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WSJ.com: US Business
US Business

 Coke CEO Muhtar Kent to Step Down

Coca-Cola said Friday that Muhtar Kent would resign from his role as chief executive in May 2017, to be succeeded by James Quincey, the beverage company’s president and operating chief.

 21st Century Fox in Talks to Buy Rest of U.K.'s Sky for $14 Billion
21st Century Fox is in late-stage discussions to buy all of Sky PLC, the U.K.’s market-leading pay-TV provider, in a $14 billion deal, as Fox moves to consolidate its holdings.

 Facebook's Plan to Keep Zuckerberg in Control Was Flawed, Lawsuit Says
Shareholders allege director Marc Andreessen privately coached the CEO by text message on how to win over other members of the board.

 Getting 50-Somethings to Pay for Streaming Music
Hooking older consumers on paid streaming is important for the music industry, which is counting on revenue from subscription streaming services to replace declining CD and download sales. Music Aficionado, launched in January, is one site trying to promote streaming to the senior crowd.

 Apple's Mysterious AirPods Delay Marks Rare Misstep
Three months after trumpeting the AirPods as a breakthrough technology, Apple still hasn’t made them available. The company says it needs time before the wireless airbuds are ready for consumers.

 Economists Say Many of the Lost Factory Jobs Gone for Good
Economists estimate that the U.S. will add about 50,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of 2019, a pace far too slow to replace what has been lost.

 Barely Half of 30-Year-Olds Earn More Than Their Parents
About 51% of American 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did, an enormous decline from the early 1970s and even rapid economic growth won’t do much to reverse the trend.

 Goldman's Cohn Is Leading Candidate for Top White House Economic Post
Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn is the leading candidate to serve as director of the White House National Economic Council, two Trump transition advisers said Friday, putting alums of the prominent Wall Street investment bank into the top two economic jobs of the new administration.



Fast Company
Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.

 Users Aren't Enough: Why Yik Yak Is The Latest Casualty Of A Changing Market
The anonymous chat app is facing significant layoffs, but a damaged reputation may not be the only thing plaguing the once-popular platform. The anonymous chat app is facing significant layoffs, but a damaged reputation may not be the only thing plaguing the once-popular platform.Yik Yak, the anonymous chat app whose rapid rise to prominence on college campuses in 2014 was followed by a deluge of controversy over bullying and harassment, may be dealing with the same money-related issues that plagued its now-defunct competitor Secret. The company has reportedly whittled its staff down from 50 employees to just 20, writes the Verge, as it faces the ongoing challenge of trying to grow its user base. According to mobile download statistics from App Annie, the anonymous platform has seen a dip in popularity, indicating it may have never recovered from the reputation-damaging issues that dogged it last year.Read Full Story

 The 2016 Fast Company Innovation Festival In Photos
The Fast Company Innovation Festival, which ran from November 1-4, 2016, in New York City, featured more than 200 business leaders sharing insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their companies with a global audience nearly 6,000 strong. The Fast Company Innovation Festival, which ran from November 1-4, 2016, in New York City, featured more than 200 business leaders sharing insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their companies with a global audience nearly 6,000 strong.The Fast Company Innovation Festival, which ran from November 1-4, 2016, in New York City, featured more than 200 business leaders sharing insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their companies with a global audience nearly 6,000 strong.Read Full Story

 Just Before Trump Takes Office, Obama Plans Release Of Intel On Russian Hacking
The public divide between the intelligence agencies and the president-elect, who questions such Russian ties, is dangerous, say experts. The public divide between the intelligence agencies and the president-elect, who questions such Russian ties, is dangerous, say experts.Just before Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office next month, the Obama administration plans to release a full report on Russian connections to cyber attacks during the election, officials said Friday.Read Full Story

 A Hacker's Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy
Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump's criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance. Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump's criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance.Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man's house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king's agents. That lesson carried into today's America, thanks to our Founding Fathers' abhorrence for imperialist Great Britain's unwarranted search and seizure of personal documents.Read Full Story

