How Kohl’s became such a mess

(CNN) — In 2018, Kohl’s was a bright spot in the beleaguered department store sector. Sales were growing, Kohl’s stock price was booming and new CEO Michelle Gass was earning widespread praise for her creative approach, including partnering with Amazon to offer free Amazon returns at Kohl’s stores. Out of the three largest US department … Read more

Why Elon Musk and Tesla are banking on a Minnesota nickel mine

As automakers around the world set bold targets for vehicle electrification, many in the industry are looking to nickel — an integral component of most lithium ion batteries — as a major hurdle. While there’s enough nickel in the ground to support a major EV ramp up, there are not enough planned mining projects or … Read more

changing how cattle graze, reducing emissions

Understanding Ag teaching farmers about regenerative grazing. Photo courtesy Understanding Ag. When Gabe Brown first got into regenerative agriculture more than 25 years ago, he wasn’t trying to solve climate change. “I was just trying to keep the banker at bay and feed my family,” Brown told CNBC. Brown grew up in Bismarck, ND, and … Read more

Howard Schultz, Returning to Starbucks, Seeks New Start With Baristas

Last November, Howard Schultz traveled to Buffalo, NY, with a message to workers considering forming a union: Starbucks SBUX 2.21% would do the best job looking out for employees’ interests. During an hourlong speech delivered without notes, Mr. Schultz, Starbucks Corp.’s former leader, appealed to employees to work together with management. “Our core purpose and … Read more

Equifax, Experian, TransUnion to remove the majority of medical debts from consumers’ credit reports

Here are your FOX Business Flash top headlines for March 18. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have announced they will collectively remove nearly 70% of medical collection debt tradelines from credit reports. UNPAID MEDICAL BILLS ACCOUNT FOR 58% OF DEBT IN COLLECTIONS: CFPB REPORT Starting July 1, paid medical collection debt will no longer be included … Read more

changing how cattle graze, reducing emissions

Understanding Ag teaching farmers about regenerative grazing. Photo courtesy Understanding Ag. When Gabe Brown first got into regenerative agriculture more than 25 years ago, he wasn’t trying to solve climate change. “I was just trying to keep the banker at bay and feed my family,” Brown told CNBC. Brown grew up in Bismarck, ND, and … Read more

Green Startups, Flush With Cash, Face Pressure to Make Climate Advances

Green startups hit the lottery last year. Investors have turned cautious since then, putting added pressure on the cash-rich companies to deliver better batteries, more sustainable materials and zippy electric cars. About 1,200 privately held green startups raised a record $45 billion last year, roughly double the previous year’s total, according to PitchBook. Companies tied … Read more