The Senate's health care proposal would eliminate the tax penalties for individuals without insurance and employers that don't offer workers coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to lobbyists and congressional aides. The Senate's bill would also create annual federal Medicaid funding limits for each state.
Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has introduced a bill that would ban airlines from taking passengers off of oversold flights once boarded and give the government more oversight when passengers are denied boarding involuntarily.
Senate Republican leaders released a "discussion draft" of the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act online today, revealing only modest adjustments from the House-passed American Health Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate may vote on the bill as early as next week.
The median age in the US jumped more than two years since 2000 to 37.9 years old, with 49.2 million Americans over age 65 compared to 35 million in 2000, according to data from the Census Bureau. And while whites are still the largest racial group, their population is growing more slowly than the Asian-American, African-American or Hispanic populations.
Parents of millennials are increasingly involved in their adult children's careers, writes Noam Scheiber, citing the example of LaVar Ball, who heavily influences his sons' basketball careers. Contacting recruiters, submitting resumes and asking to participate in interviews are among ways parents are meddling in children's careers, says Brandi Britton of OfficeTeam.
Companies need to plan carefully to develop an enriching internship experience rather than treating these temporary summer workers as an afterthought, entrepreneurs say. Help interns develop new skills and work together to form mutually beneficial goals.
Netflix's slideshow of its cultural values has been admired for years, but the company this week debuted a shorter version of its values that focuses on 10 principles, including courage, passion and selflessness. Notable changes include the replacement of "honesty" with "integrity" and the addition of "inclusion."
Those who find themselves regularly working more than 40 hours per week should analyze exactly how they spend their time at work for at least two weeks, writes Hannah Morgan. Afterward, they should self-regulate to cut down time spent on social media and other nonwork activities that can pile up and lengthen workdays.
While it's important to have something compelling to say and develop an elevator pitch for networking opportunities, it's even more important to research potential networking partners and showcase your ability to listen to others at events. Always listen more than you talk while paying attention to the needs of others so you can find ways to be useful to them.
Even if you have great ideas, your company may struggle if you lack sales skills, writes Gordon Tredgold, who outlines lessons learned after making 2,000 cold calls. It is possible to get in touch with senior leaders by making cold calls, but you may have to make a significant number of calls for each successful contact.
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