Tesla sues self-identified whistleblower, alleges sabotage

Tesla has filed a lawsuit that accuses a former Gigafactory employee of stealing company secrets and of giving false information to the media. The employee, who calls himself a whistleblower, says he was exposing problems at the company, but CEO Elon Musk has emailed employees warning of saboteurs planted by competitors.

Racial gap persists in student-loan defaults

The gap between default rates of black and white student-loan borrowers remains "large and statistically significant," even when controlled for factors such as income, loan amounts and whether a degree was earned, according to a report. Researchers say a lack of access to support systems such as loan counseling or servicing could play a role in the disparity.

US high court strikes down SEC appointment of in-house judges

The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 7-2 decision the way the Securities and Exchange Commission appoints administrative law judges is unconstitutional. The SEC employs five administrative law judges, but the ruling might have ramifications for almost 2,000 fellow judges, who consider issues such as patent disputes and trade matters.

Report: Cheese making inroads as snacking option

Prepackaged, snack-friendly cheeses have seen success with consumers, as have cheeses seen as natural and authentic, according to a report from MarketResearch.com. The interest in natural and artisan cheeses has been a niche for smaller producers in the market, according to the report.

ONC-CMS collaboration to focus on reducing physicians' administrative burdens

The ONC and CMS will work together to reduce administrative burdens related to physicians' 21st Century Cures Act requirements, according to a blog post by National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker. Together with other federal agencies and stakeholders, the ONC will also create a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, address information blocking and promote the use of application programming interfaces.

YouTube's monthly users hit 1.9B
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YouTube's monthly user base has increased to 1.9 billion, up from 1.5 billion at the same time in 2017, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan announced. "We have creators with viewership that's higher than many cable channels," he said, adding that the platform has been working on brand safety issues while supporting its creators to succeed.

J.Crew works to win back former brand fans

J.Crew has been introducing vintage fashions and new styles in categories including lingerie and swimwear to woo back former brand fans who were turned off by design changes in recent years. Struggling with a heavy debt load and several years of sliding sales, the retailer will also close 70 stores.

Survey: Remote workers increase security risks

Eighty-six percent of executives say that data breaches are more likely to occur with remote workers, per Shred-it's State of the Industry Report. Respondents to the survey listed their top best practices for remote workers, including taking care when sharing devices and reporting lost or stolen devices.

Sales of opioids falling

Sales of prescription opioids have declined in every state except Idaho, with the most significant declines seen in states that have laws limiting prescriptions, according to Avalere.

AT&T unveils Watch TV lineup

AT&T has unveiled its Watch TV service, a streaming TV offering that will feature a lineup of 31 TV networks and a library of 15,000 on-demand TV show episodes and movies. The service costs $15 per month, but it will be available at no cost to qualifying wireless subscribers.

Inefficiencies create high rail-construction costs in San Francisco

Experts says poor planning and inefficiencies have led to exorbitant construction costs for subway and train projects in San Francisco. A subway tunnel to the new Salesforce tower likely will cost $3 billion per mile, six times more than the average cost for such projects outside the US.

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.

TSA to ask foreign airports to screen powders
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The Transportation Security Administration will ask foreign airports with nonstop flights to the US to closely examine powders in travelers' bags, starting June 30. The substances could be items like cosmetics, protein powders or baby powder and the focus is on containers of 12 ounces or more.

New app offers faster service for outdoor loungers

A new mobile app called EazyO facilitates speedy delivery of food, beverages and other items to hotel guests at beachfront and poolside. CEO Brett Benza counts several major hotels and resorts among clients for the GPS-based service.