Honeywell said Chief Operating Officer Darius Adamczyk will succeed company veteran Dave Cote as chief executive next year.
Taiwanese chip firm Advanced Semiconductor Engineering said that Apple was being conservative in placing orders.
Minimum-wage rates will rise this week in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Tech automation is helping some retailers cope.
Xerox has named the managing director of Icahn Enterprises unit Icahn Capital, has been appointed to the company's board of directors.