4 ways to help millennials become good leaders
8/29/2016 Great Leadership

Millennials need mentors to help prepare them for leadership roles, writes Dan Negroni, who offers four tactics to guide employees along the leadership path.

What are the advantages of public colleges?
8/29/2016 Time.com

A new study found that graduates of public colleges and universities had less debt and were better able to find jobs than their peers who graduated from similar private institutions. Researchers say employers increasingly are looking for the best set of skills and pay less attention to what school workers attended.

EU likely to order Apple to pay billions in Irish tax

EU competition officials are expected Tuesday to order Apple to pay billions of euros in back taxes to Ireland. The bill stems from a ruling that Ireland gave tax benefits that the EU considers illegal state aid.

Key strategies for winning over Labor Day food shoppers
8/29/2016 Progressive Grocer

Offering deals leading up to the Labor Day holiday and featuring a variety of trusted brands are two ways food retailers can capitalize on the Labor Day shopping surge, according to Curtis Tingle, chief marketing officer of marketing firm Valassis. To make the most of the holiday, grocers should also implement social outreach, coupons and in-store marketing, Tingle said.

Telemedicine may help boost diabetic retinopathy screening, study finds

Researchers found that 69% of diabetes patients said telemedicine could be more useful for preventing diabetic retinopathy than in-person exams. The findings in Telemedicine and e-Health, based on 97 older adults with diabetes, showed those who had difficulties traveling because of other health issues were more likely to consider using telemedicine, compared with those who had had a strong relationship with their optometrist and had the disease for a longer duration.

Fashion becomes more inclusive to capitalize on social buzz
8/29/2016 Glossy

Social media is changing the way fashion brands tout collections, with emphasis shifting from elite runway shows to a more inclusive approach. Tommy Hilfiger is inviting fans to attend its 2,000-person "Tommy Pier" carnival event, with the aim of creating a buzz on Instagram and other social channels.

Sephora turns to high-tech, high-touch stores for growth

Sephora showed off its new Beauty TIP Workshop concept at the opening of its 400th store Friday, a Chicago location that integrates high-tech tools and more space for classes and playing with products. The beauty retailer has plans to open and refurbish more stores and sees its classes, services and areas for experimentation as a draw, said Calvin McDonald, president and CEO of Sephora Americas.

How a 35-year-old rugged watch company keeps up in the age of smartwatches
8/29/2016 Bloomberg

Kukuo Ibe, maker of the G-Shock rugged watch, released his first tough timepiece 35 years ago. Today, the Japanese watch creator said his company will evolve to make its watches work with smartphones but not replace them, though each additional sensor and feature will always have to be shock-resistant.

FDA fast-tracks Mallinckrodt's DMD treatment
8/26/2016 eMPR.com

Mallinckrodt's Synacthen Depot, or tetracosactide, has received fast-track status from the FDA as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug, a long-acting depot formulation of a synthetic 24 amino acid melanocortin receptor agonist, is being assessed in an early-stage trial.

Emmy nominations exemplify TV industry changes
8/29/2016 National Public Radio

First-time Emmy nominations -- including Louie Anderson's performance in FX's "Baskets," Keri Russell's in FX's "The Americans" and Rami Malek's in USA's "Mr. Robot" -- have put the spotlight on TV's changing landscape. The nominations hint at "deeper changes in the TV industry, including an increase in high-quality, sophisticated series and better roles written for a wider diversity of performers," writes NPR's Eric Deggans.

Study: 65% of roads in New Orleans rated D or F

Stantec surveyed all roads in New Orleans and found that two-thirds were rated in poor condition or worse. It could take $3.6 billion over a decade to make improvements, but the city has only $2 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

US renewables have generated record-breaking power all year, says EIA
8/29/2016 Utility Dive

Renewables from non-hydro sources, such as wind and solar, have generated a record-breaking amount of the US energy mix in every month so far this year, according to the Energy Information Administration. The report said non-hydro renewables generated at least 10% of the nation's total electricity needs in both March and April.

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.

Array of Ga. sites beckon to luxury spa seekers

From a cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a mansion suite overlooking Savannah's historic district, visitors to Georgia's luxury spa resorts can tailor a perfect getaway. Yoga, aromatherapy, massages and skin treatments are complemented by distinctive settings.