McDonald’s USA franchising system (MCD) will be under scrutiny in a New York City trial set on Thursday next week. Judge Lauren Esposito will determine if the giant fast food chain is a joint employer of the tens of thousands of unfairly treated workers who serve in local McDonald’s outlets.
Amazon, through its logistic department, is taking a big leap forward. The online seller has recently announced that it is leasing 20 units of Boeing 767s. This fleet will enable the company to fast track its shipments to customers all over North America.
Plummeting prices of energy has forced Texas to cut approximately 60,000 jobs in 2015. Oil and gas companies in Houston have reduced their production and slashed their investments and laid off geologists and engineers due to the continuing slump in oil prices.
Google has recently joined Facebook in the social media network’s Open Computer Project. The internet search giant has recommended a new server rack design that will enable cloud data centers to slash their energy bills even more.
Opera is trying a fresh developer edition –- the first desktop browser that incorporates a built-in ad blocking feature. The software company claims that it will speed up the loading of web pages by as much as 90 percent.
As usual, medical doctors in the United States enjoy the highest median base salaries. These professional medical service providers are raking in an average of $180,000 per annum, according to Glassdoor, a job-searching website.
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed lifeline tethering improvements – the two sides of the “digital divide.” These could impact approximately 64 million Americans who would enjoy subsidized internet access.
Wal-Mart workers have a reason to be happy this week. The country’s largest retail store chain is giving them a raise this Thursday. These salary increases, according to the company, are part of its investment to “provide associates the skills, knowledge and tools they need to grow with the company.”
According to the Federal Communications Commission, it has reached a settlement with Verizon Wireless on Monday for its use of “supercookies.” These cookies are a part of a hidden tracking technology used in target advertising without the knowledge and permission of customers.
The appeal of Apple Inc. in its case about e-book over pricing was turned down by the U.S. Supreme Court. This is good news to the e-book buyers of the tech giant for they now have a chance to receive part of the $450 million settlement.
Facebook is set to reward its U.K. employees with bonuses totaling to about £280 million ($396 million) in its effort to offset the tax it is required to pay the U.K. Treasury. Employees of the social media giant will receive their monies for the next three years.
Stanley Fischer, United States Federal Reserve No. 2 man recently made an optimistic statement about the U.S. economy: the current inflation pick up could move up towards the agency’s target of 2 percent.
Sandwiches from hundreds of Starbucks stores in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas were recently recalled on the orders of the Food and Drug Administration due to listeria contamination. The actual pull out was done by the food supplier.