Pompeo outlines US demands on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo identified 12 demands on Iran that the Trump administration would like to include in a new nuclear deal, including ceasing enrichment of uranium and allowing access to all nuclear sites. Pompeo threatened the country with "the strongest sanctions in history" if it doesn't comply.

Poll highlights partisan views about higher ed

A poll shows that 52% of Republican respondents say students should fund their own college education, while 76% of Democrats say tax revenue should cover the cost for the good of society. The data also reveal that the majority of respondents from both parties hold favorable views of community colleges and say they help build a strong workforce.

Cunningham to be NYSE's first female president

Stacey Cunningham will replace Thomas Farley as president of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a spokeswoman said. Cunningham, who serves as chief operating officer, will be the exchange's first female president.

Line between grocery, restaurant blurring for younger consumers

Younger shoppers continue to see more and more overlap between supermarkets and restaurants, according to Amanda Topper, associate director of foodservice research at Mintel. Those who buy prepared meals or dine at the grocery tend to be younger, male and often parents, Topper said, and consumers increasingly would like to see more foodservice options at retail.

VA finalizes EHR contract with Cerner

The Department of Veterans Affairs finalized its $10 billion, 10-year contract with EHR vendor Cerner on Thursday, making it one of the federal government's largest IT deals. The agreement requires Cerner to provide an EHR system that enables seamless, secure patient data sharing among the VA, community providers and the Defense Department and allows the VA to add system capabilities to help meet veterans' and providers' needs.

How brands can engage consumers through Instagram Stories

Christine Goos explains how advertisers can tap into the popularity of Instagram Stories, writing that short-form video is the best format for driving engagement and that brands shouldn't be striving for professional production values but should mimic the authenticity of user content. "Consumers like ease of use in everything ... and with Stories front and center and having auto-playing capabilities, consumers are being conditioned to check there first," she writes.

NPD: Sneaker sales jump as women opt for comfort

Women's sneaker sales soared 37% last year, according to NPD Group, as more women traded their high heels for comfy shoes in keeping with the general trend toward more casual, practical fashions. Sales of heels fell 11% and sneaker sales are expected to continue seeing double-digit growth in the next few years, said Beth Goldstein, NPD's fashion footwear industry analyst.

Thousands of records exposed in TeenSafe data breach

At least 10,200 personal records were exposed in a data breach of mobile app TeenSafe. Exposed data include email addresses and Apple ID passwords, and the company has taken steps to close the vulnerable server and alert those affected by the breach.

Amgen, Novartis' migraine drug gets FDA nod

The FDA approved Amgen and Novartis' Aimovig, or erenumab, as a preventive treatment for migraine. Amgen will likely launch the drug, which is the first calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitor approved for migraine prevention, within a week.

Will CBS, Redstones feud lead to Moonves' departure?

Meg James and Stephen Battaglio discuss the rise of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves in light of CBS' recent battle with the Redstone family over a potential merger with Viacom. Should Moonves exit the company, several key executives may depart as well, with TV consultant Preston Beckman noting, "If Les left, that would leave a good big hole."

Seattle's rising housing prices worry industry

The construction industry in Seattle is facing a shortage of workers, especially trained professionals. This shortage, combined with rapidly rising home prices and the city's proposed "head tax," has many in the industry worried that the current building boom will not last.

US-China trade war truce seen as boon to US LNG exports

China's commitment to increase imports of US goods as part of a trade truce with the US could give a $30 billion boost to US liquefied natural gas exports, according to a Height Securities report. Last year, roughly 13% of total US LNG cargoes were sent to China, which was the world's largest buyer of LNG with import volumes of 5.6 billion cubic feet per day.

Arriving international travelers sour on Cleveland lines

International passengers arriving at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport must first clear customs and then go through a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint, a process that travelers say is too time-consuming.

Marriott Autograph Collection arrives in South Africa

Marriott's Autograph Collection is making its South Africa debut with the rebranding of five African Pride properties.