The Con­tainer Store seeks work­ers

The Con­tainer Store is open­ing its first Oklahoma store in Oklahoma City this Septem­ber, and is seek­ing 50 to 55 full-time and part-time em­ploy­ees.

The store will be at the Penn Square Mall at 5644 N Penn­syl­va­nia Ave.

The store, which will be in a sep­a­rate build­ing at the north­west corner of the mall prop­erty, will be about 19,400 square feet.

Rem­ing­ton Park opens cof­fee shop

Vis­i­tors to Rem­ing­ton Park can now visit the track’s new cof­fee shop, Rem­ing­ton Perk.

The shop opened this month ad­ja­cent to the race­track and casino’s gift shop, and can be ac­cessed through the casino en­trance.

Rem­ing­ton Perk is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shop serves Star­bucks cof­fee, along with a selec­tion of morn­ing treats, snacks and pas­tries.

Mark­ing Tabasco’s 150th birth­day

One of the world’s most fa­mous condi­ments is cel­e­brat­ing its 150th birth­day: Tabasco.

Ed­mund McIl­henny cre­ated the fa­mous pep­per sauce in 1868 on Avery Is­land, Louisiana.

The com­pany is still based there, and is still run by McIl­henny’s de­scen­dants.

The sauce is bot­tled at the Avery Is­land fac­tory, pro­duc­ing up to 700,000 bot­tles a day.

Long sea­son boosts maple syrup crop

Ver­mont’s longer-than-av­er­age maple sea­son helped make it the na­tion’s largest pro­ducer of maple syrup, yield­ing 1.9 mil­lion gal­lons of the sweet stuff this year.

The U.S. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture says Ver­mont’s av­er­age maple sea­son lasted 52 days, up from an av­er­age of 46 days last year and 44 days in 2016.

It takes warm days and freez­ing tem­per­a­tures at night for sap to flow in maple trees. If tem­per­a­tures get too high, the sea­son abruptly ends with the ap­pear­ance of buds on maple trees. Ver­mont’s av­er­age sea­son started on Feb. 23 and ran through April 16.

The num­ber of taps in maple trees also con­tin­ues to in­crease in Ver­mont.

New York yielded the sec­ond-high­est amount of syrup, pro­duc­ing more than 800,000 gal­lons, fol­lowed by Maine, with more than 530,000 gal­lons.

GM names fe­male chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer

Dhivya Suryade­vara, GM’s vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate fi­nance for the past 11 months, will be­come chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer for the com­pany on Sept. 1.

Suryade­vara is re­plac­ing Chuck Stevens, the com­pany said Wed­nes­day. Suryade­vara, 39, played a key role in GM di­vest­ing its Ger­man af­fil­i­ate Opel, ac­quir­ing self-driv­ing car unit Cruise Au­to­ma­tion, in­vest­ing in ride-hail­ing startup Lyft Inc. and ar­rang­ing a re­cent in­vest­ment by SoftBank Vi­sion Fund.

GM will join a very short list of S&P 500 com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Her­shey and Amer­i­can Wa­ter Works, with women serv­ing as CEO and CFO.

Ap­ple stops apps that sell contacts

Ap­ple’s re­cently up­dated pol­icy for de­vel­op­ers on its App Store now pro­hibits apps from sell­ing in­for­ma­tion col­lected from your ad­dress book to other peo­ple.

The changes, which were first re­ported by Bloomberg News, pro­hibit apps from us­ing Ap­ple’s ad­dress book or pho­tos to “build a con­tact data­base for your own use or for sale/dis­tri­bu­tion to third par­ties.”

Vi­o­lat­ing Ap­ple’s guide­lines can prompt the com­pany to re­move an app from its store. It’s not clear how many ap­pli­ca­tions would need to change their be­hav­ior be­cause of the new pol­icy. Ap­ple did not re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

Devel­oper de­fends video game

The devel­oper of a school-shoot­ing video game is vow­ing to con­tinue sell­ing it on­line as par­ents of slain chil­dren and other mass shoot­ing vic­tims work to get the game wiped off the in­ter­net.

The “Ac­tive Shooter” game was cre­ated by An­ton Makarevskiy, a 21-year-old devel­oper from Moscow, Rus­sia, and is be­ing mar­keted by his en­tity Acid Soft­ware. Acid said in a Twit­ter post­ing Tues­day that it will not be cen­sored and cited free ex­pres­sion rights.

The game is branded as a “SWAT sim­u­la­tor” that lets play­ers choose be­tween be­ing an ac­tive shooter ter­ror­iz­ing a school or the SWAT team re­spond­ing to the shoot­ing. Play­ers can choose a gun, grenade or knife, and civil­ian and po­lice death to­tals are shown on the screen. Acid had been sell­ing an early ver­sion of the game on­line for $20 and plans to re­lease a new ver­sion next month.

Acid re­cently set up two web­sites for “Ac­tive Shooter” af­ter the game was re­moved from the web­pages of video game mar­ket­place Steam and crowd­fund­ing site Indiegogo, which is re­fund­ing con­trib­u­tors. The re­movals fol­lowed com­plaints and on­line pe­ti­tions by anti-gun vi­o­lence ad­vo­cates in­clud­ing par­ents of chil­dren killed in school shoot­ings in Park­land, Florida, and New­town, Con­necti­cut.

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