Everyone's better off on a team of equals
2/22/2017 Aspire-CS.com

Managers who can help employees feel as though they are equals are more likely to see creativity, trust, smart decisions and, ultimately, desired results, writes Mary Jo Asmus. Rising to leadership simply means "you have a responsibility to help people grow and develop, to contribute their ideas and to feel free to say what they are thinking," she writes.

Will for-profit colleges see fewer regulations?

Leaders of for-profit colleges and universities are expecting the Trump administration to loosen, or do away with, regulations that, in part, led to the downfall of two major chains during the Obama administration. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said she will review the rules but will not "unnecessarily close down important programs."

Mexico denounces Trump's immigration action

Mexican officials are criticizing US President Donald Trump's immigration policies as US officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, arrive in Mexico for talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto. "I want to make it clear, in the most emphatic way, that the Mexican government and the people of Mexico do not have to accept measures unilaterally imposed on a government by another government," said Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray.

New Minn. Hy-Vee store goes beyond groceries

Hy-Vee opened a new store in Savage, Minn., Tuesday that includes the retailer's first Basin cosmetics and beauty department and new grab-and-go foods. The 98,300-square-foot store is an indication of what future stores will look like for the retailer, which will open another store in the state next year that will include clothing, a fitness center, restaurants and takeout in addition to traditional grocery offerings.

Study looks at rising average life expectancy worldwide
2/22/2017 Reuters

Average life expectancy across the world is expected to increase by 2030, with South Koreans having the highest life expectancy and the US being among developed countries with the lowest, according to a study in The Lancet. UK researchers and the World Health Organization found that men and women in the US are expected to live 79.5 and 83.3 years, respectively.

The Honest Co. spotlights life's real moments
2/23/2017 Advertising AgeAdweek

The Honest Co.'s new internally created campaign has debuted with a 60-second ad that features real moms talking about childbirth, accompanied by real footage. The push also includes an #HonestMoments social element to encourage consumers to share their own stories of important moments in their lives and possibly inspire future content for the brand.

Growing Pike Place Market to add more food retailers

Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market is in the midst of an expansion that will add new retail space for local merchants. The $74 million project will include 47 new covered stalls for artists and farmers, and the 12,000-square-foot main hall will be home to four food and beverage sellers.

Mattis charges deputy with improving DOD acquisitions
2/23/2017 NextgovThe Hill

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to map out the department's acquisitions operations and find places for new roles, such as chief innovation officer. Mattis has also asked Work to investigate how innovation units can speed acquisitions, and he has asked him to develop a plan for optimizing information management and cyberoperations.

Listeria risk from Deutsch Kase Haus cheese spurs recall of 130 more products
2/22/2017 Food Safety News

The nationwide cheese recall due to listeria risk stemming from cheese manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus has affected 130 additional cheeses and products, and the FDA, along with officials from several states, is investigating. Included in the recall are more than 100 products from MDS Foods, 22 items from Dutch Valley Food Distributors, three cheese brands from Biery Cheese and roast beef sandwiches from Albertsons and Randalls stores.

Sources: MLB live streams may be coming to Facebook
2/22/2017 Reuters

Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball to live-stream a game every week in the upcoming season, sources say. The move is part of Facebook's push to acquire sports rights in an effort to appeal to a broader audience through video.

Photos: Precast concrete, tech speed up arena construction
2/23/2017 WITI-TV (Milwaukee)

Mortenson Construction has completed about 25% of the $500 million basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin and has started installing precast concrete blocks for the seating. "Technology really helps speed up the schedule with 3D modeling and making sure we can model all the pieces prior to building them, fabricating them, and bringing them onto site, so it makes the actual construction here a lot quicker," said Ryan Wilkinson, construction superintendent.

Oil industry urges against changing point of obligation under RFS
2/23/2017 FuelFix.com

The American Petroleum Institute has asked the Trump administration to leave the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard unchanged. API argues that making changes would not "alleviate the structural problems" in the program and would give rise to "significant uncertainty."

Airline to invest $100M in Alaska, without proposed fuel tax hike
2/22/2017 Juneau Empire (Alaska)

Alaska Airlines opposes a proposal to triple the state of Alaska's infrastructure-aimed aviation fuel tax, citing the airline's planned $100 million infrastructure investment which includes a new Anchorage hangar and 11 new rural airport terminals by 2020. The increase would also disproportionately affect Alaska Airlines, which would account for 45% of the total revenue alone.

Lake Austin Spa Resort offers events for the public

Texas' Lake Austin Spa Resort's new Aster After Dark series gives local residents a chance at least one evening per month to experience events such as wine and cheese tastings in the Aster Cafe, guest speakers or makeup consultations. Also, the spa has added 20 new treatments to its menu and started a water taxi service for locals.