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With 94 days till Christmas Macy's plans to hire 85,000 temporary workers for the holiday shopping season, down from 86,000 last year. About 12,000 positions would be based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities, customer service centers will get 1,600 workers and more than 1,000 will be hired as support staff across the country for other events such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Fox Business News)
 
Need something to go with that new iPhone? Apple is progressing on efforts to create a car.  The decision on whether it will be a self-driving car, an electric vehicle or a combination of the two has not been made. (NY Times)
 
New research says the number of households spending more than 50% of their income on rent is set to rise at least 11% to 13.1 million by 2025. The study noted we are now seeing more renters than at any other time in U.S. history. Homeownership rates have fallen from a peak of 69.2% in 2004 to 63.4% this year, the lowest since 1967.   (CNBC)
 
Darden's the owner of Olive Garden, earned $86.4 million last quarter.  Revenue totaled $1.69 billion essentially flat to last year. Sales at restaurants open at least a year rose 3.4%. Darden shares are up 4.6% in early trading. (AP)
 

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