Cheddar morning business update 10/9: Amazon considers selling prescription drugs

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Oct. 9, 2017:

  • Amazon could be getting into the prescription drug business. The company is reportedly close to deciding whether it will sell prescription drugs on its site. 
  • Tesla isn't the only tech company trying to help out in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The FCC gave Google's Alphabet permission to fly 30 massive balloons over the island as a way to bring emergency cellphone service. As of Monday, more than 90 percent of the island was still without service.
  • Dove has apologized for a racially insensitive ad for its body wash that was posted on social media. The ad, which showed a black woman turning into a white woman, has already been deleted. Dove says it “missed the mark in thoughtfully representing women of color.” 
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  • Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

    Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

    Monday, December 18 2017 5:10 AM EST2017-12-18 10:10:01 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 8:01 AM EST2017-12-18 13:01:01 GMT
    President Donald Trump is poised to outline a national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United...
    President Donald Trump is poised to outline a national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War.
  • Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

    Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

    Monday, December 18 2017 1:59 AM EST2017-12-18 06:59:54 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-12-18 13:00:15 GMT
    Toyota plans to offer more than 10 pure electric-vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker's commitment to entering that growing technology sector.
    Toyota plans to offer more than 10 pure electric-vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker's commitment to entering that growing technology sector.
  • EU complains US tax plans could endanger EU-US trade

    EU complains US tax plans could endanger EU-US trade

    Monday, December 18 2017 7:00 AM EST2017-12-18 12:00:11 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-12-18 13:00:13 GMT
    The European Union executive is warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks "seriously hampering" trans-Atlantic trade.
    The European Union executive is warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks "seriously hampering" trans-Atlantic trade.
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