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Best Buy CEO signs letter with other leaders supporting DACA

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly added his name to a list of more than 350 tech and business leaders who sent a letter Friday asking President Trump not to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to remain in the country.

“I join with business leaders from across the country in calling for the President and Congress to act in support of DACA and pass legislation that would offer a permanent answer to this important issue," Joly said in a statement. "There are hundreds of thousands of young men and women whose futures are at stake."

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program instituted by President Obama that allows undocumented young adults, known as "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S. to study and work.

But the program faces an uncertain future as Republican attorney generals from a handful of states have demaded that Trump end the program by early next week or they will challenge it in court.

The letter from the CEOs, which was also addressed to other top lawmakers in the House and Senate, also urges for a permanent solution through legislation. They note that at least three-quarters of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies have DACA recipients as employees.

"Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy," the letter says. "With them, we grow and create jobs. They are part of why we will continue to have a global competitive advantage.

Other CEOs who signed the letter include Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook, General Motor's Mary Barra, Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella.


Target Restock expanded to non-Redcard holders, two more markets

Less than two months since first launching Target Restock in the Minneapolis area, Target is now expanding the test that aims to keep customers from fleeing to Amazon.

For starters, the next-day delivery service of household essentials is now open to any customers, not just Redcard holders as was initially the case when the pilot program first rolled out. Second, Target has expanded it to include items such as school supplies and baby food. Third, it's now making Saturday deliveries.

And, finally, Target is expanding the program to the Dallas-Forth Worth and Denver areas.

Target Restock is the retailer's answer to Amazon Prime Pantry.

For a $5 fee, orders placed online by 2 p.m. will be delivered the next day (a faster delivery pace than normal online orders) on a box up to 45 pounds. Customers can select from more than 15,000 items that include everything from laundry detergent to paper towels to cereal and potato chips to fill the box.