Business jets risk U.S. pilot shortage on competition from airlines

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Business jet operators, already offering double digit raises to attract pilots, could face a labor shortfall in North America as they compete with U.S. airlines for talent, executives and analysts said.

Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.

Tesla’s unfettered ambition will drain finances: analysts

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and accelerated production of a high-volume electric sedan, analysts said on Friday.

Wall Street pulls back at week’s end with tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans’ tax overhaul plan.

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing.

Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with $40 billion spending plan

WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars.

Nearly 2,000 Siemens employees protest against job cuts

BERLIN (Reuters) – Siemens employees protested in various German cities on Friday against the company’s proposal to cut 6,900 jobs, which a senior Siemens official said could be revised after negotiations with the union.