Nonprofit uses horses to help veterans with PTSD

Army veteran Sam Rhodes helps fellow veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder through his nonprofit, Warrior Outreach. The 20-acre horse ranch in Georgia teaches veterans and their families how to ride and to care for horses and also serves as a quiet retreat for soldiers stationed at Fort Benning.

New interim guidance issued on Title IX

The US Education Department has rescinded two Obama-era documents and issued interim guidance for colleges and universities on handling campus sexual assault under federal Title IX law. Among other changes, the new guidance, to remain in place pending a formal review, allows schools to use a higher standard of proof in disciplinary cases involving sexual misconduct.

Tech needs human hand for compliance

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are buzzwords in financial-technology and regulatory circles, though many do not understand the difference between the two. Technology can manage large troves of data but still needs the decision-making ability of human compliance staff to be effective.

Roche Bros. to open 3rd small-format Brothers Marketplace

Roche Bros. will open its third small-format Brothers Marketplace store next spring, the retailer said. The move marks a significant investment in the 3-year-old Massachusetts-based banner, which focuses on everyday convenience and meal solutions.

EBay emphasizes employee relationships in wellness program

EBay focuses on building employee relationships and forming a corporate community, and Global Benefits & Wellness Senior Director Becky Bailey told Employee Benefit Adviser's 2017 Workplace Benefits Summit that starting a wellness program should begin with getting to know the workforce and implementing small changes. Bailey said she promotes wellness as an investment in people instead of focusing on return on investment.

Magna: US ad spend to hit $185B in 2017 as digital grows

US ad revenue will hit a record $185 billion in 2017, representing 3.6% growth, Magna estimates. Digital ad spend rose 17% in the first six months of this year, with Facebook and Google taking around 70% of the profit, but TV ad investment is falling in four categories: finance, movie releases, automotive and food.

Providing rapid fulfillment depends on breaking down silos

Supply chains that don't eliminate silos won't be able to keep up with customer expectations of rapid order fulfillment, Nick Foy of ModusLink writes. Three indicators of being stuck in a silo are geo-specific operations, failure to implement end-to-end solutions and lack of oversight of the entire operation.

Google spends $1.1B hiring HTC employees

Google will spend $1.1 billion hiring around 2,000 HTC employees who had been working in HTC's Pixel unit, as well as acquiring nonexclusive intellectual property rights. Google is seeking to expand its hardware sales by adding hardware engineers.

Pfizer says J&J unfairly protecting Remicade market

Pfizer alleges in a lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson improperly blocked the sale of Pfizer's Inflectra, a biosimilar version of J&J's Remicade, by demanding exclusivity in exchange for rebates.

Latest iPhones now available for Comcast Xfinity customers

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+ will be available today in Comcast stores, with a trade-in allowance available for qualifying devices. The phones will operate on the company's hybrid Wi-Fi and MVNO network and are available to Xfinity Home subscribers.

Construction starts down 18.5% from last year

ConstructConnect says nonresidential starts declined 9.8% in August and were valued at $28.7 billion, while year-over-year overall construction starts were down 18.5% The declines were led by sharp decreases in commercial and institutional construction.

Focus on creating Loraxes, REI exec advises

Companies can use their brands to encourage consumers to advocate for the environment, says Kirk Myers, senior sustainability manager for REI. "We all -- especially mission-based brands and organizations -- need to be focused on creating Loraxes, to quote the venerable Dr. Seuss," Myers says.

Alaska Airlines to launch daily San Francisco-New Orleans service

Alaska Airlines is starting daily service between San Francisco and New Orleans, using Virgin America's Airbus A320 aircraft.

Craft beer, art highlight Fla. city's new Hyatt Place

Craft beer on tap, a craft cocktail bar and a meeting room named for a nearby art museum are among the local features of the newest hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. The select-service Hyatt Place strives to approach full-service levels with affordable pricing, sales director Ryan Tarrant said.