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8/17/2018

Increasing development and pollution in areas where elephants live and travel are affecting their health and population, warns United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim. "India has 101 elephant corridors, and we must do whatever it takes to protect and preserve these," he says.

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8/17/2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is "encouraged" by Israel's reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza.

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Drive-in movie theaters have suffered over the years due to the rise of television and other challenges. But the Boulevard Drive-In theater in Kansas City, Kan., is attracting large crowds, due partly to a technological upgrade in 2012 that made it the first drive-in with 4K-resolution digital projection.

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8/17/2018

Hiring managers should ask job candidates what their dream job would be, says LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. This question provides a clearer picture of who the job candidate is and provides an indication of whether the position is a good fit for the candidate, he says.

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Leaders who receive repetitive questions from subordinates can minimize the disturbance by creating a document of "filtering questions," says business author Jonathan Denn. "It's a thinking playbook," Denn says.

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8/17/2018

Retailers can succeed on Amazon if they monitor the quickly changing consumer landscape there and consistently put their customers first. Try to make sure your products are hard to imitate while delivering high quality to ensure positive customer reviews, writes Shama Hyder.

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8/17/2018

Try to find a gap in your customers' current results and desired outcomes to uncover needs your product can address, suggests Alana Gaddis. Make sure to consider whether existing products can be modified to fit specific customer needs, Gaddis writes.

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8/17/2018

Sales departments that lack a defined sales process should immediately commit to a step-by-step procedure that keeps buyers moving through the funnel, writes Melissa Moss. Make sure your department is investing in talent through ongoing training and coaching, adds Moss.

8/17/2018

Positive financial results for major businesses such as Walmart and Cisco show the broad-based strength of the US economy, writes Tae Kim. Walmart increased domestic same-store sales growth by 4.5% in the second quarter, while Cisco revealed 11% growth in its enterprise business and 9% growth in its commercial business during the company's fiscal fourth quarter.

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8/17/2018

Machine learning has made it possible to deconstruct sales conversations to determine repeatable, effective sales processes. For instance, machine learning can help determine how specific phrases or call lengths affect the likelihood of making a sale, writes Amit Bendov.

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