MINNEAPOLIS — It’s shaping up to be a rock ‘em sock ‘em holiday in the nation’s toy aisles.
General Motors is a technology company that makes cars, and the skills its employees had yesterday are continuously becoming outdated.
During more than 25 years as a factory worker, David Young has seen a parade of robots take over tasks he and his colleagues used to do by hand.
American Airlines is taking some heat after an internal memo leaked telling employees that their first priority during delays or cancellations should be to get elite passengers to their destinations, even if it means using a competing airline, but economy passengers shouldn’t get that option.
Microsoft is teaming up with prominent Indian athlete Anil Kumble to debut a cricket bat that can track batting analytics in real-time, and send them straight to fans.
WASHINGTON — Negotiators from the U.S. focused much of their effort in reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement on provisions affecting auto manufacturing, touting the final deal with Canada and Mexico as a boon to domestic carmakers and their employees.
Apple Inc., with a trillion-dollar market capitalization, is turning to a federal appeals court in its years-long patent fight with Andrea Electronics Corp., one of Long Island’s smallest public companies.
Out with the dead, in with the women and kids.
When it comes to who or what is using up all that internet bandwidth out there, Netflix is the biggest of the big.
SAN FRANCISCO — Google, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, on Monday looked to the future as it unveiled three big shifts in search that appear to take aim at some of its biggest competitors.
Produce companies that want to sell lettuce and salads at Walmart and Sam’s Clubs will have to learn the skills of cryptocurrency traders, the giant retailer announced last week.
Alex Vetter, who has been an executive with Cars.com since it launched 20 years ago as an online alternative to used-car classifieds, is steering the Chicago company in a different direction as CEO: Tinder for new-car buyers.
SAN DIEGO — When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered the brunt of the damage.
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled last week that Uber can force its drivers into individual arbitration over pay and benefit disputes, voiding an effort by thousands of drivers to join in a class-action suit against the ride-hailing company.
SEATTLE — Amazon Go grew from a single convenience store to four over eight months. A report Wednesday suggested that the retail giant is considering a much faster pace of expansion.
Crystal McBride didn’t mind wearing a crop top and shorts to work.
If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.
Retailers won’t just be battling each other for customers this holiday season — they’re also gearing up to fight over the temporary workers who will make the sales.
Could India eventually be the crown jewel in Netflix’s streaming empire?
SEATTLE — Mike Kelley was drawn to movies at a young age, often riding his bike from his childhood home in Yarrow Point, Wash., to the John Danz Theatre in Bellevue.
LOS ANGELES — It’s bad for business when regulators target one of your fastest-growing products — unless they also go after a competitor working to put you out of business.
LOS ANGELES — AT&T is developing a new streaming video service that will use the Warner Bros. catalog of TV shows and movies.
SAN DIEGO — With a master’s degree in computer science and 30 years of experience working for technology companies, Tom Middleton had little doubt he would soon find new employment after losing his job a decade ago as a software engineering manager at Kyocera in San Diego.
Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in its latest “Just Do It” advertising campaign predictably blew up the internet.
SEATTLE — Amazon is defending its treatment of the hundreds of thousands of workers at its warehouses, calling statements by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “inaccurate and misleading.”
Ford Motor’s rating outlook was downgraded from stable to negative, which does not harm the company’s credit now but alerts Wall Street that the situation is dynamic.
The food-industry spotlight was on Campbell Soup Co. last week as the company unveiled a top-to-bottom business review launched in May after chief executive Denise Morrison abruptly retired.
When Amy Nelson read The New York Times’ recent interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk — in which, The Times said, “he alternated between laughter and tears” in describing “the most difficult and painful year of my career” — her first thought was, “I would never cry in front of a journalist as a…
Some 10 years ago, Aldi didn’t sell olive oil; today it sells four kinds. The Batavia, Ill.-based discounter also now sells vegan kale burgers, organic hummus and a slew of gluten-free products.
WASHINGTON — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law.
Probably everyone has at least daydreamed of starting their own business. A trendy restaurant, a vintage clothing shop, striking it rich with a new killer phone app — these are the dreams that keep entrepreneurs in the game.
CHICAGO — Craft breweries are on pace to see a record number of openings and closings in 2018, according to the Brewers Association.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — On a day when Facebook revealed it has removed dozens of pages that were using “coordinated inauthentic behavior” intended to interfere in American politics ahead of the midterm elections, PBS held a media conference on Tuesday to promote an upcoming “Frontline” investigat…
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — A regional carrier for United Airlines is adding about 150 jobs in South Carolina.
KEY LARGO, Fla.— Just as they prepare for a crucial harvest in the wake of Hurricane Irma, lobster fisherman in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain.
MATTESON, Ill. — When Glynis Harvey and Mark Cagley opened Hidden Manna Cafe four years ago, the couple did not set out to hire people with disabilities.
MIAMI — The next time you use Uber, check your bill. The trip could turn out to be expensive — not just for the distance but for a type of fraud that is on the rise.
Last spring, companies warned that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs could hit their bottom line. Now the bill is starting to come due.
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that employers must pay workers for the minutes they spend on brief tasks off the clock.
The number of airlines has been shrinking in the last decade as airlines merge and acquire rivals, cutting competition and reducing choices for air travelers.
GARLAND, Texas — Welcome to the “slime house.”
SEATTLE — Seattle is the crane capital of America for the third year in a row, as construction across the city has rebounded strongly from a relative lull in early 2018.
NEW YORK — The Google Assistant is on more than a half-billion devices around the world, but parts of its personality come from just three women at the tech giant’s offices in Manhattan.
DETROIT — The pair of allegedly rare Air Jordan sneakers arrived last month to the bunker-like Authentication Center of StockX, a Dan Gilbert-backed company that is one of Detroit’s fastest-growing startups.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former Apple employee has been charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets from the company, authorities said.
Univision is looking to sell Chicago-based humor site The Onion and its Gizmodo digital portfolio to focus on its core Spanish-language television network.
CHICAGO — Kids who take up baseball or softball as well as anyone remodeling their kitchen, dealing with a flat bicycle tire or getting a dog could be caught in the crosshairs of the Trump administration’s latest salvo in the global trade war.
Working at an Amazon warehouse in the U.K., James Bloodworth came across a bottle of straw-colored liquid on a shelf. It looked like pee.
SAN FRANCISCO — Dennis Dorfman was hoping to replace his Toyota Prius with something sexier.
MINNEAPOLIS — Ellen Palmer and her colleagues are the envy of every cubicle-confined worker come sunny summer Fridays.