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WSJ.com: US Business
US Business

 Best Buy Shares Jump as Online Sales Climb

Best Buy reported a surprise increase in second-quarter sales, helped by a sharp jump in its online business as the retailer lured shoppers in a difficult market. The company’s stock surged as much as 19%.

 Soda Consumption Falls After Special Tax in California City
Consumption of soda and other sugary drinks fell by more than a fifth in low-income neighborhoods of Berkeley after the California city became the first in the U.S. to introduce a special tax last year, according to a study published Tuesday.

 Viacom's Dauman Has Until September to Share Paramount Plans
Viacom Chairman Philippe Dauman, who last week was ousted as chief executive, will have less than a month to update the board on a plan to sell a minority stake in Paramount Pictures, the company said.

 Disney and Vice, a Storybook Romance
The family-friendly entertainment conglomerate, worried about reaching young men in an era of cable-cutting, is betting big on the profane gonzo journalism of ex-punk rocker Shane Smith.

 VW's Emissions Battles Around the World Are Heating Up
Governments, investors and car owners around the world are gaining ground in efforts to pressure Volkswagen for settlements over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal.

 U.S. New Home Sales Rise to Highest Level Since 2007
Sales of newly built homes jumped 12.4% in July to the highest level in since October 2007, a sign of solid momentum in the U.S. housing market.

 Low Earners See Paychecks Grow
For Americans in the bottom quarter of the income scale, pay is rising at the fastest rate since the recession, and large firms are setting a public example, putting pressure on competitors to follow suit.

 Fed Officials Brace for (Familiar) New Normal
For much of the post-financial crisis era, Federal Reserve officials have held to a belief they could get back to their old way of doing things. As they prepare to gather at their annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., officials are grimly coming to a view it isn’t going to happen that way.



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

 MIT Researchers Radically Boost Wi-Fi With Smart Routers That Talk To Each Other
Tech lets wireless access points cancel out interference, providing a speed boost for crowded venues. It might help cellphone towers, too. Tech lets wireless access points cancel out interference, providing a speed boost for crowded venues. It might help cellphone towers, too.Look at the night sky on a camping trip and the stars are everywhere. Look from a city full of lights and you barely see any. The disappointment is similar when you go from a Wi-Fi network in isolation to one crowded with dozens, maybe hundreds, of other users. The problem, in both cases, is interference: signals crashing into each other. Adding more Wi-Fi access points, or APs, to extend the coverage area can cause more collisions, since they are all fighting over the same limited spectrum.Read Full Story

 Whatever Happened To Dual-Screen Smartphones?
Smartphone screens can't grow any larger. Maybe they should multiply instead. Smartphone screens can't grow any larger. Maybe they should multiply instead.Back in 2011, an unknown smartphone brand called Imerj began to show off a slick prototype for a dual-screen smartphone.Read Full Story

 Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner Is A Welcome New Authentication Option
A small sensor at the top of the phone briefly images your unique eye features to securely log you in. A small sensor at the top of the phone briefly images your unique eye features to securely log you in.This is the second in a three-part series reviewing Samsung's important new Note 7 smartphone. The first part concerned the device's design.Read Full Story

 How Twitter Got Angry
As Twitter attempts to stem abuse, a look back at the service's earlier design shows how it became so ripe for abuse. As Twitter attempts to stem abuse, a look back at the service's earlier design shows how it became so ripe for abuse.Twitter is suffering from a systemic harassment problem. This isn't news—it's been written about over and over again, and has become a trope in the cultural mainstream. "We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, and we've sucked at it for years," the company's CEO wrote in an internal memo last year. Recently, Paul Ford summed it up: "Google has search. Facebook has the social network. Twitter has the angry social network."Read Full Story

 This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm
The "Ivy Lee Method" is stupidly simple, and that's partly why it's so effective. The "Ivy Lee Method" is stupidly simple, and that's partly why it's so effective.By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.Read Full Story

