The paradox of wage growth
5/22/2017 Bloomberg

Traditional economic models tell us that wages rise when unemployment is low. Yet, in this time of near-full employment, wages are standing still.

English classes in Canada teach indigenous lit
5/22/2017 CBC News (Canada)

Some English teachers in Canada are replacing some traditional texts, such as Shakespearean works, with the writing of indigenous authors. Teacher Kim Bruton said her decision allows students to see the "lighter side" of indigenous culture, rather than focusing on the mostly negative experiences indigenous people have had throughout history.

SoftBank, Saudi Arabia back world's biggest private equity fund
5/22/2017 Reuters

The SoftBank Vision Fund, sponsored by Saudi Arabia's top sovereign-wealth fund and Japan's SoftBank Group, said it has raised more than $93 billion to invest in the technology sector. That makes it the world's biggest private equity fund.

Wegmans to enter D.C. market
5/22/2017 Progressive Grocer

Wegmans Food Markets will enter the Washington, D.C., market when the retailer opens its first store there as part of a mixed-use development that will include retail, arts, residential and other space. The store and the development are expected to open in 2021.

Is the Affordable Care Act dead?
5/19/2017 National Public Radio

President Donald Trump said in a news conference that "Obamacare is collapsing. It's dead. It's gone," but about 10 million people have bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges and another 10 million received coverage through the expansion of Medicaid. Trump's assertion that some insurance companies are pulling out, however, is true, with several providers leaving the market and others raising rates.

How Target's top marketer is crafting the message
5/22/2017 Advertising Age

Rick Gomez passed on Columbia Law School to carve out a career in marketing, learning to promote cereal and beverages before signing on at Target in 2013. Gomez is leading the promotion of Target's private-label brands and the retailer's growing investment in digital marketing.

Forever 21 to roll out mall-based beauty boutiques
5/22/2017 CNBC

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has partnered with mall operator GGP to create a beauty boutique concept called Riley Rose. The partners will open 10 locations at GGP malls this year and three more in 2018, with a selection of beauty products, accessories and home goods aimed at millennials.

"Destiny 2" improves game storytelling, villain
5/22/2017 Engadget

Activision's "Destiny 2" is expected to feature a more complex villain and better worldbuilding than previous installments. "We're spending a lot of time just trying to make sure that we're telling a story and that we have characters that people want to meet and want to work with," says Luke Smith, director of "Destiny 2."

Dow-DuPont merger to close by Sept. 1

Dow Chemical and DuPont's planned $130 billion merger is on track and will likely close between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, according to the companies. They said they are working with regulators in the rest of the relevant jurisdictions to get clearances for the merger.

Netflix's Stuber focuses on pushing Netflix as a film studio
5/22/2017 Deadline Hollywood

Netflix's Scott Stuber is aiming to make the company as successful with films as it has been with TV, with plans to push out 40 to 50 films per year. Stuber's experience at Universal Studios working on films such as "The Fast and the Furious" and "The Bourne Identity," as well as his experience building pictures and networking with talent, makes him a good fit for the role, Mike Fleming writes.

List, photos: 12 dams that will blow the engineering mind
5/22/2017 Interesting Engineering

These 12 dams are especially amazing feats of engineering. For example, the Contra Dam in Switzerland, made famous in a James Bond movie, required less concrete due to its narrow design.

Vestas introduces InteliLight system for US turbines
5/22/2017 ReNews (UK)

Vestas has introduced its InteliLight aircraft light detection system in the US. The Federal Aviation Administration-approved technology was previously approved in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Germany, said Vestas.

Boeing announces JV with Saudi Arabia to sustain military operation
5/22/2017 Reuters

Boeing has reported a joint venture with Saudi Arabia to provide military sustainment services. The announcement coincides with a visit by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia and the confirmation of several deals between the country and Boeing, including one for the purchase of Chinook cargo helicopters.

Baltimore hotels use an artful touch to attract travelers
5/19/2017 The Baltimore Sun

Hotels throughout Baltimore are turning to photography collections, fine art and artisan furniture to create an unforgettable arts experience for guests. Embracing fine art is about amenity and identity for hotels and resorts, private art dealer Mark Myers said.