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This is why women now hold more jobs than men

This is why women now hold more jobs than men

Women held slightly more jobs than men in December — the first time that’s happened in nearly a decade. The numbers are super close, with women holding 50.04% of American jobs, but economists note it’s a data point worth watching because it could mark a turning point in the US labor market. Sectors that have…MORE

The trade war is still on. Consider this a fragile truce

The trade war is still on. Consider this a fragile truce

You’re forgiven if you thought the trade war between the US and China ended Wednesday. The president, in front of a crowded room filled with business leaders and his favorite TV hosts, declared trade victory. “Together, we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American…MORE

Everything you need to know about Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service

Everything you need to know about Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service

The streaming field is becoming increasingly crowded and consumers have more choices than ever if they’re willing to pay for them. So what better way to stand out from your competitors than by giving away your streaming service free? That seems to be NBCUniversal’s play with Peacock, the streaming service it unveiled on Thursday. At…MORE

Checking your bag on JetBlue is about to get more expensive

Checking your bag on JetBlue is about to get more expensive

JetBlue Airways is hiking its checked baggage fees for the second time in two years. Passengers will have to pay $35 for their first checked bag, up from $30. A second checked bag will cost $45, up from $40. JetBlue announced the changes on its website and said that travelers who book flights from Thursday…MORE

Nestlé is spending billions to create a market for recycled plastics

Nestlé is spending billions to create a market for recycled plastics

Food companies trying to reduce their consumption of plastic have a big problem — it’s hard to find suitable recycled material. Nestlé says it’s willing to spend more than $2 billion to try and fix that. The world’s biggest food company said in a statement Thursday that it would cut costs in other parts of…MORE

28,000 United Airlines employees are getting new uniforms

28,000 United Airlines employees are getting new uniforms

Winter is brutal, and no one can attest to that more than airport employees. United Airlines is hoping to make the cold weather a bit more bearable for them with durable new uniforms for their 28,000 employees who work primarily outdoors. The airline unveiled new gear designed by Carhartt for its teams who work in…MORE

Bose is closing more than 100 stores worldwide

Bose is closing more than 100 stores worldwide

Bose is significantly shrinking the number of retail stores it operates because of the “dramatic shift” to online shopping, the company said in a statement. The maker of high-end electronics said it’s closing 119 retail stores worldwide across North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. It will continue to operate about 130 stores throughout China, the…MORE

Powerade is getting a makeover for the first time in more than a decade

Powerade is getting a makeover for the first time in more than a decade

Powerade is getting a makeover. For the first time in 13 years, the sports drinks brand is redesigning its packaging and launching two new calorie-and sugar-free products: Powerade Ultra and Powerade Power Water. Both are hitting shelves this winter. For Coca-Cola, which makes Powerade, the revamp is a way to boost the brand by appealing…MORE