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How GE communicates its values to future leaders


  • Slate

General Electric's manager-training center in Crotonville, N.Y., is where the sprawling company prepares leaders to one day be autonomous in their regions while hewing to company values and standards.… Read More

16-year-old inventor creates flashlight that runs on body heat



A flashlight that runs on the thermal energy of the human body won 16-year-old Ann Makosinski top honors in her age category at last year's Google Science Fair. Makosinski has been experimenting since… Read More

NYC mayor is positive about progress of Build It Back program


  • Insurance Journal

Repairs are underway for 132 homes and complete for 30 as part of New York City's Build It Back program, Mayor Bill de Blasio says. The program's goal is to begin work and reimbursement by Labor Day f… Read More