J.C. Penney has rolled out an initiative aimed at selling soft goods and appliances to other businesses including hotels and rental property owners. Hotel operators have already been ordering bedding, towels and other goods from the department store's website, CEO Marvin Ellison said.
Some English teachers in Canada are replacing some traditional texts, such as Shakespearean works, with the writing of indigenous authors. Teacher Kim Bruton said her decision allows students to see the "lighter side" of indigenous culture, rather than focusing on the mostly negative experiences indigenous people have had throughout history.
The SoftBank Vision Fund, sponsored by Saudi Arabia's top sovereign-wealth fund and Japan's SoftBank Group, said it has raised more than $93 billion to invest in the technology sector. That makes it the world's biggest private equity fund.
Wegmans Food Markets will enter the Washington, D.C., market when the retailer opens its first store there as part of a mixed-use development that will include retail, arts, residential and other space. The store and the development are expected to open in 2021.
President Donald Trump said in a news conference that "Obamacare is collapsing. It's dead. It's gone," but about 10 million people have bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges and another 10 million received coverage through the expansion of Medicaid. Trump's assertion that some insurance companies are pulling out, however, is true, with several providers leaving the market and others raising rates.
Rick Gomez passed on Columbia Law School to carve out a career in marketing, learning to promote cereal and beverages before signing on at Target in 2013. Gomez is leading the promotion of Target's private-label brands and the retailer's growing investment in digital marketing.
Fashion retailer Forever 21 has partnered with mall operator GGP to create a beauty boutique concept called Riley Rose. The partners will open 10 locations at GGP malls this year and three more in 2018, with a selection of beauty products, accessories and home goods aimed at millennials.
Activision's "Destiny 2" is expected to feature a more complex villain and better worldbuilding than previous installments. "We're spending a lot of time just trying to make sure that we're telling a story and that we have characters that people want to meet and want to work with," says Luke Smith, director of "Destiny 2."
Dow Chemical and DuPont's planned $130 billion merger is on track and will likely close between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, according to the companies. They said they are working with regulators in the rest of the relevant jurisdictions to get clearances for the merger.
Netflix's Scott Stuber is aiming to make the company as successful with films as it has been with TV, with plans to push out 40 to 50 films per year. Stuber's experience at Universal Studios working on films such as "The Fast and the Furious" and "The Bourne Identity," as well as his experience building pictures and networking with talent, makes him a good fit for the role, Mike Fleming writes.
These 12 dams are especially amazing feats of engineering. For example, the Contra Dam in Switzerland, made famous in a James Bond movie, required less concrete due to its narrow design.
Vestas has introduced its InteliLight aircraft light detection system in the US. The Federal Aviation Administration-approved technology was previously approved in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Germany, said Vestas.
Boeing has reported a joint venture with Saudi Arabia to provide military sustainment services. The announcement coincides with a visit by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia and the confirmation of several deals between the country and Boeing, including one for the purchase of Chinook cargo helicopters.
Hotels throughout Baltimore are turning to photography collections, fine art and artisan furniture to create an unforgettable arts experience for guests. Embracing fine art is about amenity and identity for hotels and resorts, private art dealer Mark Myers said.