France Telecom suicides: Years after employee suicides, France Telecom’s ex-president Didier Lombard defends himself in court today

The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight reported cases of serious depression among employees at France’s main telephone and internet company over three years. In a long-awaited trial in Paris, the former president of France Telecom defended himself Tuesday against accusations of moral harassment. Once a state-owned monopoly, France Telecom transformed […]

New York Times: Trump Tax figures show businesses lost $1.17 billion over 10 years

Tax information shows President Trump’s businesses ran up more than $1 billion in losses over a period of 10 years in the 1980s and 90s, The New York Times reported Tuesday.  Citing printouts from the president’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax transcripts obtained by the paper, The Times said Mr. Trump reported approximately $1.17 billion […]

Kim Jong Un is using Mercedes limos at Putin meeting but Daimler says it has “no idea” how he got them

Daimler says it has no idea where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got his armored Mercedes limousines, adding it has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits, including his meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin and both of his […]

Study finds asbestos in Claire’s makeup products marketed to teens

NEW YORK — Tests performed by a consumer watchdog group found asbestos in three products marketed to children by the makeup company Claire’s, several weeks after the company pulled products from shelves following customer complaints. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), a non-profit group, says it commissioned tests of 15 makeup products containing talc from […]

One headwind the stock market can’t keep bucking

Making February’s market volatility seem like a distant nightmare, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite keeps climbing to new highs. Helping ease that earlier fear were Friday’s “Goldilocks” jobs report, with payroll growth strong but wage gains modest. That boosted expectations of a gentle rate hike pace by the Federal Reserve. And thanks to President Donald Trump’s […]

Amazon recalls 260,000 portable chargers due to fire hazard

Amazon (AMZN) is recalling about 260,000 portable chargers that pose a fire and burn risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday said the online retailer had received 53 complaints about the AmazonBasics portable chargers overheating, including one consumer burned by battery acid and four reports of property damage from fire and smoke. The CPSC […]

Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo, CBS News investigation finds

Bobby Ghosh, foreign affairs columnist and commentator, joined CBSN’s Elaine Quijano on Monday to describe how some companies are finding alternatives to mining an important and expensive metal that’s used in 21st century tech gadgets and products around the world. Ghosh explained the significance of cobalt in the wake of a CBS News investigation that […]