Teachers at a Virginia elementary school pasted vinyl numbers on the steps of the building's stairwells to help students learn multiplication tables while walking to class. The teachers got the idea from a Twitter post about a California school that used stairs to teach vocabulary words.
A new study found that graduates of public colleges and universities had less debt and were better able to find jobs than their peers who graduated from similar private institutions. Researchers say employers increasingly are looking for the best set of skills and pay less attention to what school workers attended.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled growing support for an interest-rate increase during the central bank's annual gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo. "In light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months," she said.
Offering deals leading up to the Labor Day holiday and featuring a variety of trusted brands are two ways food retailers can capitalize on the Labor Day shopping surge, according to Curtis Tingle, chief marketing officer of marketing firm Valassis. To make the most of the holiday, grocers should also implement social outreach, coupons and in-store marketing, Tingle said.
Researchers found that 69% of diabetes patients said telemedicine could be more useful for preventing diabetic retinopathy than in-person exams. The findings in Telemedicine and e-Health, based on 97 older adults with diabetes, showed those who had difficulties traveling because of other health issues were more likely to consider using telemedicine, compared with those who had had a strong relationship with their optometrist and had the disease for a longer duration.
MTV created its first Snapchat Live Story content over the weekend to tout the Video Music Awards, including live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Brands such as Orbit gum, Taco Bell and Verizon collaborated with MTV on content and ran ads during the Live Stories.
Sephora showed off its new Beauty TIP Workshop concept at the opening of its 400th store Friday, a Chicago location that integrates high-tech tools and more space for classes and playing with products. The beauty retailer has plans to open and refurbish more stores and sees its classes, services and areas for experimentation as a draw, said Calvin McDonald, president and CEO of Sephora Americas.
Kukuo Ibe, maker of the G-Shock rugged watch, released his first tough timepiece 35 years ago. Today, the Japanese watch creator said his company will evolve to make its watches work with smartphones but not replace them, though each additional sensor and feature will always have to be shock-resistant.
Mallinckrodt's Synacthen Depot, or tetracosactide, has received fast-track status from the FDA as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug, a long-acting depot formulation of a synthetic 24 amino acid melanocortin receptor agonist, is being assessed in an early-stage trial.
First-time Emmy nominations -- including Louie Anderson's performance in FX's "Baskets," Keri Russell's in FX's "The Americans" and Rami Malek's in USA's "Mr. Robot" -- have put the spotlight on TV's changing landscape. The nominations hint at "deeper changes in the TV industry, including an increase in high-quality, sophisticated series and better roles written for a wider diversity of performers," writes NPR's Eric Deggans.
Stantec surveyed all roads in New Orleans and found that two-thirds were rated in poor condition or worse. It could take $3.6 billion over a decade to make improvements, but the city has only $2 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Renewables from non-hydro sources, such as wind and solar, have generated a record-breaking amount of the US energy mix in every month so far this year, according to the Energy Information Administration. The report said non-hydro renewables generated at least 10% of the nation's total electricity needs in both March and April.
This year, Southwest capped 11 years of steady growth, becoming the primary carrier out of Pittsburgh International Airport. The airline added flights to Los Angeles this month, and CEO Gary Kelly said he expects continued growth in the years ahead.
From a cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a mansion suite overlooking Savannah's historic district, visitors to Georgia's luxury spa resorts can tailor a perfect getaway. Yoga, aromatherapy, massages and skin treatments are complemented by distinctive settings.