IndyCar Beefing Up Business as Indy 500 Approaches

IndyCar Beefing Up Business as Indy 500 Approaches

IndyCar, the company behind the premiere race, the Indianapolis 500, hopes to execute multiple business strategies to beef up its sport as 300,000 fans descend on Speedway, Indiana this weekend.
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The Key to Impossible Foods’ ‘Meaty’ Taste: Heme

The Key to Impossible Foods’ ‘Meaty’ Taste: Heme

David Lipman, Impossible Food's chief science officer, discussed how the "meaty" taste in the plant-based product stems from a molecule essential to all living things, and how much effort the company had to go through to get it approved by the FDA.
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Sen. Tim Kaine: Raising Smoking Age Is About 'Vaping'

Sen. Tim Kaine: Raising Smoking Age Is About 'Vaping'

Sen. Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to curb e-cigarette use which has skyrocketed among high school students in the United States.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary: ‘The Ball Is in China’s Court’

U.S. Agriculture Secretary: ‘The Ball Is in China’s Court’

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says it’s not President Trump who is picking winners and losers in the American economy, but China, after the president announced a new $16 billion trade assistance package for farmers on Thurs...
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Purple Carrot Customer Experience Will Be the Same, 'If Not Better,' CEO Says After Acquisition

Purple Carrot Customer Experience Will Be the Same, 'If Not Better,' CEO Says After Acquisition

Andy Levitt, founder and CEO of Purple Carrot, reassured customers regarding the service experience for the plant-based meal delivery system following the company's acquisition by Japan-based Oisix ra daichi Inc.
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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski: When It Comes to Nancy Pelosi, Trump Is 'Screwed'

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski: When It Comes to Nancy Pelosi, Trump Is 'Screwed'

Mika Brzezinski, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, says she believes that President Trump wants to be impeached to drum up the sympathy of his base, and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is deliberately thwarting him for that reason.
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Amid Challenges, Qualcomm CMO Stresses Company’s Role in 5G’s Future

Amid Challenges, Qualcomm CMO Stresses Company’s Role in 5G’s Future

Despite a government ban on selling to a major customer and losing a recent antitrust lawsuit, Qualcomm CMO Penny Baldwin highlighted the company's role in building today's technology, and what new products its emerging 5G technology will enable.
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Why People Walk Faster in Cities

Why People Walk Faster in Cities

Have you ever noticed that you move faster in cities? Here's why.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns: ‘I Have Done My Best’

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns: ‘I Have Done My Best’

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday saying she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 following a three-year tenure plagued by a failure to negotiate a withdrawal from the European Union.
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Tech Companies Suffer Amid Markets' Trade Slumps

Tech Companies Suffer Amid Markets' Trade Slumps

The Dow Jones was down by nearly 300 points by the market’s close on Thursday afternoon, recovering slightly from its more than 400-point fall earlier in the day.
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Sen. Josh Hawley Questions the Societal Value of 'Addiction Economy'

Sen. Josh Hawley Questions the Societal Value of 'Addiction Economy'

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley introduced the Do Not Track Act, which would give consumers the ability to block online companies from collecting extraneous data. Hawley is taking on what he believes to be an "addiction economy" perpetuated by compan...
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CEO Bruce Linton: Canopy to Expand This Works Skincare, Focus More on U.S. Hemp, CBD

CEO Bruce Linton: Canopy to Expand This Works Skincare, Focus More on U.S. Hemp, CBD

Canopy Growth agreed to acquire British skincare company This Works for $54 million in cash on Wednesday, and following the acquisition, CEO Bruce Linton said Canopy will likely add a new, CBD-infused line of skincare products to the brand.
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Despite Growing Concern, Amazon Shareholders Reject Limits to Facial Recognition System

Despite Growing Concern, Amazon Shareholders Reject Limits to Facial Recognition System

Amazon shareholders rejected two proposals that would put limitations on its ability to sell facial recognition software, despite growing concern over the technology from the government and civil rights groups.
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Scoop Expands Its Carpool Platform Outside the West Coast to Detroit

Scoop Expands Its Carpool Platform Outside the West Coast to Detroit

The carpooling network Scoop is launching its first operation outside of the West Coast. The platform partners with other companies to connect coworkers living in the same area and facilitates carpooling to the office.contributes to the carpool, a...
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Sen. Tom Cotton: China Is a Threat to U.S. Tech Dominance

Sen. Tom Cotton: China Is a Threat to U.S. Tech Dominance

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says that China, and by extension the telecom giant Huawei, is a threat to American technological superiority, and that the Trump administration's restriction on Chinese tech firms is an issue separate, if similar, to the ...
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IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales

IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales

IHOP saw its off-premise sales, a category that generally includes take-out, delivery, and drive-through orders, jumped by 54 percent in the past quarter. Now to-go orders constitute 10 percent of the company's sales, more than double what they we...
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Albany Steps Closer to Releasing Trump's State Taxes After Assembly Vote

