Consumers want Amazon's impending ownership of Whole Foods Market to lead to more in-store tech innovation, starting with cashier-free checkouts, according to a survey by ChargeItSpot. Shoppers also said they wanted the merger to bring lower prices and create new pickup spots for Amazon purchases.
High-school students participating in the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Voices of History program recently documented 79-year-old Holocaust survivor Eva Trenk's memories for a film project. Students, who oversaw the film's production and conducted the interview with Trenk, will also produce other artistic works that showcase what they have learned about the Holocaust.
ExxonMobil has responded to a $2 million fine from the US Treasury Department by suing the government, calling the fine for a joint venture with Russia's Rosneft unlawful and capricious. The Treasury says Exxon exhibited "reckless disregard" for US sanctions in dealings with Russia three years ago, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO.
H-E-B has teamed with Texas firm Enchanted Rock Energy to add natural gas generators at 50 stores in the Houston market, with plans to eventually roll them out to all of the retailer's stores in Texas. The generators will be a more reliable source of backup power for H-E-B's stores, which currently use diesel generators, allowing the retailer to offer customers a cool building, food and other supplies when power goes out.
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.
Grey has been appointed as Revlon's creative agency of record, while MediaCom is retaining global media buying and planning, consolidating the brand's business under WPP. "We will provide integrated communications services including traditional and digital advertising, promotion and activation marketing," Grey global CEO Jim Heekin wrote in an internal note.
Sephora, known for its large-format stores packed with beauty products from a slew of brands, will experiment with a neighborhood boutique format dubbed Sephora Studio. The first will open on Boston's Newbury Street Friday, with a curated collection of products that's focused more on makeup and less on fragrance and skin care.
Intel has reportedly ended efforts in its Basis smartwatch business segment, dissolving it as of two weeks ago. The company's New Technologies Group, which was previously developing wearables, will now focus on augmented reality, a source said.
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."
Google launched its YouTube TV service in 10 new markets this week, including Atlanta, Detroit, Houston and Washington, D.C. The service runs $35 per month and includes live local feeds from the four major broadcast networks, as well as cable networks such as ESPN and AMC.
The American Society of Civil Engineers awarded the US' energy infrastructure a D+ and found a $177 billion investment gap in electricity alone. "If we have legislative and regulatory relief on some of the siting and permitting issues, we can get this country building more transmission again, and I think we will," said Philip Moeller of the Edison Electric Institute.
A subsidiary of Alterra Power has ordered 100 Vestas V110 2-megawatt turbines for its 200-MW Flat Top 1 project in Texas, according to the companies. Vestas added that it would begin delivering the units in the fourth quarter of the year.
This analysis anticipates that JetBlue AirWays' financial performance for the second quarter will beat analysts' estimates. JetBlue has surpassed expectations in three of the previous four quarters.
Condor Hospitality Trust is buying three Marriott International hotels in Texas for a total of $59.6 million. Bedford Lodging is the seller of the 366-key portfolio.