72andSunny has created a "Keep it Local" campaign for Facebook; it spotlights small businesses and showcases how the platform can help them grow. The push includes print, TV, billboards and digital to spotlight businesses in Columbus, Nashville, Sacramento and San Diego and reveal the "culture, quirkiness and flair of each different city," said Facebook's Michelle Klein.
Alexa von Tobel dropped out of Harvard Business School at 24 to start LearnVest, later selling the company to Northwestern Mutual, and she learned how to handle criticism along the way. "When people give you really negative feedback -- and this is so hard to do -- lean into it and listen," she says.
As rates of anxiety among American teens have increased, author Katherine Reynolds Lewis says she sees a link to the decline of parent-free play in which unsupervised children take risks and develop important social and emotional skills. Another author, neuropsychologist William Stixrud, says students should be in charge of their own academics and their own time, so they are motivated to keep learning.
Goldman Sachs President and Chief Operating Officer David Solomon will become CEO after Lloyd Blankfein retires Sept. 30, the company said. Blankfein will remain chairman until year-end, then become senior chairman.
Bodega Negra restaurant at New York's Dream Downtown hotel is an example of how hotel restaurants are winning fans with family style dining. "Our typical guests will come in and have guacamole with a couple of appetizers, then will order a few different tacos and then will share a couple of entrees amongst the table with a couple of sides," said Executive Chef Brad Warner.
Intersecting epidemics of opioid abuse and infectious disease were the focus of discussions at the workshop of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Five action steps were proposed by participants, as reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, emphasizing screening for opioid use disorder, immediate treatment for opioid abuse, hospital promotion of community-based treatment, training for health care professionals, and access to addiction care.
Scott Darrohn outlines four must-have digital advertising strategies for this year, including hyper-targeted content for niche audiences and incorporating voice into search-engine optimization. Use artificial intelligent bots to personalize interactions with customers, and consider millennial preferences for quick, convenient experiences, he writes.
Gymboree has unveiled a reinvented line of kids' fashion offerings, created new websites for its brands and is rolling out an augmented reality mobile app this week. The retailer emerged from bankruptcy reorganization in September after closing around 360 stores, and it now operates 940 locations in the US and Canada.
Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup will offer three phone models, and two of those models will include ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, a feature Apple has been unable to incorporate into its offerings. Samsung could sell as many as 40 million S10 phones next year, with most of them being the two more expensive models.
The field trial experiment in Innisfail, Australia, of biotech mosquitoes, which were infected with Wolbachia bacteria that makes them sterile, led to an 80% elimination of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The experiment, which was conducted over three months, bred 20 million nonbiting male biotech mosquitoes.
CNN is planning to combine business websites CNN Money, CNN Media and CNN Tech under the umbrella of CNN Business this fall. The company also plans to hire several journalists to work from a new San Francisco bureau and report on tech giants, including Google, Netflix, Facebook and Apple.
A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning proposal recommends improving Interstates 80 and 55, with the Illinois Department of Transportation imposing tolls after reconstruction. The plan also recommends raising the state's motor fuel tax by 15 cents and states that the federal government should consider increasing its gas tax.
Airbus has missed delivery deadlines, which has hurt its cash flow while upsetting relationships with customers. Meanwhile, supplier delays and increased demand are keeping Boeing on alert, though it says it will not miss deadlines.
Walt Disney World Resort is offering a fall vacation package complete with Magic Your Way tickets that include the Park Hopper Option and a five-night stay beginning Sept. 3 at select Disney hotels. The deal is good for client bookings made by August 19.