Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 7, 2018

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Lawmakers are demanding a stop to the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge."

Democrats in New York are introducing a bill, asking Tide to change the look of the pods so they appear less appetizing. The legislation calls for the pods to be a single color and wrapped individually with a warning label. The dangerous challenge took the internet by storm as teenagers were uploading videos of themselves eating the pods to YouTube.

The creators of the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" are teaming up with Disney to create a new "Star Wars" film series. Work will start on the film series once "Game of Thrones" ends in 2019. All of this news comes on the heels of Disney reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Move over Bitcoin, Sweatcoin is coming to town. The fitness app pays users for the steps they take -- every 1,000 steps equals one Sweatcoin, which can be used to buy products through the app like workout classes and tech gadgets. The app currently has 7 million users.

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