BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to talk with gunmakers about the Parkland school shooting. The company wants “to understand their response” to the recent tragedy. In a statement provided to Cheddar, BlackRock said the following:

“We are working with clients who want to exclude from their portfolios weapons manufacturers or other companies that don’t align with their values."

The firm manages nearly $6 trillion for various clients.

In other news, General Mills is buying natural pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash. Shares of Blue Buffalo surged more than 15% on the news. This marks the first time General Mills has broken into the pet food industry. The deal is expected to be finalized at the end of this year.