Why the EEOC is reportedly investigating Uber

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been investigating Uber for possible gender discrimination, sources said. The federal investigation is the latest in a string of issues for the company though an Uber spokesman said the organization is actively taking steps to improve its diversity and equality practices.

Survey considers support for higher-ed funding

A public opinion poll finds that three-quarters of Americans believe public funding of higher education is either an excellent or good investment, with more women and minorities supporting such funding. The data also show 52% support more funding for two-year colleges and half support such increases for four-year colleges and universities.

EU, Japan sign agreement, create free trade zone

The EU and Japan have launched a free trade zone that encompasses 600 million people and almost a third of the world's GDP. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk signed the agreement Tuesday at the EU-Japan Summit.

Family style dining catching on with hotel F&B

Bodega Negra restaurant at New York's Dream Downtown hotel is an example of how hotel restaurants are winning fans with family style dining. "Our typical guests will come in and have guacamole with a couple of appetizers, then will order a few different tacos and then will share a couple of entrees amongst the table with a couple of sides," said Executive Chef Brad Warner.

Opioid abuse tied to increase in infectious diseases
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Intersecting epidemics of opioid abuse and infectious disease were the focus of discussions at the workshop of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Five action steps were proposed by participants, as reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, emphasizing screening for opioid use disorder, immediate treatment for opioid abuse, hospital promotion of community-based treatment, training for health care professionals, and access to addiction care.

Adidas' #heretocreate inspires final World Cup spot

Adidas rounded off its World Cup campaign with a TV spot during the final match from Sockeye that features content from creators around the world. The brand invited creators at the start of the tournament to take part in its campaign using the hashtag #heretocreate, and the ad is also running across digital and social.

Gymboree relaunches with new styles, digital efforts

Gymboree has unveiled a reinvented line of kids' fashion offerings, created new websites for its brands and is rolling out an augmented reality mobile app this week. The retailer emerged from bankruptcy reorganization in September after closing around 360 stores, and it now operates 940 locations in the US and Canada.

Samsung Galaxy S10 to offer ultrasonic fingerprint scanner

Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup will offer three phone models, and two of those models will include ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, a feature Apple has been unable to incorporate into its offerings. Samsung could sell as many as 40 million S10 phones next year, with most of them being the two more expensive models.

Mosquito-elimination trial sees success

The field trial experiment in Innisfail, Australia, of biotech mosquitoes, which were infected with Wolbachia bacteria that makes them sterile, led to an 80% elimination of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The experiment, which was conducted over three months, bred 20 million nonbiting male biotech mosquitoes.

CNN Business to launch this fall

CNN is planning to combine business websites CNN Money, CNN Media and CNN Tech under the umbrella of CNN Business this fall. The company also plans to hire several journalists to work from a new San Francisco bureau and report on tech giants, including Google, Netflix, Facebook and Apple.

Interstates 80, 55 among Chicago agency's priorities for improvement

A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning proposal recommends improving Interstates 80 and 55, with the Illinois Department of Transportation imposing tolls after reconstruction. The plan also recommends raising the state's motor fuel tax by 15 cents and states that the federal government should consider increasing its gas tax.

Caesars to cut carbon emissions by 95%

Caesars Entertainment has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 95% of 2011 figures by 2050. Meanwhile, 60% of Caesars' suppliers will set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2023, according to the company.

Demand creates supply chain strain for Boeing, Airbus

Airbus has missed delivery deadlines, which has hurt its cash flow while upsetting relationships with customers. Meanwhile, supplier delays and increased demand are keeping Boeing on alert, though it says it will not miss deadlines.

Southwest launches service from Oakland, Calif.

Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines started nonstop service between Oakland International Airport in California and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Indianapolis and Orlando, Fla.