 With Houseparty, The Meerkat Team Is Trying--Once Again--To Reinvent Live Video
This video group-chat app is about hanging out, not broadcasting. And with more than a million users, it's off to a good start. This video group-chat app is about hanging out, not broadcasting. And with more than a million users, it's off to a good start.On February 29th, 2016—that's Leap Day—the team members behind Meerkat secretly launched a new live-streaming app. Rather than pitch reporters or spend money on ads to promote it, they opted to just put the app in the App Store and see what happened. To help keep their identity secret and avoid potential coverage, they identified the developer using a pseudonym rather than credit Alexander Herzick, who happens to be the husband of the app's cofounder, Sima Sistani .Read Full Story

 Why Are Only Some Healthcare Tech Companies Getting The Funds They Need?
What sectors of health tech are considered worthy of investment from venture capitalists and why?

 Creative Ideas To Make This Year's Holiday Party Better
After a year of hard work, everyone deserves more than a cup of wine by the copy machine. Here are some creative ideas. After a year of hard work, everyone deserves more than a cup of wine by the copy machine. Here are some creative ideas.This holiday season, about 80% of businesses will have a holiday party—and almost a third will hold it on company property, according to new survey data from the global consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Jeff Kear, co-owner of the event management software company Planning Pod, puts that number even higher based on what he's seen from his users' data. He estimates that about three-quarters of his customers hold their holiday parties in the office. There are certainly benefits to having your festivities on-site. No one will get lost on the way there. You have a captive audience, so turnout may be higher. But there are also significant reasons to consider moving the celebration elsewhere. Here's why you may want to consider doing that—and where to go instead.Read Full Story

 How A Group Of CEOs Plans To Solve Gender Inequality At Their Companies
A newly formed group of executives from large companies hope to hold each other accountable for their gender hiring goals. A newly formed group of executives from large companies hope to hold each other accountable for their gender hiring goals.Technology may be pushing the rate of change ever faster, but so far, no app or bot has been able to accelerate the pace of parity for women in leadership.Read Full Story

 From Arguing With Your Boss To How GE Hires: This Week's Top Leadership Stories
This week's top stories may help you disagree more constructively with your manager and write better networking emails. This week's top stories may help you disagree more constructively with your manager and write better networking emails.This week we learned what to write in emails to networking contacts so they won't ignore you, why GE is rethinking which kinds of job candidates it considers "qualified," and why winning an argument with your boss may be no better than losing it.Read Full Story

 Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017
Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make. Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make.Business owners make a lot of mistakes, especially first-timers—I'm one, and I know I have. But some entrepreneurs' entire businesses are based on helping others start their own. And since those experts interact with hundreds and even thousands of first-time entrepreneurs each week, they have a wider view than most of the types of errors new business owners keep making as we head toward 2017. These are a few of the most common they've seen over and over again in the past year.Read Full Story



WSJ.com: Careers
Careers

 Wingsuit Test Pilot Has Thrills Galore, No Prospects for Life Insurance
Former Marine Scotty Bob Morgan jumps off mountains and out of helicopters in experimental nylon suits that allow daredevils to maneuver in the air; ‘you don’t want to be the error.’ ​

 Huawei's Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice
Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.

 Majority of Delta Pilots Approve New Labor Contract
Pilots at Delta Air Lines ratified a new four-year labor contract that contains big raises and retains the aviators’ lucrative profit-sharing formula, reversing widespread rejection of an earlier proposed pact in 2015.

 Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road
The Remote Year program that plucks employees from their work environment and sends them on a round-the-world trip, as they work remotely for jobs based thousands of miles away.

 CEO Shadows Workers to Learn 'Nitty-Gritty' Details
Joshua Reeves, CEO of Gusto, has begun shadowing employees to learn nitty-gritty details of all the work that goes on at the company. He learns about the job, helps with some tasks, and brainstorms new approaches.

 How Amazon Gets Its Holiday Hires Up to Speed in Two Days
To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days.

 Cravath Doesn't Change Bonuses
Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.

 Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life
The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.


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