EMPLOYMENT

350 jobs coming to Aurora

Piping Rock Health Products will open a packaging and distribution location in Aurora, JobsOhio announced Monday in a news release. The privately held company, headquartered in Long Island, N.Y., is expected to create 350 jobs by the end of 2021 and invest $19 million at the new location.

Piping Rock CEO Scott Rudolph said the facility “will offer outstanding access to the entire country and place our operations within the epicenter of U.S. health and wellness manufacturing and distribution.”

JobsOhio, BioEnterprise, Portage Development Board, the city of Aurora and Team NEO worked with the company to finalize the commitment. According to Piping Rock, the company plans to start the hiring process and building upgrades in the first half of 2017.

RIDE SHARING

Self-driving Ubers resume

Uber says its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and Tempe, Ariz., are back on the road after a weekend crash led to a brief suspension of its program.

There were no serious injuries reported in the Friday night incident in Tempe. Police said the self-driving Uber SUV was obeying the law while the human driver of the other car was cited for a moving violation.

Uber says it is investigating the incident and that there were no passengers in the back seat of the self-driving car.

WALL STREET

Statue of girl to stay longer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” will be allowed to remain through February 2018 instead of being removed Sunday.

De Blasio says the artwork, called Fearless Girl, has inspired many people and “fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership.” He calls the decision “a fitting path for a girl who refuses to quit.”

The New York Daily News said the statue, which stands on Department of Transportation property, will get a longer permit through the department’s art program.

DRONES

New security step proposed

The world’s largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators.

DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper released Monday that radio transmissions of an identification code, possibly the operator’s Federal Aviation Administration’s registration number, could help allay security concerns while also protecting the operator’s privacy. The paper suggests steps that can be taken to use existing technologies to develop an identification system, and that operators could include more identification information in addition to a number if they wish.

Anyone with the proper radio receiver could obtain those transmissions from the drone, but only law enforcement officials or aviation regulators would be able to use that registration number to identify the registered owner.

RESTAURANTS

Arby’s sued over breach

A Connecticut couple says Georgia-based Arby’s restaurants failed to prevent hackers from stealing customer information at hundreds of its stores.

In a new federal lawsuit, the couple is seeking class-action status in the case.

Jacqueline and Joseph Weiss of Glastonbury, Conn., say computer hackers used data-looting malware to penetrate systems at about 1,000 Arby’s restaurants last year.

The couple says that in December 2016, they discovered thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges on the Visa card they’d used at an Arby’s in Connecticut.

Arby’s said in a news release that “we believe the claims are without merit and intend to vigorously defend against them.”

Compiled from staff and wire reports.