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I cannot imagine what Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump had to talk about, except pleasant half truths
Jeff Bezos today announced a climate pledge from his company Amazon. Amazon will meet the emission-reduction goals of the Paris Accords 10 years early, measure and report emissions on a regular basis, implement decarbonization strategies, and…
francine hardawayScore one for market forces.I'm guessing the electric car startup is one he's invested in. But NM, Bezos is hoping to reduce emissions is by using electric vans to help deliver packages. Says he’s ordered 100,000 vans from Rivian an electric car startup
The New York Times
– Sep 15, 2019, 2:00 AM
Not too long ago, the “gig economy” looked as if it just might be the future of work in America. The rapid rise of digital platforms that let people earn money by driving passengers, delivering groceries, walking dogs or running…
francine hardawayThe truth is that the gig economy is unsustainable and there are more changes coming.
Front Page Confidential
– Sep 17, 2019, 12:10 AM
With nary a black cat in sight, Friday, September 13 still proved unfortunate for government attorneys in the Lacey and Larkin case. During a pre-trial hearing in federal court in Phoenix, prosecutors sought to continue stonewalling defense counsel…
francine hardawayI think the inability of the FBI to turn off a server properly might have destroyed some evidence.
Growing concern about the prescription of drugs that cause dependence has been backed up by a recent report from Public Health England (PHE). The agency discovered that in 2017-18, 13% of adults in England received at least one prescription for…
francine hardaway“We used to think morphine must stop all pain, but it can sustain and amplify it by causing inflammation in cells in the spinal cord and brain,” he says. After six to eight weeks, he says, opioids can lose their efficacy and unwanted side-effects such as sedation and constipation become a problem.
It was at work where I noticed my first symptoms. I was a non-clinical team leader training matrons and sisters in the art of electronic rostering. My girls called me a workaholic. My brilliant memory, the thing I relied on most, started letting me…
francine hardawayThis is what I’ve long suspected about dementia. It is not the death sentence we treat it as. It’s a life change.
Get all the latest industry news in your inbox. Walmart has moved deeper into health care with the opening of its first-ever standalone facility devoted to health and wellness. Located in Dallas, Georgia, directly adjacent to a remodeled Walmart…
francine hardawayIf they can’t lower costs, no one can. The medical supply chain is about to change.
The New York Times
– Sep 12, 2019, 4:31 PM
There are at least two kinds of meritocracy in America right now. Exclusive meritocracy exists at the super-elite universities and at the industries that draw the bulk of their employees from them — Wall Street, Big Law, medicine and tech.
francine hardawayGo ASU! It defines meritocracy not by exclusivity, but by reach and inclusivity. Michael Crow is a genius.
SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb Inc took in more than $1 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, the second time it exceeded that level in its decade-plus history, the home rentals company said in a statement on Wednesday.
francine hardawayRevenue is not profit. Are any of these companies sustainable?
During the 2016 campaign, I received a phone call from an influential political journalist and author, who was soliciting my thoughts on Donald Trump. Trump's rise in the Republican Party was still something of a shock, and he wanted to know the…
francine hardawayVery good reason to pity rather than dislike Trump. But would I vote for him? Not while I’m still rational.