How to break in new hires gently

A good plan for onboarding hires requires a schedule, writes Ryan Paugh of The Community Co. He explains how to time key tasks and interactions during the first few weeks, beginning with paperwork that is completed before the starting day.

Technique teaches students to ask questions

Educators in some classrooms are adopting the Question Formulation Technique, which empowers students to ask better questions and gather different information. High-school science teacher Regina Donour adopted QFT to teach lessons under the Next Generation Science Standards and says the method helps engage students.

US trade war with China on hold, Mnuchin says

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the US and China are "putting the trade war on hold." The countries have agreed to withdraw tariffs proposed for each other while they develop a comprehensive trade agreement, he says.

Campbell Soup launches portfolio review

Campbell Soup is embarking on a portfolio review to determine the company's path for the future, and executives will announce the results of the review in August. "Everything is on the table. There are no sacred cows," said Chief Financial Officer Anthony DiSilvestro.

OCR proposal would give part of HIPAA settlements to breach victims

Victims of data breaches would receive a percentage of HIPAA settlements under a proposed rule by the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which will release the proposal in November along with an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. However, some lawyers have raised concerns about the idea, including the possibility of higher penalties being imposed and the small amount that would be awarded to affected individuals in cases where there are many victims.

How brands can engage consumers through Instagram Stories

Christine Goos explains how advertisers can tap into the popularity of Instagram Stories, writing that short-form video is the best format for driving engagement and that brands shouldn't be striving for professional production values but should mimic the authenticity of user content. "Consumers like ease of use in everything ... and with Stories front and center and having auto-playing capabilities, consumers are being conditioned to check there first," she writes.

Macy's to build a bigger beauty staff

Macy's employs 10,000 beauty advisers and plans to add around 1,000 more full- and part-time staffers as part of the department store's efforts to expand its beauty services and expertise. The retailer will hold hiring events on May 22 in cities including Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Dallas.

AT&T, Verizon sign on to sell Hydrogen One handset

Both AT&T and Verizon have signed on to sell the highly anticipated RED Hydrogen One handset. An August launch date is anticipated but has not been confirmed.

Amgen, Novartis' migraine drug gets FDA nod

The FDA approved Amgen and Novartis' Aimovig, or erenumab, as a preventive treatment for migraine. Amgen will likely launch the drug, which is the first calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitor approved for migraine prevention, within a week.

Will CBS, Redstones feud lead to Moonves' departure?

Meg James and Stephen Battaglio discuss the rise of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves in light of CBS' recent battle with the Redstone family over a potential merger with Viacom. Should Moonves exit the company, several key executives may depart as well, with TV consultant Preston Beckman noting, "If Les left, that would leave a good big hole."

Seattle's rising housing prices worry industry

The construction industry in Seattle is facing a shortage of workers, especially trained professionals. This shortage, combined with rapidly rising home prices and the city's proposed "head tax," has many in the industry worried that the current building boom will not last.

Oil rig count remains flat despite gains in the Permian

The number of rigs drilling for oil in the Permian Basin climbed by four to 467 last week, but the gains were offset by losses in Alaska, Louisiana, Colorado, North Dakota and Ohio, according to Baker Hughes. Meanwhile, the natural gas rig count increased by one unit to 200.

Arriving international travelers sour on Cleveland lines

International passengers arriving at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport must first clear customs and then go through a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint, a process that travelers say is too time-consuming.

Simon shopping centers to house Marriott hotels

Marriott International will launch several of its brands at five or more Simon shopping centers in the US over the next few years. "With consumers increasingly gravitating toward walkable, mixed-use communities, opening new hotels alongside Simon's thriving retail destinations is an important part of Marriott International's growth strategy," Marriott executive Eric Jacobs said.