Investors seeking Impossible Foods shares

Impossible Foods hasn't announced plans for an initial public offering, yet investors are jockeying for a piece of the startup in anticipation. Chief Financial Officer David Lee indicated during the previous fundraising round that it would be among the last before going public.

Calif. schools focus on behavior, mental health

Three Southern California school districts are implementing mental health and behavior support systems for all students to help reduce unnecessary special-education referrals and keep students in the least-restrictive environment possible. The multitiered approach integrates positive behavior modeling, as well as group and one-on-one counseling.

Fed officials speak out against another rate cut

Federal Reserve policymakers are going public with opposition to the notion the US economy needs a further interest-rate decrease. Three policymakers support leaving the key rate unchanged, and a fourth says he wants to avoid additional action but will keep an open mind.

AmazonFresh enters 3 new markets

AmazonFresh has expanded to Minneapolis, Houston and Phoenix, the company announced this week. The service is now available in 18 metro areas across the nation.

Study: Factors other than EHRs contribute to physician burnout

Control of workload, work-life balance and office atmosphere are factors that contribute to physician burnout and should be addressed along with EHR concerns, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Forty-five percent of the 282 providers surveyed reported burnout symptoms.

Facebook launches preview tool for Playable Ads

Facebook launched Playable Preview Tool, a new service that enables marketers to validate components of their Playable Ads, ensure files meet required specifications, view errors before uploading and validate the click to action. Facebook originally launched Playable Ads in 2018.

New Balance's US production features 3D printing, custom shoes

New Balance's US shoe production includes five factories, dozens of 3D printers and a setup that can handle custom ordering of baseball cleats and sneakers. "We have hit the trifecta of high performance, digital manufacturing, and made in the USA," says executive JF Fullum.

Why budget smartphones are poised for a breakthrough

This might finally be the year a budget smartphone can be found to rival more expensive models, Scott Gordon writes. He notes that Xiaomi and Huawei are the drivers behind the widespread development of Android devices, which has forced major players such as Samsung to up their game in terms of quality.

Senator pushes FDA to do more about drug shortages

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, asked acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless what the agency is doing to ease ongoing drug shortages and questioned whether the FDA has access to the data it needs.

Pai circulates order for new Lifeline rules

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on a draft order aimed at curbing abuses in the Lifeline subsidy program for broadband and voice services. The order, which was circulated by Ajit Pai, the agency's chairman, does not currently impose a cap on Lifeline subsidies.

Texas roofing contractors back ban on waiving insurance deductibles

Under a law taking effect next month in Texas, roofing contractors are forbidden from waiving insurance deductibles for customers, a practice used in scams by unethical contractors. The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas supported the measure.

Renewable energy requires shift for Texas utilities

Summer heat in Texas previously required utilities to rely on peak pricing to manage supply and demand, but experts say that model needs to change with the introduction of more renewable energy sources. According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, wind will account for 20% of Texas' generating capacity by the year's end.

United increases transatlantic service, offers more premium seats

United Airlines is adding new European flights from Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Newark, N.J., increasing service to London and adding new destinations Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. The flights will be operated with Boeing 767 jets configured with more business class seats.

Photos: Parrot Key Hotel & Villas lets the sunset in

A sweeping beachfront sets the newly renovated Parrot Key Hotel & Villas apart from rivals in Key West, Fla., where ocean settings are hard to come by. A photo gallery showcases the property's four swimming pools, waterfront villas and other features.