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.

Calif. school shifts to Spanish-language immersion

A California elementary school last year began making the transition to a language-immersion model, starting with its kindergarten and first-grade students. Officials say Spanish is spoken about 90% of the time to help students build proficiency in both English and Spanish by the time they move on to middle school.

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.

Support for caregivers strengthens health care

Psychiatry professor Arthur Kleinman learned first-hand the difference between a health care provider and a caregiver over the 11 years he cared for his wife, who had a form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease that also results in blindness. Caregivers are the center of health care, and "our whole health care system has got to be rethought, from the bottom up with attention to care at its core," Kleinman says.

Mother NY, Dion re-create '96 hit for Instagram Shopping

Mother New York's 60-second spot for Instagram Shopping stars Celine Dion giving her 1996 hit "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" an update while showcasing 18 shoppable brands available on the platform, including Adidas, Revolve and Marc Jacobs. Dion shared the video in vertical format with her Instagram followers and it's attracted more than 550,000 views.

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.

Craigslist fans rejoice: At last, there's an app for that

Craigslist fans can browse the service's listings on their phones with ease now that the long-awaited Craigslist app -- which does not require an account -- has been released. The Android version is still in beta, while the iOS is available for all.

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.

United Airlines announces leadership transition

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will step down as CEO in May and transition to executive chairman of the board, succeeding retiring member Jane Garvey, and current United President Scott Kirby will succeed Munoz as CEO. "With United in a stronger position than ever, now is the right time to begin the process of turning over the baton to a new leader," Munoz says.

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.