Cheddar morning business update 10/13: Tesla recalls 11,000 of its SUVs

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Oct. 13, 2017: 

  • AT&T says it lost 390,000 traditional video subscribers in the last quarter and gained about 300,000 subscribers to its less-expensive streaming service, DirecTV Now. It's yet another sign that so-called “cord cutters” are putting pressure on traditional media companies.
  • A big recall for Tesla. The electric car maker is recalling about 11,000 Model X SUVs - nearly all of the vehicles on the road - because of possible issues with their second-row seats. Tesla says it can fix the problem in about 10 minutes and only 3 percent of the recalled cars will actually have the issue.
  • The California wildfires could send the price of legal marijuana higher. The “New York Post” reports the fires have destroyed at least six of the area's legal marijuana farms and could put the farmers out of business. Insurance isn't available for marijuana growers like it is with many other crops because it's not legal on a federal level.

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  • California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

    California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:19:38 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:24:48 GMT
    People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under new state law.
    People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under new state law.
  • US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

    US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:38:24 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:23:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Benton County in Richland, Wash. The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over emp...(AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Benton County in Richland, Wash. The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over emp...
    The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
    The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
  • Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

    Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:08:28 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:22:56 GMT
    A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17.
    A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17.
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