CHICAGO U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line.
Taxi users will be able to share journeys with strangers to cut the cost of fares under plans outlined yesterday by Uber. The UberPool service will allow up to three passengers to share a car while reducing standard fares by 25 per cent.
BEIJING—An official gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell to its lowest level in more than three years, fueling fears that the world's second-largest economy may be cooling further despite a raft of government stimulus measures.
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and a slew of high-profile entrepreneurs are throwing their considerable wealth and technical know-how behind a new search for clean, green energy.
The euro fell to an eight-month low yesterday against the dollar amid the prospect that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce further stimulus measures later this week to boost the Eurozone economy.