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12/7/2017

Amazon's labor force is growing by 40% every year, and the company has added 55,000 robots this year. The combined might of Amazon's size and robots means the overall retail industry is projected to lose jobs this year for the first time since 2009.

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Quartz
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Amazon, retail jobs, retail industry
12/7/2017

The web is full of videos depicting the result of microwaving a hard-boiled egg, and a lawsuit prompted research that found tiny pockets of water form in the yolk after boiling. These pockets become so hot from microwaving that, if pierced, the egg explodes.

12/7/2017

Everyone has to work together, but that doesn't mean extinguishing what makes your top performers great, Dan Rockwell argues. "Add mitigating qualities and skills to obsessed people, but don't weaken their obsession," he writes.

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Leadership Freak
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Dan Rockwell
12/7/2017

Offering financial incentives to whistleblowers can backfire, a study indicates. Such incentives often are paid only when the amount recovered meets a certain threshold -- a policy that leads potential whistleblowers to engage in a cost-benefit analysis rather than simply "doing the right thing," says James Wainberg, assistant professor of accounting Florida Atlantic University.

12/7/2017

Merck is asking for a Supreme Court review of a decision involving whether the company should be absolved of responsibility for thigh fractures allegedly caused by osteoporosis drug Fosamax after the Food and Drug Administration rejected its proposal to add warning language to the drug's label. Merck says the case is the "ideal vehicle in which to lay down a legal marker for when a failure-to-warn claim is properly preempted in the branded drug context, and thus revive the preemption defense."

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FiercePharma
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Supreme Court, Merck, FDA, osteoporosis
12/7/2017

InsurTech company At-Bay has added a cyberinsurance product to its cyberrisk management services. It will cover data breaches, cyberattacks and extortion, as well as business interruptions related to these events.

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PropertyCasualty360
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risk management
12/6/2017

It's been just more than 50 years since South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant, paving the way for nearly 70,000 more. Today's five-year survival rate for heart-transplant patients is edging toward 80%.

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Heart transplants, South African
12/6/2017

Truth Bar's founders were passionate about their product and found early success, but they realized quickly they needed help with the business. That hire, CEO Marilynn Martin, has experience with nutrition bars and saw the brand's potential, saying it "just needed structure, organization and money."

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SmartBrief/Leadership
12/6/2017

The value of bitcoin has surged above $12,000 to a record high as strong demand from investors continues. The boost might have been influenced by news that bitcoin futures will soon trade on CME Group and Cboe Global Markets platforms.

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Reuters
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Cboe Global Markets, CME Group
12/6/2017

If you're interested in discussing a promotion with your manager, schedule a meeting so you can talk about your accomplishments and a suitable plan for reaching the next level of your career, says Samantha Wallace of Korn Ferry. "It is never a good idea to walk into a boss's office and demand a promotion," she says.

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Forbes
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Samantha Wallace