McDonald’s was the immediate target of a stunning pro-labor ruling last week by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). However, the decision—in which the NLRB determined that McDonald’s could be held equally liable as its franchisees in labor disputes—has massive consequences for all franchise-based companies.
Small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are getting some help on an critical issue from a pivotal source: the White House. President Obama is coming to the aid of the legions of small business owners who have become frustrated over the last several years by the increasing tendency of large and even blue-chip corporations to slow down payments to their suppliers.
With Malaysian Air Flight 17 being shot down over the Ukraine and rockets being launched in the direction of Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, airlines are rethinking their safety policies. Should companies be doing the same?
Shares of Darden stock have increased since Monday, July 28, when Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis announced he would be stepping down. A financial response to such an announcement is common among investors.