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Raising the Minimum Wage Is Only One Part of Boosting the Economy

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Mehroz Baig

The decline in America's middle class is a threat to our economy because our economy is consumer driven. If consumers lose purchasing power, our economy suffers.

Major Clothing Chain To Up Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing chain Gap says it will raise the minimum hourly wage for its U.S. employees to $10 in 2015. The San Francisc...

Gap Goes Back To Basics For Spring

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.18.2014 | Style

Gap released its Spring 2014 campaign called "Lived-In," which gets to the root of style that the company is all about. With a neutral palette that fo...

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Diversity and Social Media for Gap's 'Make Love' Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Last fall, Gap Inc.'s "Make Love" ad campaign garnered kudos for the diversity of its models but also sparked hate speech vandalism of its street po...

Paul Blumenthal

Revealed: Gap Founders Among Corporate Titans Behind California's 'Dark Money' Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Well-known corporate chiefs funded illegal "dark money" contributions to groups in the Koch brothers' political network that were involv...

Dave Jamieson

How Did Old Navy Jeans End Up In A Factory Employing 12-Year-Olds?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Faced with footage of Bangladeshi girls as young as 12 working on jeans with "Old Navy" labels, Old Navy's parent company, Gap Inc., say...

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

Power of Social Media: New Wave of Consumer Activism Rising Out of Rana Plaza Tragedy

Sally Greenberg | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Sally Greenberg

Today's communications between customers and companies - about reviews or complaints, customer service praises or critiques, and assessments of a company's social or environmental records - are often animated, emotional, and highly visible. Just ask Applebee's.

Black Friday No Longer Most Popular Shopping Day Of The year

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

* 30 pct said they shopped on Thanksgiving - Reuters/Ipsos poll * 29 pct said they shopped on Black Friday * First time...

West Coast, Best Coast When It Comes to Sustainability

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 10.11.2012 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

Greenwashing, or attempting to spin a company's sustainability creds without real substance, has been an issue that has been building for years. But several west coast companies, starting right here in San Francisco, are leading the charge.

Old Navy Wants In On The '90s Nostalgia Trend

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

Old Navy and the Backstreet Boys were both at the height of their cool in the late 1990s. Now, in an appropriate paring, the clothing store chain and ...

The Volunteer Dating Game

Ryan Scott | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Imagine a world where the energy, passion and skills of volunteers aligned perfectly with the needs and capacity of nonprofits. Where expectations were calibrated and trust was built over time.

Gap Shows Paul Ryan The Door

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Last week an interesting item showed up on Queerty. It seemed that Gap, Inc., a longtime friend to the LGBT community, was hosting a fundraising breakfast for anti-gay Congressman Paul Ryan.

For First Time, Macy's To Open At Midnight On Black Friday

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Macy's Inc. says it will open all of its namesake stores at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving for the first time. It becomes the late...

Gap Foundation President's Thoughts on Passion, Gen Y and Service

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

One of the best parts of my job is meeting amazingly smart and cool people. This week I talked with Bobbi Silten, the President of Gap Foundation, about her killer career and her passion for service.

Retail Sales High In March

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Shoppers shrugged off higher gas prices and cool temperatures to give retailers a surprisingly strong March. The retail revenue figures r...

Nurses Make a House Call

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Meg Whitman has made attacks on unions, and particularly the California Nurses Association, a centerpiece of her campaign against Jerry Brown. But now California nurses are taking a stand -- on her doorstep.

Climate Change, Blue Jeans, and Jobs

Bob Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Fisher

Why would an apparel company care about climate policy? When you think about it, a changing climate actually has a direct impact on business. The apparel sector is fundamentally dependent on cotton.

Donald Fisher Dead: Gap Co-Founder, 81, Dies

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

PORTLAND, Ore. — Donald G. Fisher, who co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc., has died at age 81 after a long battle with cancer. The company said ...

Child Workers Again Found Making Clothes For Gap In India

The Observer (U.K.) | Dan McDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Child workers, some as young as 10, have been found working in a textile factory in conditions close to slavery to produce clothes that appear destine...

Gap Loses Laptop With Info From 800,000 Job Applicants

CNNMoney | Parija B. Kavilanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gap Inc. announced Friday that a laptop containing the personal information of about 800,000 job applicants was stolen from the offices of one of its ...

Todd Oldman Named Creative Director Of Old Navy

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gap Inc named New York fashion designer Todd Oldham the design creative director for its Old Navy chain on Friday, in a move designed to revive sales ...