America's obesity crisis appears more unstoppable than ever. A troubling new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 40 percent of adults and 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded.
Rhode Island ranks as America's fastest state with an average speed measured at 36.69Mbps, with Montana coming in last with at 10.94Mbps. The fastest city or town is Washington VA, with 210.19Mbps, with marked contrasts between cities.
More control over their schedule (42 percent), boosting their bank account (41 percent) and developing new skills (38 percent) are top reasons why NextGen Work - part-time, freelance, contract, temporary or independent contract work - is on the rise.
Friday is National Coffee Day and the best way to celebrate is with free and discounted cups of java.
National Safety Council
A U.S. employer with 1,000 workers stands to lose about $1.4 million each year in absenteeism, diminished productivity, and healthcare costs because of exhausted employees, many of whom have undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders.
In Houston, the combined total-day average audience for the ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates was more than 537,000 households during Hurricane Harvey, a 140% increase vs. the prior week.
Millennials are more likely than other generations to have nothing saved, while adults 65 and older are more likely to have $10,000 or more in a savings account.
LA, NY, Chicago are the smartest cities, evaluated across LED streetlights, smart meters, renewable energy, electric mobility, smart parking, mobility-as-a-service, vehicle-to-everything technologies, smart waste, and first responder communications.
Do you count down to payday? You're not alone. More than three-quarters of workers (78 percent) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet — up from 75 percent last year and a trait more common in women than men — 81 vs. 75 percent.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. FDA is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands.
While more than 500,000 people have put down a deposit for the privilege of owning Tesla's new Model 3, according to the company, 30 employees were the lucky few to receive their vehicles first.
If you've ever felt there's not enough time in the work week, your cell phone may be to blame. Professionals surveyed by OfficeTeam said they squander five hours a week, using their mobile device for non-work activities in the office.
Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year?
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
How can people who narrowly survive a drug overdose put their lives in danger again by immediately returning to substance use? And what can be done to put them on the road to recovery rather than back on the path of addiction?
American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever.
Study Reveals Tasks People Would Rather Do Than Ask for a Raise; How Employee Confidence Has Changed Over Three Years.
With tuition on the rise, more people are taking out student loan. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Americans owe $1.34 trillion in student loan. There is another way to finance higher education and that is to pay for it outright.
Pope Francis is the most followed world leader on Twitter with a combined total of 33,716,301 followers on his nine language accounts, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Despite drivers' self-confidence, Memorial Day commences the most dangerous season of the year on the road, with more auto accidents occurring during summer months than any other time of year,1 according to NHTSA.
Nevada joins a handful of other states — South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah — in allowing people to drive 80 mph in certain, mostly rural areas. The highest speed is 85 mph on a Texas toll road from Austin to San Antonio.
New applications for U.S. jobless benefits fell sharply last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls hit a 17-year low, pointing to a tightening labor market that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.
Small business owners are feeling good about sales, the economy and future conditions, with women- and millennial-owned businesses reporting significant increases in sentiment and expectations for the future. But hesitant to hire.
T. Rowe Price Group
Positive money behaviors among kids are associated with parents' decision to let their kids decide how to manage their money. Conversely, troubling financial habits among kids were frequently seen when parents have a troubling history with money.
Albuquerque Innovation Central
Trulia recently ranked the 100 largest U.S. metros by how far women have come to achieving gender equality with regard to owning a home, attending at least four years of college and getting paid. Albuquerque, NM, ranked first in the nation.
Leech Lake is moving to expand its wild rice harvest from a sporadic enterprise involving mostly tribal members to a full-fledged business with international reach.
Central Valley Business Times
Legislation would tap the richest Californians to make college free for all
• “The cost of sending your kids to college has been rising faster than wages for the great majority of Californians”
The Seattle Times
In just about every cultural medium, digital technology is letting in new voices. And now the business side of culture is changing: People have started paying for online content.
IBM is building new quantum computers to deliver solutions to important problems that are too enormous to ever be processed by classical computers.
Delta Air Lines
Deltawill stop flying MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis at New York's LaGuardia March 2. The airline will fly non a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft.
American Heart Association
A majority of Illinois voters support a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks to help address the state's budget deficit, according to a poll released today by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Crain's New York Business
How much e-hail drivers earn has long been a source of contention in the taxi industry? The drivers say they need gratuities to make a living wage. And they may soon have research that backs them up.
Premium editorial engages viewers with highly memorable content that has a greater impact for video advertisers than social media feeds, a study reveals.
At present, collaborative robots are being increasingly adopted by automotive, electrical and electronics and semiconductors, rubber and plastic, and metal processing.
Switch is building the largest data center campus in the world just east of Reno-Sparks at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion last year, the 18th consecutive year Americans' education debt rose, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Of those who expect to receive a refund, 79 percent plan to put it into savings or use it to pay off debt, up four percent from last year's survey results.
Toyota Motor North America
Toyota announced has achieved more than 10 million cumulative units of hybrid vehicle (HV) sales, including plug-in hybrids, as of January 31.
The Mercury News - Southern California News Group
State politicians have touted California’s economy as being so big it would be the sixth largest in the world, but what they don’t tell you is the high cost of living knocks it down a few notches.
PRNewswire - AFS Intercultural Programs
The idea of cultural exploration is an exciting one for Generation Z. Of the more than 5,000 teenagers aged 13-18 who responded, 60 percent indicated they have already considered an exchange.
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Lawmakers are advancing an assortment of bills this year to begin collecting state excise taxes that are owed for online sales of retail products, a step that one lawmaker estimates might haul in an extra $80 million a year for the state treasury.
