Geena Davis looks to the future as ‘A League of Their Own’ turns 30

CNN — Geena Davis is not someone to stay silent on important matters. In fact, she’s built a research empire of sorts through her Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media and founded a film festival that both aim to empower underrepresented voices in Hollywood. But on this day, beaming in via Zoom from Arkansas, … Read more

FDA orders Juul Labs to remove products from US market

CNN — The US Food and Drug Administration has ordered Jul Labs Inc. products to be removed from the US market as the agency issued marketing denial orders for its vaping devices and pods. “As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the US market must … Read more

GM delivers first electric vans to FedEx

CNN Business — General Motors’ electric delivery van subsidiary, BrightDrop, has delivered 150 vans to FedEx, the companies announced Tuesday. This comes after five of the vans were delivered to FedEx last December and it marks BrightDrop’s first sizable delivery of vans. FedEx (FDX) and GM (GM) had previously announced deals for the package delivery … Read more

Average US gas price dips below $5 a gallon

new York CNN Business — US drivers got a slight — very slight — break on prices this weekend as the AAA average for a gallon of unleaded gas fell below the $5 mark. The average price Sunday was $4.98 a gallon, down from $4.99 in Saturday’s reading. The average gas price had been $5 … Read more

The most popular air travel day this year was aa mess and things won’t change anytime soon

new York CNN Business — Americans gained a new federal holiday last year: Juneteenth. This year the holiday, which commemorates of the end of slavery in the United States, falls on Sunday but it will be observed in many places on Monday, June 20. Given that this long summer weekend also coincides with Father’s Day, … Read more

Lego wants to start building its bricks in the United States

new York CNN Business — Lego is planning to spend more than $1 billion to build a factory in the United States. The company announced Wednesday plans for a 1.7-million square foot plant in Virginia, which will employ roughly 1,800 people once its completed in 2025. It will be the Danish company’s seventh global factory … Read more

Formula production at Abbott’s Michigan plant delayed after flooding from severe storms

CNN — Abbott has stopped production of EleCare formula in its Sturgis, Michigan, plant after severe storms led to flooding inside the plant, the company said, probably delaying production of new formula for a few weeks. Production at the plant had restarted less than two weeks ago following a months-long closure that helped drive a … Read more

No, Google’s AI is not sentient

CNN Business — Tech companies are constantly hyping the capabilities of their ever-improving artificial intelligence. But Google was quick to shut down claims that one of its programs had advanced so much that it had become sentient. According to an eye-opening tale in the Washington Post on Saturday, one Google engineer said that after hundreds … Read more

Two more states hit $5 a gallon gas prices

new York CNN — The gas price spike keeps getting worse. The national average jumped to $4.87 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA. That’s up 25 cents in the past week and 59 cents in the past month. There are now 10 states where the average price of gasoline is $5 a gallon or … Read more

The buzzy new drinking trend is no-booze alcohol

new York CNN Business — Non-alcoholic alternatives to booze have been around for a while. But recently, the sector has been booming. For a long time “you had ‘near beer,’ which was kind of a joke,” said Duane Stanford, editor of Beverage Digest. “People would be discreet about drinking them. And now that’s completely changed.” … Read more