaming enthusiasts can watch their favorite teams play popular games like League of Legends, Fortnite, Call of...
It is no secret that many workers making minimum wage live below the poverty line. The last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage was July 24, 2009. In the years since, it has stagnated at...
Despite the stock market doldrums since the beginning of the year, the pandemic has been generally good to investors. The S&P 500 finished 2020 up over 16% and 2021 with a near 27% return. Many...
Corporate America is facing something of a reckoning in the post-pandemic workplace. In surveys of mostly younger employees, workers are demanding more flexible hours and the option to work from...
From the mid-20th century into the early 21st, America’s love affair with the automobile kept a car manufacturer (General Motors) and an oil company (Exxon) in the top five spots among the biggest...
Globalization and the offshoring of manufacturing can be sensitive topics. In the last 50 years, the United States has lost millions of industrial jobs, leading to heated debates about economic...
We all know at least one “difficult” gift recipient within our family or social circles, the person who requires much more thought and deliberation than usual to successfully buy for.  The fear...
Social networking giant Facebook became the latest powerful company to change its name amid scandal. According to critics, the Facebook brand has become toxic. Facebook is not the only company to...
April’s news headlines were dominated by the war in Ukraine, inflation – and Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter. The saga ended Monday, when Twitter accepted Musk’s buyout bid in a deal worth...
Though the U.S. has ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military spending will likely continue increasing. The House overwhelmingly passed a defense spending bill for $768 billion in December...
If 2020 was a year Corporate America would like to forget because of the pandemic-induced economic downturn, 2021 is a year business will gladly remember. According to a Bloomberg News story from...
With the U.S. inflation rate increasing at levels not seen in decades, many Americans are looking to save money, pinching pennies where they can. While some essentials cannot be cut out of the...