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.

Teacher: Experts add authenticity to PBL

Engaging guest speakers and subject matter experts can help add authenticity to project-based learning, according to middle-grades teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron. In this blog post, Wolpert-Gawron shares tips to help teachers identify experts and resources from their own communities, including through museums and among parents, and how to bring them into the classroom.

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.

How Target is refocusing on grocery with new brand

Target's new in-house brand, Good & Gather, represents the retailer's push to capture the high-quality food market. As part of the rollout, the company will phase out older house brands like Archer Farms and Simply Balanced while scaling back Market Pantry.

CDC updates HPV vaccination recommendations

The CDC released updated guidelines in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recommending young adults up to age 26 receive catch-up human papillomavirus vaccination if they were not fully vaccinated as adolescents in accordance with existing guidelines, while those ages 27 to 45 should only be vaccinated if they are at risk for HPV. The guidance reaffirmed previous pediatric HPV immunization recommendations advising that children receive initial vaccination at ages 11 or 12 and one follow-up dose after six months to one year.

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.

Broadband DATA Act gets Senate Commerce approval

The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation aimed at making broadband maps more accurate by setting up parameters for the Federal Communications Commission to act and for groups to challenge the FCC's maps. "This is a big win for the cause of rural broadband and for good public policy," USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter said of the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act.

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.