• Kelloggs' MorningStar Farms Going Vegan
    Soon, even vegans will be able to ask “I Can Has Cheezburger?” MorningStar Farms, owned by Kellogg’s, began transitioning its products from vegetarian to vegan with some of its popular chick’n products, and then launched vegan chicken nuggets. Fifty percent of its products have already been transitioned; by the end of 2019, that number will be 65%. By 2021, the company will offer only fully plant-based products. The company is also launching a
  • AI Use Challenges Privacy, Ethics
    The companies building AI technology are aware of concerns over the rise of artificial intelligence. Journalists and others warn against biased, deceptive and malicious applications. But some, including Google and Microsoft, are creating corporate principles meant to ensure their systems are designed and deployed in an ethical way. Still, some people — and even companies — argue that the only way to ensure ethical practices is through government regulation.
  • Hackers Hit Hundreds Of Targets In U.S., Europe
    The North Korean attacks, which include efforts to hack into banks, utilities and oil and gas companies, began in 2017, according to researchers at the cybersecurity company McAfee, according to the New York Times. It was about the time that President Trump mocked Kim Jong-un as “rocket man” in a speech at the United Nations. Now, even though "both sides have toned down their fiery threats and begun nuclear disarmament talks, the attacks persist," reports the newspaper.
  • Man Credits Taco Bell Sauce For Survival
    An Oregon man is crediting hoarded packets of Taco Bell sauce for keeping him alive after his vehicle was stuck in the snow for five days. Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog Ally were found Friday by a snowmobiler near Sunriver, about 180 miles south Portland. He posted thanks on Facebook to his rescuers – and to Taco Bell. “Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe," he said. "I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, let's never do that again.”
  • Walmart Plans To Phase Out Greeters
    Walmart told greeters that their positions would be eliminated on April 26 in favor of an expanded, more physically demanding “customer host” role. To qualify, they will need to be able to lift 25-pound packages, climb ladders and stand for long periods. Currently, many of the greeter positions are held by disabled workers, some with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other physical disabilities. who will not meet the requirements for the new position.
  • Amazon To Launch Grocery Stores Separate From Whole Foods
    Amazon plans to open dozens of grocery stories with a lower price point than Whole Foods in several U.S. cities starting in Los Angeles, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.  The first could open as early as the end of the year. Leases have been signed, and two more locations are planned for early 2020. It’s unclear if the stores will carry the Amazon name. The online retailer is looking at San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, the people familiar with the matter said.
  • Gap To Make Old Navy Separate Company
    Gap will spin off Old Navy into a separate public company, "drawing a line between the family-friendly apparel chain and its classic, more expensive brands" by 2020, according to the New York Times."Old Navy brought in about $8 billion in revenue in the last fiscal year while the brands that will make up the new entity combined to take in around $9 billion." Gap will also close 230 of its namesake stores in the next two years. "The separate company would contain Gap’s namesake label, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and its new Hill City brand."
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