Cheddar Afternoon Business Report 11/10: Puerto Rico internet, J Crew, fidget spinners

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Google's parent company Alphabet is making good on its promise to help bring internet back to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The company is flying helium balloons over the island as a way to bring LTE connectivity back. It's called Project Loon, and so far, it's delivered internet to 100,000 of the island's 3.5 million residents.

J Crew wanted to be bought by Amazon, according to Mickey Drexler – the chairman of the struggling clothing retailer who says he approached the e-commerce giant about a potential deal. He told the New York Times that his company would give Amazon a "machine of style and taste in fashion." Amazon has been trying to step up its game when it comes to Amazon-branded clothing lines – reportedly launching its own private label athleisure line in the last few weeks.

Fidget at your own risk. A public-interest group says unsafe amounts of lead have been found in Fidget Wild premium spinners sold at Target. The toy is still on store shelves and the companies insist the product is safe.
 

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