The formula for leadership success
8/31/2016 SmartBrief/Leadership

Leaders are developed when organizations combine purpose, passion, a willingness to act, visibility and recognition, writes Jill Griffin, board director at Luby's/Fuddruckers Restaurants. "People who have found their purpose and passion can't stand on the sidelines while bad things happen in their organization," she writes.

How can schools support students' mental health needs?
8/31/2016 National Public Radio

About 1 in 5 children in the US suffers from a mental health condition, and nearly 80% of those children do not receive mental health services. Educators, experts and others discuss ways schools could help close this gap.

Fed vice chairman touts job numbers
8/31/2016 Reuters

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer has reinforced remarks that the central bank is closer to raising interest rates, saying the country "is very close to full employment." The job market shows the economy has been strong enough to resist the damping effects of a rising dollar, he says.

Eco-labels don't guarantee guilt-free seafood

A Greenpeace report argues that seafood suppliers still have plenty of work to do to ensure sustainable supply chains. Overconsumption and domestic and international labor violations are among the concerns.

CMS proposes ACA changes to mitigate insurer risk
8/30/2016 Business Insider

The CMS has released 14 proposals to address challenges with the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges that have contributed to the enrollment of sicker-than-expected populations. The proposed changes include improving outreach to young adults, adding flexibility for bronze plan offerings, tightening rules for special enrollment periods and accounting for prescription-drug use in assessing patients' health status and risk profiles.

Facebook glitch leaves publishers with data shortage

Publishers are no longer receiving data from Facebook's "Graph API" feature due to a technical glitch, and the company has not confirmed when the issue will be fixed. The tool gives information on how users are engaging with content, including the number of shares.

J.Crew to launch a new line at Nordstrom
8/30/2016 Bloomberg

J.Crew will launch a fashion line at Nordstrom on Sept. 12 as part of a push to revive sales by teaming with a department store that shares its standards for customer service and experience, J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler said. Nordstrom already sells fashions from J.Crew's Madewell brand at 76 stores, and the new line will launch at 16 stores and online.

Xbox mails first customer-designed controllers
8/30/2016 CNET

Xbox Design Lab has shipped its first round of customer-designed controllers. Gamers can purchase an $80 controller and choose a color combination from more than 8 million options and can add an engraved name or message for $10 more.

Novartis' Enbrel biosimilar wins FDA approval

Erelzi, or etanercept-szzs, Novartis' biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel, has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. The decision comes after the drug received a unanimous advisory committee vote in July supporting the approval.

Report: Google takes aim at Uber in San Francisco

Google will reportedly look to compete with Uber in San Francisco by expanding a ride-sharing service in the city following a trial of the program, which allows commuters using its Waze app to join carpools. The program is said to differ from Uber by servicing those looking for a carpool going in their direction and by offering lower fares.

EPA concerned about sewer overflows in Houston

Houston has about 840 sewer overflows a year and is negotiating with the Environmental Protection Agency over which and how many improvements to make. Repairing and upgrading pipes, maintaining the system and educating the public on clog-avoidance could cost $5 billion.

Appalachian shale producers adjusting output to pipeline projects
8/31/2016 Argus Media

Oil producers in the Marcellus and Utica shales, including Range Resources, EQT and Cabot Oil & Gas, are increasing output to synchronize with upcoming pipeline projects. Other companies, such as Antero Resources, are waiting for new pipelines to begin operations before boosting production.

Southwest discusses Pittsburgh growth strategy

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.

Going green improves bottom line for hoteliers

Hotels are finding myriad ways to reduce environmental impact and save money in the process. Charities benefit as well, from donations such as old equipment and proceeds from recycling.