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
The mall in all its 1980s glory may be gone, but "lifestyle centers" are thriving.
FORTUNE -- Brookstone, everyone's favorite massage chair retailer, is on the brink of bankruptcy. That news last week came on the heels of pizza chain Sbarro's Chapter 11 filing. While Brookstone and Sbarro failed for lots of reasons (like lots of debt and food that tastes like cardboard, respectively) their downfalls have given consumers good reason MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 31, 2014 10:17 AM ET
Northwestern's football players won the right to form a union. This could be a watershed moment for labor and college sports.
By Claire Zillman, reporter
FORTUNE -- The stunning decision Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University have the right to form a union raised a lot of questions about the future of college athletics, but one of the biggest is what it means for the future of the college athletic MOREMar 27, 2014 3:44 PM ET
As the drugstore chain plans to shutter 76 locations, some of which are very close to other Walgreens locations, it's worth asking, why were these stores opened in the first place?
FORTUNE -- In retail, being your own worst enemy isn't always a bad thing.
On Tuesday, Walgreen Co. announced plans to close 76 unprofitable drugstores by August.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based company, which reported that its second-quarter net income inched down from $756 MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 26, 2014 5:58 PM ET
D.C. court judges will hear arguments on Tuesday over whether the federal government can offer subsidies to low-income Americans in states that opted out of Obamacare's health insurance exchanges.
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday morning, all eyes will be on One First Street in Washington, D.C., where the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments from Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. that, because of religious principles, they should be exempt from the Obamacare requirement MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 25, 2014 9:52 AM ET
Despite news of the $14 million that ousted Symantec CEO will receive -- and the potential $80 million Time Warner Cable's CEO may walk away with -- so-called golden parachutes may actually be getting smaller. Here's why.
FORTUNE -- $14 million for a job poorly done?
That's reportedly what Steve Bennett, chief executive of computer security company Symantec Corp (SYMC), is set to receive following his firing last week, after spending 20 MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 24, 2014 10:59 AM ET
With job search apps, you can apply for a position on your smartphone. But should you?
FORTUNE -- Call it the Amazon One-Click of job hunting.
In the same way you'd purchase an ink cartridge at Amazon from your phone with a single tap, job search apps now let you apply to a position from your mobile device with the slightest move of your index finger.
Indeed.com, for instance, lets users of its Indeed MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 21, 2014 3:24 PM ET
Next week, Congress will be racing against the clock to put a band-aid on an automatic measure that will significantly cut what doctors receive for treating Medicare patients.
FORTUNE -- When Congress returns to session on Monday it will find itself in a familiar position: with its back against the wall.
This time, Congress will be racing against a clock that's ticking off the seconds until the payments that doctors receive MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 20, 2014 5:00 AM ET
The two restaurant chains offer nearly identical products: toasted subs made fresh. So how have they ended up on opposite ends of the fast-food food chain?
FORTUNE -- It's lunch time and you want a hot, melty -- but still fresh -- submarine sandwich. It'll be crunchy, it'll be gooey, it'll be all-around delicious.
There are two restaurants whose sole purpose is to provide you with an oven toasted sandwich -- Quiznos MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 18, 2014 5:00 AM ET
When pointing at alleged culprits of wage theft, the finger ought to extend beyond McDonald's. It's hard to get a firm handle on just how often wage theft occurs, but there's no doubt it's widespread.
FORTUNE -- McDonald's workers may be getting paid even less than we thought.
McDonald's (MCD) workers claimed in six separate lawsuits filed in three states on Thursday that the company and some of its franchisees systematically shorted them MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 14, 2014 3:24 PM ET
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