How the next recession may affect employment

Recent stock market activity and drops in interest rates have many economists discussing the possibility of a recession in the US economy and its impact on employment. Mark Zandi of Moody's says unemployment would nudge up 2-3 percentage points, with jobs in manufacturing, media, finance and construction among the most affected.

N.M. district uses multilingual videos to connect

A New Mexico district is offering a video series in various languages, including a back-to-school video that features more than a dozen languages, including American Sign Language, to connect with students and their families. Officials say the series seeks to promote diversity and shares tips as well as information about the district.

Expert: Marketing automation best technology for advisers

Marketing automation is the leading front-office technology for financial advisers for many reasons, writes marketing expert Bob Hanson. It assists with marketing list segmentation, it allows advisers to run successful digital campaigns, and it tracks results to increase return on investment, he explains.

Cold cereal manufacturers look to regain breakfast supremacy

Changes in Americans' breakfast habits have contributed to a yearslong decline in cold cereal sales, and food manufacturers are trying several strategies to regain market share. Kellogg is standardizing its box sizes, and it and General Mills are introducing new products and flavors.

32M patients have experienced health data breaches

Data on more than 32 million patients have been compromised this year alone, and the problem is expected to get worse as more health care institutions migrate their data to the cloud. The cost of breaches rose 7% from 2017 to 2018, putting a financial strain on the industry, and "the government may need to step in to help deliver a better cybersecurity framework amid its push toward the promises of digital health," writes Zachary Hendrickson.

YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall

YouTube Originals will now be available for free for all viewers and will be supported by ads and YouTube Premium subscribers will be able to view the content ad-free. YouTube will also be using an algorithm to recommend videos for Premium subscribers.

Nordstrom bets big on first NYC flagship

The opening this fall of Nordstrom's first full-line women's flagship in Manhattan is the culmination of the Seattle-based luxury retailer's seven-year plan to revamp the iconic brand. The retail scene has changed significantly since the start of the plan and New York City has already become the retailer's biggest market for online shoppers.

How MSPs can bring IT, finance together

Managed service providers can help IT and finance departments share responsibility in a shift to a cloud environment, says Peter Phillip of digital consultancy Sparkhound. In this Q&A, Phillip says MSPs must help finance understand the benefits of cloud environments, keep finance involved in the cloud migration process, and balance capitalizing on technology with being fiscally accountable.

FDA grants Fast Track designation for Moderna's Zika vaccine candidate

Moderna announced that the FDA has granted Fast Track status to its investigational Zika virus vaccine mRNA-1893. The vaccine is being tested in an early-stage study focused on preventing mother-to-child transmission of the disease.

Pai circulates order for new Lifeline rules

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on a draft order aimed at curbing abuses in the Lifeline subsidy program for broadband and voice services. The order, which was circulated by Ajit Pai, the agency's chairman, does not currently impose a cap on Lifeline subsidies.

Washington Monument reopening set for Sept.

With elevator issues resolved, the Washington Monument is set to reopen in September, the National Park Service said. The 555-foot-tall structure, which was the world's tallest when it was completed, has been closed to the public since August 2016.

Nuclear rocket could be used for space travel, Elon Musk says

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, said that using nuclear thermal rockets for inter-space travel should be an area of research for NASA. "To be clear: good for in-space transit, but not recommended for Earth to orbit!," Musk Tweeted.

A4A forecast: 17.5M travelers expected to fly over Labor Day weekend

Airlines for America forecast 17.5 million travelers to fly between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3, up 4% compared to the same period last year.

Deep dive: Birding travel isn't cheap, provides opportunities

While many birders will go anywhere to spot a species they haven't seen before, typical trips take place in Asia, Africa and South America. Aside from the not-so-inexpensive small group tours, birders will be seeking lodgings that are flexible on check-in time, have a 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. breakfast and feature mostly quiet surroundings and guests so they can sleep well.