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The single-family house: An American icon faces an uncertain future:


Demographic, political and meteorological changes are calling the future of the single-family house into question. Its critics say that the house is too sprawling in a time of climate change, too expensive ...


How Big Is the Minimum-Wage Workforce in Your State?:




Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine:


Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion fine on Wells Fargo for years of selling unnecessary products to customers, the toughest action by the Trump administration against a major bank. The ...


A personal message from Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher - Senators demand investigation:


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Why "Smart" Manufacturing Matters and How Countries Are Supporting It:


The digitalization of manufacturing is changing how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced, just as it's transforming the operations, processes, and energy footprint of factories and ...


Podcast - What Wharton Faculty Would Have Asked Mark Zuckerberg:


Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), for example, asked Zuckerberg, "How do you sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your services?" With a straight face, the Facebook CEO said, "Senator, we run ...


Wells Fargo could face $1 billion penalty for auto and mortgage abuses:


Wells Fargo may pay a $1 billion penalty for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees. The beleaguered bank warned on Friday that it may revise its first quarter ...


Albertsons has lost money for years. This is what it says now about its finances.:


Albertsons https://www.albertsons.com/ eked out a profit in its latest fiscal year, ending a string of money-losing years and brightening the Boise grocer's future as it prepares to merge with ...


Two American Power Centers Are About to Clash:


The most interesting intellectual conversations right now are going on in San Francisco and Washington. What happens as tech dreams collide with government realities? by Tyler Cowen https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-03/silicon-valley-and-washington-are-now-in-charge ...


Where Companies Welcome Refugees, the More, the Better:




Watch: dozens of local TV anchors read the same anti-"false news" script in unison - Sinclair TV Stations in Montana:


Dozens of anchors. Same Sinclair script. By Emily Stewart https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/2/17189302/sinclair-broadcast-fake-news-biased-trump-viral-video *** Sinclair ...
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Can Apple help save the American shopping mall? Apple's retail chief thinks so:


Hundreds of malls are on the brink of collapse as department stores close, victims of Americans' appetite for online shopping. Apple, also a major player in online sales, thinks it can buck this trend. Apple's ...


Exchange or exploitation? Ski towns turn to foreign students:




18 Millennials Changing the Face of Legal Tech - Approximately half are women:


With the rise of innovation comes a whole new legion of Millennial legal technologists looking to shape, shake up, and ultimately disrupt old habits in the practice of law. These eighteen young leaders ...


Review uncovers IBM's tactics to oust older workers:


IBM violated age-discrimination laws by cutting more than 20,000 US employees over age 40 in the past five years and replacing many of them with younger, less experienced workers, a ProPublica review ...


If Media Giants Grow, So May Your Bills:


Watch for mergers that may change your life. By ERICA BERENSTEIN. Video: https://nyti.ms/2ubbKIx *** Justice Dept. calls AT&T-Time Warner a ‘frontal attack’ on the law Government ...


Walmart is bringing online grocery delivery to 100 cities:




Sinclair's new media-bashing promos rankle local anchors:


"I felt like a POW recording a message," one of the anchors said. by Brian Stelter @brianstelter http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/07/media/sinclair-broadcasting-promos-media-bashing/index.html *** How ...


Doctors, Revolt! :


The hospital, he lamented, is more like a factory -- "it tests every ache and treats every laboratory abnormality, but it does little to heal its patients." Treating and healing are both necessary, but ...


What the Hospitals of the Future Look Like:


The sprawling institutions we know are radically changing--becoming smaller, more digital, or disappearing completely. The result should be cheaper and better care. By Laura Landro https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-hospitals-of-the-future-look-like-1519614660 ...


Landlords can't charge extra if tenants have service animals:


I recently attended Fair Housing training and learned that I may have to make an exception to my no-pet policy for a disabled tenant who requests permission to have a service dog or emotional support ...


Albertsons, which already owns Safeway, buys Rite Aid:


Grocer Albertsons will buy drugstore chain Rite Aid in a deal that would accelerate the remaking of the U.S. retail and health-care industries. The takeover serves several purposes. Rite Aid will get ...


Study: Average tech worker salary in Seattle hits $132K, making city the top spot for relocation:


Tech workers in Seattle are making more and their salaries go further than those in competing markets, making the city the top relocation destination for workers elsewhere. Those are the key findings ...


Sinclair Broadcast Group solicits its news directors for its political fundraising efforts:


Sinclair's policy "violates every standard of conduct that has existed in newsroom for the past 40 or 50 years," said Lewis Friedland, a journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin and a former ...
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How Travois is bringing affordable houses to Indian Country:


Decreased federal assistance has caused a dearth in affordable housing. In recent years, affordable housing creation in Indian Country has been languishing due to the decreased buying power of tribes' ...


EU will only make trade deals with nations that ratify Paris climate agreement:




Fed imposes new penalties on Wells Fargo:


The Federal Reserve has imposed unusually harsh penalties on Wells Fargo, punishing it for years of misconduct and barring it from future growth until the San Francisco bank fixes its problems. The ...


Does Health Care Need a New Startup Model?:


The traditional Silicon Valley model for startups, notably venture capital and private equity, may not work well when it comes to innovation in health care services, says James Stanford. He thinks the ...


Study: more than half of Idaho residents are credit union members:




Albertsons, your friendly neighborhood grocery, is losing hundreds of millions of dollars:



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