An Amazon drone made its first successful package delivery in the US by carrying sunscreen to attendees at an Amazon-hosted convention in Palm Springs, Calif. The company is still awaiting Federal Aviation Administration approval to expand its program.
Organizational learning at scale can be tackled strategically in several ways, starting with the idea of thinking about desired outcomes, writes Elizabeth Doty. Feedback is critical, whether in its timeliness or how it is sent to the people who need to be acting on it.
Teachers cannot cover everything, as David Cutler learned during a conversation with Jim Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association. In this blog post, Cutler, a high-school history, government and journalism teacher, shares advice about how teachers can balance the content they are required to cover with teaching long-lasting skills.
Hedge funds and corporate investors are increasingly turning away from equities, leaving small, retail investors to drive the market, according to this analysis. That has experts wondering whether the bull market is sustainable.
Schnuck Markets has chosen Penske Logistics to operate a 915,000-square-foot fresh food warehouse in Missouri and reached an agreement with union workers at another warehouse in the state. The moves are part of the retailer's transition to a new structure in the supply chain.
A HealthlinkNY study said the average length of stay at emergency departments decreased by about two hours after New York implemented a health information exchange across 13 counties. Researchers evaluated about 46,000 patient visits from July 2012 through January 2014 and found a 4.5% reduction in ED readmissions within 30 days and a 12% drop in patients' likelihood of being treated by multiple physicians.
Snapchat hopes to appeal to advertisers of varying sizes by encouraging them to sign up for sponsored geofilters for an annual fee of a few hundred dollars. Separately, a study from Ampere Analysis predicts that by the end of the decade, the platform will be a more popular advertising choice than Yahoo, AOL or Twitter.
Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert bought about 526,000 additional shares in the company last week, sending the department store chain's shares up about 9% on Monday. Lampert is the largest shareholder in the retailer, which last week warned that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to continue operating.
Samsung has announced plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note7 phones. The company also intends to sell many components in the Note7 devices, including camera modules and chips, and recover such metals as copper, silver and nickel.
Tesaro's Zejula, or niraparib, has received FDA approval as a maintenance treatment for adults with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer whose tumors have shrunk completely or in part because of platinum-based chemotherapy. The approval was based on a clinical study in which Zejula showed higher median progression-free survival of patients with BRCA mutation compared with placebo.
Storm surges in Galveston Bay, Texas, threaten economic and ecological disaster, but it's possible that a coastal-protection effort could also create parkland and offer residential recreation opportunities, Renee Reder writes. "Considering the risk of a disaster in the bay without any action, it is equally important to understand what a proposal for the bay could produce for the community," Reder writes.
Oilfield service costs will increase significantly in the coming year, hurting the margins of US onshore producers, Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Paal Kibsgaard said at the Scotia Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans. "While the E&P operators rightfully state that break-even costs have come down significantly over the past couple of years, there is an impending cost inflation avalanche coming from the service industry, which continues to operate at unsustainable pricing levels," Kibsgaard warned.
Hawaiian Airlines' 670 pilots have ratified a new five-year labor deal with the airline. The new contract includes pay increases of up to 45%.
BodyHoliday, on the island of St. Lucia, is a wellness resort that offers fitness classes led by world-renowned athletes, healthful foods and spa treatments. Spa lovers looking to indulge can enjoy sumptuous meals, wines and an array of fun activities.