Publix, which has announced plans and taken up sponsorships in Virginia, could join the competition in Spotsylvania as the anchor of a new retail development, area retail watchers say. The market already is set to welcome two Lidl stores and a Harris Teeter, and Weis Market bought out 13 Food Lion locations in the region last year.
Your professional network of influencers doesn't need to include more than 10 people, writes Cinnabon President Joe Guith. "Identify the values you want to explore and look for executives who not only embody those values, but whom you can continue to learn from and engage with in a meaningful way in the long term," he writes.
Florida and Ohio require media-literacy lessons in schools, while other states, such as Washington, are in the process of adopting guidelines. Some groups are working to support the efforts with resources and frameworks about the topic.
President-elect Donald Trump is finalizing a plan to provide "insurance for everybody," saying he is awaiting confirmation of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to put the plan forward. Trump also plans to target drugmakers to stem rising prices.
Panera Bread has completed its mission to remove all preservatives, artificial flavors and other additives from its restaurant menus and packaged goods, the company said. The effort took several years, partnerships with 300 vendors and the reformulation of 122 menu items.
Soft drinks were the top item purchased by households in the US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, accounting for 5% of dollars spent on food, a USDA study found. Overall, data showed about 40 cents of every SNAP dollar went toward food basics such as meat, fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and bread.
Snapchat has made it possible for users to search content in its app, and observers say that could pave the way for the platform to allow brands to pay to make their content more visible. "This is just the beginning for them rethinking ways to present content from people, brands and media companies," Laundry Service's Jason Stein says.
Leaders of the trucking and rail industries will work together to push the Trump administration to limit transportation regulators on their ability to write new rules. The groups hope to reverse some safety initiatives from the Obama administration that they say are costly and of little value.
The US Supreme Court has granted the petition of Novartis' Sandoz unit to review a Court of Appeals interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act that delayed the launch of its biosimilar version of Amgen's Neupogen for 180 days after FDA approval. Novartis' appeal noted that the ruling improperly gave the reference product manufacturer an extra six months of exclusivity when a period of exclusivity has already been provided under the law.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson recently met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. AT&T's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner was not a topic of discussion during the meeting, which centered primarily on job creation, wage increases and "the policies and the regulations that stand in the way of them creating further jobs," said incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The cost to build a new passage at the Soo Locks in Michigan's Sault Ste. Marie could be as high as $626 million, but the a report commissioned by the US Treasury Department says the project is "of major economic significance." It predicts the project could provide up to $1.74 billion in economic benefits, and Michigan's governor is pushing to have the project funded.
The US oil rig count fell by seven to 522 in the week ended Jan. 13, marking only the second week of declines in the past seven months, according to Baker Hughes. However, analysts expect oil companies to resume adding rigs soon, a recovery seen lasting into 2018.
Airport and airline workers are now protected under a 2001 law that set fines and up to 10 years in prison for anyone who assaults "a federal, airport, or air carrier employee who has security duties within the airport, interferes with the performance of the duties of the employee or lessens the ability of the employee to perform those duties." The law had previously been interpreted to apply only to Transportation Security Administration or law enforcement officers.
Iceland's Design Hotels displays its versatility with two properties tailored to the country's distinctive ambience. The recently renovated ION Luxury Adventure Hotel reflects the stark beauty of the Mount Hengill area, while the 101 Hotel in urban Reykjavik still shows its origins as a 1930s office building.