 This Is Your Brain's Default Setting--Here's How And When To Change It
We may be hardwired for overconfidence, but there's more than one trigger for it and it's not always a bad thing. We may be hardwired for overconfidence, but there's more than one trigger for it and it's not always a bad thing.We love stories about blind faith—Sylvester Stalone turning down deals until someone let him play Rocky, J.K. Rowling going from a single parent on public assistance to the creative force behind a billion-dollar multimedia empire. People who show extreme, even irrational self-confidence in the face of long odds show us that some degree of that might be helpful.Read Full Story

 When To Avoid Negotiating
Striking a deal is stressful enough. You shouldn't do it when you've got other pressures to deal with. Striking a deal is stressful enough. You shouldn't do it when you've got other pressures to deal with.Even if you train yourself to be the best possible negotiator you can be, there will be times when you should put off trying to seal a deal because you aren't prepared or in the right mind-set. These types of instances are often tricky to identify. Here's what to look out for.Read Full Story

 The Surprising Scientific Link Between Happiness And Decision Making
There's a happiness gap between wanting the best and accepting good enough. Here are some science-backed ways to close it. There's a happiness gap between wanting the best and accepting good enough. Here are some science-backed ways to close it.How do you make decisions? Some people want to find the absolute best option ("maximizers"). Others, known as "satisficers," have a set of criteria, and go for the first option that clears the bar.Read Full Story

 5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work
Don't underestimate the power of small things done at home to impact success on the job. Don't underestimate the power of small things done at home to impact success on the job.We all want to find happiness at work and at home, but 24% of U.S. employees say the balancing act is getting tougher to manage, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY). That's because work is spilling into time that should be spent on personal pursuits. About half of managers work more than 40 hours a week, the EY report found, and a study by Project: Time Off found that the majority (55%) of us end the year without taking advantage of paid time off. That unused vacation time totals 658 million days.Read Full Story

 Photographing A Different Side Of The Olympics: The People They Evicted
The games are over, but their impact on Rio will last for generations—for better or worse. The games are over, but their impact on Rio will last for generations—for better or worse.On Sunday, closing ceremonies marked the end of this year's contentious Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. But even as athletes and tourists vacate the city, Rio's residents are left to contend with a city that has changed profoundly—both economically and socially—since it was awarded the Olympic bid in 2009.Read Full Story



WSJ.com: Careers
Careers

 At Kimberly-Clark, 'Dead Wood' Workers Have Nowhere to Hide
The diaper and tissue maker has shifted from a paternalistic company that resisted conflict to one focused on pushing workers to constantly improve, closely tracking progress and shedding laggards.

 Watch Out, Retirement Savers, Your Choices Are Poised to Shrink
Edward Jones plans to stop offering mutual funds and ETFs in commission-based accounts because of a new fiduciary rule, as other brokerages examine their pricing structures.

 Citigroup's Last Proprietary Trader Walks Out the Door
Anna Raytcheva, who ran a proprietary trading desk at Citigroup, is leaving to open a hedge fund as banks pull back from trading on their own account amid postcrisis rules.

 Cisco Plans to Cut 5,500 Workers
Cisco said it would shed 5,500 employees—7% of its workforce—in the networking company’s latest reaction to a shift in its core market from hardware to software.

 India's Ola Lays Off Workers Amid Growing Competition From Uber
ANI Technologies’ ride-hailing service Ola is laying off hundreds of workers at a fellow Indian operator it bought last year, a sign of possible consolidation amid increased competition in the country from Uber Technologies.

 Edward Jones Shakes Up Retirement Offerings Ahead of Fiduciary Rule
Edward Jones unveiled how it will serve retirement savers in light of new federal rules governing brokers, showing it will curtail mutual-fund access for retirement savers in accounts that charge commissions and slash investment minimums on others.

 Antiunion Campaign Goes Door-to-Door
An emerging movement to undercut public-sector unions involves a door-to-door effort to persuade workers to leave their unions or stop paying a portion of their dues.

 From Wall Street to Fashion
Entrepreneurs who started at financial firms take a practical approach to creating dresses, shoes, jewelry.


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