Young people who get their hair cut at City Cuts in Kutztown, Pa., can earn $3 by reading aloud from a book while in the barber's chair. Barber Jon Escueta, who also coaches youth basketball, said he started the Books by Kids program in the shop to encourage youths to learn to speak up, build confidence and read.
A study by Randstad found that 43% of Gen Z employees have "ghosted" an employer -- accepted a job, then changed their mind before the start date -- compared to 26% of millennials and Gen X, and 13% of Baby Boomers. The practice has also become common in Canada, the United Kingdom, and parts of Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong.
A project across all grades at K-12 charter school in Colorado will feature more than 500 paper and ceramic butterflies made by elementary-schoolers to remember peers who died in the Holocaust while older students will stage a production based on Anne Frank's diary. Teachers say the efforts contain "a-ha moments" that teach students about history, respect and tolerance.
In June, McDonald's customers in the US could get a taste of menu items that are popular at the chain's restaurants in other countries, according to internal company documents. Items on the Worldwide Favorites menu could include cheesy bacon fries from Australia, the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands and the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain.
An analysis from IHS Markit suggests the US will experience a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 doctors by 2032 as growth in demand for physicians, mainly driven by the country's aging and expanding population, continues to outpace growth in supply. The projected shortage will affect primary care and specialty care.
Twitter's total worldwide revenues reached $787 million during the first quarter of 2019, an 18% increase from the same period in 2018, while monthly active users around the world declined about 6 million to 330 million, according to company reports. Advertising sales grew 18% and ad engagement rose 23%, with video ad formats showing particular strength, primarily from its video website card and in-stream pre-roll ads.
Growing competition won't spur Lululemon to drop the price of its $100 yoga pants or seek additional sales channels, new CEO Calvin McDonald said. The Canada-based brand has other plans to grow sales, including raising brand awareness in global markets and launching new products, said McDonald, who joined the company last summer after a stint as CEO of Sephora Americas.
The US attorney's office alleges Rochester Drug Co-Operative, a major drug distributor, conspired to violate narcotics laws, among other charges related to the opioid crisis. Additionally, the company's former CEO and former chief compliance officer have been charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to defraud the US.
Joe Ianniello will stay in his position as acting CEO at CBS through the end of year as the network suspends efforts to find a permanent replacement. Insiders speculate that move to halt its new CEO search may be related to plans to merge with Viacom -- a move that would force the CEO of either CBS or Viacom to step down.
The fire that destroyed the Notre Dame's cathedral's roof, the cause of which is still undetermined, is prompting questions regarding preservation versus fire prevention at historic sites. The fire is believed to have started in an area undergoing restoration, highlighting the dangerous nature of construction sites, where small mistakes can lead to major catastrophes.
Elon Musk said the third version of the Tesla Solar Roof is ready to begin shipping and that production of the tiles will ramp up this year. Previously, the company reported this latest version would benefit from improved manufacturing capabilities, though few details are available.
The Transportation Security Administration is increasing signage at US airports to remind travelers the Real ID Act goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2020. "TSA is doing everything we can to prepare our partners and the traveling public for the Real ID deadline next year," TSA chief David Pekoske said.
American Airlines on Sept. 4 will launch nonstop service between Philadelphia and Bentonville, Ark. The new flights will be operated with Embraer 175 aircraft. American also on May 3 will add two new flights from Columbia, Mo., to Chicago, for a total of four daily flights to the Windy City.