NYT: Joan Rivers was one of America's first successful female stand-up comics.
WSJ: Nonfarm labor productivity, or output per hour worked, rose at a 2.3% annual rate from April through June.
Reuters: Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and decreased in none last year.
New York Times: All 7,700 CVS locations nationwide no longer sell tobacco products; the company has rebranded itself as CVS Health.
BBC: A study in the United States suggests the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods using a diet that does not leave people hungry.
Bloomberg: Halliburton Co. agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a number of oil spill lawsuits.
WSJ: A 12-year study found that American eating habits have improved, except among low-income adults.
BBC: Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles through Project Wing.
WSJ: Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is going "logo-free" in spring.
BBC: The FBI is looking into several reports of cyber-attacks against two to five U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase.
TIME: The tiny video-camera maker launched a new camera mount for dogs called Fetch.
Business Insider: The messaging app is close to finalizing a $20 million fundraising round led by VC firm Kleiner Perkins.
BBC: Research suggests that men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes per week may reduce their risk by 20%.