From the Wires

Facebook hires PayPal

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NYT: The social network hired eBay's PayPal president, David Marcus, to lead the expansion of its messaging products.

 

Cheerleading officially designated as a sport

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

USA Today: The American Medical Association now considers cheerleading a sport because of its rigors and risks.

 

More than 1.7M Americans in Medicaid limbo

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Monday, June 09, 2014

PBS: More than 1.7 million Americans are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, some have been stuck waiting for almost eight months.

 

Merck & Co. to buy Idenix

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Reuters: The drugmakers purchased Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $3.85 billion to boost its hepatitis C drugs portfolio.

 

The American Dream is out of reach

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Friday, June 06, 2014

CNN: Young adults, age 18 to 34, feel the American Dream is unattainable, with 63% saying it's impossible.

 

World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

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Friday, June 06, 2014

BBC: Almost 2,000 veterans and world leaders gathered at Sword Beach in Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

 

GM fires 15 employees over recall failures

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

WSJ: General Motors Co. dismissed 15 employees after a "troubling" report revealed why it took the auto maker 11 years to recall defective cars.

 

Pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

BBC: Research suggests that air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung.

 

Google announces digital encryption service

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Businessweek: Officially named "End-to-End," the Chrome Web browser extension will encrypt one's digital message which will remain encrypted until the intended recipient decodes it.

 

CDC: One in 5 restaurant employees works with norovirus symptoms

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

USA Today: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that food handlers cause about 70% of norovirus outbreaks related to contaminated food.

 

Automakers report strong uptick in May sales

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Reuters: Automakers reported higher-than-expected new car sales in the United States in May.

 

EPA proposal wants CO2 emissions cut by 2030

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WSJ: The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a draft rule that seeks to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30% from existing power plants by 2030.

 

Is U.S. manufacturing poised for a comeback?

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Monday, June 02, 2014

WSJ: The number of factory jobs has risen to more than 12 million in the past four years.

 
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VIDEO: Under the radar — complete with a soda counter, the traditional Paulsen's Pharmacy looks to compete with big box retailers.


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Corner Office: Marv LaPorte

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Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap

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Editor's Letter: Power Play

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There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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Shifting Ground

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Bans on genetically modified crops create uncertainty for farmers.


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