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8/29/2016

US GDP grew by 1.1% in the second quarter instead of the earlier estimate of 1.2%, according to the Commerce Department. Most economists believe growth will increase in Q3, 4cast Senior Economist David Sloan said.

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Bloomberg
8/29/2016

Toyota has donated $1 million to the Yellowstone Park Foundation to build the Yellowstone Youth Campus, a sustainable project to help educate children about conservation. The project will be the first building in the national park system to achieve the Living Building Challenge Certification.

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Inhabitat
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Yellowstone Youth Campus, Toyota
8/29/2016

It's important to consider who can read your social media posts, especially if you're thinking about sharing controversial opinions or venting about work situations, writes Saadia Hashmy-Elsby. Your social media posts can also have an effect on your job search, since potential employers are likely to take a look at your accounts before hiring you.

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BBC
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social media, job search
8/29/2016

A California bill that would extend overtime pay to farmworkers has stalled in the state Assembly, after clearing the Senate. The bill would make California the first state to grant overtime pay to farmworkers.

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state Assembly, Senate
8/29/2016

At least two state election databases have been compromised by foreign hackers in recent weeks, according to the FBI, raising the stakes in an ongoing debate that has seen key states including Georgia and Pennsylvania refuse federal help to secure their systems. "The operating system they're using is Windows 2000, which hasn't been updated for security for years, which means it's a sitting duck," says Zeynep Tufekci of Georgia's digital electoral infrastructure.

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Yahoo, Politico, NextGov
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FBI, Georgia, Zeynep Tufekci, US, Windows 2000
8/29/2016

Sen. John McCain is facing a tough re-election battle in Arizona, where the self-styled political maverick has refused to disavow Donald Trump, but has sought to maintain distance from the GOP presidential nominee. "I’m running my own campaign, and I just don't really want to keep talking about Trump," he says.

8/29/2016

Donald Trump said this week that Hillary Clinton's friends in Hollywood "aren't very hot anymore" -- but it's actually possible to quantify the traction of Hollywood stars, and by most measures many of Clinton's fans are still A-listers, writes Linda Qiu. "Many prolific Clinton-backing stars remain popular according to several metrics," she explains.

8/29/2016

Rats replay memories in reverse in order to recall where they found the tastiest food, a new study in Neuron suggests. Researchers charted the brain activity of rats with electrodes implanted in their hippocampi as they retraced their steps to a reward of liquid chocolate.

8/29/2016

If confronted by a prolonged recession, the Federal Reserve may increase its inflation target and buy a broader range of assets than it has targeted in the past, Chair Janet Yellen said. "Future policymakers might choose to consider some ... tools that have been employed by other central banks, though adding them to our tool kit would require a very careful weighing of costs and benefits and, in some cases, could require legislation," she said.

8/29/2016

Truthful, open communication can lead to growth, fulfillment, curiosity, discovery and satisfaction, Bobbie Goheen writes. She outlines five tactics for facilitating truthfulness and listening between leaders and team members.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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Bobbie Goheen