Pumped up: Baton Rouge still has the lowest average regular-grade gas prices in the U.S. at $2.27 per gallon. However, the average U.S. price of regular gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon over the past three weeks, to $2.84. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says lower crude oil prices contributed to the drop at the pump. The price is 17 cents lower than what it was a year ago. The highest average price in the nation is $3.94 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay area. Read the full story.
Data tracking: Salesforce.com Inc., which makes America’s dominant sales-tracking software, agreed to buy Tableau Software Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $15.3 billion that it says will give customers more ways to analyze data, Bloomberg reports. The takeover will mark Salesforce’s largest deal to date. Co-Chief Executive Officers Marc Benioff and Keith Block have been chasing new markets to reach an annual revenue goal of as much as $28 billion by fiscal 2023. Read the full story.
Travel plans: American Airlines announced Sunday that it will extend flight cancellations through Sept. 3 for Boeing’s embattled 737 Max, a new passenger jet that has been out of commission for almost three months after its flight-control software played a role in two deadly crashes, The Washington Post reports. The cancellations will affect approximately 115 flights per day, the airline said. Read the full story.