jewelers, the parent company of retailers kay, zales, and jared, for gender discrimination and pay inequality. 69,000 former employees joined the case. sworn statements from serial 250 of them alleged a corporate culture of sexual misconduct, ranging from inappropriate advances to a "good old boys' network." in one allegation, one manager asked,"are you doing her?" signet denies any wrongdoing: attorneys say a trial is scheduled to begin early next year. on the broader question of gender and pay discrimination. scott, the company points out none of the women in the class action has filed a legal claim of sexual harassment. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez, thanks. coming up, an alarming increase in colorectal cancer among young americans. or is it your alle? break through your allergies. introducing flonase sensimist. more complete allergy relief in a gentle mist you may not even notice. using unique mistpro technology, new flonase sensimist delivers a gentle mist to help block six key inflammatory substances that cause your symptoms. most allergy pills only block one. and six is greater than one.
. >>> shares of cigna jewelers have been under pressure. the washington post reports declarations from 250 women and men who work at sterling jewelers division filed as part of a private class action arbitration case. in the documents female employees allege that they were routinely groped, demeaned. -- includes 69,000 women. sterling released it is critical to understand that an arbitration claim was brought against sterling in 2008 that alleged gender discrimination in pay and promotion. none of the members have brought legal claims in the arbitration for sexual harassment or sexual impropriety. it never included legal claims of sexual harassment or hostile work environment discrimination end quote. the post reports that other senior executives were among those accused of demanding sexual favors. >> we have a news alert on amazon web services now. kelly, this is what we know so far. amazon.com's cloud computing division known as amazon web services or aws has suffered an outage this afternoon. it effects one of the storage systems in the
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