Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers.
Spurred in part by the car industry’s race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian fjords and remote-controlled ships to carry containers across the Atlantic and Pacific.
Banking Banner Bank has promoted Michelle Wickwire to relationship manager. Wickwire joined Banner in 2004 and has 29 years of banking experience, focusing on commercial lending for the past 15 years. Banner has hired Joseph Steele as vice president and manager of the Spokane Valley branch at Sprague Avenue and Mullan Road. Steele, a 17-year veteran of the banking industry, has branch management and business banking experience.
Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state’s Congressional delegation objected to the company’s plans to end services.
Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sprint and T-Mobile are again reportedly close to agreeing to tentative terms for a merger. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that SoftBank Group Corp., which controls Sprint, would own 40 percent to 50 percent of the combined new company, which would be dominated by T-Mobile majority owner Deutsche Telekom.
A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from aboard.