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Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom, CFO Alan Pickerill out after disagreements with board

1 week ago from UPI

Internet travel exchange Expedia announced a corporate shakeup Wednesday that saw both its CEO and chief financial officer leave the company.

'Dog' rescued by driver who struck it turns out to be wild coyote

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A Manitoba man who struck what he thought was a dog on his way to work loaded the animal into his back seat and only later discovered the canine was...

A new way to measure long-term firm performance and shareholder value

1 week ago from Physorg

Business leaders and investors are increasingly rating companies not just on short-term financial performance but on their ability to create long-term value for shareholders.

Brewing beer that tastes fresh longer

1 week ago from Physorg

Unlike wine, which generally improves with time, beer does not age well. Usually within a year of bottling, the beverage starts to develop an unpleasant papery or cardboard-like flavor that...

Better wildfire and smoke predictions with new vegetation database

1 week ago from Physorg

It's hard to find a place in the U.S. that isn't impacted by wildfires and smoke.

A new gene involved in strawberry fruiting time is identified

1 week ago from Physorg

Their great taste and their health benefits have made them one of the most popular fruits. The world market for strawberries, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, was greater than...

Better wildfire and smoke predictions with new vegetation database

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers have created the first comprehensive database of all the wildfire fuels that have been measured across North America. Ultimately, it can help scientists make more informed decisions about fire...

ASA, CDC Plan Revamp of Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages for International Year of Sound 2020

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

As harmful effects of noise are becoming more widely known, popular internet websites are increasingly being used as resources of information. For the International Year of Sound 2020 (#IYS2020), the...

Fantasy football playoffs: Week 14 quarterback rankings

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Carson Wentz tops UPI senior sports writer Alex Butler's Week 14 fantasy football quarterback rankings.

I quit: How poor treatment by customers leads to high turnover in the service industry

1 week ago from Physorg

Whether they're dealing with impatient diners at a restaurant, handling returns at a clothing store or appeasing angry consumers at a call centre, anyone working in the service industry will...

Highlights for reporters from the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Check out this day-by-day rundown of events and sessions of interest to media at the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting taking place Dec. 7-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in...

U.S. added 67,000 jobs in November, ADP-Moody's says

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Payroll company ADP and Moody's analytics said Wednesday the U.S. economy grew by 67,000 jobs for the month of November -- substantially short of what most Wall Street experts predicted.

South Korea Blue House raided after 'suicide' case

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South Korea's presidential Blue House said state prosecutors were permitted to search and seize documents from the office as part of investigations into the former vice mayor of Busan, the...

Watch: British school's giant marshmallow might be new Guinness record

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A British school said it expects to hear soon whether its attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world's largest marshmallow succeeded.

Face time innovates online language learning

1 week ago from Physorg

Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online learning innovation pairing students face-to-face with native speakers is helping to speed up...

Conservative boards more likely to dismiss CEO

1 week ago from Physorg

When considering an organisation's long-term survival, existential threats that come to mind include external competition or technological disruption. But a potential threat lurks within the firm itself—organisational misconduct among employees...

Like Pavlov's dog, this thermoplastic is learning a new trick: walking

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers in Finland are "training" pieces of plastic to walk under the command of light. The method developed, published December 4 in the journal Matter, is the first time a...

Citizen scientists deserve more credit, researchers argue

1 week ago from Science Daily

Biologists argue that newfound respect for indigenous knowledge and changes in technology mean that non-professionals are taking greater roles in science work.

Machine learning that works like a dream

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep research.

25 Maryland corrections officers indicted for use of excessive force

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More than two dozen Maryland corrections officers were indicted on charges including use of excessive force, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday.

'Life just went to crap': Why army veterans are twice as likely to end up in prison

1 week ago from Physorg

The question of whether Australia does enough to support its ex-service personnel is growing in urgency, with Labor leader Anthony Albanese this week adding his voice to those calling for...

Road salt is taking its toll on insects in Toronto area, researchers find

1 week ago from Physorg

It may help keep your car on the road in the winter, but research from the University of Toronto suggests that road salt is creating problems for wildlife.

Canadian families will pay nearly $500 more in 2020 for food, report says

The average Canadian family will pay up to an extra $487 for food next year, according to an annual report involving Halifax and Ontario university researchers that highlights climate change...

Look: Halsey shares tracklist for new album 'Manic'

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Halsey shared a tracklist for "Manic," her third studio album, featuring BTS member Suga and Alanis Morissette.

Key House panel sets hearing to weigh universal healthcare proposals

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An influential House committee said it will hold a hearing next week to evaluate various concepts for universal healthcare, including the "Medicare For All"-style plans proposed by two Democratic presidential...

In Photos: Moments from the 15th UNICEF Snowflake Ball

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The 15th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball took place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on December 3, 2019. The event aims to raise funds for vulnerable children around...

Jay-Z returns to Spotify with entire discography

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Spotify announced on Wednesday that Jay-Z's entire catalogue has returned to the music streaming service.

Watch: Henry Cavill says he performed his own stunts on Netflix's 'The Witcher' on 'Kimmel'

1 week ago from UPI

Henry Cavill told Jimmy Kimmel he performed his own stunts on Netflix's "The Witcher" and said he tries to avoid using stunt doubles.