NIS­SAN WORK­ERS VOTE IN MIS­SIS­SIPPI

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

MISS.» Work­ers at CAN­TON,

Nis­san Mo­tor Co.’s Mis­sis­sippi as­sem­bly plant voted Thurs­day to de­cide whether to be rep­re­sented by the United Auto Work­ers union. The vot­ing by 3,700 as­sem­bly and main­te­nance work­ers be­gan be­fore dawn in­side the plant. The Na­tional La­bor Re­la­tions Board will ac­cept the se­cret bal­lots through 7 p.m. Fri­day.

On one side are work­ers who say they need a union to give them a voice in their work­place, to pro­tect against ar­bi­trary treat­ment, and to bar­gain for bet­ter ben­e­fits and pay.

Other Nis­san em­ploy­ees re­ject the idea of a union speak­ing for them. They fear the UAW would be an eco­nomic al­ba­tross, bur­den­ing an em­ployer who pays them well.

Canada OKs ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered pota­toes.

Cana­dian of­fi­cials say three types of pota­toes ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered by an Idaho com­pany to re­sist the pathogen that caused the Ir­ish potato famine are safe for the en­vi­ron­ment and safe to eat.

The ap­proval con­firmed by Health Canada of­fi­cials on Thurs­day means the J.R. Sim­plot Co. pota­toes can be im­ported, planted and sold in Canada.

Hacker who helped stop global cy­ber­at­tack ar­rested.

VE­GAS» Mar­cus LAS Hutchins, a young Bri­tish re­searcher cred­ited with hav­ing de­railed a global cy­ber­at­tack in May, has been ar­rested for al­legedly cre­at­ing and dis­tribut­ing ma­li­cious soft­ware de­signed to col­lect bank­ing pass­words.

Au­thor­i­ties say Hutchins was de­tained in Las Ve­gas on his way back to Bri­tain from Def Con, an an­nual gath­er­ing of hack­ers and IT se­cu­rity gu­rus in Las Ve­gas.

CEO for Avon is leav­ing.

LON­DON» Avon CEO Sheri McCoy will leave the com­pany in March as the strug­gling beauty prod­ucts maker con­tin­ues a turn­around cam­paign. The com­pany said Thurs­day that it had hired an ex­ec­u­tive search firm to help find a suc­ces­sor.

Grubhub to buy Eat24 from Yelp.

NEW YORK

Grubhub plans to gob­ble up an­other on­line food-or­der­ing ri­val: This time it’s Yelp Inc.’s Eat24.

Chicago-based Grubhub Inc. is pay­ing Yelp $287.5 mil­lion for Eat24. That’s more than dou­ble what Yelp, based in San Fran­cisco, paid to ac­quire Eat24 two years ago.

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