Shaquille O'Neal, whose business interests include taking a seat on Papa John's board, has a strict rule of only endorsing or investing in products he uses. "Of course there's a lot of money to be thrown around but when you're raised by a military drill sergeant, you have to do business honestly," he says.
Statements from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard suggest a quarter-point interest-rate decrease will occur this month. Bullard has emphasized the move should be seen as recalibration, rather than the first in a series of cuts.
Reducing food waste can assuage consumer concerns, improve profit and reduce hunger, writes Deepali Srivastava. "As new technology, consumer demand, and margin pressures continue to evolve, the financial benefits to businesses of reducing food waste and specifically focusing on surplus prevention are becoming even more clear," she writes.
When people know that others are relying on them for information, they can be slower in sharing, according to studies of workers in China and Australia. Being internally motivated is more likely to encourage information-sharing than feeling outside pressure, the authors argue.
This article by Caroline Castrillon discusses 10 ways people can be clear about their expectations and limits to improve their productivity, manage workload and maintain workplace relationships.
Writers for "The Simpsons" have predicted events, including the Ebola outbreak and the election of Donald Trump, by talking with one another about current events and letting their imaginations run wild. "If you make enough predictions then 10% will turn out to be right," says writer Al Jean.
The trade dispute between the US and China reduced Chinese investment in the US by 88% between 2016 and 2018, according to Rhodium Group. Silicon Valley startups, the Manhattan real estate sector and state governments are among those affected.
Google has reached an $11 million settlement of a class action accusing the company of bias against older job seekers, with payouts to average more than $35,000 per plaintiff. The settlement also will require Google to conduct training regarding age discrimination and establish a committee that promotes age diversity among job candidates.
Why it matters: Lost in the hype about how there is an app for just about everything in health care these days is the fact that apps fail to enhance the lives of large swaths of patients. The reason is pretty obvious: Not all patients have smart phones.
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