How "Jerry Seinfeld" changed comedy forever

The most influential comedian in the world might just be "Jerry Seinfeld," the fictional comedian portrayed by real-life comedian Jerry Seinfeld on his TV show, writes Jesse David Fox. By following "Seinfeld" offstage, the show turned comedy into something more visceral, revealing and personal than it had been before. "The irony to all of this is Seinfeld's actual stand-up comedy is not particularly influential anymore," Fox writes.

How will SCOTUS marriage ruling affect colleges and universities?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling making gay and lesbian marriages legal in all 50 states has ramifications for colleges and universities in questions of healthcare benefits and other policies, experts say. Many institutions may now do away with benefits for unmarried partners, while religious colleges worry that accreditation and faith-based policies could be threatened after the ruling, they say.

Lawmakers ask CFPB to explain arbitration report

Lawmakers have sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requesting a comment period and more information about its report on arbitration, saying the CFPB failed to provide an adequate explanation of how it arrived at its conclusion. The letter reflects one sent by FSR and other industry groups asking for a 60-day comment period on the study.

Kroger keeps growth going in the center of the store

Kroger continues to report growth in the center store, driven in part by the retailer's investments in its coffee selection, efforts to reorganize center-store sections to make them more intuitive and a growing selection of natural and organic packaged foods. "We are probably one of the few outlets that continues to grow units in the center of the store, and...with as big a piece of business as that is for us or any more traditional or conventional retailer, it's important that those categories grow nicely," Kroger's Chief Financial Officer Mike Schlotman said.

Study: Too much time spent on completing infection reports

A study to be discussed at the 2015 conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology showed that health care-acquired infection reporting is time-consuming and is hindering providers from effectively protecting patients from HAIs. After analyzing the laboratory test reports at Somerville, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, researchers found that more than five hours daily were spent by infection preventionists to prepare their HAI reports. Researchers suggested that hospitals pay more attention to staff members' adherence to infection prevention practices instead of focusing on completing HAI reports.

Red Robin immerses ad viewers in the lens of a "Terminator"

Red Robin is promoting an immersive digital ad across more than 1,000 websites that features a Red Robin member from the view of a Terminator, part of a promotion for the upcoming "Terminator Genisys" film. Vitro is the ad agency behind the effort, and Google is working with Red Robin on the campaign, the restaurant chain's biggest so far this year.

Gap to bring namesake, Old Navy stores to Times Square

Gap has unveiled plans to open two new flagship stores in Times Square. The Gap and Old Navy stores will occupy the building currently housing Toys R Us. "This signature spot builds on Gap Inc.'s continued commitment to showcase its brands in ideal locations that best serve customers," Gap spokesman Sean Piazza said.

Sonos speakers to play Apple Music by year's end
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Sonos speakers will have Apple Music integration by the end of 2015, both companies confirmed. The speaker company already has deals in place with Spotify, Beats Music, SoundCloud and Pandora.

Drugs from Immunovaccine, Incyte to be combined in cancer trial

Immunovaccine will collaborate with Incyte in a Phase Ib trial to evaluate the combination of Immunovaccine's T cell-activating immunotherapy DPX-Survivac and Incyte's epacadostat as a treatment for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer in patients who have an increased risk of disease recurrence. The firms will likely file an investigational new drug application for the study in the U.S. and Canada later this year.

Report: Apple plans Force Touch for next iPhone models

Apple has reportedly begun producing new iPhones with a pressure-sensitive screen that is said to be supported by iOS 9, states a report that adds that Apple could label the Force Touch handsets as iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The technology, which senses how hard users press on a display, will be built into current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models; they will reportedly look similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Transit expert: We need to spend more on transportation infrastructure

The country needs to invest more in its transportation infrastructure, according to Grace Crunican, the general manager of California's Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency. She wants to spend $3 billion to upgrade the transit system's infrastructure in the Bay Area. She noted that the system's infrastructure is aging and needs $9.6 billion in upgrades over the next 10 years.

GE to fund 240 MW wind farm in Australia

GE has agreed to fund the 240-megawatt Ararat wind farm in Australia in part with Partners Group Holding, Renewable Energy Systems and OPTrust. "With certainty comes investment," GE President and CEO for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Geoff Culbert said. "That's our experience overseas and that's what we'll see here in Australia now that the [Renewable Energy Target] is fully resolved. This decision has immediately unlocked half a billion dollars of direct foreign investment into Australia," he said.

Airlines bolster In-flight Wi-Fi quality
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JetBlue, Virgin America and United Airlines are among the best airlines for Wi-Fi service, Mark Fahey writes.

List: Best hotels, destinations worldwide for honeymooners

Baros Maldives, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia, St. George’s Caye Resort in Belize and Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia top this compilation of the 50 best hotels and destinations for newlyweds.