Gucci regrets 'misunderstanding' over warning letters sent to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products. The brand and its Paris-based owner, Kering, also said in a statement that they regretted any misunderstanding caused by the…

At many companies, Chatbots are your newest, dumbest co-workers

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The French government recently faced huge protests against unpopular changes to the country's labor law. Most of its critics would argue that French workers increasingly face burnout and exhaustion. But one employee has had far different problems: He sued his former company because his job was allegedly extremely boring. The plaintiff,

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