Job search platform Indeed said that the best places to work for are those strong in company culture when it released its top places to work in 2017 on Thursday.
The company pulled together the 50 best places to work list by implementing data on employee reviews for Fortune 500 Index companies with over 5,000 employees and at least 50 reviews.
Taking the top spot this year is cloud computing giant Salesforce.com (CRM) - Get salesforce.com, inc. Report , followed closely by Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Get Southwest Airlines Co. Report and JetBlue Airways (JBLU) - Get JetBlue Airways Corporation Report .
Securing the sixth spot in this year's rankings is electric and natural gas firm CenterPoint Energy (CNP) - Get CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Stock Price, News, Buy or Sell Rating Report , and electric services company DTE Energy (DTE) - Get DTE Energy Company Report was seventh.
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Apple is OK for the time being: For those silently worrying how the Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report iPhone 8 will sell, simmer down -- the tech giant still has several huge advantages. On the hardware side, for instance, the iPhone still feels ahead of the pack thanks not only to Apple's design skills and the visible features of its hardware, but also what's under the hood points out TheStreet's tech columnist Eric Jhonsa. From the looks of things, the iPhone 8 should extend that lead, Jhonsa predicts.
Tesla is looking wobbly: Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report shares are looking a little shaky (again) after its Model S didn't get a top rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), reports TheStreet's James Skinner. The IIHS cited issues with the small overlap front test, which is meant to simulate crashes into trees, poles and other vehicles, as why the Model S did not receive the highest rating. IIHS Executive Vice President David Zuby said the front test remains a "hurdle" for some vehicles.
"Tesla made changes to the safety belt in vehicles built after January with the intent of reducing the dummy's forward movement," IIHS said. "However, when IIHS tested the modified Model S, the same problem occurred, and the rating didn't change."
Costco finally scores some good news: After watching its stock crash about 13% inside a month thanks to fears Amazon (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report and Whole Foods (WFM) will dominate society, Costco (COST) - Get Costco Wholesale Corporation Report scored a nice win. Costco said same-store sales in June rose 6.5% in June. Canada saw sales up 3.2%, while international sales rose 6.2%.
The numbers should serve as a reminder how resilient Costco's business has been in the face of Amazon's rise.
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