Roundup: Bridge blocked / Lowe’s ‘Shark Tank’ / Apple’s latest venture 

    Traffic: There is an overturned truck on Interstate-10 East at LA 1 on the Mississippi River bridge. The on-ramp to I-10 East is completely closed at LA 1, WBRZ-TV reports. 

    Pitch competition: Lowe’s is offering small businesses, particularly those owned by minorities, the Shark Tank treatment. The home improvement chain is teaming up with Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, to give potential suppliers the chance to pitch their products to a Fortune 500 company. That will allow a small number of entrepreneurs to pitch their products directly to Lowe’s, sidestepping a traditionally arduous process of getting their goods sold in 2,200 stores run by the Mooresville, North Carolina, company, and on lowes.com. Read the full story. 

    Health apps: Apple today rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reports.  Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399, and a lower-cost Apple Watch SE for $279. Read the full story.