All corporate-owned Blockbusters shuttered after the business belly-upped in 2010. The success of the last store of its kind in Oregon has thrived on Gen X nostalgia with its ailing dot-matrix printer and computer system run on floppy disks.
China is expected to pass a foreign investment law that will bar government authorities from demanding that overseas companies share technology secrets in exchange for market share. The law addresses a key stumbling point in the US-China trade spat.
After more than 50 years of churning out cars and trucks, a changing consumer market is forcing General Motors to end vehicle production at its Lordstown plant. It is the latest closure in a region devastated by the collapse of the domestic manufacturing industry.
In an effort to compete with Amazon, Walmart has turned its storefront "greeters" into more physically demanding "customer hosts," a move that came as a heavy blow to greeters with physical disabilities, who say their job provided much-needed income and community.