Albany Steps Closer to Releasing Trump's State Taxes After Assembly Vote

The New York Assembly voted in favor of the TRUST Act on Wednesday, a legal provision that would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to cooperate with congressional investigations — including the release of President Trump's state ta...
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Sports Betting Surges as States Legalize the Billion Dollar Market

Sports Betting Surges as States Legalize the Billion Dollar Market

Following the landmark Supreme Court ruling last year to legalize sports gambling, Darren Rovell, the senior executive producer for betting platform The Action Network, discusses the exponential growth of the business.
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Alphabet Launches New Initiative to Curb Toxic Comments Online

Alphabet Launches New Initiative to Curb Toxic Comments Online

Jigsaw's head of partnerships and business development Patricia Georgiou discusses Google parent company Alphabet's tool to help in monitoring online conversations and giving people the tools to control their experience.
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CEO: Shaming Women for Small Purchases Won't Propel Investment

CEO: Shaming Women for Small Purchases Won't Propel Investment

Krawcheck, the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a financial investment platform for women, points out that women are shamed for small, luxury purchases like lattes in a lot of financial content aimed at them, compared to men's purchasing choices.
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Why Walmart Failed In Germany

Why Walmart Failed In Germany

Walmart is a huge business and is key part of many Americans' lives. But when it tried to go global it didn't have the same success. Cheddar examines the failure of Walmart in Germany.
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Crypto Wunderkind Launches 'Set It and Forget It' Bitcoin App

Crypto Wunderkind Launches 'Set It and Forget It' Bitcoin App

Erik Finman, the 20-year-old crypto millionaire who made a fortune as one of the first (and youngest) investors in bitcoin, is launching a new tool that he says will revolutionize the still-nascent world of cryptocurrencies.
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Medium CEO on Building a Subscription Business

Medium CEO on Building a Subscription Business

CEO Ev Williams says Medium is focused solely on growing its number of paying subscribers, and that building a profitable business isn’t an immediate concern.
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Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard: 'We Will Knock Out Diabetes

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard: 'We Will Knock Out Diabetes

Sugar Ray Leonard, winner of world titles in five boxing weight divisions, discusses his foundation's fight to end diabetes, and the future of boxing on streaming service with Cheddar.
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Pinterest Influencers Remain an Untapped Resource for Marketers

Pinterest Influencers Remain an Untapped Resource for Marketers

Despite Pinterest boasting more than 290 million monthly users, Oliver Yonchev, the U.S. managing director of marketing agency Social Chain, believes the tech company and marketers have not yet fully realized the e-commerce potential of the platfo...
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New York Closing in on Trump's State Tax Returns

New York Closing in on Trump's State Tax Returns

New York lawmakers are close to passing the TRUST Act, a law that will require the state's commissioner of taxation and finance to cooperate with Congress with its investigation into President Trump's highly sought after state tax returns.
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OrganiGram CEO: Nasdaq Listing Primes the Brand's Entry Into U.S. Hemp

OrganiGram CEO: Nasdaq Listing Primes the Brand's Entry Into U.S. Hemp

OrganiGram Holdings, a Canadian Cannabis company, is the latest one to list on a major U.S. exchange. CEO Greg Engel told Cheddar the move helps expose American companies and consumers to the brand in advance of OrganiGram entering the U.S. hemp m...
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Fox News Divides 2020 Democrats ー and Vice Versa

Fox News Divides 2020 Democrats ー and Vice Versa

Aidan McLaughlin, managing editor of Mediaite, discusses the dilemma facing Democratic primary hopefuls appearing on Fox News, while Fox News hosts — and President Trump — also respond negatively to their appearances on the network.
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Ex-Wyoming Senate Candidate: ‘Political Parties Are Monopolies’

Ex-Wyoming Senate Candidate: ‘Political Parties Are Monopolies’

David Dodson, who challenged GOP incumbent Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming last year, contends that political parties have "the foot on the scale" shutting out outsider candidates in primary elections.
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How James Holzhauer Broke Jeopardy!

How James Holzhauer Broke Jeopardy!

James Holzhauer is on track to be the highest winning Jeopardy contestant of all time. How is he doing this? James is professional gambler and his game-play strategy proves it. Cheddar explains how James is controlling the Jeopardy board.
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Farmers Feel the Heat of Trump-China Trade War: ‘Our Patience Is About Gone’

Farmers Feel the Heat of Trump-China Trade War: ‘Our Patience Is About Gone’

Ongoing trade tensions are testing farmers' political loyalty to the current administration as the trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing remain fraught. The hurt has been especially bad for soybean farmers, who saw their crop prices hi...
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Harley Shows Off Its All-Electric Bike As It Fights Off $100 Million in EU Tariffs

Harley Shows Off Its All-Electric Bike As It Fights Off $100 Million in EU Tariffs

