Is your closet full of clothes made through forced labor?

"Across the world, an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor. The lion’s share of them–16 million people–are exploited by companies for a profit, rather than by private individuals, such as in the case of sex trafficking." - Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company

Is your closet full of clothes made through forced labor?

By Elizabeth Segran (Fast Company) We often talk about slavery as if it was a thing of the past–a horror from another era, perpetrated by people who have no resemblance to us. But the truth is that slave labor is still alive and well. And a new report produced by the nonprofit KnowTheChain points out […]

Trump’s erratic trade war undermines US exports

"Retaliatory tariffs from our trading partners will be soon be imposed on an estimated $1.8 billion worth of Washington exports, including more than $1 billion in agricultural products, according to the Washington State Department of Commerce." - Gov. Jay Inslee

Trump’s erratic trade war undermines US exports

By Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Published 10 July 2018  CNBC.com Washington state consistently ranks as one of the best states to do business. Our state has shown that it is possible to grow your economy while investing in workers and protecting the things that make our state the most beautiful place to live and work. […]

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

It had revenue of $1.72 billion in its fiscal year ended February 2018.

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

By Bloomberg Businessweek TAL’s initials stand for Tomorrow Advancing Life, a none-too-subtle nod to one of the biggest anxieties of middle-class families in the test-based world of Chinese education. Combining in-person coaching and online instruction that lets teachers lecture across the country to multiple classrooms equipped with large video monitors, TAL expects this year to […]