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7 Ways To Be An Everyday Leader

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You are a leader. You just might not know it yet. Too often, we hear “leader” and think of the politician running a country; the CEO piloting a Fortune 500 company; the activist spearheading a social movement; or the celebrity championing the latest trend. These are usually the leaders in the spotlight, getting all the […]

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Study Finds that Speeding up Sepsis Care Can Save Lives

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Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn. Sepsis is the body’s out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients realize they’re in trouble, their organs could be shutting down. New York became the first […]

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Trump signs massive $110 billion deal with Saudi Arabia that focuses on defense (LMT, NOC, BA, RTN)

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Shares of defense contractors are popping on Monday after President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion investment deal with Saudi Arabia over the weekend. The deal, according to the Washington Post, is targeted to “support Saudi Arabia’s defense needs” and include the sales of missile defense systems, ships, airborne security systems, and cybersecurity capabilities. Additionally, […]

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The Evolution Of Sustainability Education

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This past week we celebrated graduation at Columbia University. Throughout the week, schools gathered under tents on campus, and on Wednesday the entire university gathered for the official commencement and to hear Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger speak on the importance of free speech and the free global exchange of ideas. Some advocates of sustainability push […]

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The Russian ruble is rallying as oil climbs

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The Russian ruble is rallying as oil prices climb ahead of OPEC’s meeting in Vienna later this week. The petrocurrency was up by 0.4% at 56.6961 per dollar as of 7:55 a.m. ET. Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, was higher by 0.9% at $54.09 per barrel, while WTI crude oil, the US benchmark, was […]

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Sasheer Zamata Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ Exodus

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Despite one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, “Saturday Night Live” experienced another cast shakeup over the weekend. Sasheer Zamata has left the show, Variety reported Sunday, following the announced departures of Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer before Saturday’s season finale. Zamata, who joined the show in 2014 as the first black woman […]

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Bitcoin blows past $2,100 for the first time

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Bitcoin is seemingly unstoppable right now. The cryptocurrency topped both $2,000 and $2,100 for the first time on Sunday night/Monday morning. It’s now trading up $106.11, or 5.2%, at $2130.69 a coin. Monday’s advance has been fueled by further weakness in the US dollar, and news that Peach has become Japan’s first airline to accept […]

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The pound is struggling to stay above $1.30

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LONDON — The pound has dropped below 1.30 against the dollar once again on Monday morning, losing ground as the greenback strengthens and a little uncertainty about the outcome of the UK’s upcoming general election slips into the minds of market participants. Sterling passed above the psychologically significant $1.30 level last week, but struggled to […]

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REPORT: RBS is doubling a settlement offer to shareholders who are suing it for its ill-fated 2008 rights issue

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The Royal Bank of Scotland has reportedly doubled a settlement offer to thousands of shareholders that are suing the bank and former RBS executives after they invested in the bank before its 2008 rights issue and subsequently lost lots of money. Sky News reported that RBS proposed an 82 pence-per-share settlement with investors during talks […]

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Teachers At A Chicago Charter School Plan To Strike On May 25

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On May 4, 2017, teachers, their assistants, and paraprofessionals at the Edgewater, Ill.-based Passages Charter School voted 43-0 to strike. On May 19, 2017, they set the prospective strike date as May 25, 2017, as noted in the Chicago Sun-Times: Teachers say they are paid “rock-bottom” salaries in the $30,000 to $40,000 range — well […]