There’s a record number of job openings out there. More than six million positions were available in April – that’s the highest number of openings since December 2000, when the Labor Department started tracking these stats.
Meanwhile, CEO confidence is hitting its highest level in three years. The Business Roundtable says executives are confident taxes and government regulations will be cut.
Amazon has set its sights on low-income shoppers. The company is slashing its Prime membership fee for people who get government assistance. Instead of paying the normal $10.99 a month, folks who use food stamps or the SNAP program will only pay $5.99 a month. Some perks of Prime membership include unlimited two-day shipping and access to video and music content.
Google is going after pre-teens. The tech giant unveiled an educational program called “Be Internet Awesome.” The goal is to teach children online etiquette and safety, so they can protect themselves against things like scams and online predators.