Citigroup Inc's appointment of Jane Fraser as its next chief executive on Thursday was celebrated on Wall Street as the first woman to lead one of the top U.S. banks. It was 1972 when the Washington Post, then a Fortune 500 company, named Katherine Graham as its CEO. While progress for female leaders has been slow, 36 of the Fortune 500 companies are now run by women, including automaker General Motors Co , chocolate maker Hershey Co and Northrop Grumman Corp, according to corporate governance services firm BoardEx.
Hershey's (HSY) brands are gaining on focus on innovation and buyouts. Also, the company is seeing sales growth in North America amid the pandemic.
Spooked by COVID-19, Martha Jones of Southern Kentucky will not let her three children trick-or-treat this year. "It'll give the children something to be excited about without going door-to-door for candy," said Jones, a 31-year-old chocolatier. Hundreds of miles away in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, 43-year-old musician Paul Lee is figuring out how to make sure his two kids can safely go trick-or-treating - the Halloween custom in some countries of children wearing costumes and going from house to house, asking for candy with the phrase "Trick or treat."