Airbnb moves into adventure travel

Airbnb is offering all-inclusive, multiday trips to lesser-known destinations in a move into more adventurous forms of travel. The company's Adventures platform currently offers 200-plus trips in 40 countries.

Program has students addressing social problems

Students at a Rhode Island middle school are participating in a Generation Citizen program to engage young people in civics by challenging them to develop action plans to address community issues. Students pitched their ideas -- on topics including bullying, drug and alcohol abuse and violence in schools -- to state lawmakers earlier this year as part of a statewide civics event.

Pelosi: House won't raise debt limit until spending caps lifted

The House will not act on legislation to raise the US debt limit until the Trump administration agrees to lift spending restrictions on domestic agencies, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said if agreement is reached on spending caps, "the debt ceiling has to be included."

Kroger's Wellness Your Way festival heading to Denver

Kroger will hold its annual Wellness Your Way festival in Cincinnati this October, and will also expand it to Denver in August. "This festival embodies our purpose, vision, mission and really everything that we're trying to do as a grocer and health care provider across the country," said Kroger Health President Colleen Lindholz.

Survey finds reasons behind physicians' reluctance to share data

Philips surveyed more than 3,100 health care professionals in 15 countries and found those who don't share patient data, both inside and outside their facilities, cite lack of access to data sharing systems, preference for traditional formats, concerns about privacy and security, and lack of interoperability.

Facebook settles exaggerated video ad metrics suit

Facebook has agreed to settle a 2016 class-action complaint for an undisclosed amount brought by a group of marketers that charged the social platform inflated video view time metrics by as much as 900%, which led them to purchase ads based on inaccurate information. Facebook denies any claims that it knowingly inflated metrics, argues that ad rates were not impacted and established a "client measurement council" with Unilever, Nestle and other big brands to help figure out how to improve the system.

Spot market fleets most at risk in next recession

Smaller trucking fleets are likely to be hit the hardest in the next recession, said Bob Costello, the American Trucking Associations' chief economist, in a speech at the NASSTRAC spring conference. He noted that uncertainty over tariffs and trade may lead to cuts in capital spending and hiring and could trigger a recession before 2021.

Apple kit could let iPhones become hardware wallets

The release of Apple's CryptoKit could lead to the use of iPhones as hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies. Apple says the kit will enable app developers to create secure hashes for authentication and cryptographic keys.

GSK delves into gene editing with $67M investment

GlaxoSmithKline will pay up to $67 million over five years for the new Laboratory for Genomics Research for the development of treatments based on gene editing for cancer, neurological disorders and immunological diseases. The center will be run in cooperation with the University of California.

AT&T's direct-to-consumer play hinges on volume

AT&T will compete for streaming video customers by dipping into its huge library of content to provide more programming choices to consumers, said John Stankey, the CEO of AT&T's WarnerMedia arm who is charged with consolidating the telecom's various media pieces. Toward that end, AT&T put WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt in charge of Otter Media, the company's collection of digital services.

Builders prepare for more demanding stormwater management

Green alternatives offer a promising solution to stormwater runoff but may not be enough to handle the most extreme events. Vegetated or other types of green roofs are an option, but stormwater management solutions must be built into building designs.

Musk: Solar tile production will ramp up slowly

Elon Musk on Wednesday said that Tesla's Solar Roof tiles will be manufactured at a slower rate to ensure they last as long as expected. Musk's comment came as his company reported a reduction in solar installations.

Boeing 737 Max problems result in more flight cancellations

Southwest Airlines is cancelling flights involving its 34 Boeing 737 Max planes for the rest of the summer travel season. The airline said it is eliminating the flights in advance to avoid last minute cancellations and passenger inconvenience.

Carnival educates consumers on benefits of travel advisors

Carnival Cruise Line is putting all hands on deck to encourage potential passengers to work with travel agents as part of its 2019 "Why Use A Travel Advisor?" campaign. This week, the company has unveiled a website, interactive Facebook page and brochure, along with testimonials, a contest, videos, tips and more.