Why NBC's culture is back in the hot seat

NBC's workplace culture has come under fire again amid rumors of racist and toxic behavior occurring on the set of "America's Got Talent." One issue involves actress Gabrielle Union, who recently was fired as a judge on the show and reportedly told that her hairstyles were "too black" for the audience.

Study on social media, disordered eating in teens

Young adolescents who had Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Snapchat accounts, but not girls with Facebook and Instagram, scored significantly higher in a test measuring disordered eating thoughts, while those with more social media accounts had higher scores for disordered eating thoughts and behaviors, according to an Australian study in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Similar findings took place with teen boys.

Goldman Sachs tries to reinvent itself

Goldman Sachs' revenue and profit centers have eroded, in part because of regulation and electronic trading, and the task of restructuring and rejuvenating the company falls to CEO David Solomon. He's implementing the company's first multiyear strategic plan and emphasizing financial and bureaucratic efficiency, while Goldman has also relaxed its office culture, starting with the dress code.

Walmart CEO optimistic about Produce 2.0 initiative

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says the retailer has caught up to other retailers when it comes to fresh food quality thanks to its Produce 2.0 initiative. Improved produce department layouts will be introduced to about half of the retailer's stores next year.

WHO, CDC report on increase in measles cases, deaths

The World Health Organization reported that measles cases around the world rose from 7,585,900 in 2017 to 9,769,400 in 2018, while measles-related deaths increased from 124,000 to 142,300 during the same period, with most deaths involving unvaccinated children. Meanwhile, a CDC study in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that although yearly global measles incidence and deaths dropped between 2000 and 2018 and vaccination prevented 23.2 million deaths during that period, the number of infections and deaths have increased since 2016.

Spotify reveals a decade's listening data with "Wrapped"

Spotify's worldwide "Wrapped" campaign features out-of-home ads across 21 markets that showcase the sometimes odd listening habits of users from the last decade and includes a New York's Penn Station takeover, TV and digital ads, and enables people to share their own listening data on social. "We hope we'll remind people of the moments this decade that inspired them to smile, share, laugh -- or sometimes just scratch their head," says Spotify's Global Executive Creative Director Alex Bodman.

Macy's president named CEO of Tractor Supply

Macy's President Hal Lawton is resigning after about two years to take over as CEO and president of Tractor Supply, succeeding Greg Sandfort. Macy's hasn't named a successor for Lawton, whose resume includes a stint at eBay and a decade at Home Depot.

US pursues Russian hackers accused of stealing $100M

Members of a Russian hacking group called Evil Corp. are being sought by the US for allegedly stealing at least $100 million from banks and corporations in more than 40 countries. The Justice and Treasury departments announced indictments and sanctions against the group, which used malware spread through phishing campaigns to steal bank account login credentials and transfer funds.

FDA nominee vows to address drug shortages, costs

Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and President Donald Trump's nominee to head the FDA, told a Senate health committee that he's willing to work with lawmakers to address drug shortages and noted he has experienced the consequences of the problem in his work as a radiation oncologist. Speaking at his confirmation hearing, Hahn said he's willing to work to reduce prescription drug costs by stimulating innovation and promoting competition with generic and biosimilar drugs.

US gives rural carriers more time with Huawei equipment

The Commerce Department recently gave rural carriers an additional 90-day extension of their ability to work with from Huawei Technologies, six months after the government imposed restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer, as trade talks between the two countries enter a sensitive period. Competitive Carriers Association's Alexi Maltas noted the extension will allow smaller carriers to maintain their Huawei networks by downloading software and patches.

An update on 9 big projects in N.Y.

The $29.1 billion Gateway Program connecting New York and New Jersey that includes a tunnel under the Hudson River tops a list of major transportation projects across New York. Work is planned or underway on the list's nine projects, which include expansion of the Long Island Rail Road and renovations at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

Students protest for climate action

High school students have inspired throngs of activists and ordinary citizens worldwide to join the Global Climate Strike today to demand action on climate change from their national leaders. Over a million students were excused from school in New York City to participate in strike protests, while similar demonstrations are occurring in major cities all over the world.

DHS drops plan to require facial scans of US citizens

The Department of Homeland Security will not proceed with a proposal to require all US citizens to submit to facial scans when entering and exiting the country.

2020 travel hot list features Antarctica, Slovenia, Japan

Luxury travel company Virtuoso has tapped Antarctica, Japan and Slovenia as 2020's top travel destinations. The latter's mountains, glacial lakes and ski resorts offer an affordable alternative to Italy, while Japan will see more tourists with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and cruises will draw travelers to Antarctica.