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According to Huffington Post, even though Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure in September, forcing TJ Maxx to shutter some stores there, the company has nevertheless been dutifully paying its employees ever since.

1. How much of the power had been restored to Puerto Rico when this article was written?
2. How many stores share the same corporate owner – TJX? How many locations does TJX have in Puerto Rico?
3. Did TJX have to pay its employees? Discuss.


Grenoble, R. (2017). Owner Of TJ Maxx Is Still Paying Its Employees In Puerto Rico, Even Those Who Can’t Work.Huffington Post, November 7 (Retrievable online at