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.

Teachers test video grading

Some teachers are experimenting with offering feedback via video rather than marking students' work with red pens. David Narter, an English teacher in Illinois, said he found that students were more receptive to video feedback and found it more motivating.

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.

Emergency contact info in EHRs may help predict patients' disease risk

A study in the journal Cell, based on 2 million EHRs from three New York-based academic medical centers, showed that emergency contact information in EHRs could help predict a patient's risk of developing 500 hereditary conditions, including celiac disease and type 2 diabetes. Researchers identified 7.4 million familial relationships from reviews of standard emergency contact information included in patients' EHRs.

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.

Report: Walmart tests personal shopping service in NYC

Walmart is piloting a personal shopping and concierge service dubbed Jetblack in New York City, according to a published report. The service, aimed at busy moms, is described in job postings as a members-only service and Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss was hired to help lead the venture, according to the report.

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.

US was world's top producer of petroleum, gas hydrocarbons in 2017

The US maintained the title of the world's No. 1 producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2017, as production levels soared to new records, according to the Energy Information Administration. US petroleum production grew by 745,000 barrels per day last year as oil prices rallied to about $65 per barrel, while dry natural gas production was up by 5.7 billion cubic feet per day in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter.

Bill would allow PFC funds to improve airport security

The Senate's Secure Airport Public Spaces Act would allow airports to use passenger facility charges to tighten security in nonsecured areas, such as baggage claim. Funds from the Airport Improvement Program could be used to upgrade surveillance cameras in public areas.

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.