A company boss who told all his 120 staff that they would be given a minimum wage of $70,000 (47,000) has had to rent out his home to make ends meet.
... * Q1 net profit 186.04 bln yen vs 155.60 bln yen year ago. * Number beat analysts' estimate of 145.75 bln yen. * North America car sales up 11 pct, global sales up 4.9 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer sentiment slipped this month but remains at healthy levels, the University of Michigan said Friday.
NEW YORK Verizon Communications Inc and the unions representing its wireline unit employees on the U.S. East Coast said work will go on and talks continue after their current contract expired.
Microsoft has reportedly agreed to invest in Uber as part of a funding round that values the ride-hailing company at about $US51 billion.