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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  • Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

    Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:20:37 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-07-19 06:12:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - This Sept. 8, 2014 file photo shows downtown Pahoa, Hawaii. The small, rural town of Pahoa is the gateway to the eruption pouring rivers of lava out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Historic wooden buildings lining it...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - This Sept. 8, 2014 file photo shows downtown Pahoa, Hawaii. The small, rural town of Pahoa is the gateway to the eruption pouring rivers of lava out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Historic wooden buildings lining it...
    Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano.
    Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano.
  • Japan's June trade surplus jumps, while US dealings slip

    Japan's June trade surplus jumps, while US dealings slip

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:00:29 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-07-19 06:11:30 GMT
    Japan has recorded a trade surplus in June, including with the U.S., despite tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump.
    Japan has recorded a trade surplus in June, including with the U.S., despite tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump.
  • Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

    Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:57:23 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-07-19 06:11:26 GMT
    Trump says new Air Force One will feature a red-white-and-blue color scheme.
    Trump says new Air Force One will feature a red-white-and-blue color scheme.
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