Harley-Davidson is excited about its LiveWire electric motorcycle that allegedly can go zero to 60 mph in three seconds, even as it contends with retaliatory tariffs from the European Union, and the ire of President Trump.
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Billionaire Promises to Pay Off Student Loans for Morehouse Grads

Billionaire Promises to Pay Off Student Loans for Morehouse Grads

Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who is the founder and current CEO of the investment firm Vista Equity, pledged during his commencement speech at the historically black Morehouse College to provide the nearly 400 graduating students an estimated $40 ...
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2020 Ballots May Have a New Box to Check ー Vice President

2020 Ballots May Have a New Box to Check ー Vice President

Dave Blake, co-founder of Vice.run, an organization pushing for the vice president of the United States to be elected separately from a single presidential ticket, says 865,000 signatures have been collected nationally to add a separate line on st...
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Ex-Army Ranger's New Rope Safety Product Aims to Save Lives

Ex-Army Ranger's New Rope Safety Product Aims to Save Lives

Former Army Ranger Jonathan Norton created RopeSafe, a new edge protection system for climbing and rappelling, after a student nearly fell to his death, and won a $30,000 grant from the 'Heroes to CEOs' contest for his idea with the help of Daymon...
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Following Government Orders, Google Bans Huawei’s Access to Androids

Following Government Orders, Google Bans Huawei’s Access to Androids

Google confirmed that it is restricting Huawei's access to Android licenses following an executive order from President Trump forbidding U.S. companies from purchasing goods from sources that could threaten the U.S. and the Commerce Department's d...
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YOLO, FOMO, and the Rise of Travel as Cultural Signifier

YOLO, FOMO, and the Rise of Travel as Cultural Signifier

Social media and the YOLO/FOMO culture has given rise to a desire to travel more as a survey in the U.S. and UK found that nearly half of 10,500 respondents say they are now compromising on daily expenses in order to travel more.
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Trump Tariffs Are Making Retailers and Consumers Nervous

Trump Tariffs Are Making Retailers and Consumers Nervous

With trade talks between Beijing and Washington stalled as of Friday afternoon, retailers are now scurrying to mitigate the impact of Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of imports from China.
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Across the Aisle: Texas Congressmen React to Trump's Immigration Plan

Across the Aisle: Texas Congressmen React to Trump's Immigration Plan

Lone Star State congressmen, Rep. Al Green, a Democrat, and Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican, express their thoughts and concerns regarding President Trump's most recently unveiled immigration plan.
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Challenging Food Delivery Services, Amazon Makes Major Investment in Deliveroo

Challenging Food Delivery Services, Amazon Makes Major Investment in Deliveroo

Amazon has invested in a $575 million funding round for the London-based food delivery platform, Deliveroo, entering the e-commerce giant into a crowded market of competitors like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Seamless.
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The Diner Was the ‘Original Social Network,’ Denny’s Exec Says

The Diner Was the ‘Original Social Network,’ Denny’s Exec Says

John Dillon, Denny’s chief brand officer, says the chain has worked to bring back that sense of community to its restaurant. The diner has already remodeled and updated the menus at 80 percent of its locations in the U.S.
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Huawei: U.S. Ban Will Hurt American Jobs

Huawei: U.S. Ban Will Hurt American Jobs

As Huawei was added to the Commerce Department "Entity List" forbidding U.S. businesses from supplying them, the Chinese telecom giant insists the move will only hurt American workers who build much of the equipment the company purchases.
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Philo CEO Wants Watching TV to Be a Social Experience

Philo CEO Wants Watching TV to Be a Social Experience

Philo CEO Andrew McCollum wants to build functionality into TV products to create a "two-way platform" that will make watching an interactive, social experience.
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North Carolina Sues Juul for Marketing E-Cigarettes to Kids

North Carolina Sues Juul for Marketing E-Cigarettes to Kids

North Carolina is taking legal action against the e-cigarette company Juul for allegedly marketing their products to attract minors according to the state's Attorney General Josh Stein.
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The Fake Sounds Companies Add To Products

The Fake Sounds Companies Add To Products

There's a reason your vacuum, car, potato chips, and many other products are way louder than they need to be. Cheddar explains why sound design is so important for products, and how that subconsciously affects us on a daily basis.
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Diving Legend Greg Louganis Is All in for Mayor Pete

Diving Legend Greg Louganis Is All in for Mayor Pete

The legendary Olympic diver and LGBTQ activist, Greg Louganis, discusses his support for Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential race.
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Companies Brace for Trump’s China Escalations

Companies Brace for Trump’s China Escalations

Businesses are implementing strategies to mitigate the cost increases associated with the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration during its ongoing trade war with China, but a protracted fight might be disastrous for the economy as higher pri...
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Disney TV and Film Layoffs Come Amid Upheaval of Media Landscape

Disney TV and Film Layoffs Come Amid Upheaval of Media Landscape

Disney's layoffs are reportedly hitting the film divisions and high-level PR and marketing positions two months after its high profile acquisition of Fox assets, and questions are being raised about what it means for the larger media industry as t...
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