|Original articles from Fortune.|
|The Best Ways to End Four Common Professional Conversations|
Your “closing” should open doors. If you want to get people to take action and do what you want, this is what you should say.
|The Girl Scouts Are Adding Another New Gluten-Free Cookie Option|
The Girl Scouts are here to save the day with a morsel of good news—at least for cookie lovers.
|Amazon Hiring 200+ Work-From-Home Employees|
All are full-time, with benefits, and open to applicants in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Costa Rica.
|Bespoke Post Adds Curated Wine Subscription |
The NYC-based startup thinks Millennial men are being underserved in the category.
|Walmart to Sell Gobble Meal Kits in New Partnership|
In the battle over the future of food purchases, Walmart is making moves to maintain a fighting chance against Amazon and Whole Foods.
|IHOP President on the IHOb Stunt|
Darren Rebelez addressed the company’s name change gimmick in a new interview: "Literally Everyone on the Planet' Knows It Sell Burgers Now"
|Why and How to Celebrate World Emoji Day|
Whether you celebrate today with a happy face, a pair of raised hands, or a mere shrug, July 17 marks World Emoji Day.
|Adidas is Going Greener|
The company is doubling down on its sustainability push. By 2024, Adidas will only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing.
|It's Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven|
7-Eleven stores will give customers a free small Slurpee on ‘7-Eleven Day‘ (July 11—or, 7/11 on the calendar) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
|How HBO Will Change Under AT&T Ownership|
HBO employees were told at a recent town hall that the premium network is going to “change direction a little bit.”
|Seth Rogen Calls Out Twitter on White Supremacy Problem|
The actor tweeted on Tuesday that he has been “DMing” with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about his “bizarre need to verify white supremacists.”
|P&G Wants 50% of Its Ads Directed by Women by 2023|
The consumer goods corporation will also work toward closing its own gender gap at the creative director level.
|Brand Blunder: Target Sells 'Baby Daddy' Cards |
Across many of its stores, Target was carrying a card depicting an African-American couple with the words “Baby Daddy” overlaid over them.
|Kim Kardashian Wants Twitter Edits Too|
The reality TV star reportedly spoke directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the issue at her husband Kanye West’s birthday party.
|Behind BoA's Decision to End Business With Some Gunmakers|
In April, Bank of America made the decision to end its business with makers of military-style weapons who sold those arms to civilians.
|IHOP to Re-Brand as IHOb on June 11th|
International House of Pancakes, perhaps better known by the initials IHOP, is ditching the pancakes—in its name, at least.
|Advertisers are Boycotting 'Full Frontal' and Samantha Bee|
Autotrader and State Farm have pulled their ads from TBS’s Full Frontal after host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***.”
|How Amazon is Using Whole Foods For Retail Domination|
The Seattle giant believes selling you groceries is the key to selling you everything else.
|Instagram Finally Adds Mute Button|
After countless user requests, Instagram has finally decided to roll out a mute button to hide posts from certain friends.
|Does Siri Hate Your Mother? |
When users query Siri for a definition, the service looks for it in the Oxford Dictionary. The second definition in that dictionary for 'mother' lists the expletive.
|Newest M&M's Flavor Only Available at Dollar General|
Orange Vanilla Cream M&M’s will hit the shelves on April 30—and will be sold exclusively at Dollar General stores across the U.S.
|Farewell, Ford Taurus, You Served Us Well.|
The venerable, family, four-door Ford Taurus is joining a list of sedans that Ford plans to phase out.
|Sony Sues Brewery Over 'Breaking Bud' IPA|
Sony Pictures is taking on California’s Knee Deep Brewing Company over the name of one of its IPAs: Breaking Bud.
|This Faked Photo of Emma Gonzalez Went Viral on Twitter|
After Parkland shooting survivor and activist Emma González spoke during Saturday’s March for Our Lives, images began to circulate of the teenager ripping up the U.S. Constitution.
|Whole Foods Outlines New Prime Loyalty Plan|
Whole Foods met with suppliers in Austin in an attempt to quell concerns and uncertainty that have been brewing since the grocer was acquired by Amazon.
|Walmart Grocery Delivery Availability Grows to 40% Of U.S. Households|
The retailer said on Wednesday it was expanding the service to a total of 100 metropolitan areas by the end of the year, up from six currently.
|Apple, Spike Jonze Score With HomePod Ad|
Apple is never shy about hiring celebrities to hawk its products. The latest example is a new commercial aimed at selling the tech giant’s recently-released HomePod smart speakers.
|KFC Announces its First Female Colonel Sanders|
Despite some skepticism, relaunching the Colonel Sanders campaign in 2015 has brought KFC considerable success. A report of same-store sales growth is expected in early February.
|Target Offers Bleak Holiday Season Profit Forecast |
Target CEO Brian Cornell in a statement said that holiday season shoppers could expect an improved shopper experience thanks to “our investments in wages, training and additional hours.”
|Uber and Lyft Have Banned a Conservative Activist|
Conservative activist Laura Loomer was banned from the ride-sharing services on Wednesday after unleashing an anti-Muslim tweetstorm.
|Twitter Will Now Label Political Ads and Sources|
Twitter said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them.
|Burger King Released a Powerful Anti-Bullying PSA|
The fast food giant rolled out a public service announcement Tuesday in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month that uses a clever social experiment to demonstrate how people often refuse to speak out against bullies.
|How Walmart Won Back Shoppers from Dollar General|
The dollar store was one of the fastest growing retailers in the years after the Great Recession as low-income shoppers looked for lower prices.
|How Alyssa Milano's 'Me Too' Protest Went Viral|
A simple, two-word phrase flooded Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Sunday night and Monday morning: “me too.”
|Nordstrom Wants to Sell More Plus-Sized Items|
On Monday, the department store chain called on top brands to add more items in sizes 14, 16 and 18.
|Hilton Launches New Concept Catering to Millennials|
Hilton Worldwide is going smaller, cheaper, and more local with what it's calling a “hostel on steroids."
|3 Steps Uber is Taking To Change Its Culture|
Change is critical—even if it means losing top performers—because the world has changed and what happens in the culture of a company affects business metrics.
|Five Things You Can Do to Attract Millennial Talent|
Anne Donovan, PwC’s human-capital transformation leader, says she started noticing something different around eight years ago. New employees would stay only a year or two before quitting, no longer receptive to the old deal that the longer they stayed, the more marketable they would be.