A-Rod looks to win at business without his baseball mistakes

During his yearlong ban from baseball in 2014, Alex Rodriguez took college business classes, networked with CEOs and focused on building up his company, which focuses on "businesses that generate cash, can scale, and have good management." He discusses his career, what he's investing in, and the insecurities and fears that fueled his playing career and initial business ventures.

Study: College can be "equalizer" for students

Most colleges "level the playing field" for low-income students and their wealthier peers, according to a study that researchers say shows poorer students are not "mismatched" at selective colleges. Instead, the study's authors say the income gap is exacerbated by the low admission rates for low-income students at elite colleges.

Trump might keep Yellen as Fed chief

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might be renominated when her term expires next year, President Donald Trump says, reversing a campaign pledge to replace her. Trump says he greatly respects Yellen and thinks she is doing a good job.

Hy-Vee unveils plans for large-format c-store

Hy-Vee will open a store under a new super-sized convenience store format featuring a Market Grill restaurant, a Starbucks coffee shop, prepared meals and a smaller selection of its produce, meat, dairy and other traditional grocery options. The store will be about 8,880 square feet and will join the retailer's convenience store roster that already includes 142 smaller c-stores.

GAO reveals reasons behind patients' low utilization of EHRs

Although nearly 90% of patients are offered access to medical records online by providers, two-thirds of patients do not use them because they are frustrated with the amount of time and effort spent managing passwords and understanding the user interfaces of different portals for each provider they visit, according to a Government Accountability Office report. Researchers also found that, although most providers offer access to information about allergies, current medications and lab results, patients often find this information inconsistent and incomplete from various providers and are unclear as to whether it can be aggregated, electronically downloaded or transmitted.

The future of VR ads

Unity has unveiled Virtual Room, a virtual-reality ad unit that will be released this year and that will appear across a range of VR apps. The Interactive Advertising Bureau is working with Unity to develop guidelines for the ads, and IAB's Eric John says, "Our hope is that VR creates new opportunities that don't replicate advertising the way that mobile originally did with repurposed 30-second TV spots."

Michael Kors makes $1.2B deal for Jimmy Choo

Upscale fashion brand Michael Kors announced Tuesday the company has agreed to purchase luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo in a $1.2 billion deal. The move signals Michael Kors' efforts to spur growth and update the company as retail grows more competitive.

FCC: Claims the DDoS attacks weren't documented are "categorically false"

The Federal Communications Commission is disputing a Gizmodo report that distributed-denial-of-service attacks that crashed the agency's filing system in May were not documented, saying the report is "categorically false." While the incident wasn't put into writing on May 7-8 when it occurred, subsequent analysis at the conclusion of the incident was put into writing, the FCC said.

Drug companies pursue new products to treat HIV/AIDS

Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline, among others, are building on the success of antiretrovirals against HIV. Gilead is seeking approval for integrase inhibitor bictegravir, GSK is testing a long-acting injection of two drugs, and Johnson & Johnson, working with public and private partners, will begin a large-scale midstage vaccine trial in Africa later this year.

Princess Diana documentary to air around the world

The documentary "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy," which features Princes William and Harry reminiscing about their mother, Princess Diana, has been sold to broadcasters worldwide. Among the buyers are HBO in the US, Canada's CBC, Seven in Australia and multiple services across Europe.

Strong monsoon in Myanmar takes heavy toll in flooding, erosion

A Buddhist pagoda has been washed away and 100,000 people turned out of their homes due to erosion and flooding along rivers during a heavy monsoon in Myanmar. The steady rains that began early this month have also cost two lives and collapsed a small dam.

Anadarko vows to complete more wells in rest of 2017

Anadarko Petroleum said it would step up well completion activity by at least 50% in the second half of the year, particularly in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin and Texas' Delaware Basin. "We did build some drilled-but-uncompleted wells on the front end (of 2017), but we expect to work those off in the back half of the year," said Anadarko Executive Vice President of US Onshore Exploration and Production Brad Holly.

Hawaiian Airlines plans 3 new routes for next year

Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to add service in 2018 from Portland, Ore., to Maui; from Oakland, Calif., to Kaua'i, and from Los Angeles to Kona. The routes will feature the airline's new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Investors sink $8M into chatbot booker SnapTravel

SnapTravel, a chatbot that allows hotel room booking through SMS texts and Facebook Messenger, has received $8 million in investments. The year-old startup allows for human intervention when questions get more challenging, which sets it apart from many chatbots.