K-12 schools are a prime target for hackers and ransomware, but they don't have to be, experts say. These experts share three steps that districts can take to stay ahead of ransomware.
The Labor Department alleges workplace discrimination in a lawsuit against Oracle and JPMorgan Chase. Oracle is accused of a "systemic practice" of paying white men more than nonwhite employees and women with the same job title, while JPMorgan is accused of wage discrimination against 93 women.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued Navient Solutions, accusing the former Sallie Mae department of violating the rights of student-loan borrowers by giving false information, improperly processing payments and failing to address complaints. Navient calls the allegations unfounded.
The Federal Reserve intends to increase interest rates several times a year until they reach a sustainable rate of about 3% in 2019, Chair Janet Yellen says. A gradual increase makes sense now that inflation is on target and the US is near full employment, she says.
Whole Foods Market will close three East Coast kitchens and transition the production of prepared foods to outside suppliers, the retailer said. The move is intended to increase efficiency, and most of the employees displaced by the closures are expected to fill other jobs at Whole Foods or its suppliers, said spokeswoman Heather McCready.
Research showed talking on a cell phone or texting while exercising reduced workout intensity and balance. Researchers reported in the journals Computers in Human Behavior and in Performance Enhancement & Health that listening to music on a cell phone while working out did not affect postural stability.
Facebook is among social platforms encouraging brands to develop chatbots to offer customer service and provide e-commerce support. The popularity of chatbots will only increase as more consumers spend time on social and become reluctant to visit separate platforms to engage with brands or buy products, Feelter CEO Smadar Landau writes.
Nordstrom Chief Information Officer Dan Little will step down from the position in the fall after three years. The move follows the departure of Nordstrom's chief technology officer and the appointment of the newly-created chief innovation officer, and coincides with the retailer's efforts to bring online sales growth into its department stores.
Nintendo has set a March release for its "Super Mario Run" smartphone game on Android devices. The game was released on Apple devices in December and was downloaded 40 million times over its first four days of availability.
A coalition of stakeholders has sent a letter to Congress seeking to exempt e-cigarettes and other tobacco products launched by August 2016 from a law that places such devices under the same FDA regulations as those for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, changing the current exemption date of February 2007. The move comes amid optimism over pledges by President-elect Donald Trump that his administration would seek to ease federal regulations on businesses, which has raised hopes that the law may be overturned in the long term.
Netflix's subscriber base reached 93.8 million by the end of 2016, with fourth-quarter profits hitting $67 million, a 56% increase from Q4 2015. The addition of offline viewing and Comcast X1 set-top box integration helped numbers, as did the company's focus on content, particularly its 600 hours of original content, says Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
A joint venture among Barton Malow, Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction and New South Construction is working around the clock to finish the $670 million stadium for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves. Just-in-time delivery has been an important part of the project, because the site has limited space.
JetBlue Airways is offering triple points for loyalty program members who fly to Cuba. To earn the bonus points, TrueBlue members must register for the promotion online before booking travel.
The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, is among healthy-retreat choices popular with celebrities. The facility features a pool; steam bath; snow room; sanarium; infinity-edge whirlpool with views of the lake and mountains; and a sunaburo room, where your body is immersed in a tub of warm pebbles.