Amazon crews in Europe unite in protest

Nearly 1,800 Amazon warehouse employees in Spain began a three-day strike Monday, which was Prime Day, protesting wages, health care and stressful work conditions. Workers in Poland and Germany joined in Tuesday.

Canvas unseats Blackboard as LMS leader

Canvas has replaced Blackboard as the leading learning management system used by US colleges and universities, owing to its success the use of the cloud, according to a MindWires Consulting report. Blackboard, in a move to win back its clients, has moved its platform to the cloud and has expanded product offerings beyond the LMS.

Solomon to succeed Blankfein at Goldman

Goldman Sachs President and Chief Operating Officer David Solomon will become CEO after Lloyd Blankfein retires Sept. 30, the company said. Blankfein will remain chairman until year-end, then become senior chairman.

A forager aims to grow morels by replicating nature

Restaurants in some markets will pay more than $30 a pound for morel mushrooms, which are elusive in the wild and tricky to grow with traditional methods. Forager Tad Montgomery is experimenting with methods for growing the fungi from spores in a New Hampshire orchard.

Value-based models hold key to lower costs, experts testify

Value-based care models could reduce health care costs, industry experts told a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. David Lansky of the Pacific Business Group on Health said value-based models have had positive results but employers are worried the industry has been slow to make the transition and, faced with mixed incentives, will stay with a traditional fee-for-service model.

Trending digital ad strategies to engage consumers

Scott Darrohn outlines four must-have digital advertising strategies for this year, including hyper-targeted content for niche audiences and incorporating voice into search-engine optimization. Use artificial intelligent bots to personalize interactions with customers, and consider millennial preferences for quick, convenient experiences, he writes.

Ex-Toys R Us staffers want higher status for severance claims

Former employees of Toys R Us are expected to file a request with the bankruptcy court to give their severance claims the same priority as suppliers, lawyers and financial advisers during the liquidation process. The request, which requires court approval and could face opposition by creditors, covers about 33,000 former employees.

Samsung Galaxy S10 to offer ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup will offer three phone models, and two of those models will include ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, a feature Apple has been unable to incorporate into its offerings. Samsung could sell as many as 40 million S10 phones next year, with most of them being the two more expensive models.

Mosquito-elimination trial sees success

The field trial experiment in Innisfail, Australia, of biotech mosquitoes, which were infected with Wolbachia bacteria that makes them sterile, led to an 80% elimination of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The experiment, which was conducted over three months, bred 20 million nonbiting male biotech mosquitoes.

GOP's Coffman joins Democrats in net neutrality fight

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., is vocalizing his support for a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would undo the repeal of net neutrality regulations, becoming the first Republican to back the measure. Coffman says that while he would prefer a legislative solution, "the CRA is better than nothing."

Interstates 80, 55 among Chicago agency's priorities for improvement

A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning proposal recommends improving Interstates 80 and 55, with the Illinois Department of Transportation imposing tolls after reconstruction. The plan also recommends raising the state's motor fuel tax by 15 cents and states that the federal government should consider increasing its gas tax.

Caesars to cut carbon emissions by 95%

Caesars Entertainment has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 95% of 2011 figures by 2050. Meanwhile, 60% of Caesars' suppliers will set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2023, according to the company.

Demand creates supply chain strain for Boeing, Airbus

Airbus has missed delivery deadlines, which has hurt its cash flow while upsetting relationships with customers. Meanwhile, supplier delays and increased demand are keeping Boeing on alert, though it says it will not miss deadlines.

Redo of Saratoga, N.Y., hotel keeps pace with past, present

A history-minded Brooklyn design and development group blended tradition with contemporary flair in its refurbishment of the 12-room Brentwood Hotel across the road from the Saratoga Race Course in New York. "This one clearly wasn't architecturally significant, in the sense that it was a run-down motel, but its proximity to the country's oldest sporting venue, Saratoga Race Course, seemed irreplaceable," Studio Tack partner Jou-Yie Chou said.