Uber reportedly discussing acquisition of Deliveroo

Uber has begun preliminary talks on the potential acquisition of UK-based food-delivery startup Deliveroo, sources say. The startup's last valuation exceeded $2 billion.

C-SPAN competition invites civics-based videos

Middle- and high-school students can compete for up to $100,000 by producing a documentary on what it means to be an American in a contest sponsored by C-SPAN. Documentaries entered into the "Student-Cam" competition should be 5 to 7 minutes in length and focus on areas such as constitutional rights or historic events.

S&P 500, Dow climb to record highs

A broad stock rally has driven the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to record highs and the Nasdaq composite to within 1.3% of an all-time high. Investors shrugged off concerns about rising trade tensions with China and instead focused on weeks of steadily improving US economic data.

Walmart to use VR headsets for training in US stores

Walmart will debut virtual reality headsets in all of its US stores next month as a system for realistic training. In a pilot project, staff members using the headsets learned such tasks as loading the company's new pickup towers.

Experts propose training initiatives, bills to address cybersecurity

Experts have proposed several options to address the skills gap in cybersecurity, suggesting government intervention with programs such as a Cyber ROTC program or Cybersecurity Peace Corps, where students would receive cybersecurity training in exchange for work in the public sector or with nonprofits, respectively. Congress also proposed a bill called the New Collar Jobs Act that would offer student debt relief for those entering the cybersecurity industry.

Amazon ranks at No. 3 for digital ad spend

Amazon is poised to take third place behind Facebook and Google in terms of US digital ad investment this year, attracting $4.61 billion in spend and taking an overall 4.15% share, eMarketer predicts. Additionally, Amazon is expected to account for 7% of total US digital ad spend by 2020, with Facebook and Google taking a combined 55.9% share.

Brooks Brothers to upgrade tech to speed delivery

Brooks Brothers is upgrading its supply chain with technology that will enable it to fulfill online orders faster through its 260 North American stores. The retailer, which currently fulfills the majority of online orders from two distribution centers on the East Coast, also aims to offer same-day delivery in major cities, Chief Operating Officer Gianluca Tanzi said.

Millions of records exposed in GovPayNet breach

As many as 14 million records were exposed in a breach of the GovPayNet website, security expert Brian Krebs reports. At least six years' worth of data, including addresses and the last four digits of payment cards, were leaked on the website, which manages online payments for government agencies.

FDA orders label update on flea, tick products containing isoxazoline
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Oral flea and tick preventives containing isoxazoline can cause seizures, ataxia, muscle tremors or other neurological problems, and product labels should be updated, the FDA said. The agency said the products have been carefully reviewed and "continue to be safe and effective for the majority of animals."

FCC Chair: Calif. net neutrality bill is "illegal"

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai criticized California's net neutrality bill passed by the state legislature, but still needs Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, calling it "illegal" and "anti-consumer." "California's micromanagement poses a risk to the rest of the country," Pai said, but the bill's sponsor state Sen. Scott Wiener countered Pai by saying, "California understands exactly what it takes to foster an open innovation economy with a level playing field."

Va. project uses SAM robot for 14 stories of brickwork

Hoar Construction used a semi-automated mason to lay 70% of the bricks used to replace a 14-story brick facade on the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke, Va. The SAM robot laid an average of 3,000 bricks per day -- six times quicker than a human -- helping make the project efficient and safe.

Caesars to cut carbon emissions by 95%

Caesars Entertainment has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 95% of 2011 figures by 2050. Meanwhile, 60% of Caesars' suppliers will set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2023, according to the company.

SpaceX gets first passenger for trip around moon

SpaceX has secured the first private passenger who wants to fly around the moon. The passenger's identity and other details are scheduled to be unveiled Monday.

"Manager of fun" lights up The Colony in Palm Beach, Fla.

As proof that it's not kidding about wooing a younger clientele, The Colony hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., has employed a "manager of fun" since November. A complimentary bicycle fleet and a pink buggy to ferry families to the beach are among touches Rickey Kalinowski has added, along with his own jolly persona.