Reebok has hired Kerby Jean-Raymond, a prominent Black designer and activist, to be one of its top executives, reporting directly to president Matt O’Toole. Jean-Raymond, the son of Haitian immigrants, is founder and owner of the Pyer Moss fashion line, a New York business that has had a partnership with Reebok for the past four years. Jean-Raymond will continue to own Pyer Moss separately, a Reebok spokesman said, and will split his time between New York and Boston, where Reebok’s headquarters is located. In his role as vice president of creative direction, Jean-Raymond will “provide creative leadership across all design disciplines,” according to the company. Jean-Raymond will also play a key role in Reebok’s antiracism efforts. Jean-Raymond said: “I welcome this opportunity to help invigorate the brand with new ideas, while also focusing on instilling a sense of social purpose into our work.” — JON CHESTO


Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs due to pandemic, shift to cleaner energy

Royal Dutch Shell will cut as many as 9,000 jobs as COVID-19 accelerates a companywide restructuring into low-carbon energy. The move reflects the challenge facing “Big Oil” as the pandemic persists, with some in the industry believing the era of demand growth is already over. As the crisis hastens the shift to cleaner energy, oil majors are axing jobs, taking multibillion-dollar writedowns‚ and even slashing once-sacrosanct dividends. — BLOOMBERG NEWS


Ford recalling more than 700,000 vehicles over faulty backup cameras

Ford is recalling more than 700,000 vehicles in North America because the backup cameras can show distorted images or suddenly go dark. The recall covers most 2020 versions of Ford’s F-Series trucks, as well as the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger, and Edge. Also included are the Lincoln Nautilus and Corsair. F-Series trucks are the top-selling