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8/5/2020

The Walmart+ program, which was originally scheduled to launch in the spring and then pushed to July, has been delayed again, and Walmart has not announced a future launch date. Walmart+ intends to compete with Amazon Prime and will provide same-day grocery deliveries and gas discounts.

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8/5/2020

Supplies of Clorox disinfectant wipes could be sparse into 2021 as cold and flu season looms and the novel coronavirus pandemic is expected to continue for at least the rest of this year, according to company officials. Clorox had hoped to restock shelves by now, but officials said demand exceeded expectations.

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USA Today
8/4/2020

States and automakers are looking for ways to increase electricity supplies as the demand for electric vehicles grows. If EV drivers adopted "smart charging" practices, such as recharging during the day to use the extra power generated from solar energy, electricity supplies could be stretched to accommodate more than the roughly 30 million EVs that the grid can now handle, says a report by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers.

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GeekWire
8/4/2020

General Motors and EVgo plan to roll out 2,700 more fast-charging stations in 40 cities, tripling EVgo's charging network, over five years. The stations, which we be available to the public, will be near apartment buildings, retail spaces and other high-traffic locations.

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Smart Cities Dive
8/4/2020

Amazon has received approval from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to buy a 16% stake in Deliveroo, a UK food delivery startup. The decision comes over a year after the regulator paused the deal to investigate anticompetitive concerns.

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CNBC
8/4/2020

Anger can be a sign that you're stressed, not setting boundaries or not taking care of your health, writes Marlene Chism. "The story you tell yourself about why you're angry determines how you process anger and how you channel the anger," she writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
8/4/2020

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded grants to fund Tier 1 University Transportation Centers designed to examine transportation challenges in the US. The four schools were chosen from a field of 67 applicants to receive a total of $4.925 million in grants for transportation studies over the next 18 to 24 months.

8/4/2020

The Malaysian government is considering an alternative route or upgrades that would ease traffic congestion on the Gombak-Bentong highway at the Gombak toll plaza. Traffic increased from an average of 126,000 vehicles using the highway during peak hours to between 180,000 to 200,000 vehicles during the holiday season at the end of the 2020.

8/4/2020

The Maryland Transportation Authority is prepared to temporarily suspend traffic on bridges and toll facilities if needed when Tropical Storm Isaias passes through the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region. Any decision to halt toll facility traffic will be based on real-time weather conditions, the MDTA says.

8/4/2020

The Maryland Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration have released documents on the environmental impact of proposed tolls and managed lanes on 70 miles of the Capital Beltway and I-270. Four virtual public hearings will be held on the project during August and September.

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