Technology giants have remained profitable, even as stock markets have crashed, in the face of the mounting challenges of climate change and a slowing economy.
But their earnings have slipped, and some are raising questions about their ability to survive.
Read moreTech companies have struggled to find ways to keep pace with a slowing tech industry and the impact of climate issues on their businesses.
A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that half of those surveyed said they would be less likely to join a company if climate change was a top concern.
But tech giants say they are well positioned to adapt, and the stock market remains a strong asset.
Tech companies are not the only ones facing tough times.
The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate for the first time in four years, a move that will likely help keep inflation down as the Fed tries to prevent inflation from growing faster than the economy can sustain.
But with the economy slowing and consumer spending declining, the Fed said Wednesday that it is unlikely to move the key interest rates back to zero anytime soon.
The U.S. economy has grown at an annual rate of just 1.5% since the end of 2015.
The unemployment rate is 5.7%, and it is projected to fall to 5.3% by 2021, according to the Labor Department.
But it will be hard for many companies to keep up with rising costs and changing technologies.
Tech stocks are struggling to stay afloat, too.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 500 points over the past month, as the Dow has fallen more than 400 points.
It has gained less than 1% in 2017.
The S&P 500 is down almost 1% so far this year, and is currently down more to 3,700.
Tech stock indexes are down by about 1% each over the course of 2017, according a Bloomberg analysis.
In the fourth quarter of 2016, tech stocks lost almost 4% on average, the worst performance since the recession of 2008.
The tech sector has lost about $500 billion in value since the beginning of the year, according the S&source.
That is the most since 2007, and nearly 10 times the losses recorded during the financial crisis in 2008-2009.