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Nike Bends To University Demands, Promises To Help Displaced Honduran Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The decades-old campus movement to change Nike's worker treatment policies may finally be gaining traction. In April, the University of Wisconsin was...

Nike Bows to Labor Activists

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheila Shayon

In a landmark, unprecedented win, students and human rights activists have forced the hand of retail giant Nike to pay $1.54 million to compensate 1,800 laid off workers in Honduras.

Ask Workers in Cambodia and Bangladesh: Where Has Corporate Social Responsibility Been?

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Ballinger

Since the earliest "code of conduct" requirements for supplier factories, labor rights have declined nearly to the vanishing point in production-for-export areas around the world.

A New Domain Extension ".CO" Launched This Week

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

There are more than 90 million domain names registered in the .COM extension. Finally a new domain name competitor, fit for companies, corporations and all other forms of commerce, the extension ".CO," has entered the market.

NikeID Makes $100M+: Co-Creation Isn't Just a Trend

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Consumers are actually looking to be empowered to become their own designer. More dollars are being spent on customized products

Police Seize $160K In Fake Nikes From South Loop Boutique

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Loop store owner was arrested Friday for selling more than 1,700 pairs of counterfeit Nike gym shoes. Boe Eng, 43, of the 2500 block of W. 40...

Nike Curses: The Dark Side of Marketing Brilliance

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coggins

To see Nike's World Cup ad is to enjoy it. And why not? But as we get to the business end of the great tournament it's time to face the fact that every player featured in the brilliant bit of marketing has bombed in spectacular fashion.

WATCH: Nike Says Farewell To Ken Griffey, Jr.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ken Griffey, Jr. retired in early June, but Nike said farewell with one final ad for the baseball legend on Monday night. Fittingly, the commercial ai...

The Dumping and Burning of Nike Scrap Shoe Rubber

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Keady

Nike has made major public statements about their supposed commitment to protecting the environment. Look at the photos herein and judge for yourself.

Student Campaign Takes on Nike Like Never Before

Rod Palmquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rod Palmquist

Nike's at it again, and it's losing millions due to our powerful anti-sweatshop campaign, mirroring the student movement that forced Nike to disclose its factory locations and recognize garment worker unions a decade ago.

LeBron James Missed Major Opportunity

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mike Green

In this monumental circumstance, in which Maverick and LeBron caused the sports world to stop spinning and hold its collective breath, I believe a mistake was made. A big one.

Nike DISMANTLES LeBron James Mural In Cleveland

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) CLEVELAND -- LeBron James is being dropped off a building. Workers began dismantling the 10-story-tall iconic image of James on a mural in dow...

BP Drops the Ball, Nike Scores

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

While BP and Massey are burying their heads in the sand, Nike is meeting its environmental and social risks head on. Even better, it's turning those risks into opportunities.

The LeBron Cost... And Why Teams Needed to Do It

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

As LeBron James headed toward the home stretch in his overhyped, over extended and overanalyzed decision as to where he will play, the naysayers will ...

Twenty Products That Are Cheaper Today Than They Were Ten Years Ago

walletpop.com | Tom Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to inflation, what cost just a buck in 2000 would cost $1.27 today. Happily, the price of some products has not kept up with that inflation; an...

Nike's Open (Green) Innovation

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Nike, Best Buy, Yahoo!, and a few others launched the GreenXChange, an organization dedicated to sharing patents and ideas that can help companies reduce their environmental impacts.

Nike Workers: "We Want to Fight, but We Don't Know How."

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Keady

I shared with them that these Nike executives are getting rich, Nike investors are getting rich, athletes that endorse Nike are getting rich, but the workers who produced the real wealth for Nike continue to live in abject poverty.

Plastic Activists: Actually, Some Companies

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The furniture store that is synonymous with cheap, trendy furniture moved up green ladder when the company outright banned plastic bags for customers.

The Hottest Global Brands Of 2010: PSFK (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In ranking it's "Good Brands of 2010", PSFK, a trends research and innovation company, said being a "good" brand in 2010 requires more than just "a wi...

Carmelo Anthony Utah Ad: Nike Takes Credit For Bizarre Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Seeing a Carmelo Anthony ad during an NBA game--especially a Nuggets game--should come as no shock to NBA fans. But the 'Melo ad that aired during Tu...

How Could Tiger, Nike and Donny Be So Dumb?

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

There's a critical lesson to be learned from the unholy trinity of Tiger, Donny and Nike because they share the most unattractive and counterproductive trait of traditional advertising: They tend to be stunningly self-absorbed.

Another Nike Brand Blunder?

Richard Seireeni | Posted 02.16.2012 | Sports
Richard Seireeni

According to a story, Nike is evicting homeless people in Japan to build a branded park designed to promote their image and products.

Tiger's Big Question: Did You Learn Anything?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

In his recent Nike commercial, a stone-faced Tiger Woods stares into the camera as he listens to the voice of his late father, Earl. The commercial closes with the question, "Did you learn anything?"

Corporate Absolution of Tiger? Blame "Citizens United"

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
N. E. Marsden

Just months after the Supreme Court added yet another boulder to the edifice of corporate personhood, Nike has pushed the boundaries to something resembling corporate priesthood.

True Confession: I Already Cheated On My New Nikes!

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

Sneaking out of the house, my tired dogs hit the pedals and drove across town to a local New Balance store for a little "strange" and what can only be called a rather expensive late night "footy" call.