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Will the U.S. and China Finally Agree on a Trade Deal?


Top trade officials from the U.S. and China are meeting in Washington as the deadline to strike a deal approaches. This is the second round of talks since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met in Argentina last year and agreed to negotiate in the hope of defusing an escalating tariff war. There is widespread skepticism that the two sides can reach a substantive deal by the March 1 deadline. READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to the Super Bowl


If you want to watch the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, you have some planning to do. You’ll need tickets, transportation, and a place to stay. This 2019 Super Bowl travel guide aims to help. READ MORE

The Best Travel Apps, Sites, and Services to Plan the Trip of Your Dreams


If you’re planning a bucket-list trip or are often on the go, you need to know which services are available to you. Below are nine travel-planning companies – from tour providers to hotel bookings to airfare apps – that will ensure you get the vacation and experience you deserve, be it authentic, ethical, unique, luxurious, immersive, budget-friendly, or any combination of the lot. READ MORE


Global Warming: New Supersonic Airplanes Would Be Terrible for Environment, Study Warns


At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gases from aviation. The issue is expected to come to the fore next week as international regulators meet in Canada beginning Monday to discuss environmental and noise standards for the newly-revived supersonic transport technology. READ MORE

Consumer Giants Spurn Risks to Chase Online Subscribers


Major consumer companies including Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Nestle are chasing consumers who want food and household goods delivered automatically, even though this kind of business has not always worked. The companies are pitching new online subscription services, which promise stable revenues, lower delivery costs and valuable data about customers. READ MORE

Should You Tip Your Flight Attendant?


Travelers in the U.S. are used to tipping a multitude of people, from the baristas who make their frothy coffee concoctions to restaurant servers, parking valets, hotel housekeepers and Uber drivers. But tipping a flight attendant? It's largely unheard of. READ MORE

Put the Power of Digital Retail in the Hands of Your Firstline Workers


Digital solutions are simply the tools in the hands of people – customers and workers. In retail, it is the firstline workforce – sales associates and store managers – that uses these tools every day that holds the key to improving the customer experience in a world where consumer expectations keep rising and new entrants keep changing the landscape. READ MORE

How PATRON is Revolutionizing Social Media Marketing with Blockchain


It can be confusing to understand the role of social media influencers in today’s landscape. PATRON makes it easier for advertisers to connect with the right influencers. The intuitive system allows both advertisers and influencers to reach out to one another. Influencers are sorted into genres and ranked according to their following. If an advertiser has any questions for an influencer, they can simply ask them via an integrated messaging service. READ MORE

Does Having a Bad Boss Make You More Likely to Be One Yourself?


Toxic bosses harm employees in countless ways – for instance, by lowering morale, diminishing well-being, and increasing work-family conflict. Estimates suggest abusive supervision costs organizations millions in lost productivity, employee turnover, and litigation each year. Although prior research has found that leader behaviors can “trickle down” to affect the actions of employees at lower organizational levels, surely not all abused supervisors abuse their own subordinates. So, when do supervisors perpetuate abuse in organizations, when don’t they, and why? READ MORE