New N.Y. law takes aim at Airbnb hosts

A New York state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fine Airbnb hosts -- and users of other short-term rental sites -- who list their properties in ways that violate state law. Airbnb is suing in response to the new law.

How will the next president affect higher ed?

The results of the presidential election will have an effect on higher education in areas such as accessibility, affordability and completion rates. Experts analyze the higher-education policies proposed by both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

How to engage with your top performers
10/24/2016 Let's Grow Leaders

High-performing employees can be forgotten because they're not struggling, but they deserve and need more from their managers, Karin Hurt writes. She shares seven suggestions of what managers can say to their best team members.

Focus on community is key to Shake Shack's success, marketing exec says
10/24/2016 (U.S.)

Since launching as a hot dog stand supporting a New York City art installation in 2004, Shake Shack has grown to more than 100 restaurants with a loyal customer following. The chain found success by focusing on the community feeling of classic roadside burger stands and offering high-quality food in a "fine casual dining" atmosphere, Vice President of Marketing Edwin Bragg said at a recent marketing conference.

Survey looks at clinician use of mobile messaging to send, receive PHI

A Scrypt survey found that mobile messaging was used to send or receive protected health information by 17% of health care professionals. Seventy percent of that group reported using a non-secure application, such as WhatsApp or iMessage, to send PHI through mobile messaging, and 65% of health care professionals used the same mobile device for both personal and professional use, the survey found.

WWE picks up the quill from Shakespeare
10/24/2016 Adweek

World Wrestling Entertainment marketing chief Stephanie McMahon spoke at the ANA's Masters of Marketing Conference about how the brand tells stories about good and evil with larger-than-life characters, not unlike William Shakespeare. Authenticity and popular relevance are key to partnerships, such as the one with comedian Jon Stewart.

REI goes bigger with 2nd Black Friday #OptOutside campaign
10/24/2016 ABC News

Outdoor retailer REI will close on Black Friday again this year, giving employees a paid day off and urging consumers to spend time outdoors. The 149-store retailer launched the #OptOutside campaign last year and this year it has teamed with more than 275 groups including the National Park Service to promote the idea.

Investigations underway into Friday's widespread cyberattack

A number of major internet sites were affected by a distributed-denial-of-service attack against web service provider Dyn on Friday. The source of the extensive attack is still being investigated, but it is clear that the hackers infected internet-connected household devices and used them in the attack.

Merck's C. difficile drug wins FDA nod

Merck's Zinplava, or bezlotoxumab, has been approved by the FDA for use in conjunction with antibacterial treatment to reduce the recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection in adult patients with a high risk of CDI recurrence. The drug will be launched commercially in the first quarter of 2017.

HGTV's "Fixer Upper" to return for Season 5
10/21/2016 The Hollywood Reporter

HGTV's "Fixer Upper" has been renewed for 16 episodes through Season 5 in 2018. The network originally pushed for 50 episodes from star couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, with Scripps Programming Chief Kathleen Finch saying, "I'm a greedy woman, and if I could get more than 16 hours from them, I would."

Infrastructure improvements needed to US highway system
10/24/2016 The Associated Press

The US interstate highway system turns 60 this year and needs repairs if it's to continue to strengthen the economy and improve quality of life, according to this article that looks at what the presidential candidates have promised to do to remedy the problem.

Dole, Disney team up to change America's eating habits
10/24/2016 Sustainable Brands

The Walt Disney Co. and Dole Food Co. are teaming up for a public relations push using Star Wars, Pixar, Disney and Marvel characters to promote natural produce and healthy eating habits. "It's rare that two iconic brands with as much passion and potential for improving the way America and the world eats can come together to make positive change," said Bil Goldfield, Dole's director of communications.

American is "committed to Cuba," CEO says
10/24/2016 USA Today

US airlines are looking forward to what future travel to Cuba represents. "We're in it for the long haul," American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said. "This is really a new market. We're excited to be the largest carrier there. We're committed to Cuba and making it work."

$1 billion expansion planned for D.C.-area airport

A $1 billion renovation planned for Virginia's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will add 1.1 million square feet to the 75-year-old airport. The extra space will reduce wait times and improve traffic flow through the facility.