Amazon hiring at fulfillment centers
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at its order fulfillment centers around the U.S.
The jobs are available in Chester, Va., and Petersburg, Va.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Columbia, S.C.; Dupont, Wash.; and Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The world's largest online retailer says last year it hired more than 20,000 people at its fulfillment centers, with more than half starting out as seasonal workers. Amazon says the median income for people working at its order-fulfillment facilities is higher than at traditional retailers.
The Seattle-based company had 117,300 full-time and part-time employees at the end of 2013, according to a regulatory filing.
Amtrak cutbacks may save stops
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — Amtrak is considering scaling back on luxuries to save Colorado Southwest Chief passenger train stops.
Colorado politicians and local officials are pushing the railroad to keep stops in Trinidad, La Junta and Lamar.
Cost-cutting measures include eliminating complimentary wine and cheese, pillow chocolates, flowers and newspapers on some routes.
The Southwest Chief route travels between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Toyota announces Prius recall
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.
Some 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, some 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and the rest in other regions are being recalled for a problem in the software to control the hybrid system.
No accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem.
The software could cause transistors to become damaged, causing warnings lights to go off, driving power to be reduced or the car to stop. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.