Weinstein arrested in NYC on rape charges

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been arrested after turning himself in to New York City police to face rape charges. A bail package negotiated in advance requires Weinstein to put up $1 million in cash and to wear a monitoring device.

Survey considers how debt affects dropout rate

A survey from MagnifyMoney shows that 39% of students who have taken out loans say they would consider dropping out to avoid adding more debt. More than half of those with loans say the difficulty of balancing work and school played a role in their willingness to drop out, while 26% say they worry their degree won't earn them enough cover their debt, the data show.

Trump signs bill to relax Dodd-Frank

President Donald Trump has signed the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which eases supervision of banks with less than $250 billion in assets and adjusts other rules in the Dodd-Frank Act. "This is all about the Dodd-Frank disaster, and they've fixed it or at least gone a long way toward fixing it," Trump said during the signing ceremony.

Ocado approaches online grocery with a high-tech answer

Britain's Ocado is part online grocer and part tech startup thanks to the hundreds of robots that move items in its system of fulfillment centers, speeding the completion of online orders. Now Ocado's business model has received a major endorsement in the form of a partnership for US warehouses with Kroger.

LifeBridge Health finds 2-year-old malware on systems

A forensic analysis found that an unauthorized person accessed a server at Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health on Sept. 27, 2016, which was only discovered when malware was found on the health care system's ambulatory EHR and patient registration and billing systems on March 17 of this year. The incident may have compromised the protected health information of about 500,000 patients, including their names, diagnoses, clinical and treatment information, medications, dates of birth, insurance information and addresses, as well as the Social Security numbers of 381,123 patients.

Twitter seeks publishers for Timeline Ads trial

Twitter is shopping a pilot programmatic ad program to US publishers. The Timeline Ads trial will place native ads in Twitter Timelines embedded in participating publishers' sites.

Deep discounts defined Gap's Q1

Gap used deep discounts in the first quarter to sell apparel overstocks that were piling up amid operational glitches that disrupted the product assortment, the company said Thursday. Same-store sales across the company rose 1% as gains at Old Navy and Banana Republic were offset by a 4% decline at Gap stores.

5G carriers anticipate changing data plans

Several South Korean carriers, including KT, LG Uplus and SK Telecom, plan to offer use-based data plans to combat higher demand for data as technology advances. 5G-heavy applications such as UHD videos and holograms are seen as potential areas of high revenue due to the ability to charge a data premium.

FDA turns down Recro's nonopioid pain shot

The FDA ruled that Recro Pharma's nonopioid shot IV meloxicam did not meet expectations on pain relief despite the statistically significant outcomes it showed pertaining to its main goals in late-stage trials. The agency also cited issues on the chemistry, manufacturing and controls related to certain data provided by Recro in its application.

Report: Moonves doesn't want to be weighed down by Viacom networks

CBS CEO Les Moonves has been resistant to a Viacom merger due to the role Viacom CEO Bob Bakish might play at the combined company. However, a report indicates that Moonves is also opposed to the deal because he doesn't want CBS weighed down by Viacom networks, which he has deemed an "albatross" that could affect future carriage deals.

Poll: 62% think feds not spending enough on infrastructure
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A recent Monmouth University poll found that 55% of Americans believe President Donald Trump is not focusing enough on infrastructure, but 26% say the president is giving infrastructure enough attention. Sixty-two percent of respondents believe the federal government does not spend enough on infrastructure.

Offshore wind to generate at least 5 GW in Mass., R.I, N.J.

Three offshore wind project and policy announcements in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey will add at least 5 gigawatts of offshore wind energy in the next decade. "With today's landmark decisions, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are ready to pioneer large-scale offshore wind development that will light the way for our industry and nation," said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association.

La. airport has 4 early flights, only one TSA checkpoint

Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana has four early morning flights leaving within 70 minutes of each other and just one Transportation Security Administration screening line. Travelers stuck in the line have missed some flights and airlines have delayed others to allow passengers time to clear security.

Hotel without plastic heralds Asian firm's bold move

Akaryn Hotel Group will open Asia's first single-use plastic-free hotel next month in Bangkok as it pursues a goal of shedding plastic throughout the chain by 2020. Guests at the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok will receive stainless steel water bottles and find bathroom items in pottery containers and biodegradable bags.