Monkeys build criminal empire

Long-tailed macaques in Indonesia are stealing valuable items, including cash, glasses and cameras, from tourists and are forcing people to leave food and treats to get belongings returned. Primatologist Fany Brotcorne says the animals pass the skill to offspring; the behavior had been thought to be exclusive to humans.

US students mark Memorial Day in various ways

Students across America are honoring members of the US military for Memorial Day, which is observed Monday, such as a group of sophomores from one Michigan high school who interviewed war veterans to document their stories and placed flags on graves at a military cemetery. Some Texas third-graders met veterans via their school's Adopt-a-Veteran program, while a New York sixth-grader led peers in an after-school painting project to honor the military, which he someday hopes to join.

Eurozone still needs substantial stimulus, Draghi says

Economic growth has been picking up in the eurozone, but the minimal level of inflation indicates the region requires significant stimulus if its recovery is to continue, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said. He told the European Parliament's committee on economic affairs that to build stronger price pressures, "we still need very accommodative financing conditions, which are themselves dependent on a fairly substantial amount of monetary accommodation."

Family Dollar revamping private brands, store layouts

Family Dollar will phase in several new private brands that will be more relevant to the retailer's shopper base and focus on offering a similar quality to national brands at a value, said Bob Sasser, CEO of Family Dollar parent Dollar Tree. Family Dollar will also remodel 250 stores this year to expand food, beverage, snack, cooler and freezer space, speed up checkout and make endcaps more productive.

Weight-based teasing in adolescence tied to adverse health outcomes later
5/26/2017 HealthDay News

Adults who were teased about their weight as teens had a twofold higher risk of developing obesity as well as increased odds of having unhealthy eating and dieting habits, according to a study in the journal Preventive Medicine. The findings, based on data involving about 1,800 adults followed for 15 years, also showed that weight-based teasing from family members was more likely to affect women than men.

Instagram adds 4 objectives beyond reach to Stories
5/26/2017 Adweek

Instagram has added four new goals for its ads in Stories to expand on its original objective of reach: traffic, mobile app installs, video views and conversions. Akbank, Ben and Jerry's, and Airbnb are among the brands using the ads.

Alice + Olivia sets priorities for digital innovation
5/26/2017 Glossy

Fashion brand Alice + Olivia is focused on an array of digital experiments focused on improving personalization, merchandising and mobile design, said Marianna Satanas, vice president of e-commerce. "Personalization can be a pain, but if you keep it really simple and relevant to your customers, it can be much easier to implement than you think," she said.

OWL Cybersecurity shares darknet report
5/26/2017 Dark Reading

OWL Cybersecurity on Wednesday shared its 2017 darknet index, a ranking of companies based on data found on the darknet, which OWL says can help the companies gauge their cybersecurity efforts over time. Amazon ranked as having the biggest presence on the darknet, while tech and telecommunication companies were the most targeted, the index showed.

Nonbrowning biotech Arctic Golden apple to launch in fall

Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to launch its nonbrowning biotech Arctic Golden apples in the US this fall after successful completion of a market trial. The apples were packaged in 10-ounce grab-and-go bags for the trial, and the company plans an initial commercial rollout in the Midwest.

FX CEO dishes on network's hits and lessons learned
5/26/2017 The Hollywood Reporter

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf talked recently about the company's strategy of airing limited series and exploring a future with short-form animation. Landgraf also discussed competing with platforms such as Netflix and series that missed the mark with viewers, saying, "It's hitting a fastball with a fraction of a second; it's something that just can't be done perfectly every time."

Bridge management systems build off BIM
5/26/2017 Trade Arabia (Bahrain)

Bridge management systems leverage technology already deployed with building information modeling, taking advantage of big data to indicate the best kind of maintenance interventions. This makes for intelligent infrastructure and also leverages high-resolution imagery, mobile data capture and virtual and augmented reality.

Deepwater, US Wind agree to invest $115M in Md. offshore wind infrastructure
5/26/2017 The Baltimore SunReNews (UK)

Deepwater Wind and US Wind have agreed to conditions outlined by the Maryland Public Service Commission and will invest $115 million in manufacturing and port upgrades related to the development of the state's offshore wind industry, according to the companies, each of which is planning an offshore wind farm. US Wind project development director Paul Rich said it plans "to make Maryland the East Coast hub of a vibrant new industry."

Higher airline fee, drop in security opposed by senators
5/26/2017 The Hill

Senators in both parties voiced objection to President Donald Trump's proposed budget plans to decrease funding for airport security programs while increasing passenger security fees. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., members of the appropriations subcommittee on homeland security, said they opposed Trump's plan to generate more revenue by raising the airline passenger security fee from $5.60 to $6.60 for each connecting flight.

Ireland's best new facials
5/25/2017 Her.ie (Ireland)

New facials at Ireland's spas can address skin problems, such as spots or fine lines, in time for summer. For tired skin and fine lines, turn to the celebrity favorite Anne McDevitt in Dublin for the Eminence Organic Signature Facial featuring Hungarian massage techniques, hot and cold herbal masks and blackhead extraction.