A California Supreme Court ruling will limit businesses from designating workers as independent contractors who are not able to attain certain benefits and employment protections. The ruling will likely increase the number of workers eligible for benefits under state wage laws.
Despite largely supporting President Trump in 2016, farmers and ranchers in Montana and other agricultural states are now feeling the effects of his unpredictable approach to trade policy. The growing trade conflict with China is an especially strong source of concern.
The pecan may be the only native nut to the United States, but for the past decade, China has been its biggest consumer. Now, with the possibility of Chinese tariffs on a number of agricultural products looming, farmers are rethinking how to market pecans in the US.
Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, has repeatedly been stymied trying to enter the American market. The US has cited national security concerns.
Cryptocurrency – that hip computer-software money that was supposed to sweep cash into the dustbin of history – is having its comeuppance in 2018. Its price is plunging, and governments are beginning to rein it in.
In a state famous for its bustling tourism industry, many hospitality companies are struggling to fill open positions. Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate in the US and is now strategizing how to attract a young labor force and foster a higher demand for jobs.
After struggling with debt and online shopping trends that undermined its sales, the former toy store giant is planning to either shut down or sell all of its US operations over the next few months.