Stop working on the weekends

Rejuvenation is important, and making an effort to truly unplug on weekends can make you a better and more productive leader, writes Michael Hyatt. He shares his four rules for not working on weekends and the activities you can focus on instead.

US has 5 million ELL students
2/24/2017 National Public Radio

There are about 5 million English-language learners in US schools -- or about 1 of every 10 students. Studies show that while 90% of ELLs are enrolled in an ELL program, they may not be receiving the support they need.

Toshiba weighs bankruptcy for unit Westinghouse

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for US subsidiary Westinghouse Electric, a company official says. Toshiba is struggling with a loss exceeding $6.2 billion on its nuclear business, related mostly to Westinghouse.

Albertsons recognized for cause marketing efforts
2/23/2017 Progressive Grocer

The Albertsons Cos. Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation's Hunger Is program was recognized for its cause marketing by the Halo Awards. Through the Hunger Is program, Albertsons works toward alleviating childhood hunger and has raised more than $18 million through efforts including in-store fundraising and checkout donations.

Study looks at rising average life expectancy worldwide
2/22/2017 Reuters

Average life expectancy across the world is expected to increase by 2030, with South Koreans having the highest life expectancy and the US being among developed countries with the lowest, according to a study in The Lancet. UK researchers and the World Health Organization found that men and women in the US are expected to live 79.5 and 83.3 years, respectively.

Droga5, The New York Times send out a rallying call for truth

Droga5's new campaign for The New York Times, which emphasizes the importance of journalistic integrity, is set to debut Sunday during the Academy Awards with a 30-second spot that ends with the line "The truth is more important now than ever." The push also includes social media, print, digital and out-of-home elements.

Only 10% of retailers profit from digital orders
2/23/2017 CNBC

A report from JDA Software and PwC shows only 10% of the 350 global retailers surveyed are profiting by fulfilling e-commerce orders. Though retailers invest billions of dollars to be competitive, high delivery costs, rising return rates and labor costs limit profitability.

AI could enhance precision of maps, autonomous cars

A New York University research team is working to develop artificial intelligence that aims to provide more precision to autonomous vehicles. The team is collaborating with Here and its cloud-based HD Live Map system to "precisely match what the car sees with what's in the cloud database," says research assistant Yi Fang.

FDA grants breakthrough status to Tocagen's brain cancer drug combo

Tocagen's drug combination Toca 511 and Toca FC has received breakthrough status from the FDA as a treatment for patients with recurrent high-grade glioma. Results from an ongoing midstage clinical study are expected next year.

Scripps CEO: Engagement is key to hooking younger viewers
2/23/2017 Broadcasting & Cable

Millennial viewers are growing into linear TV and are becoming more engaged in unscripted programming, says Scripps Networks CEO Ken Lowe. In addition to focusing on engagement, the company's other plans include a shift to digital due to advertiser demand and audience consumption, Lowe says.

Groups support legislation that invests in N.Y.'s water infrastructure

New York needs about $80 billion over the next two decades to upgrade its wastewater and drinking water systems. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature are working on $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act to fund some improvements, a move supported by environmentalists, economists, unions and others.

Lawmakers urge Congress to open ANWR to oil, gas drilling
2/24/2017 The Associated Press

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and the state's other members of Congress are again fighting to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas development. The lawmakers are sponsoring legislation that would open 2,000 acres of refuge land for oil and gas companies to build drilling pads, roads and pipelines while banning infrastructure in certain areas to protect caribou.

TSA installs new scanners at Pa. airport

The Transportation Security Administration has installed new passenger screening scanners at Pennsylvania's Erie International Airport. The scanners can detect metallic and non-metallic objects hidden under clothing and are designed to protect passengers' privacy by producing generic images.

Ecology meets luxury at wind-powered Brooklyn hotel
2/24/2017 Observer

Wind provides all of the power and more than half the building materials are reclaimed at the luxurious 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. A host of other green features at the Starwood-owned hotel address growing environmental concerns by guests of upscale properties.