Walmart Raises Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The world's largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping.
Facebook To Build 5th Data Center Building Near Des MoinesFacebook also will pay for the construction of a $500,000 pump station that will boost the water pressure for the data center and other structures in the area.
Meatsplainer: How New Plant-Based Burgers Compare To BeefProtein content is about the same, while other nutrients vary. Some may like that the plant-based patties have fiber, but dislike that they're higher in sodium.
GM Cruise Autonomous Vehicle Unit Gets $1.15B InvestmentCruise is considered among the leaders in the race to deploy autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers. It has pledged to do that in an unspecified city sometime this year, but recently has backed away.
US Probes Inadvertent Side Air Bag Deployment On Mazda SUVsDocuments posted Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say two owners have complained about the problem. Four people were hurt in one of the cases.
Microsoft Offers Software Tools To Secure ElectionsMicrosoft officials said the ElectionGuard development kit will be provided free of charge as part of its Defending Democracy Program. They also announced a cut-rate Office 365 application suite for political parties and campaigns at a 75 percent discount, the price they charge nonprofits.
Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones For Promoting 'Violence And Hate'“We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” said a Facebook spokesperson.
Privacy-Focused' Facebook Puts The Spotlight On GroupsThe groups cover a wide range of interests and topics — hiking, hair care, parenting, rare diseases. Recommended groups will appear on users' homepages. (The redesign will also do away with Facebook's signature blue banner.)
Grounded Max Jets Could Contribute To Higher Summer FaresWith Max jets grounded after two deadly accidents, U.S. airlines will operate about 200 fewer daily flights than planned through the heart of the peak summer season. That's around 35,000 seats lost every day.
Amtrak Ending Indianapolis-To-Chicago Route With Funding CutAmtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the four-days-a-week train won't run after June 30, which is when its $3 million annual state subsidy ends.
Chewy.com Hopes To Overcome Gnawing Wall Street MemoriesChewy, which hasn't been profitable since it was founded in 2011, stands out from the rest of the crowd because of its involvement in online pet sales — a niche that turned into a financial wasteland as hundreds of internet companies imploded after raising billions of dollars during the late 1990s.
McDonald's Turns To Bacon And WinsAt the beginning of the year, McDonald's Corp. offered bacon on anything customers wanted for an hour. That — along with new menu items like doughnut sticks — generated both hype and store traffic.
Marriott To Expand Further Into Home-SharingMarriott's move is an acknowledgment that home-sharing — which has boomed in the last decade since Airbnb's founding — has fundamentally changed guests' expectations.
Facing Angry Shareholders, Boeing CEO Says 737 Max Software Fix Nearly CompleteResisting calls from some shareholders to resign over the 737 Max scandal, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he’s focused on safety as the company continues working on a software fix for the grounded planes, after two fatal crashes resulted in more than 300 deaths.
Uber Looks To Raise Up To $9B In Initial Public OfferingUber is on track for one of the largest IPOs in history. The company plans to sell 180 million shares for between $44 and $50 each.