BBC is being rocked with allegations of unequal pay based on gender bias. A slow internal process has hindered review of complaints of unequal pay from 170 female staff members. Lawmakers are due to hear evidence on the issue on Wednesday.
Rising wages and the effects of the corporate tax cut could provide a lift to middle-income earners who in turn could spend more at stores that have struggled in the Amazon age. Wages are expected to rise more than 3 percent this year.
President Trump's protectionist measures have caused concern over global trade but US officials assure international leaders at the World Economic Forum that the US will continue to work with other nations while it prioritizes American interests.
President Trump imposed tariffs on solar panels and washing machines to benefit American manufactures, creating a divide in US solar cell companies. Some support tariffs, but most believe the measure will cost jobs and progress for renewable energy.
Cities that didn't make Amazon's shortlist for a second headquarters say failed bids to attract Amazon could be used as material to appeal to other businesses with planned tax breaks, land proposals, and grants.
Apple will construct a new campus using cash the company plans to bring back from overseas, taking advantage of a provision included in the recent overhaul of the US tax code.
Following the lower United States tax bill, Wal-Mart will increase its starting salary to $11 an hour, expand family benefits, and offer a $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees.
The milestone came five weeks after its first close above 24000. Some analysts predict more gains considering strong global economic growth and good prospects for higher company earnings.
Since the start of the bull market in 2009, the S&P 500 index is up about 300 percent, after a strong 2017. Many market strategists see a further rise in the new year, but stocks look pricey.
Mastercard reported US shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before. Between Nov 1 and Dec 24, holiday sales in brick-and-mortar and online retail stores rose 4.9 percent, the fastest year-on-year pace of increase since 2011.
Seattle saw the biggest annual gains as prices have shot up 12.7 percent since October 2015.
The Communications Workers of America filed a lawsuit against companies including Amazon, T-Mobile, and Cox Communications for using Facebook to micro-target recruiting ads toward younger workers, alleging that this is form of age discrimination.