• Free Samples Returning To Costco After COVID-19 Expenses Soar
    The "slow rollout" of new sample process will NOT be "where you go and just pick up an open sample with your fingers," says CFO.
  • Walt Disney World Will Cautiously Open Its Gates Mid-July
    Disney will require masks and temperature checks for staffers and guests, and is setting "significant limits on attendance," though won't specify exactly what those limits are.
  • Autonomous Vehicle Startup Zoox May Be Driving A Deal With Amazon
    Zoox has had a bumpy ride since being valued at $3.2 billion in 2018 and then ousting its charismatic co-founder more than a year ago.
  • NASA's First Manned Commercial Spaceflight Set To Launch
    "Elon Musk's First Astronaut Launch Is One Giant Leap For Space Capitalism," reads the headline above Alex Knapp's story for "Forbes."
  • GPU Pioneer Nvidia Sees Strong Results As We Play And Work At Home
    And Nvidia's deal to acquire Mellanox, which develops networking technology, is looking good.
  • Pier 1 Says It's Time To Close Up All Shops
    "This decision follows months of working to identify a buyer who would continue to operate our business going forward" -- but no dice.
  • Johnson & Johnson Yanking Its Baby Powder In U.S, Canada
    J&J said it will prioritize only high-demand products in light of COVID-19. But there's much more to the story than that.
  • Gyms Opening Their Doors, Some In Defiance Of Local Edicts
    "Safety protocols are set at the state and local level, creating a patchwork of regulations and uncertainty," writes Hilary Potkewitz for "The Wall Street Journal."
  • Retail Sales Plummeted 16.4% In April
    And declines in specific categories over two months were staggering: 89% for clothing stores, 50% for restaurants and bars.
  • McDonald's Issues Strict Guidelines For Reopening Eating Areas
    Franchisees will encourage social distancing by closing some tables; requiring employees to wear masks and gowns; cleaning digital kiosks after every order.
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