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Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft come together to create a non-profit organization that will work to advance public understanding of AI technologies and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within AI. The organization is named Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society and academics, non-profits, and specialists in..."/>
Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft partner on AI [Mint, New Delhi]
AutoNation IMAX 3 D Theater. Officials say dual 4 K laser projectors will provide brighter images and more intense colors."/>
New laser technology debuts Friday at IMAX theater in Fort Lauderdale [Sun Sentinel]
Bon-Ton Stores Inc. on Wednesday said it plans to hire 13,000 seasonal associates for its stores for what it hopes will be a busy holiday season."/>
Bon-Ton to hire 13,000 for holiday season [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Freshpet dog food with your choice of add-ins-- fruits, vegetables, eggs, peanut butter."/>
Doggie drive-thru brings bite with a bark to the Valley [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Target is getting serious about play. A year after the Minneapolis-based retailer switched from its focus on schools to health and activities, it has committed $40 million to new playgrounds, community gardens, outdoor classrooms and other projects that promote a healthy lifestyle. For the 266 students at Northeast College Prep Charter School in Minneapolis, that means a new playground built with the largesse from Target and the nonprofit KaBOOM!"/>
Target shifts its giving strategy, promotes the power of play [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Viacom Inc. today announced that it has agreed to sell $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.250% senior notes due 2022 at a price equal to 99.692% of the principal amount thereof and $900 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.450% senior notes due 2026 at a price equal to 99.481% of the principal amount thereof. The sale of the Senior Notes is expected to close on October 4, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Viacom intends to use the net..."/>
Viacom Announces $1.3 Billion Debt Offering
Alterra International has the 13- story downtown St. Louis building under contract, said he plans to complete the purchase in December."/>
Jefferson Arms project could begin in January [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Darden Restaurants to scrap the routine use of antibiotics in its meat supply chain failed a shareholder vote Thursday. The preliminary results showed a loss for shareholder proposal backed by an environmental investment group Green Century. Animal rights and environmental groups have criticized rancher and chicken and pork suppliers for overusing antibiotics to increase their size of their animals, while putting humans at risk."/>
Darden shareholders balk at measure to curb antibiotics in meat supply [Orlando Sentinel]
Nordstrom is among the businesses debuting, with festivities that include a two-hour "beauty bash" running from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., when the store officially opens. The Nordstrom store will be Austin's second, joining one at Barton Creek Square."/>
Nordstrom, other new Domain Northside retailers debut Friday [Austin American-Statesman]

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