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Tribune Media nixes $3.9B Sinclair merger, cites misleading FCC as contract breach:


Tribune Media has called off the planned $3.9 billion sale of 42 TV stations to the Sinclair Broadcast Group, saying the nation's largest broadcast chain breached its contract by misleading regulators ...


Impossible Foods is making 500,000 pounds of fake meat a month:


It's already available in around 3,000 restaurants, and the company's first-ever impact report details how it plans to double production of its plant-based meat out of its Oakland facility. By ...


CVS to offer nationwide telemedicine service through smartphone video:


Think of it as a digital doctor. Drug store giant CVS Health plans to offer a nationwide service to treat easy-to-diagnose maladies and other medical issues via its smartphone app. The telemedicine ...


Justice Dept. calls judge's approval of AT&T-Time Warner merger 'deeply flawed':


The federal government on Monday challenged a judicial decision allowing AT&T to purchase Time Warner, arguing to a federal appeals court in Washington that the ruling suffered from "faulty logic" ...


California Gov. Jerry Brown predicts recession within two years:




Here's How America Uses Its Land - MOOO!:


There's a single, major occupant on all this land: cows. Between pastures and cropland used to produce feed, 41 percent of U.S. land in the contiguous states revolves around livestock. By Dave Merrill ...


Hearing Amazon's footsteps, Walgreens unveils new digital platform to connect patients to doctors:




Citing failed merger promises, New York moves to kick Charter Spectrum cable out of the state:


New York's utility regulators moved Friday to revoke Charter Communication's ability to operate in the state, arguing that the state's top cable provider hasn't lived up to the terms of its 2016 merger ...


Amazon raking in billions, some employees relying on food stamps:


Amazon is raking in billions of dollars, but some of its employees have to rely on food stamps just to get by. NYU Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway joins Stephanie Ruhle to break down ...


Physician Focused launches platform that makes life easier for physicians:


Currently, the platform boasts over 65 services for physicians' professional and personal needs, covering things like job search support, digital reputation management, continuing medical education (CME) ...


Immigration nonprofit rejects Salesforce money as tech faces ethics backlash over borders:


A Texas nonprofit that helps immigrants has rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, saying it won't be part of what it calls an attempt by the company to buy its way out of an ethical quandary over ...


Wall Street Is Raising More Cash Than Ever for its Rental-Home Gambit :


This year, investors have raised billions of dollars from bond buyers, pension funds and even wealthy Chinese individuals to purchase more homes. Investors wager that high prices, higher mortgage ...


Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms:


When Nicklen saw the farmed salmon covered in diseases and deformations--and learned that those afflictions are depleting the wild salmon ecosystems--what began as an assignment showing the benefits of ...


Why Atul Gawande Will Soon Be The Most Feared CEO In Healthcare:


Asking how Dr. Gawande will function within the current healthcare system assumes that Dr. Gawande wishes to maintain the current system. He does not. And neither do his new bosses. Robert Pearl, ...


This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back:


When Gath's sons told him two years ago that for a nominal fee he could get information on corn and soy seed prices from a startup called Farmers Business Network, he signed up. Seed prices are surprisingly ...


Economic Impact of National Parks:




The Technology That Just Might Save Brick-and-Mortar Retail:




Google launching powerful shopping tool to compete with Amazon:




Why Retaining Older Women in the Workforce Will Help the U.S. Economy:


In this opinion piece, researchers Amy Lui Abel and Diane Lim of The Conference Board explain why demographic and economic trends provide an opportunity for older women to expand their role in the labor ...


Oregon to lead national suit against CenturyLink:


Oregon will lead a national class-action lawsuit against internet and TV provider CenturyLink https://www.centurylink.com/ , over allegations including fraudulent accounts and billing. The designation ...


How This Vegetable-Growing Startup Became 400 Times More Productive Than Traditional Farms:


Vertical farming startup AeroFarms grows crops indoors, where it can control light, temperature, and humidity. It doesn't use soil or 95 percent of the water usually required to produce greens; instead, ...


Internet usage may be nearing peak, says Mary Meeker in annual tech forecast:


Internet usage worldwide is slowing while smartphone sales have hit a wall. But people are spending more online, talking to smart speakers more, and shelling out more for subscriptions. Jefferson ...


Madrona Venture raises another $300 million fund to invest in Northwest startups :


Madrona Venture Group http://www.madrona.com/ , a longtime venture investing firm in Seattle, has raised $300 million for its next pool of funds to pour into startups, the firm announced Tuesday. The ...


Shared Housing Startups Are Taking Off :


A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so. Joanna ...


Helping U.S. manufacturers: What works?:


One of the chasms in today's political economy relates to manufacturing. Broadly speaking, many elites believe that the one-two punch of globalization (trade) and technology (robotics) has effectively ...


Balancing recreation and the needs of wildlife in the Yellowstone region is a tough task:


Wolverines and bighorn sheep have given humans an insight into winter backcountry use in the Teton Mountains -- namely that the prime powder stashes that backcountry skiers and snowboarders like to poach ...


As millions of tourists flood the region, is Yellowstone being loved to death?:


On a summer's day, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a busy place. The Hyalite Peak trail south of Bozeman features a steady stream of foot traffic, one of the most popular forest recreation destinations ...


Recreation Is Bigger Share of U.S. Economy than Ag or Mining, Report Says:




Patagonia v. Trump:




Why Towns Across America Struggle to Fill Jobs:


It is the day-to-day reality, and it's about to get worse. When both unemployment and wages are low, employers will struggle to fill the jobs they bring to a community. They need to understand ...

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