Walmart is using drones to deliver Covid-19 tests

If you need to get a Covid-19 test, but don’t want to go near people, Walmart’s got you covered. At least if you live near its North Las Vegas store. Walmart launched a pilot drone delivery program Tuesday that will drop off Covid-19 tests to homes within a one-mile radius of the North Las Vegas…MORE

Disney delays Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ until next year

Marvel fans will have to wait a little bit longer for “Black Widow.” Disney announced Wednesday that the highly anticipated superhero film starring Scarlett Johansson is being pushed back to May 7, 2021. The film was set to hit theaters on November 6. “Black Widow” was rescheduled in March because of coronavirus. It was originally…MORE

Jeff Bezos is opening a tuition-free preschool for underserved children

Jeff Bezos is opening the doors of his first preschool, the Bezos Academy. The Amazon CEO announced the details in an Instagram post on Tuesday: It’s the first location of a network of tuition-free preschools serving children in underserved communities spearheaded by Bezos’ philanthropic arm, Day One Fund. The new school, which will serve 3-5…MORE

Pumpkin spice mac and cheese is coming but there’s a wait list

Just when you thought the world had run out of things to add pumpkin spice to, Kraft Heinz announced the launch of pumpkin spice Mac and Cheese. Even if pumpkin spice mac and cheese happens to sound appealing to you, there’s a catch. You’ll have to sign up for the waiting list, and only 1,000…MORE

Amazon just made it much easier to buy planet-friendly products

Amazon wants to make it easier for its shoppers to go green. The company labeled more than 25,000 of its products as “Climate Pledge Friendly,” indicating that each of those products align with Amazon’s “Climate Pledge,” a commitment to having a net-zero carbon footprint by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Amazon has…MORE

Uncle Ben’s has a new name: Ben’s Original

Mars will change the name of its Uncle Ben’s rice products to Ben’s Original and drop the logo depicting a Chicago head waiter as part of the company’s previously announced plans to create a more inclusive brand. The revamped Ben’s products, which feature the same blue font and orange packaging, will hit shelves in 2021.…MORE

Stocks perform better when a Democrat is in the White House. History proves it

President Donald Trump has warned of economic and financial Armageddon if Joe Biden and the Democrats retake the White House next year. But history paints a very different story. Both the stock market and the real economy tend to do better when Democrats, not Republicans, are in charge. Since 1945, the S&P 500 has averaged…MORE

This data is ringing ‘alarm bells’ about the recovery

A closely-watched gauge of economic health is flashing a warning in Europe, indicating that the budding economic recovery is running into trouble. What’s happening: The latest reading of the composite Purchasing Managers’ Index for Europe from IHS Markit, which tracks the manufacturing and services sectors, came in at 50.1 for September, a three-month low. While…MORE

Walmart has hired half a million people since March. It’s not done yet

The upcoming holiday shopping stretch will look much different for retailers in a pandemic. Instead of preparing for door-busters on Black Friday and frenzied shopping in stores before Christmas, many retailers and shipping companies are beginning to staff up in anticipation of a flood of online delivery and curbside pickup orders. Walmart, which has already…MORE

Nike shares spike 8% after blockbuster sales

Nike beat analysts’ revenue expectations for its first fiscal quarter by more than $1 billion Tuesday, signaling the sportswear giant is making a healthy comeback from the pandemic. The company reported diluted earnings per share of $0.95 for the three months ended August 31. Revenue was $10.6 billion, down 1% year-over-year. Wall Street analysts had…MORE

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