Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

By JOSEPH PISANI

In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people walk into the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce.

Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?

In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019 file photo, Heiko Roesch, head of body construction, walks besides the new electric 'ID.3' car body during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market. The ID.3 is going on display ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show on Monday Sept. 9, 2019.

Target teams up with Disney to open shops

This image provided by Target Brand Inc and Disney shows an artist rendering of a store. Target is hoping to bring the magic of Disney by creating permanent Disney shops at a cluster of its own stores starting this fall. As part of its collaboration with the Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores starting Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020.

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade

U.S President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in Biarritz, France, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, for the G-7 summit. World leaders and protesters are converging on the southern French resort town of Biarritz for the G-7 summit. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual summit in the nearby resort town of Biarritz.

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has announced it will raise tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned Sept. 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

A currency trader walks near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street’s rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts.

US stocks fall, giving up some ground after 3 straight gains

Trader Gordon Chalop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Technology stocks were leading indexes higher on Wall Street after the U.S. gave Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers.

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

This undated photo provided by the Police News Agency, shows boxes of machinery used in Bitcoin "mining" operations that were confiscated by police in Nazarabad, Iran. Squeezed by sanctions and fueled by subsidized electricity, Iranians and others lured to the country increasingly are turning to Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies. Some mine for the currency. That involves harnessing the power of their computers to verify and secure other users’ transactions around the world so that the same bitcoin isn’t spent twice. They are given new bitcoins as rewards.

US job openings fell 0.4% in July

In this June 4, 2019 file photo, job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. The number of open U.S. jobs slipped 0.4% in July, while hires rose slightly, a sign that some employers are growing cautious amid growing economic uncertainty.

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Display cars are parked at a Volkswagen dealership in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.

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