4 steps to getting rid of bad clients

Not every difficult client is worth keeping, but first determine whether the bad behavior is a one-time incident that can be corrected, writes Michael Hyatt. If you decide to cut ties, put aside your anger, decide how you'll move on and don't waste time afterward bad-mouthing the person.

Who benefits from summer reading programs?

Students from low-income families are more likely to benefit from summer reading programs, according to a study by MIT. Researchers found that about half of 6- to 9-year-olds had higher test scores after participating in such a program -- with the majority coming from low-income families.

Williams: Fed's goal is sustainable US growth
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The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to preserve the nation's economic expansion for as long as it can, said San Francisco Fed President John Williams. "The very strong labor market actually carries with it the risk of the economy exceeding its safe speed limit and overheating, which could eventually undermine the sustainability of the expansion," Williams said.

Wal-Mart is not looking to purchase Whole Foods, sources say
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Wal-Mart has no plans to make a bid to purchase Whole Foods Market, sources said Friday. Whole Foods had not received additional bids outside of the $13.7 billion offer from Amazon as of the end of last week.

Weight bias evident in children, study finds

A study in Pediatrics found that school-age youths were 5.4% more biased against overweight children than normal-weight peers. The findings, based on data involving 100 children ages 9 to 11, showed a 7.9% implicit bias rate among study participants with normal weight, compared with 1.4% among those who were overweight.

Report: Podcast ad revenue up 85%

Podcast advertising revenue has spiked 85% since 2016 and is expected to surpass $220 million this year, the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PwC US report. Their study reveals what type of advertising resonates most with listeners, and PwC US' David Silverman says, "So far, a connection with the host is the best deal for branded marketing."

Mass faintings plague female workers in Cambodian factories

More than 500 members of the largely female workforce in Cambodian sportswear factories have fainted over the past year due to long hours and excessive temperatures. "There is no proper investment in an adequate working environment and no investment in the living wage," said Bent Gehrt, Southeast Asia field director for the Worker Rights Consortium.

Pro-IS group infiltrates US government, state websites

A pro-IS group calling itself Team System DZ has hacked into US government websites in what officials call "defacement" attacks against President Donald Trump. Websites in Ohio were targeted, and officials have taken those servers offline.

EU OKs Sanofi, Regeneron's biologic for rheumatoid arthritis

European regulators approved Sanofi and Regeneron's Kevzara, or sarilumab, as a treatment for adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis and who have intolerance or an inadequate response to one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. The decision was backed by seven late-stage studies in which Kevzara showed statistically significant, clinically meaningful improvements in patients.

YouTube TV to launch in 10 more markets

YouTube TV will expand to 10 more markets over the next few weeks, writes CEO Susan Wojcicki. The new markets include Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

Wildlife abundant in restored Calif. island salt marsh

Wildlife now flourishes on California's Bair Island two years after the last levees that managed its water flow were breached. The project has restored 3,000 acres of tidal marsh, bringing in all the attendant creatures, as well as nearby residents exploring nature.

US set to ship LNG to South Korea for first time

South Korea is set to receive liquefied natural gas from the US for the first time as part of a 20-year sales and purchase agreement between US LNG exporter Cheniere Energy and Korea Gas that began over the weekend. Under the deal, signed in January 2012, Cheniere will supply about 10% of South Korea's total yearly demand.

Boeing receives $75B in orders at Paris Air Show

Boeing received 571 commitments and firm orders at the Paris Air Show, business with a list price value of $74.8 billion. Airbus, meanwhile, reached $39.7 billion in orders and commitments.

Supreme Court lets US implement parts of travel ban

The Supreme Court will allow certain elements of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban to take effect but says blanket restrictions cannot be imposed on "foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." In October, the justices will hear arguments on the ban, which seeks to prohibit travel to the US from certain Muslim-majority nations.