Despite a loss of nearly 33,000 jobs due to fall storms, the Department of Labor reports solid growth in many sectors including construction, hotels, restaurants, and the auto industry, many of which took the brunt of the impact during hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Amazon's plan to address theft of packages left on shoppers' doorsteps is a new smart lock system. Customers could remotely control access to their homes for deliveries and other professional services.
Amazon is the latest multinational corporation to come under EU's crackdown on tax loopholes. The EU says that Amazon has avoided paying nearly three quarters of the taxes it should have paid to Luxembourg.
The US International Trade Commission is hearing proposals from US based solar companies that would like tariffs imposed on foreign panel makers. While the cheaper foreign panels have benefited customers, the low prices have hit domestic solar manufacturers hard.
Hackers broke into the credit-report company Equifax and stole personal data on up to 143 million Americans. Individual actions can help control the damage. And collective action may lead to new safeguards.
After rebounding from near bankruptcy to achieve record sales by adding new toys, online content, and film franchises, Lego looks to simplify. With a new CEO, the company will eliminate 1,400 jobs in an effort to jumpstart growth.
Warren Buffett's BNSF Railway has called back roughly 4,000 of the 5,000 furloughed workers across its system last year, reflecting stronger volumes of coal, grain, and intermodal containers and trailers, a spokesman said.