Authenticity means you can have multiple communication styles
3/23/2017 Fast Company online

Women don't need to adopt all the communication styles of men or use only one style, but it's clear that they face higher expectations, or what Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris call the "Goldilocks dilemma." "Because workplaces are so suffused with gender bias, women need to have both a forceful, decisive style and an inclusive style -- and probably many others -- at the ready," they write.

Experts discuss proposed student loan changes

Proposals to simplify the student loan process under renewal of the Higher Education Act could make it harder for low-income students to receive aid, said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, vice provost for enrollment management at the University of California at Los Angeles. Others testifying this week at a US House higher education subcommittee hearing said the system is too complicated and advocated for a single loan and grant system.

SEC votes to shorten stock, bond settlement cycle to 2 days

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a proposal aligning US and European standards by shortening the settlement cycle for stock and bond trades to two days from three. "It is finally time to say hasta la vista to the antiquated T+3 settlement cycle," acting Chairman Michael Piwowar said.

Wegmans details N.J. expansion, sets sights on NYC

Wegmans Food Markets will open stores in northern New Jersey in July and September as it continues construction of a store in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is expected to open next year and will be Wegmans' first location in New York City. The new stores are part of a bigger expansion for the retailer, which will add about 10 more stores in the six states where it currently operates and in North Carolina, a new market for Wegmans.

With AHCA vote looming, House eyes essential health benefits

Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump continued their efforts to win over conservative lawmakers ahead of a planned vote on the American Health Care Act, expected today. Late-hour negotiations focused on eliminating the Affordable Care Act's essential health benefits, which conservatives say will lower premiums, but such a provision could threaten the legislation in the Senate.

Agencies tap social to find their next interns
3/23/2017 Digiday

Agencies are getting creative in order to find the best interns for their programs. Space150 is using a chatbot to find this year's summer interns, asking those interested a series of questions before matching them to the right application opportunities, while Havas sought candidates for its winter internship program with an Instagram Stories campaign that asked users to create a Story on the platform that could sell a Chicago winter.

DHL will deliver AmazonFresh in Germany

DHL, the package delivery service of Deutsche Post, will begin delivery of AmazonFresh, Amazon's fresh-food delivery service. With a high density of food stores, Germany's grocery e-commerce remains slow, even as the country remains Amazon's second-largest market.

Google works to get Android security updates out faster
3/23/2017 TechCrunch

Last year, only about half of Android devices manufactured by third parties received security updates, but Google has been working with companies to cut update wait times. Google has also implemented automatic scans in its Play Store to detect apps that pose a threat.

First biotech potatoes to be planted in Canada

Farmers in Canada are preparing to plant J.R. Simplot's Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet, Atlantic and Snowden biotech potato varieties this spring. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved the potatoes last spring, which was too late for cultivation for commercial production in 2016, Simplot spokesman Doug Cole said.

Scripps promotes original programming, spinoffs at upfront

Scripps Networks' upfront presentations were focused on same-day viewing of its original series, including "Iron Chef." The company also discussed planned spinoffs for popular shows such as "Flip or Flop" and "Fixer Upper."

Lawsuit could derail Calif. high-speed rail project

California is set to sell a portion of $10 billion in bonds to fund construction of the high-speed rail project next month, but a federal judge has ordered a hearing on a preliminary injunction the day before the sale. The suit alleges that a bill adopted last year by the state changes the scope of funding for the voter-approved bond sale, making it illegal.

Timberland releases clothing line made from recycled plastic
3/23/2017 TriplePundit.com

Outdoor gear company Timberland partnered with Thread corporation to launch a sustainable line of clothing made from recycled plastic bottles collected in Haiti and Honduras. The X Thread Collection features a T-shirt, two bag styles and five types of men's footwear.

JetBlue brings Momofuku Milk Bar treats to Mint cabin
3/23/2017 Fortune

JetBlue has tapped Momofuku Milk Bar to provide sweet treats to Mint service passengers. Passengers will receive a gift box and pre-arrival cookie.

Lake Austin Spa Resort celebrates 20 years with 20 new treatments

Texas' Lake Austin Spa Resort is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering 20 new treatments at its 25,000-square-foot LakeHouse Spa. New options include the 50-minute Neroli Blossom Sensory Massage, which features essential oil to promote relaxation and better breathing.