9 ways to prep workers for active-shooter scenarios

Companies should prepare employees for an active-shooter situation, writes safety-training expert Judie Smithers. She offers nine tips for training, including how to spot potentially violent behavior, how to evacuate or hide, and what to do when law enforcement arrives.

Students engage in writing at S.C. battlefield camp

Twenty students ages 9 to 13 recently learned about the Revolutionary War during a weeklong writing summer camp at Cowpens National Battlefield in South Carolina. The students participated in activities designed to engage them in US history, including one in which they were assigned to write a story about the war from a soldier's perspective.

Barnier: UK must improve proposal on EU citizens' rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May should form a proposal for protecting EU citizens' rights after Brexit that has "more ambition, clarity and guarantees," says Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator. EU officials are particularly concerned that May rejects the view that a European court should resolve any conflict regarding EU citizens' rights.

Wal-Mart is not looking to purchase Whole Foods, sources say
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Wal-Mart has no plans to make a bid to purchase Whole Foods Market, sources said Friday. Whole Foods had not received additional bids outside of the $13.7 billion offer from Amazon as of the end of last week.

Weight bias evident in children, study finds

A study in Pediatrics found that school-age youths were 5.4% more biased against overweight children than normal-weight peers. The findings, based on data involving 100 children ages 9 to 11, showed a 7.9% implicit bias rate among study participants with normal weight, compared with 1.4% among those who were overweight.

Survey: Consumers trust social video, influencers

Ninety percent of consumers on social media say social video has influenced a purchasing decision, and one-third say influencers are their most trusted sources for shopping advice, per Geometry Global and gen.video. Seventy-seven percent of respondents said social media is their top place to get shopping inspiration, and 77% also trust peers more on social platforms.

Mass faintings plague female workers in Cambodian factories

More than 500 members of the largely female workforce in Cambodian sportswear factories have fainted over the past year due to long hours and excessive temperatures. "There is no proper investment in an adequate working environment and no investment in the living wage," said Bent Gehrt, Southeast Asia field director for the Worker Rights Consortium.

Classic games to get new release with Sega Forever

Classic Sega games including "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Altered Beast," "Kid Chameleon," "Comix Zone" and "Phantasy Star II" will be released on mobile devices with the Sega Forever initiative. The company intends to release more than 1,000 games, with new releases anticipated every two weeks.

Portola's anticoagulant drug BevyxXa wins FDA approval

The FDA has approved Portola Pharmaceuticals' drug BevyxXa, or betrixaban, the first oral medication developed to inhibit blood coagulation in patients who are hospitalized for long periods, such as those with pulmonary disease and heart failure or who have suffered a stroke.

YouTube TV to launch in 10 more markets

YouTube TV will expand to 10 more markets over the next few weeks, writes CEO Susan Wojcicki. The new markets include Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

Electronics manufacturer considers $10B investment

Foxconn, a manufacturer based in Taiwan, is considering a $10 billion investment in manufacturing in the US. The facilities could be built in three different states, and the company plans to release details in August.

Calif. solar success comes at a cost

California produced so much solar power in the first three months of the year that, to avoid overloading its power lines, the state paid other states to take excess electricity. But while California has been hugely successful producing renewable energy, the resulting policy concerns, rate increases and overlap with other energy sources has created turmoil for regulators, utilities and the state legislature, among others.

Boeing receives $75B in orders at Paris Air Show

Boeing received 571 commitments and firm orders at the Paris Air Show, business with a list price value of $74.8 billion. Airbus, meanwhile, reached $39.7 billion in orders and commitments.

Hotel designer seeks to give guests "Instagram moments"

Stickman Tribe's Marcos Cain says creating spaces for "Instagram moments" is important to each project. He cites the area around the swimming pool at the Fairmont Fujairah.