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Whole Foods will ban plastic straws and offer smaller produce bags

Responding to customers’ demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic. The Amazon-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Whole Foods claims it’s the first national grocery chain to make the environmentally friendly move.…MORE

Ford will cut 7,000 white-collar jobs

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year. Ford says workers will begin to be notified of cuts starting Tuesday, and the terminations will be completed by the end of August. About…MORE

Little Caesars is testing out an Impossible pizza

Little Caesars is joining the plant-based protein trend with a pizza topped with non-meat sausage. The pizza chain said Monday that it is testing out the Impossible Supreme pizza — topped with a meatless sausage made by Impossible Foods — in Florida, New Mexico and Washington state. Consumers are increasingly interested in eating plant-based protein…MORE

Google dumps Huawei; Markets stutter; Powell speech

1. Tech war: Rising tensions between the United States and China are starting to hit home for more top tech companies. Google is cutting back on its business with Huawei following an order from the Trump administration barring American companies from selling to the Chinese tech firm without a US government license. Huawei relies on…MORE

Apple’s Tim Cook says his generation failed on climate change

Apple CEO Tim Cook says his generation failed on climate change. “We spent too much time debating,” Cook told Tulane University graduates during a commencement speech in New Orleans on Saturday. “We’ve been too focused on the fight and not focused enough on progress — and you don’t need to look far to find an…MORE