September 6, 2017 / 4:44 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Sept 6

Sept 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement sputtered forward on Tuesday as officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico concluded their second round of talks with plenty of pleasantries but little major progress to announce.

- Lego, the toy company said on Tuesday that it would cut 1,400 jobs after earnings showed its revenue and profit both fell in the first half of the year. The results come as Lego faces an increasingly competitive landscape. More children use mobile devices for entertainment, leaving Lego to battle not just its traditional rivals like Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc.

- Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that companies can monitor their employees' email if they are notified in advance, giving shape to a rapidly evolving area of the law at the intersection of technology, privacy and workers' rights.

- President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created by President Obama to allow children who entered the United States illegally to remain the country, spurred reactions through the business community — many of them opposed to the rollback of protections.

- Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the Finnish mobile games and animation studio is planning an initial public offering that could value the company at roughly $2 billion, in a test of whether investors will find favor in a single franchise and whether the business can evolve. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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