This Summer Could Be a Good One if You're Looking for Work

For seasonal job-seekers and new grads starting off their careers, this summer is shaping up to be a good one to get hired. As the employment picture improves overall, new surveys indicate that this summer could be a good one for people who are looking for work. Better yet: A tighter labor market means that more employers are going to be raising wages in order to get the stuff they need. According to a survey by SnagaJob.com of hourly employers that typically hire summer help, 92 percent plan to hire workers for the summer. More than nine out of 10 said they'll hire the same or a greater number of summer workers, and roughly two-thirds said they expect to hire new people as opposed to just rehiring seasonal employees from the previous year.

Brexit Vote Sends Pound to 31-Year Low, Pummeling Markets

PlayMarkets in turmoil in wake of 'Brexit'; Wall Street is jittery Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed Markets in turmoil in wake of 'Brexit'; Wall Street is jittery 1:53 LONDON — Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world's largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, following earlier drops in Asia, and Wall Street was set to fall sharply amid concerns about the economic consequences of the vote. The move could drain confidence among companies and business in Britain and the wider EU.

Here's how your Facebook Messenger inbox is getting smarter

The Facebook Messenger app is about to be updated with a new design that also makes its inbox smarter. SEE ALSO: How to play Facebook Messenger's hidden soccer minigame The new look, which rolls out later this week, will change how the app's home tab is organized. Right now, it acts as a pretty standard inbox, showing all of your message threads with the most recent on top. In the redesign, Messenger's home screen will still display some of your most recent conversations at the top — but it will also add more personalized information farther down.

Oil Prices Ease From 2016 Highs on Stronger Dollar

Analysts said that a rebound in the dollar had dented oil prices by making fuel imports for countries using other currencies more expensive. The dollar index was up 0.28 percent adding to Thursday's gains as jittery global financial markets sent investors toward safe haven currencies. "Oil prices eased back from a near 12-month high as the dollar reversed its recent trend," ANZ bank said on Friday adding that supply disruptions around the world should help to keep prices from falling deeper. Crude prices have almost doubled since touching their lowest in more than a decade in early 2016 as strong demand and supply disruptions erode a glut that pulled down prices by as much as 70 percent from a mid-2014 peak. Declines in U.S. shale oil output are being compounded by steep falls in Nigerian production due to attacks by militants and in Canada due to forest fires.

Brexit Backlash: EU Leaders Call for U.K. Exit Talks to Start Immediately

LONDON — First the party, then the hangover. As the U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union reverberated worldwide, officials from the bloc's six original founding members called for exit negotiations to begin immediately. France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said it would not be acceptable for Britain to play a "cat and mouse" game. "Of course a new (British) prime minister must be appointed, that will probably require a few days but this is quite urgent," he said on Saturday after an emergency meeting attended by Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

What UK startups make of the shocking Brexit vote

But today founders in the U.K. have been grappling with the nightmare made real after the public voted in a national referendum by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU. Shock, disbelief and disappointment were common sentiments among the startups TechCrunch spoke to, many of which had scrambled emergency meetings to consider their immediate steps in the face of a seismic shift in the political and economic landscape of both the U.K. and the European region as a whole.

Uber switches out surge for price transparency

No more pop-ups asking you to agree to those murky “2.1x” (or some other “x” amount) surge fares on the Uber app. Soon Uber will just tell you the price of your ride up front. Uber told TechCrunch in May it was not doing away with surge pricing and denied an NPR report mentioning it would be killing surge. However, it seems Uber is doing away with the feature. Uber pricing will still fluctuate with demand, but now you’ll know the dollar amount you’ll be paying for the ride, instead; “no math and no surprises,” says Uber.

J.K. Rowling, Zayn, Lin-Manuel Miranda and other celebrities had a lot of feelings about 'Brexit'

For better or for worse, history was made when nearly 52 percent of residents in the UK cast a vote in favor of leaving the European Union. The "Brexit" has elicited a wide range of responses from folks all over the world. Many celebrities—like Lindsay Lohan—were vocal about encouraging their fans and followers to vote to leave or remain. Now that results are in and Prime Minister David Cameron has officially announced his resignation, celebrities have used Twitter to express their mixed feelings about the news:

Brexit Backlash: Dow Closes Down More Than 600 Points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 600 points on Friday as markets around the world reacted to a vote by citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The Dow fell as much as 538.27 points and the S&P 500 dropped as much as 58.49 points in the first minutes of morning trading. Blindsided by the winning "Leave" vote, global investors fled the market in search of safe havens such as gold, the Japanese yen, and U.S. Treasuries. As investors scrambled for any port in a storm, the dollar rose by more than 3 percent — the most in one day since 1978 — and gold soared to a two-year high, reaching 1,000 pounds an ounce.