14 life hacks that could help you
12/6/2016 Quartz

Small, seemingly mundane changes you make to your daily routine can deliver returns, writes Sarah Todd, who surveyed Quartz co-workers about their habits. Examples of such changes can include laying out your clothes for the week on Sunday, making lunch instead of buying it, and reducing the amount of time spent on the phone.

PISA results reveal mixed bag for US students

US students performed near average in science and reading on the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment. However, assessment data released today show a dip in math performance on the exam.

GOP lawmakers signal opposition to Trump tariff

Many congressional Republicans have indicated unwillingness to support a proposal by President-elect Donald Trump to impose a 35% import tariff on products of companies that shift jobs abroad. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is among the first to oppose the idea.

Meijer picks first non-family CEO

Rick Keyes, who started with Meijer as a pharmacist 27 years ago and was promoted to president last year, has been named the first CEO from outside the retailer's founding family. Current CEO Hank Meijer has moved into the role of executive chairman of the 230-store Michigan-based chain.

Tyto Care, American Well to launch remote physical exam service

American Well and Tyto Care will launch a telehealth service next year, with Tyto Care's web examination services and tools being integrated into American Well's telehealth platform. "The technology will enable people to do things they normally can't do during a typical telehealth visit and provide a physician with better information during the telehealth visit," said Dr. Ray Dorsey of the University of Rochester Medical Center.

SodaStream gets 35M views for "Game of Thrones" spoof
12/6/2016 MediaPost Communications

SodaStream says it has generated more than 35 million views across social media and its site for a spoof video that riffs on "Game of Thrones" to promote the brand's carbonation machines.

Can Oreos help Mondelez drive online sales?
12/6/2016 Bloomberg

Mondelez International is handling its own shipping and logistics this year, using a limited-time offer of an Oreos holiday tin as a test of its scarcity-based e-commerce approach. The company has hired more than 50 e-commerce staff in the past year and a half and hopes to have $1 billion in online revenue by 2020.

Apple reports a record week for Apple Watch
12/6/2016 ReutersTechCrunch

Apple CEO Tim Cook reported record sales for the Apple Watch during the kickoff week of the holiday shopping season and said the current quarter may be the best ever for the device. Cook did not reveal specific sales numbers, but a recent IDC report states that the watch is fourth in its market, behind Fitbit, Xiaomi and Garmin.

SAB Biotherapeutics develops antibody-producing cows
12/6/2016 The Verge

SAB Biotherapeutics has used biotechnology to develop black-and-white Holstein cows that produce polyclonal antibodies that could be used to treat infectious diseases such as Zika, Ebola and influenza in humans. The safety of the antibodies is being investigated in two clinical trials.

ESPN leads the millennial demographic
12/6/2016 Media Life

ESPN is the top network watched by millennials, with an average of 528,000 viewers, per Nielsen. Adult Swim came in second, at 408,000 viewers, while AMC ranked third, thanks to the popularity of hit show "The Walking Dead."

Americans have driven 50B more miles so far this year

Americans drove 50 billion more miles in the first nine months of this year than in the same period last year, in part because of lower gas prices. In 2015, we drove 3.1 trillion miles, and we are on pace to drive more than that this year.

EPA administrator says Dakota Access denial is not a "policy signal"
12/6/2016 The Hill

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that the US Army Corps of Engineers' decision to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline does not send a "policy signal" that the Obama administration opposes all pipeline projects. "I think this is just a signal that issues have been raised that are of great concern to many people, and it's appropriate that we use the current system to make sure that we're looking at all environmental impacts," she said.

More than 3,100 guns found so far this year at US airports

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at US airports nationwide have found more than 3,100 guns so far this year. A record-breaking 2,653 guns were found in 2015.

Expansion set for Marriott group uniting 8 luxury brands

Marriott International is folding its eight high-end brands into a new Luxury Brands Group in carrying through on its merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Thirty hotels will be opened under the umbrella group next year, and 150 are planned after that, Marriott said.