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The Future of Recycling and Premium Recycling Opportunities

Tom Szaky | Posted 02.11.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

Are consumers and businesses going to pay to recycle the waste they've been throwing away for years?

In Search of Elusive Apple iPad Deals

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.29.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After about an hour online, it came down to these three deals. Staples, Walmart and Best Buy all had rare -- and meaningful -- discounts on Apple's list price. Amazon had a good price, but out of stock with no shipping date available.

America's 10 Best and Worst Retailers for Summer Savings

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business

We asked bargain experts which retailers were best -- and worst -- for cutting prices during summer on everything from patio furniture and summer fashions to back-to-school supplies and laptops.

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: The Writing on the Wall

Francis Levy | Posted 06.18.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

Francesco Proietti is amongst other things a paper maker in the town of Bevagna, in Umbria. He also makes bells which take three months to be produced if you are thinking of hanging one from the minaret of your house in order to call the kids home to dinner.

The Overlooked Harm of Overregulation on the U.S. Economy and Each Person in It

Dustin Siggins | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Dustin Siggins

The subtle and damaging effects of overregulation can be found in the price of gas, milk, iPhones, and the unemployment rate -- even if they tend to be less obvious, and less sexy, to the media than police breaking down doors.

Staples, Like Other Companies, Can Afford to Treat Their Workers Right

Ben Spielberg | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Ben Spielberg

Staples' decision will undoubtedly renew arguments that the ACA's employer mandate has led to harmful effects on work. These arguments, like parallel narratives about min. wage laws and paid sick leave ordinances, are largely inaccurate, and advocates of evidence-based, power-balancing policy are absolutely right to debunk them.

Obama Slams Staples, Big Companies On Health Care: 'Shame On Them'

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama singled out office supply giant Staples Inc as undercutting his healthcare reform law and s...

Staples Threatens To Fire Staff For Working More Than 25 Hours A Week

BuzzFeed | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

In 2015, an Affordable Care Act provision requiring large employers to offer health insurance to staff working more than 30 hours a week kicked into e...

Staples, Office Depot Reportedly In Advanced Merger Talks

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc are in advanced talks to merge, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing pe...

The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

Staples Hack Affected Over 1 Million Cards

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Office equipment supplier Staples Inc said the investigation of a data security breach showed that malware may have affected abo...

Dave Jamieson

Union Busters At Major U.S. Companies Caught On Tape | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

One day last fall, employees of Iron Mountain, a Boston-based records management company, were subjected to what union organizers like to call a capti...

Staples Is Closing A Ton Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such ...

Will Labor Solidarity Save the Post Office?

David Morris | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity.

Thank Unions For Stopping The Scheme To Replace The Post Office With Staples

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Staples won't be replacing the post office anytime soon thanks to what some are calling a rare victory for unions -- and what one Staples executive cl...

Dave Jamieson

Huge Teachers' Union Set To Vote On Boycott Of Staples | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

In an expected show of solidarity with postal employee unions, the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers will vote Saturday on a proposal...

Post Office Piles on Shift to Low-wage Economy With Staples Deal

Richard Kirsch | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Richard Kirsch

What's at stake is not just the jobs of postal workers; it's the American economy. We built the economy with middle-class jobs and the more we destroy them, the bleaker the prospects of economic prosperity for all but the richest of us.

Dave Jamieson

How The Postal Service Could Give Its Jobs Away To Staples | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. -- On a recent Saturday morning, 500 protesters poured out of a parade of school buses, signs and megaphones in hand, and tried the...

Will 3D Printing Be Staples' Field of Dreams?

Gene Marks | Posted 06.15.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The idea is this: there's no need to buy a 3D printer (they sell those too) just like there's no need to buy a regular printer, scanner or copy machine. Just come into the service center and Staples will take care of the job for you. They'll have the equipment there.

9 Retailers Closing The Most Stores

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online...

Bye Bye, Staples?

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

* Says expects sales to decline in first quarter * Forecasts first-quarter earnings $0.17-$0.22/share vs est. $0.27 * Q...

How Advertisers Can Use Your Personal Information To Make You Pay Higher Prices

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

What is at stake isn't purely a matter of annoying ads or nosy companies -- it's a deep set of customer protections that have taken decades of hard work to secure.


Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A brief visit to a Staples store in Jackson, Wyoming revealed an ironic anomaly. We know that overall in the U.S., while the unemployment rate still h...

Kim Bhasin

Why Back-To-School Season Starts So Early | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

Walk up the stairs in the Staples store on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue on a steamy day in mid-July and you’ll see a gleaming display of back-to-school ...

Woody Harrelson's Steps Forward to Eco-Entrepreneurship to Protect the Trees

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

Over 20 years ago, when the paper industry was "trying to push a bill through Congress to make virgin forest available in Montana," Harrelson got active with Greenpeace.