Soggy Fields Leave Midwestern Farmers With Few Good AnswersIn the 18 states that grow most of the nation's corn, only 58% of the crop had been planted as of last week — a far cry from the 90% that would ordinarily be planted by that point. In states that grow nearly all of the soybeans, less than half of the normal crop had been planted.
FedEx To Deliver 7 Days A Week To Satisfy Online ShoppersThe company plans to step up the shift away from the U.S. Postal Service this fall and handle the "vast majority" of SmartPost deliveries itself by the end of next year.
'We Are Taking Responsibility': Boeing CEO Apologizes After Deadly Crashes
OK To Smoke, Not To Grow? States Wrestle With Homegrown PotA provision that would allow for the growing of five plants per residence for recreational use seemed likely to be jettisoned because of push-back from the police, who argue that allowing homegrown pot would fuel illicit drug sales.
Walmart Hires Former Google, Amazon Exec For New Tech RoleThe moves come as Walmart is trying to compete better with Amazon and other technology companies.
Female CEOs are competitively paid, but greatly outnumberedOf the companies included in the survey, only 19 were run by women. Plus, there is not a single woman on the overall list of the top 20 most highly paid CEOs.
Best Buy Warns Of Higher Prices For Shoppers Due To TariffsCEO Hubert Joly said that he is working directly with the Trump administration to minimize the impact new tariffs could have on U.S. shoppers, and plans to continue to do so when he steps down as CEO next month and becomes executive chairman of the company's board.
United CEO Oscar Munoz Vows To Board Airline's First 737 Max Flight Once Jets Cleared To Fly AgainSeeking to reassure travelers, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has promised to board his company’s first Boeing 737 Max jet to take flight once regulators clear the aircraft to fly again.
American Airlines Cuts Bag Fees For Some Sports, Music gearTravelers will still be charged $150 for some items including antlers and scuba tanks, and extra fees also apply to gear weighing more than 50 pounds.
McDonald's Says It's Offering Training To Combat HarassmentThe labor group Fight for $15 filed 25 sexual harassment charges against Chicago-based McDonald's with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund are providing legal support.
Lilly Selling Half-Price Version Of Popular Humalog InsulinThe fast-acting insulin, which diabetics inject shortly before each meal, is used by about 700,000 Americans.
Target's Online Game Is On TargetWalmart launched free next-day delivery on its most popular items this month in Phoenix and Las Vegas. It plans to roll out next-day delivery to most of the country by year-end, covering 220,000 items with a minimum order of $35. T
Store Troubles Increase For Kohl's, Penney'sDepartment stores have been trying to reinvent themselves as more shoppers go online. They've also been hurt by increasing competition from the likes of T.J. Maxx and other off-price stores, which offer coveted brands at cheaper prices.
Ford Cuts 7K White-Collar JobsThe layoffs are coming across a broad swath of the company including engineering, product development, marketing, information technology, logistics, finance and other areas. But the company also said it is hiring in some critical areas including those developing software and dealing with self-driving and electric vehicles.
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.