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Ad Insider: Our Weekly News Recap From Top National Advertisers.


Here’s what large national advertisers are up to this week:


Toyota is recalling about 55,000 vehicles in the U.S. and more in Japan, Canada and Europe. The automaker said Wednesday it is recalling some of its 2023-2024 Prius and Prius HEV hybrid electric vehicles because water may enter and short-circuit rear door latches, causing them to possibly open when moving or in a crash... Ford is recalling over 450,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of an issue that could affect the battery. The recall affects certain 2021-2024 Bronco Sport and 2022-2023 Maverick vehicles. The NHTSA said the body and power train control modules on these vehicles may fail to detect a change in the battery state of charge, which can result in a loss of electrical accessories such as hazard lights, or cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash... Rivian Automotive will cut another 1 percent of its workforce, the second round of layoffs this year as the electric vehicle industry grapples with decreased consumer demand. Rivian had 16,790 workers as of Dec. 31, suggesting the latest cuts could amount to 150 or more jobs.


Fargo, ND-based Fargo Brewing has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code. That means its debts are less than $7.5 million.... Walgreens is laying off another round of workers, marking the fourth time the struggling retailer has had to do corporate personnel cuts within a year... Jimmy John’s is getting real cheeky on 4/20, offering free goodie bags to help you celebrate the right way. They’re “rolling” out the Deliciously Dope Dime Bag – a specially curated meal aimed at curing the munchies – to mark the “highest of unofficial holidays.” The goodie bag includes a specially curated meal for $10. Select Jimmy John’s customers will also get the chance to score some extra 4/20-themed merchandise. The Dime Bag can only be ordered online through April 21.


Here’s a local ad category that needs your help: American investors in committed relationships overwhelmingly say they trust their partners and share the same retirement goals, but most have not put an estate plan in place. Estate planning is about deciding what you want to happen after you die or in the event you’re incapacitated and can’t make health-related or financial decisions on your own, even temporarily. A recent survey shows more than half (52%) of couples surveyed said they have not yet set up an estate plan.


Eli Lilly has revealed that its weight-loss drug helped reduce episodes of irregular breathing associated with sleep apnea. This paves the way for expanded use of the drug outside of weight management. A company press release reveals that tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Zepbound, reduced sleep apnea severity by up to nearly two-thirds in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity.


Bojangles, a popular restaurant chain known for its breakfast, Southern-style chicken, biscuits, and tea, is expanding to the West Coast. By early 2025, the chain will open its first location in Los Angeles. The expansion comes as part of a 30-unit agreement signed by the company... Black Bear Diner, a leading full-service family dining concept, is opening three new locations, in Waco and New Braunfels, TX, and one northwest of Tucson, AZ... Wendy’s is giving away a free order of any size fries with any purchase every Friday through the end of the year in the Wendy’s app. The first day to redeem the offer is this Friday, April 19.

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