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Abbott Raises Quarterly Dividend 12.5%, Increasing Payouts for 48 Straight Years

Originally posted on Abbott.com The board of directors of Abbott today increased the company’s quarterly common dividend to 36 cents per share – a 12.5% increase. This marks the 384th consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid by Abbott since 1924. The cash dividend is payable Feb. 14, 2020, to shareholders of record at…

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‘Collars for Dollars,’ NYPD Snagged in Discrimination Suit which Targeted Blacks and Latinos

“Collars for dollars” was a common practice among the Transit District 34 officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The practice has now resulted in a lawsuit, according to the New York Daily News. Five police officers, now-retired Pierre Maximilien, Sgt. Edwin Raymond and three other officers reportedly filed…

The Hershey Company: Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights

Originally published on thehersheycompany.com by Allison Arbib, Research Program Director at Verité, an independent, nonprofit, civil society organization focused on human rights and eliminating labor abuses.  In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks — the UN Guiding Principles, the United States Department of Labor Comply Chain, the…

Comcast Launches Customer Service Program for the Deaf Community in American Sign Language

Originally Published on Comcast.com Comcast and Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), today launched customer service support via American Sign Language (ASL) for Internet Essentials, Xfinity Internet, and general Xfinity billing questions, called ASL Now. With the combined expertise of both companies, Internet Essentials and…