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Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb

LONDON — Sustainability in fashion is a hot button topic, with retailers large and small racing to prove their green credentials, but the desire for new attire churns and the industry remains one of the world's largest polluters as climate activists and watchdogs sound alarms. The industry is the second largest consumer of water and [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:38:27+00:00 Monday, December 30, 2019|

California law will force small businesses to rethink staffing

NEW YORK — A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect this week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who can be independent contractors or freelancers rather than employees. Supporters say it addresses inequities [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:40:58+00:00 Monday, December 30, 2019|

Zillow: Columbus home values rise

Columbus had the second fastest growing housing market among the 35 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, according to Zillow’s November Real Estate Market Report. The typical home in the area was valued at $208,126, up 5.9 percent on an annual basis, while rents decreased 1.9 percent to $1,182 per month. Phoenix was the [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:41:13+00:00 Monday, December 30, 2019|

Election officials learn military mindset ahead of 2020 vote

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation's capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with the military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of high-stakes battlefield [...]

By | 2019-12-31T08:41:24+00:00 Monday, December 30, 2019|

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

WASHINGTON — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost equidistant between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, the glass-walled building became instantly recognizable for its multistory exterior rendition of the [...]

By | 2019-12-31T09:13:50+00:00 Monday, December 30, 2019|