How to build a better business card
2/10/2016 ByteStart (UK)

By including a tagline or a blurb about your company on your business card, you can make a better impression on the other professionals you meet. It can also be helpful to provide your hours of availability and a QR code that takes smartphone users to your website or other resources.

N.Y. students visit N.H. to engage in political process
2/10/2016 USA Today

New York students from Advanced Placement US Government and Politics classes were among young people who traveled to New Hampshire this week to participate in the presidential primary process. Some students took part in canvassing and phone banks, and attended rallies for candidates. "They can see what politics actually looks like as opposed to reading a book," said Caroline Scudder, the students' teacher and chaperone.

Government bonds with negative yields piling up
2/10/2016 Bloomberg

More than a quarter of government bonds offer negative yields, according to a Bloomberg index. That proportion, 29%, is expected to grow with the addition of Japan's 10-year bond.

Red Lobster says Beyonce mention helped boost sales
2/10/2016 The Seattle Times

Red Lobster credits a mention in a new Beyonce song for at least part of the 33% jump in sales on Super Bowl Sunday, the company said. The song, "Formation," helped make the brand a trending topic on Twitter for the first time. "It's clear that Beyonce has helped create some Red Lobster fans, and we are very grateful to her for that," said CEO Kim Lopdrup.

Crashes, shootings, overdoses shorten US life expectancy
2/10/2016 HealthDay News

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the US has shorter life expectancy rates for men and women than similar nations, including the UK, Japan, Sweden and Italy. Much of the life expectancy gap was attributed to car crashes, shootings and drug overdoses in the US. Men and women in the US have a life expectancy of 76.4 years and 81.2 years, respectively, compared with 78.6 years for men and 83.4 years for women in the other countries studied.

What B2B sales and Michelin-starred staff have in common

Business-to-business marketers need to emulate the outstanding service provided by Michelin-starred restaurant staff, being capable and knowledgeable enough to respond to any situational development. A high level of emotional intelligence is required to read a disparate set of customers and build rapport.

Floral designers pick garden-variety blooms

The US floral industry has changed dramatically over the past two decades, as production shifted to South America, cut flowers became available at every supermarket and online delivery services grew as traditional florists consolidated or closed. Some, including Virginia floral designer Holly Heider Chapple, are bucking the long-stemmed rose trend with arrangements made with blooms that look like they were just picked from an English garden.

Comcast: Super Bowl goers used up 10TB of data over Wi-Fi
2/10/2016 Multichannel News

Super Bowl attendees used up more than 10 terabytes of data, "equal to streaming 6,000+ hours of HD video," over Aruba Networks' Wi-Fi at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco on Sunday, Comcast's John Guillaume said. Comcast partnered with the 49ers in 2014 to offer free Wi-Fi to fans at the stadium, helping spur this year's Super Bowl data volume past last year's 6.2 TB of data used in Phoenix.

New specialty drug division created by Pfizer
2/10/2016 (U.K.)

Pfizer said it will establish a new division by integrating Allergan's ophthalmology and aesthetics products to its consumer health product line upon the completion of its $160 billion purchase of Allergan. The new global specialty and consumer brand division will operate under Pfizer's innovative products unit. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second half of this year.

Thune readies bill to guarantee spectrum for 5G by 2020
2/10/2016 Multichannel News

Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune, R-S.D., along with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is preparing to introduce a "Mobile Now" bill this week designed to ensure that wireless carriers have access to "hundreds of megahertz of spectrum" by 2020. The measure would enable the delivery of 5G-based services at speeds upward of one gigabit per second, Thune told a CTIA 5G conference.

Dramatic photos: $2B Queensferry Crossing in Scotland to finish this year
2/10/2016 The Daily Mail (London)

The $2 billion Queensferry Crossing project in Scotland should finish up this year. Three 656-foot concrete towers for the bridge are complete. The project will use 23,000 miles of cable and massive amounts of concrete. It is one of the largest civil engineering projects in the UK.

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Obama's coal rules

The Supreme Court has issued a stay blocking the Obama administration's efforts to regulate coal power-plant emissions -- a temporary measure, but one that sends a strong signal about the court's skepticism regarding the climate measure. A definitive ruling against Obama's coal rules could jeopardize the progress made during the Paris climate talks, and make climate policy a talking point for the 2016 candidates. "A legal battle over the Clean Power Plan may set the stage yet for a larger political one on environmental policy -- a first in a presidential race," notes the Economist.

American to add more flights from JFK to Bermuda

American Airlines plans to expand its service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Bermuda this month. "Our business and leisure travelers have expressed a desire for more options during the winter, and we believe this new service offers that," said Shawn Crockwell, minister of tourism development and transport for Bermuda.

5 Conn. luxury hotels with lavish spas
2/10/2016 Connecticut Magazine

Kate Hartman describes five destination spas in Connecticut that she says are perfect for Valentine's Day relaxation. For example, Winvian Farm in Morris boasts a 5,000-square-foot spa that features a sauna and offers hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, massages and skin care treatments.