Teen among female workers alleging harassment at McDonald's
Reuters

A 15-year-old is among 10 female employees of McDonald's who have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that allege sexual harassment at restaurants in nine cities. The employees say the company and franchisees have mocked or ignored them or have fired workers for reporting abuse.

Robotics class attracts Del. high-schoolers

A Delaware high school's robotics course has grown in popularity and is considered a magnet to get students to enroll in the school, teacher Shawn Bowser said. Students learn how to design, build, operate and repair various robots -- from remote-controlled devices used in competitions to Lego photographic telescopes.

Facebook's Zuckerberg dodges questions from EU lawmakers

Many European Parliament members were angry after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg avoided answering questions on issues including data protection, fake news and election security. European Parliament member Guy Verhofstadt said the hearing's format, which restricted follow-up questions, and Zuckerberg's responses were "totally inadequate."

Ahold Delhaize focuses its digital efforts

Ahold Delhaize is launching a new department in the US called Peapod Digital Labs to drive its e-commerce efforts, ramp up digital sales and hone in on its personalization efforts. The company named JJ Fleeman president and chief e-commerce officer of the new arm.

Report reveals spike in health care ransomware attacks in Q3 of 2017

Ransomware attacks against health care organizations rose sharply in the third quarter of 2017 but dropped substantially in the fourth quarter, according to a report by security firm Proofpoint. Researchers identified Locky as both the most popular malware strain overall and the top variant of ransomware, but the health care sector was also targeted by The Trick and Global Imposter malware, the report found.

Sources: Google to share GDPR, IAB framework plans
Digiday

Google plans to inform publishers this week about how it will integrate independent industry standards for General Data Protection Regulation compliance, sources say. Some details are still being tweaked regarding how Google will approach integrations that also align with the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe's and IAB Tech Lab's Transparency and Consent Framework.

Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Mich.

Amazon will build a $150 million fulfillment center near Grand Rapids, Mich., which will create 1,000 new full-time jobs, with a $4 million incentive from the state. The facility will be Amazon's fourth in Michigan.

HTC unveils new flagship U12 Plus
The Verge

HTC has unveiled its new flagship handset, the U12 Plus, which offers dual cameras, a high-definition display and a pressure-sensitive design. The phone's side buttons are a unique feature, as they rely on haptic feedback rather than mechanical buttons to work.

House approves "right-to-try" legislation

House lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday that would allow terminally ill patients to request access to experimental drugs that have undergone early-stage clinical trials but have yet to receive approval from the FDA. The bill, which would not require pharmaceutical companies to provide the drugs, was passed by the Senate last year and now goes to President Donald Trump for his expected signature.

Comcast will offer new, all-cash bid for Fox

Comcast will seek to top Disney's $52.4 billion offer for 21st Century Fox assets with an all-cash bid, the company announced today, adding that financing for the deal was in the "advanced" stages. The portfolio includes Fox's cable networks -- including its regional sports services -- as well as its TV and film studios.

Seattle Space Needle renovation almost complete

A $100 million renovation of the iconic Space Needle in Seattle is nearly finished. The project is part of a building boom in the city's tourism industry and includes adding floor-to-ceiling glass and repainting the tower's exterior.

Va. seeks strategy to become East Coast offshore wind leader

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has issued a call for a strategic plan that will help it attract offshore wind firms and become an East Coast hub for the industry, said the office of Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday. The proposal will be subject to a Virginia State Corporation Commission review.

A4A: 246.1M passengers to fly with US airlines this summer
USA Today

Airlines for America estimates that 246.1 million passengers will fly aboard US airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31. "As the economy grows along with household net worth, passengers are taking advantage of persistently low airfares for their summer travel plans," said John Heimlich, A4A's chief economist.

Small businesses targeted by new Hyatt website

A new Hyatt Hotels website offers small and medium-sized businesses special discounts and help with travel management. Hyatt Leverage doesn't include commissions for travel professionals but is not aimed at taking business away from travel management companies, said Gus Vonderheide, Hyatt's vice president for global sales.