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Sears and Kmart might not have enough money to stock their shelves - Here's why department stores aren't cutting it:


The company that operates Sears, the department store chain that dominated retail for decades, warned Tuesday that it faces "substantial doubt" about its ability to stay in business unless it can borrow ...


The Future of Health Care Is Outside the Doctor's Office:


States are increasingly investing in community health workers to improve their residents' health. by Mattie Quinn Full Story: http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-community-health-workers.html?utm_term=The%20Future%20of%20Health%20Care%20Is%20Outside%20the%20Doctor%27s%20Office&utm_campaign=The%20Future%20of%20Health%20Care%20Is%20Outside%20the%20Doctor%27s%20Office&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email *** Video ...


"60 Minutes" - Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas?:


"60 Minutes" investigates how some businesses have fired American workers and replaced them with cheaper labor: temporary, foreign workers with H-1B visas Correspondent Bill Whitaker Full ...


Industry Analyst Predicts Grocery Store Closures Across the U.S.:


There are two to three times as many grocery stores as the country "needs." Competition from online retailers forced many physical stores to close their doors, that trend could be headed for grocery ...


If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it:




Small Colleges and Small Towns Working Together for Their Futures:


My latest column in the March 2017 issue of Governing magazine http://www.governing.com/columns/eco-engines/gov-small-college-town.html is about how small liberal arts schools are partnering to try to ...


Wells Fargo 25% More Likely to Punish Women Employees than Men, Study Says:


Not that she needs it, but the defiant girl statue has yet another reason to stare down that Wall Street bull. A new study released Monday shows that while female financial advisers are less likely ...


The New Bubble? - U.S. subprime auto losses highest since the crisis:


U.S. subprime auto lenders are losing money on car loans at the highest rate since the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis as more borrowers fall behind on payments, according to S&P Global Ratings. Losses ...


Can supermarkets save dying suburban malls?:


For decades, department stores like Macy's and Sears have anchored sprawling suburban malls. Now as their business has languished and they board up shop, another sort of tenant is trying its luck ...


CenturyLink complaints climb again amid fiber rollout:


Luke Shaheen answered the door of his Northeast Portland home on New Year's Eve to what sounded like a great offer: A salesperson from CenturyLink was offering superfast internet service and a landline ...


Why Silicon Valley techies flee to Utah:


It's not easy to live in Silicon Valley. The Guardian recently reported that some tech workers can't survive on six-figure salaries because of the "Silicon Valley wealth bubble." Even though the California ...


Without Their Own Software, Can Utilities Survive?:


Today's utilities are still not forward thinking in software, argues Jon Guerster. by Jon Guerster Full Story: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/without-their-own-software-can-utilities-survive?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=GTMDaily ...


Seattle votes to divest billions of dollars from Wells Fargo over Dakota Access pipeline:


Seattle could pull billions of dollars out of its longtime bank because of its role in the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. On Wednesday, a Seattle City Council committee voted unanimously ...


OMG! - Nation's bacon reserves hit 50-year low as prices rise:


The country's bacon reserves are at the lowest levels in half a century. In other words, pig farmers can't keep up with the world's sizzling appetite for those fatty, smoky strips of sheer eating pleasure. Cameron ...


Verizon is reportedly in talks to merge with Charter, America's second-biggest cable company:


Roughly a year after swallowing up Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications could merge with yet another massive broadband and TV provider: Verizon. The telecommunications giant is reportedly exploring ...


Doctors Dig for More Data About Patients:


The race is on to develop better ways to predict if patients will develop diabetes, heart disease or other critical conditions. By Melanie Evans Full Story: http://www.wsj.com/articles/doctors-dig-for-more-data-about-patients-1474855681 *** Video ...


For Many People, Medical Care Works Best When It's Incremental:


The problem in our existing health care system is that it's not made to put great value in opportunities that take time to pay off. Full Story: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/17/510252011/for-many-people-medical-care-works-best-when-its-incremental?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app *** Free ...


Grass-Fed Beef, Sold One Cow at a Time:




Financial Matters: Ecosystems and the economy:


The economy is also a fragile system. If you remove all the wolves, the weak remain in an unproductive state ripe for the spread of disease. If you don't allow natural selection and survival of the ...


Free Webinar with Dr. Leroy Hood - The Future Of Health Care Delivery - Providence St. Joseph Health: Relentless Redesign, 1/19, Online:


In this free, live web event produced by NEJM Catalyst and hosted by Providence St. Joseph Health, some of health care's most prominent leaders and researchers will address critical aspects of health ...


Federal judge rules Swift Transportation improperly treated some of its drivers as contractors rather than employees:


A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that Swift Transportation Co. http://www.swifttrans.com/ improperly treated some of its drivers as contractors rather than employees, a legal setback that opens ...


Is Blockchain the Next Great Hope -- or Hype?:


Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin may have captured the public's fancy - and also engendered a healthy dose of skepticism -- but it is their underlying technology that is proving to be of practical benefit ...


The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board - Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs:


He's more interested in boasting about how he personally saved a thousand jobs at Carrier, say, than in policy details that could make a difference in the lives of tens of millions of workers. Full ...


MIT's 8 Big Ways to Enable the Utility of the Future:


Proactive reform must start now. by Katherine Tweed Full Story: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/mits-8-big-ways-to-enable-the-utility-of-the-future?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=GTMDaily ...


Montana's Senator Tester Slams Wells Fargo for Dodging Questions, Demands Answers:


Tester has also created a portal for constituents to submit their stories, questions and concerns regarding the scandal--particularly if they think they might have been affected. Senator Requests ...


A Simple Change That Could Transform Health Care:


It is surprising that health systems have not to-date been incentivized to provide continuity of care, considering all of its benefits. Having recently proposed changes at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...


Wells Fargo Scrambles to Deal With New Crisis:


Wells Fargo & Co. https://www.wellsfargo.com/ chief Timothy Sloan received a terse call last Tuesday from the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.: That afternoon the regulators would ...


Many banks boost overdrafts by counting big debits first, report says:


Nearly 40 percent of the biggest US banks surveyed order transactions in a way that leads to increased overdrafts, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Here's how to avoid these ...


Idaho's St. Luke's CEO: We're making progress in campaign to end fee-for-service care :


We're not counting on Washington to figure out how to fix health care. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com Full Story: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/business-insider/article121492222.html *** Video ...


Banking with a Public Benefit:


Kat Taylor discusses how her triple bottom line company enhances economic sustainability in low-income communities. The mortgage crisis that precipitated the Great Recession of 2008 and the federal ...

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