A team of Vermont middle-school students recently presented a model of Hydropolis, a fictional city based on two islands near Nagasaki, Japan, that they depicted as using jellyfish pods in farming while also minimizing pollution. As part of a regional Future City competition, the students had to complete a 1,500-word essay, virtual city, physical model and presentation.
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.
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."
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-run oil company, has selected HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters for its initial public offering, sources say. The IPO could raise $100 billion and be the biggest ever conducted.
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.
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.
Verizon marketing chief Diego Scotti discusses why marketers shouldn't underestimate millennials and their desire for quality, the brand's launch of mobile-first digital content, and how everything comes together with the My Verizon app. He also explains why the brand updated its logo, saying, "The check mark was signaling this notion of reliability."
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.
Facebook Messenger is poised to become the WeChat app of the West, Gartner reports, as consumers become more reluctant to download separate apps for everything and are seeking solutions in one place. Gartner's Jessica Ekholm explains how artificial intelligence and digital assistants will transform the messaging app ad space.
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.
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.
Congressional leaders have expressed concerns about rural America not benefiting from President Donald Trump's plan to use public-private partnerships to fund infrastructure construction, but John Buttarazzi, a professor of public policy at Georgetown University, argues that P3s can still be used in rural areas. He notes that many P3s don't rely on user fees or tolls.
The US doesn't have to choose between energy and jobs or the environment, said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during his first speech as EPA head on Tuesday. "I think our nation has been better than any nation in the world at making sure that we do the job of protecting our natural resources and protecting our environment, while also respecting the economic growth and jobs our nation seeks to have," he said.
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.
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.