Senate and House leaders are working to create a spending package by April 28 in order to avoid a possible government shutdown. President Donald Trump has requested emergency funding of more than $30 billion for defense and security programs.
The Tennessee Senate approved a bill that could allow the state to move and rebury the remains of former President James K. Polk and his wife. If the measure draws enough approval, the 11th president would be moved from his tomb near the state Capitol in Nashville to his hometown of Columbia, Tenn.
Country music singer Toby Keith has joined with the Ashland Community Foundation in Kansas to raise money for wildfire relief efforts. Keith recorded a PSA for the group, asking for donations to help areas hit by fires this month.
Research suggests that people who obtain power tend to act much as they have before, only now in a less inhibited way, writes Matthew Hutson. The feeling of power makes people act more quickly and potentially care less for the opinions of others, though it can also lead to more ethical and noble leadership.
Companies are seeking new value-creation strategies, with research suggesting that tough strategic analysis of internal businesses as well as individual projects is key to smart capital allocation, write Ulrich Pidun and Sebastian Stange. "Assessing strategic potential helps avoid common capital allocation pitfalls, such as the maturing-business trap (not reducing capex even though the business is maturing) and the egalitarian trap (every business unit gets its 'fair capex share,' irrespective of potential)," they write.
Trust is the most important component of modern communication, and how we communicate matters as much as what we're communicating, writes Nicole Gagnon. She lists 10 word and syntax options that can make you appear more trustworthy, including avoiding noncommittal words and using the active voice to display confidence.
Retailers that brand technology or store designs as part of "the future" are setting themselves up for internal disconnect and funding cuts the first time market conditions turn south, according to this analysis. "New technology has to apply to every store, and the problem with the store of the future idea is that it's not a practical acknowledgement that we have 1,150 stores all over the country," says Kevin Mansell, CEO of Kohl's.
Drift CEO David Cancel says he hires based on a candidate's passion and whether he or she can bring something new to the table. "Whether you're an intern or an executive, I need to feel like I can learn something from you," he says.
A package of Florida proposals aimed at reining in "rogue" condo association boards has gained initial approval from state House and Senate committees. The bills would make it a crime for boards to refuse to turn over records, rig association elections and falsify documents.