Apparel companies looking to cash in on the rise in sportswear sales are introducing 'athleisure' to their lineups.
FORTUNE -- Maybe the makers of pajama jeans were onto something.
Comfy, stretchy pants -- the ones with the forgiving waistband and breathable fabric -- have always had their place: weekends on the couch and sometimes at the gym.
But companies are now trying to turn this icon of casual Americana on its head by taking it MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 22, 2014 12:27 PM ET
BET's recent win in a discrimination lawsuit filed by transgender TV personality B. Scott is the latest instance in which a media company has beat a bias suit by flaunting its right to free speech and expression.
FORTUNE -- In August 2013, transgender television personality B. Scott filed a suit against Black Entertainment Television and its parent company Viacom Inc., claiming that the network had discriminated against him based on his MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 18, 2014 4:47 PM ET
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that will allow unpaid interns to file lawsuits against an employer for harassment and discrimination.
FORTUNE -- How much is justice worth? Unpaid interns planning to work in New York City this summer may want to crunch the numbers. They won't get a paycheck, but at least they now have the right to sue.
On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 16, 2014 1:12 PM ET
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled a novel plan that aims to let foreign-born, U.S.-educated entrepreneurs stay in the country. How it works.
FORTUNE -- In America's battle to keep the foreign entrepreneurs it trains, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has thrown down a massive gauntlet.
Announcing a broad economic growth package last week, Deval introduced what he's dubbed the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GER) Program. The proposal: Foreign students who attended colleges and universities in Massachusetts and MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 14, 2014 10:46 AM ET
As the economy improves and federal unemployment and foot stamp benefits are cut, dollar stores get dinged.
FORTUNE -- It's a rough retail environment out there, even for the least expensive of goods.
On Tuesday, Family Dollar (FDO) announced that its profits had declined 35% in the second quarter as comparable store sales fell 3.8%. Its profit of $90.9 million, or 80 cents a share, missed analyst estimates of 90 cents. In connection MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 11, 2014 5:00 AM ET
More than ever, a CEO is a brand unto him or herself; a brand that undoubtedly melds with the image of the company itself. If the two don't mesh, it can spell disaster.
FORTUNE -- Mozilla received an ugly reminder last week that the CEO title might as well be swapped with CBO -- chief brand officer.
Here's a recap: Shortly after taking over as CEO of Mozilla, the open-source computing company known for its MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 9, 2014 3:42 PM ET
We are, apparently, victims of America's rugged individual ideals. And a little more transparency could go a long way for pay equity.
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who talk openly about their compensation.
Perhaps the order strikes you as pointless. Regardless of corporate policy, very few of us gab about how much money we earn with co-workers, or with friends and family, MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 8, 2014 3:05 PM ET
Upscale beauty products are beating drugstore brands.
FORTUNE -- If you're not aware already, we're living in a new retail world, where there isn't so much one large consumer base, but two divided by economic status. The well-off are buying bigtime, the worse-off are just trying to survive.
The bifurcation trend is present in apparel and home appliances, and it's holding true in the land of lipstick, mascara, and moisturizer too. When MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 4, 2014 7:41 AM ET
The struggling retailer is introducing its Now + Here shop in stores and online in an attempt to capture a piece of the growing fast fashion market.
FORTUNE -- Forget its softer side, Sears just wants to be cheap and trendy.
On April 14, Sears (SHLD) will launch its new Now + Here shops in Sears stores and online, which the Chicago-based retailer touts as "fast fashion" shops that will keep customers MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 2, 2014 10:26 AM ET
The company is failing to sync with the German work environment, but it doesn't have any plans to change its ways.
FORTUNE -- Amazon is really, really trying to sell its notorious distribution center work culture in Germany, but its employees there just aren't buying it.
On Monday, hundreds of workers at Amazon's (AMZN) warehouse facility in Leipzig, Germany went on strike. It was the latest protest in a nearly year-long battle between MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 1, 2014 9:31 AM ET
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