Proposed GI Bill changes could add skilled workers

Proposed changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill could increase skilled workers. The measure, dubbed the Forever GI Bill because it would lift a 15-year cap on benefits, has widespread bipartisan support.

Can babies pick up languages before birth?

Unborn babies can differentiate among two languages and respond differently while still in the womb, according to a recent study. Researchers examined the differences in heart rates and other responses to audio clips played in English and Japanese for the unborn babies of 24 women.

Lawmaker seeks repeal of CFPB arbitration rule

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is rallying Senate Republicans to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's arbitration rule before Congress' summer recess by leveraging the Congressional Review Act. The arbitration rule aims to make it easier for consumers to resolve disputes with banks through group lawsuits.

RBI CEO shares plans for BK, Tim Hortons, Popeyes

Restaurant Brands International CEO Daniel Schwartz oversees 20,000 restaurants in 100 countries under the Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen banners. He talks about taking a long-term approach to building brands, having Warren Buffett as an investor and how the evolution of technology is changing restaurants.

Meal timing may not affect portion sizes for obese, study says

People with a higher BMI were less influenced by the timing of dinner when deciding how much to eat for lunch, researchers reported at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior's annual meeting. University of Bristol researcher Annie Zimmerman said the study may shed light on the association between being overweight and irregular meal timings.

Amazon Prime Video unveils "The Tick" to Comic-Con with Twitter, Snapchat

Amazon Prime Video is touting its new series "The Tick" at Comic-Con with a Twitter campaign that will feature a 24-foot animatronic model of the character's head moving in San Diego in response to tweets and emojis posted by fans. Attendees at the event will also receive Snapchat codes giving them access to "Tick" lenses.

Amazon to drive its Treasure Truck to more US cities

Amazon's Treasure Truck, which travels through neighborhoods selling one product at a time at a discounted price, will expand beyond Seattle, the company said. Customers who sign up for notifications will get a text when the truck rolls into town, and they can buy the item through the Amazon app and stop by the truck to pick it up.

Companies scramble to fill these in-demand cybersecurity roles

Penetration testers, chief information security officers and cybersecurity engineers are the three most in-demand cybersecurity roles this year, staffing agency Mondo reports. These positions will continue to be in-demand through 2018, the agency predicts, with many companies offering perks, benefits and higher salaries to fill the roles.

Mallinckrodt settles opioid drug allegations for $35M

Mallinckrodt, which is said by US authorities to be one of the largest makers of generic oxycodone, agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations that it violated provisions of the Controlled Substances Act when it failed to discover suspicious orders of controlled substances and notify the US Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA said Mallinckrodt's alleged failure to follow record-keeping requirements at its Hobart, N.Y., plant caused discrepancies between the number of tablets manufactured and the number reported, although the company denies the allegations and says the "settlement contains no admission of liability for civil penalties for relevant conduct."

Senators face off over Title II at FCC hearing

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, at a Federal Communications Commission hearing argued that broadband investment has fallen under Title II regulations, while Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. -- who backs Title II -- argued that investment remains high. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that investment is a concern and that the commission is looking into the issue.

Hazardous cladding product could be on US structures

The particular aluminum cladding that helped fire spread quickly at London's Grenfell Tower could be on US buildings, including an NFL stadium and a hotel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. However, the materials used for some buildings' facades can be unknown, because building records aren't always available.

Minneapolis to acquire wind, solar through Xcel program

The City of Minneapolis has joined Xcel Energy's Renewable*Connect program, through which it will acquire wind and solar generation to power the Minneapolis Convention Center and one of its two water treatment facilities. "We're excited to roll out this unique and affordable program that gives our customers more renewable energy options generated right here in Minnesota," said Chris Clark, president of Xcel Energy for Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.

FAA recommends transporting devices in carry-on bags

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice to airlines warning that "devices containing lithium metal or lithium ion batteries (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) should be transported in carry-on baggage and not placed in checked baggage." If electronics are carried in the hold, they should be powered down and carefully packed to prevent damage, the agency said.

Monscierge, Apple help RLHC raise tech game

New TVs and updated apps for mobile check-ins are among features to sprout from RLH Corp.'s partnership with Monscierge to install Apple technology in Hotel RL-branded properties. With Apple TV, the brand will produce events on its Living Stage for lobby audiences and broadcast to guestrooms.