Baby formula shortage has Walmart, Target, CVS limiting purchases
A spokesperson for Walmart told the Journal shoppers are now only allowed to buy five containers of formula each day in stores. There doesn’t appear to be limits on purchases make on Walmart’s online marketplace, however. Online purchases appear to be capped at four items. Shoppers at Walgreens and CVS are limited to three infant and toddler formula products per each transaction, according to the reports. The shortages come after manufacturer Abbott recalled powdered formulas made in a Michigan plant after they were linked with bacterial infections at two deaths.mlive.com
Walmart to stop selling cigarettes in some states
Walmart will stop selling cigarettes in several states, according to media reports. The Wall Street Journal reported cigarettes are being pulled from stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico. It is unclear if all tobacco products are being removed and while Walmart said it’s not stopping sales nationwide, it’s likely the change is coming to other states.mlive.com
Walmart to end cigarette sales in some stores
Walmart will no longer sell cigarettes in some of its stores though tobacco sales can be a significant revenue generator. Wall Street Journal was the first to report the development Monday. It noted some stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico were on the list, citing anonymous sources and store visits.news.yahoo.com
Peloton CEO John Foley to step down, transition to executive chair as company cuts 2,800 jobs, says report
Peloton plans to replace CEO John Foley and cut 2,800 jobs as it hopes to restructure its business amid waning demand, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Barry McCarthy, the former chief financial officer of Spotify and Netflix, will become CEO and president and join Peloton's board, the report said. The job cuts are expected to impact about 20% of Peloton's corporate positions, but they won't affect Peloton's instructor roster or content, according to the Journal. A Peloton spokesperson did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. The news of Foley stepping down comes ahead of Peloton's fiscal second-quarter results, which are set to come after the market closes on Tuesday.cnbc.com
Too many gorillas? The great apes' hunt for space in Rwanda
As the number of mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park increases, the great apes are struggling to find the space they need to grow and thrive. To solve the problem, Rwanda plans to expand the park, adding 23% more surface area over the next decade.news.yahoo.com
Argentines enjoy summer holidays as Covid-19 cases spike
At the height of the summer holidays, Argentina is the Latin American country with the highest number of new Covid-19 infections. But without a major impact on mortality, beaches are crowded with tourists eager to leave behind the days of quarantine.news.yahoo.com
Fox News Host Confronts GOP Senator: ‘Why Are You Against’ Raising Debt Limit?
Fox News SundayFox News host Trace Gallagher briefly pressed Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Sunday over the GOP senator’s refusal to support raising the debt ceiling, wondering aloud why Barrasso is against it since it covers already authorized government expenses.Following the Thanksgiving break, the U.S. Senate is poised for an extremely busy and tense next few weeks. Democrats, who hold a very slim majority in the chamber, will be tasked not only with trying to find a way to iron out intra-partnews.yahoo.com
Author: Americans like Thanksgiving too much for the Woke Left to cancel it
Former opinion editor at the Wall Street Journal, Melanie Kirkpatrick, describes her new book: "Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience." About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLivenews.yahoo.com
Gruden sues NFL over publication of his offensive emails
Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
Reports: FDA expected to OK ‘mix-and-match’ COVID vaccine boosters
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce this week people will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot with a vaccine from a different manufacturer than their original doses, according to reports in the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
Biles trained in secret at Tokyo university to conquer 'twisties,' win bronze
Simone Biles trained in secret behind locked doors at a university gymnasium to overcome her bout of the "twisties" that threatened to end her Olympic run in Tokyo before she battled back to win a bronze on the balance beam, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops
FILE - U.S. Army mobile equipment sits in a field in Yeoncheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The U.S. keeps about 28,000 troops in South Korea to help deter potential aggression from North Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War. On Monday, the South Korea and U.S militaries kicked off annual military drills that would last for nine days. The big U.S. military presence in South Korea is a symbol of the countries’ alliance but also a source of long-running anti-American sentiments. ___Associated Press writer Hyung-jin Kim in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report.
Pakistan court orders release of man accused in Pearl death
(AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered on Thursday the release of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh's acquittal filed by Pearl’s family and the Pakistani government. The “Supreme Court is the court of last resort,” Murtaza Wahab, Sindh's law minister, told The Associated Press. A three-judge Supreme Court ruled 2 to 1 to uphold Sheikh’s acquittal and ordered him released, according to the Pearl family lawyer. Siddiqi, the Pearl family lawyer, had expected it would advance his case.
Pakistani suspect admits to role in Daniel Pearl’s beheading
(AP Photo/Waseem Khan)ISLAMABAD – After 18 years of denial, the Pakistani suspect convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl has told a court he played a “minor" role in the killing, the Pearl family lawyer said Wednesday. The appeal was filed by Pearl's family and the Pakistan government. Nowhere in the three-page letter addressed to the Sindh High Court did the British-born Sheikh elaborate or say exactly what his allegedly “minor” role in Pearl's slaying involved. The appeal is expected to wrap up this week, said Siddiqi, the Pearl family attorney. The acquittal last April stunned the U.S. government, Pearl’s family and journalism advocacy groups.
Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing
(AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)KARACHI – A provincial court in Pakistan ordered the release of a British-born Pakistani man charged in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Sheikh was acquitted earlier this year of murdering Pearl, but has been held while Pearl's family appeals the acquittal. However, Siddiqi said the Sindh provincial government is appealing the order to release Sheikh. The U.S. State Department in a series of tweets said it was “deeply concerned” by the court order. Siddiqi, the Pearl family lawyer, said he expects the appeal to be decided by the Supreme Court by the end of January.
Pakistan's top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl's family
But the Supreme Court will rule on that next week, Siddiqi said. “Today the court admitted the appeal and next week it will decide if Sheikh stays in jail” until the appeal is decided. The acquittal stunned the U.S. government, Pearl's family and journalism advocacy groups. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it is watching the case closely and “stands with the Pearl family during this arduous and painfull process." The Pearl family launched a foundation in Daniel's name following the killing, said his father.
WSJ: Trump pressured Ukraine's President to investigate Biden's son
Getty Images(CNN) - President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine's president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son during a call earlier this summer, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the July phone call to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter, citing multiple people familiar with the matter. Now, the Journal is reporting that Trump not only discussed Biden with Zelensky during that phone call but urged the Ukrainian President to use his personal lawyer to help investigate the former vice president's son. Trump still pushing Biden claimAsked whether he'd discussed Biden with Ukraine's Zelensky during a phone call in late July, Trump said it "doesn't matter what I discussed," but insisted that someone should look into Biden. Appearing in a rambling interview on CNN on Thursday evening, Giuliani admitted he had discussed Biden with Ukraine's leaders during a visit to the country.
AT&T is reportedly exploring sale of DirecTV
Andrew Burton/Getty Images(CNN) - AT&T is considering selling DirecTV, according to the Wall Street Journal. AT&T, which owns CNN's parent company WarnerMedia, is looking into "various options" for DirecTV including a spinoff of the unit, the paper reported. The telecommunications giant is also exploring the option of combining DirecTV's assets with rival Dish Network, according to the Journal, citing sources. AT&T purchased DirecTV for $49 billion, or $67.1 billion including debt, in 2015. The Journal also reported that AT&T may "ultimately decide to keep DirecTV in the fold."
NBC/WSJ poll: Biden leads Dem 2020 field, Warren's support grows
Biden leads the overall horserace with backing from 31 percent of Democratic primary voters (up 5 points since July), while Warren gets 25 percent (up 6 points). Entrepreneur Andrew Yang gets support from 4 percent of Democratic primary voters, and Sens. Warren gets support from 32 percent of these Democrats, Biden gets 21 percent and Sanders 19 percent. By contrast, 40 percent of Democratic primary voters want a nominee who proposes smaller-scale policies that would cost less and might be easier to pass. Ninety-percent of Democratic primary voters in the poll hold a favorable view of Obama, versus just 4 percent who view him negatively.
WSJ: Facebook offers media outlets millions to license content
CNN video(CNN) - Facebook has reportedly offered several news outlets millions of dollars in exchange for the rights to display their content in a news section it plans on adding. The move was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which said Facebook representatives told media outlets that it would pay up to $3 million annually for the right to license stories, headlines and article previews. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business that the company plans to launch the new tab in Facebook this fall, but wouldn't comment on the Journal's reporting about offers to media outlets. Outlets approached by Facebook included Disney-owned ABC News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg and Dow Jones, according to the Journal. It's unclear if any media outlets have signed on.
Intel stock up amid talk it'll sell part of its chip business to Apple
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSANTA CLARA, Calif. - Intel's stock rose more than 1% in after-hours trading Monday amid reports that Apple is in talks to buy its smartphone-modem chip business. Apple would also acquire Intel's work developing chips for 5G, the next generation of ultra-high speed wireless, according to the report. Intel and Apple have been in talks for roughly a year, according to the Journal. The talks stalled as Apple reached a settlement over a patent-licensing disagreement with Intel competitor Qualcomm, which used to be the main supplier of iPhone modems. Apple and Intel are scheduled to report financial results in the coming days.
Nike cancels shoe featuring early version of American flag
Makaristos via Wikimedia Commons(CNN) - Nike is canceling a sneaker that featured a version of the American flag from the late 18th century. "Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured an old version of the American flag," Nike said in a statement to CNN Business. The website included photos of a shoe that featured a version of the American flag with 13 stars organized in a circle and 13 stripes. That version of the flag, according to the Smithsonian, was used in the United States from 1777 to 1795. In May, according to footwearnews.com, Nike canceled an Air Force 1 sneaker after an indigenous group in Panama objected to its design.