NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have turned mixed after technology companies gave up an early gain. Banks are down, while health care companies climb. Qualcomm is skidding after President Donald Trump blocked a bid for the chipmaker by Singapore-based rival Broadcom. Trump said he opposed the deal because it could have been detrimental to national security. The Labor Department said inflation remained in check last month.
DUNDEE, Mich. (AP) — Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month’s school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns. Several outdoor chains, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Outdoors and Academy Sports, continue to sell assault-style rifles as part of their mix of hunting equipment. The decision is in stark contrast to Dick’s Sporting Goods, which recently banned sales of assault rifles, and Walmart, which says it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under 21.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable chargers after reports that they can overheat and cause fires or burns. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Amazon received 53 reports of the chargers overheating, including one of a customer who was burned by battery acid. There were also four reports of property damage due to fire and smoke. The CPSC says customers should stop using the chargers and contact Amazon for a refund. Amazon says it is also contacting customers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has promoted Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices. Turcke has overseen NFL Network in the last year. She replaces Tod Leiweke, who has left the league after three years in the job. Turcke will lead the marketing, communications, human resources, international and events and technology departments.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar acceptance speech. An inclusion rider is a contract addendum requiring studios to hire a diverse cast and crew. “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig says on Twitter that his company is going forward with the inclusion rider for all film and television productions.