How languages categorize color varies widely, write Ted Gibson, professor of cognitive science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Bevil Conway of the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute. According to their research, it is easier to communicate about warm colors than cool ones, as they observe in study of English, Bolivian Spanish and Tsimane, an Amazonian language.
Lego is replacing its CEO and looking to simplify operations after seeing its first revenue decline in 13 years. David Robertson, professor at The Wharton School, believes slower growth is to be expected in a more digital world and that the company can benefit from more competitive pricing.
Students will be able to study Japanese and English when Georgia's first public dual-language charter elementary school opens in August. More than 300 students are being recruited to attend the International Charter Academy of Georgia, which also will offer two Chinese-language courses through a partnership with the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received 57,000 complaints against Equifax since 2012, according to the agency's database. Equifax recently disclosed a security breach that affects 143 million consumers.
Wegmans Food Markets was recognized by Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine as one of the top workplaces for women. Wegmans came in at No. 7 on the list of 100 companies, and grocery players Publix Super Markets and Nugget Markets were ranked at No. 39 and No. 95, respectively.
A report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the uncertainty surrounding Affordable Care Act cost-sharing subsidies will boost health insurance premiums 15% in 2018. Meanwhile, a separate analysis says many states may struggle to maintain health insurance coverage under the block-grant program now under consideration in the Senate.
Twitter has rectified the "bug" on its site that enabled advertisers to target users based on their racist or otherwise offensive tweets or handles. The move comes as Facebook and Google were also revealed to have let advertisers target users based on hate content, and both have since introduced their own measures to fix the issue.
Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday night, with $3 billion in financing and a restructuring plan. The retailer, which has about 1,600 global stores, is expected to close underperforming locations, and its Canadian division will also seek protection from creditors.
The new payment program designed to come as part of Apple's iMessage program will not be released with iOS 11, due to be rolled out today. The new operating system will include significant updates to the App Store with a redesigned platform that heavily features games.
The FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva's triple drug inhaler Trelegy Ellipta, a combination of fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol, as a treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Asthma and acute bronchospasm were not included in the indication of the drug, the companies said.
Comcast has released its ActiveCore networking platform, which offers support for virtualized network functions, including the company's own SD-WAN offering. SD-WAN has been in beta testing since May to find out how it functions on the ActiveCore platform.
A particularly active wildfire season is straining resources across the West, leading to a harder look at preventive measures such as controlled burns and forest thinning. One problem, however, is that funding funneled into suppression efforts once fires start subtracts from budgets for needed efforts to prevent fires in the first place.
The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended several rules for gasoline storage facilities and bulk fuel terminals, including tank tightness and registration standards under the Clean Air Act and rules on gasoline storage tank emissions. "Under EPA's no action assurance letters, the facilities must continue to exercise good air pollution control practices and comply with all other federal, state and local environmental laws," the agency said.
Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta toured Rogers Executive Airport in Arkansas, which hosts the Walmart corporate fleet. Today, Huerta planned to visit Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and Bentonville Municipal Airport.
A new ad campaign highlights MGM Resorts International's global entertainment side in a departure from its gaming and hospitality image. "Welcome to the Show" responds to long-term changes in customer preferences, a gaming expert at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas noted.