Salesforce pledges skill training as part of Trump program

Business 05/16/19, 12:41

Business software company Salesforce says it aims to provide skills training to 500,000 people as part of a Trump administration push to boost career opportunities among Americans. Salesforce chairman Marc Benioff made the pledge Thursday during an event at its downtown Indianapolis offices with President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser ...

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

U.S. 05/01/19, 08:40

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions.Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions into a 2018 city measure to tax wealthy companies to pay ...

Meredith to sell Fortune brand for $150 million

New York 11/09/18, 14:59

Media and publishing giant Meredith Corp. says it is selling its Fortune brand for $150 million in cash to Fortune Media Group.The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close by the end of the year. Meredith said Friday it will use the proceeds to pay down debt.Fortune Media ...

Legal challenge likely for San Francisco tax to aid homeless

Business 11/07/18, 18:36

San Francisco voters approved a tax on the city's wealthiest companies Tuesday in an attempt to alleviate homelessness in a place where residents at risk of being priced out routinely encounter people sleeping on the streets.Despite opposition from the mayor and some business leaders, about 60 percent of voters supported ...

San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses for homeless

Business 10/15/18, 00:21

A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would raise taxes on the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill residents.Proposition C is the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who demand that corporate America pay to solve inequities exacerbated by its success.In ...

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