Welcome to the Q4 edition of US Business News Magazine! Providing you with all the latest information on new M&A activity and deals to corporate issues and trends, and everything in between.

In recent news, leading supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions for service providers and telecom operators, EKINOPS has just announced the opening of a new North America Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The new facility marks the next phase in the company’s North American expansion following its acquisition of OneAccess Networks in September 2017.

Elsewhere in this edition, an international survey’s findings revealed a continued upward trend in consumers planning online purchases over the November-December holiday period. The survey, which was conducted by One Hour Translation, analyzed the responses of over 6,600 consumers in nine leading economies: the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

Also in this issue, we discover how Cowlines, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) app, has announced that it is now available for iOS download to 190 million people across 62 cities in the United States and in Canada including the metro regions of Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Toronto, NYC and others. We take a closer look at how the firm have now unveiled its app across North America in one of the largest and most ambitious app roll-outs in recent years.

Here at US Business News, we hope that you enjoy reading this month’s issue of the publication and we wish you all the best for the New Year!