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• In Wisconsin, the Journal-Sentinel reports that Meijer executives say "they intend to expand in cities across Wisconsin in much the same way the company has grown across similar size cities in its home state of Michigan ... With a distribution center already up and running in Pleasant Prairie, Meijer says it is investing $750 million in Wisconsin and that it eventually will create 7,000 jobs in the state."

Meijer currently has stores in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky, and employs 60,000 people, the story notes.

Forbes reports this morning that Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) plans "to introduce legislation to establish temporary rules to govern the commercial use of drones that could greatly expand the ability of companies to fly unmanned vehicles." The bill, according to the story, would "allow for the piloting of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for purposes such as the surveying of construction sites or the mapping of crops. If passed, the legislation will dramatically change the government’s stance toward the commercial use of drones, which is currently banned by the Federal Aviation Administration, with only a few exceptions."

The FAA has been slowly doling out permissions for unmanned drone testing; the issue has been placed front and center because of efforts by Amazon, FedEx and UPS to test the use of drones to deliver packages in select markets.
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