The secret to successful female leaders
2/20/2017 Forbes

Successful female leaders have "leadership energy," or dogged determination that propels them forward, even during adversity. This article showcases three high-achieving women who demonstrate this energy and discusses how leadership development must change to foster this quality.

DeVos weighs in on variety of education topics

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a recent interview addressed a variety of topics, such as school choice, Common Core and the Every Student Succeeds Act. On school choice, DeVos said, "Florida is a good and growing example of what can happen when you have a robust array of choices."

Will Trump tinker with economic stats?

Statisticians are worried the Trump administration will change methodology for economic reports in the name of political expediency, according to a blog post by a newly retired government employee. The White House is considering changing calculation of the trade deficit to better reflect its position on trade, sources say.

Wendy's creates proprietary soda line

Wendy's has created its own soda line, and its first release, called Dave's Cherry Cream Soda, has proven popular with consumers. The company's test kitchen is also sampling new products such as a Green Chile Queso burger, a Bacon Maple Chicken sandwich on a croissant and a Fresh Mozzarella salad, among other test items.

Study finds improving survival among extreme preemies

The survival rates among extremely preterm infants increased from 30% in 2000 to 36% in 2011, and the rate of those who didn't develop neurological impairments at ages 18 to 22 months rose from 16% to 20% over the same period, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers said that survival improvements may be tied to wider steroid use among mothers and lower infection rates.

What really makes a video go viral

Microsoft research explains that marketing efforts referred to with the disease-inspired term "viral" don't resemble viral contagion at all. One example is a video about World Malaria Day, whose original tweet was only shared once and ultimately went viral thanks to shares from Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance and Ashton Kutcher.

Hanjin declared bankrupt

Hanjin Shipping Co. will liquidate its assets following a final court ruling declaring the company bankrupt after overcapacity, a falling global economy, low freight rates and rising debt affected the company's profits. A Seoul court filed the ruling and a court-appointed caretaker will sell any remaining assets to pay creditors.

Google's Android Wear 2.0 dives deeper into fitness
2/20/2017 CNET

Google has updated its Android Wear platform to work better with the Google Fit app, which provides fitness tracking and on-watch app downloads. Android Wear 2.0 is designed to work across platforms, while Google Fit remains an Android-based app.

Boehringer's asthma treatment approved by FDA for pediatric use
2/17/2017 Pharmacy Times online

Boehringer Ingelheim's Spiriva Respimat, or tiotropium bromide, has been approved by the FDA for use as a long-term, once-a-day treatment for asthma in patients at least 6 years old. The drug was initially approved for the same condition for patients 12 years and older.

Sen. Hatch touts free and open internet in Innovation Agenda
2/17/2017 Broadcasting & Cable

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has released an Innovation Agenda that promotes a free and open internet. The industry is praising the agenda, which seeks patent reform, protects cross-border data flows and preserves "the open, competitive nature of the internet against unnecessary government regulation while promoting continued development of innovative online services."

$2.3B I-4 Ultimate Project in Fla. more than one-third complete
2/20/2017 WKMG-TV (Orlando, Fla.)

A 21-mile project to widen and improve Interstate 4 near Orlando, Fla., is 35% complete and scheduled for completion in 2021. Crews at the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate Project must still replace 140 bridges and add tolled express lanes.

Investment in offshore to match onshore spending in 2017

North American exploration and production companies plan to invest about as much money in offshore as in onshore in 2017, suggesting that offshore projects are able to compete with shale again, according to Rystad Energy analysts. Companies will invest about $70 billion each in shale and offshore this year, compared with $160 billion in onshore spending and just $95 billion in offshore investments in 2014.

Column: There is no perfect solution for airport security
2/20/2017 TravelPulse

Columnist Paul Thompson writes about possible airport security measures that would tighten access to airport terminals, concluding that there is no perfect solution for improving airport security.

Industry sees expansion of gifts, free services
2/20/2017 Hotel Management online

Complimentary amenities are a rising investment for the hospitality industry. Rooms-sector freebie spending growth has more than tripled that of overall operating outlays.