Students need to slow down and think deeply about real-world problems, writes Curtis Chandler, an education professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho. In this blog post, Chandler shares the benefits of methodically addressing issues through a problem-solving process.
The Obama administration called upon states to ban noncompete agreements for low-paid workers and others who don't have access to companies' trade secrets. Eliminating the agreements would encourage development of a more competitive labor market and accelerate wage growth, according to the White House.
Just an extra $10,000 in student loans can slow a college graduate's achievement of median net worth by 26% compared with graduates without the extra debt, according to a new study. Researchers say reform is needed in how students finance their education to reduce the inequality gap.
Snap, which owns Snapchat, is preparing an initial public offering worth as much as $4 billion, sources say. The offering reportedly could bring a company valuation of $25 billion to $35 billion.
Wegmans' first North Carolina store will open in 2018 as the anchor of a new shopping center in Raleigh, according to developer Regency Centers. The grocer has plans for two other stores in the Research Triangle area, in Cary and Chapel Hill, which are expected to open in late 2018 or 2019.
Five employees at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass., responded to a phishing email campaign on Aug. 22 that provided access to their email accounts, some of which contained patient information, according to officials. The cyberattack could compromise the personal data of 13,000 patients, including their names, diagnoses, treatments, dates of birth and some health insurance identification numbers, but didn't affect the provider's EMR system or patient records.
BuzzFeed's exploding-watermelon video, which drew more than 3.1 million Facebook Live views, stems from careful planning, says CEO Jonah Peretti. "We had smart people who spent their whole day thinking about how to make something that people will respond to," he says.
Online orders for same-day pickup increase five-fold at Wal-Mart during the holidays, and this year the retailer will make a slew of additional products eligible for the service, the company said Wednesday. Wal-Mart will also focus more on everyday low prices instead of limited-time sales to compete with retailers including Amazon and dollar stores.
Qualcomm has signed an agreement to buy NXP Semiconductors in a deal valued at a total of $47 billion. The acquisition gives Qualcomm the world's top supplier of chips used in autos, which is a rapidly expanding market.
The FDA has granted orphan drug status to Solid Biosciences and Solid GT's Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment SGT-001. Clinical studies for the drug are expected to start next year.
NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke says that the industry has a "healthy degree of skepticism" regarding over-the-top services' ability to reel in millions of new subscribers. Burke says he believes OTT services could be "modestly positive for NBCU" in the long run.
A museum in China's Qinglong Mountain geopark, made of cast-in-place concrete over a bamboo frame, resembles a dragon and was designed to blend with the mountainous terrain. The 230-foot-long structure is home to fossilized dinosaur eggs.
US oil companies plan to increase oilfield investments by 25% to $110 billion in 2017 if oil prices retain gains, according to a survey by investment bank Evercore. "We're coming out of the biggest recession for the oil field in a generation," Evercore analyst James West said.
Current luggage screening technology may soon be replaced by scanners and conveyors that work more efficiently and with better precision. "I think if we can continue momentum the way we have for the past six months or the last year, we have a real opportunity to transform the system," said Transportation Security Administration Chief Technology Officer Jill Vaughan.
Wellness and sustainability are major focuses of boutique hotels, industry insiders say. Wellness options can be found in guest rooms or anywhere on site, including yoga on a hotel's helipad, while sustainability efforts that attract guests include on-site gardens and chickens, plus third-party green partnerships.