The retailer said that over 33 million customers have now used Amazon Payments to make a purchase – a figure that’s up 10 million from the 23 million it had in April of last year.
Super Bowl eve should be a real touchdown for some mom and pop shops in Houston. Airbursh artist Alex Luna said, "I'm hoping I'll do a good 20 to 30 shirts tonight." Good food and business is a universal language at Alamo Tamales and the word is out.
AP - The Seattle Times
The Trump era is a perilous new landscape for corporate America. Companies are squeezed by consumers who are boycotting products with any ties to the administration and on the other by social media-loving president.
The ad, dubbed “Born the Hard Way,” isn’t just an opportunity for Budweiser to tout its heritage.
With the peak holiday spending in their rearview mirrors, Nevada retailers say they are cautiously optimistic about continued growth in 2017.
PRNewswire - GoDaddy
GoDaddy Inc.has pre-released its new Super Bowl commercial ahead of the big game. The program, CBS Greatest Super Bowl Commercials Ever just premiered the new GoDaddy ad on network television.
Minnesota is in for at least two decades of slow or no economic growth unless it can attract more immigrants and more quickly put them to work.
PRNewswire - NV Energy
NV Energy and Apple announced today they have reached an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. The projects will support Apple's renewable energy needs for its Reno data center.
Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their banking, insurance and retirement planning.
If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH)
Kantar Milward Brown - PRNewswire
A new AdReaction study from Kantar Millward Brown reveals Gen Z has its own distinct behaviours, attitudes and responses to advertising. The study is the first comprehensive global study of Gen Z.
IFiberOne News - AP
Starbucks will stop selling beer and wine at more than 400 U.S. stores on Jan. 10 (Tuesday) as it ends its "evenings" program.
Colorado is one step closer to a supersonic transport system with the Hyperloop One, which would zip passengers and cargo along the Front Range at more than 700 mph.
The U.S. could become a net exporter of energy in coming years, according to the federal government's Annual Energy Outlook 2017.
KQED News - Sam Harnett
When California began raising its minimum wage two years ago, Bill Phelps and his investors were worried. Phelps is now convinced minimum wage increases aren’t bad for the fast food business; in fact, he says, they’re great.
Finland just rolled out a pilot program to test universal basic income, or UBI. And while the idea of regular cash handouts may sound tantalizing, out-of-work Americans shouldn't hold their breath.
Protecting cloud-based services and industries’ supply chains from cyber threats will become increasingly important in 2017.
PRNewswire - Evergreen Packaging
Changing demographics and purchasing behaviors make it crucial for beverage industry leaders to understand and capitalize on key consumer insights that identify growing trends.
Crain's New York Business
In the past, large multi-nationals like Macy’s and Starbucks have used big data to make strategic decisions for new stores, but smaller retail companies were typically left out.
PRNewswire - Zillow
- Los Angeles is the most valuable metro, worth $2.5 trillion.
- Portland, Ore. had the biggest increase among the largest housing markets, growing 13.4 percent in 2016.
- Renters paid $478.5 billion in 2016, a 3.8 percent increase from 2015.
University of Maryland's School of Business
The "Amazoning of America," McDonald's table service and a lower corporate tax rate are among business developments to watch in 2017, according to a group of professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Houston Public Media - University of Houston
Texas could lose big if it pursues policies that curtail the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. That’s the message from a study commissioned by the Texas Association of Business, the state’s chamber of commerce.
PRNewswire - U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau projected the U.S. population will be 324,310,011 on Jan. 1, 2017. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 15,564,473, or 5.04 percent.
Portland Press Herald
The state’s largest solar farm could be fully operational this week. The solar farm will produce nearly 5 megawatts of electricity and Madison Electric Works will purchase all of it.
PRNewswire - Experian
Eight tips to help keep you secure while using the Internet of Things
West Hawaii Today - AP
New figures show Hawaii paid out $112 million in tax credits for renewable energy investment in 2014, the largest state tax credit that year.
New U.S. single-family home sales rose more than expected in November and consumer sentiment hovered near a 13-year high this month, strengthening the view that the economy will gain further momentum next year.
Valley News - The Seattle Times
Cloud computing, or tapping in to rented computer power and data storage over the internet, has existed for more than a decade. It is changing from a consumer phenomenon to one that’s reshaping big business.
Uber is moving its self-driving pilot project to Arizona, one day after the California Department of Motor Vehicles ordered the autonomous vehicles off the roads in San Francisco.
PRNewswire - Research and Markets
The world market for abdominal surgical robots is at $2.9 billion in 2016. The Robotic surgery equipment industry revenue is projected to increase to $12.9 billion by 2022.
People's World - By Mark Gruenberg
Employer associations are predicting a raise in the federal minimum wage will cause employers to lay off workers. According to a new study, this is a false alarm.
New York Business Journal
Up to $500 million has been set aside to spur job growth within New York City's life sciences sector.
As of December 14, Delta is unveiling its new onboard lineup of snacks, including Snyder's of Hanover brand pretzels, Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted Peanuts and NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bars.
This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Or., on November 21. UPS anticipates this eBike prototype could become a component of its delivery capabilities in some other cities across the country.
IKEA will offer all its US employees up to four months of paid parental leave, making the retailer one of the first companies to extend benefits to hourly employees that are usually available only to white-collar workers.
The Mercury News - Southern California News Group
Yamaha Corp. of America agreed to remain in California, rather than move to Texas or Tennessee, after the state granted it a $3 million tax break last month.
While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.
The first commercial flight from Newark to Cuba took off Tuesday morning after passengers received a celebratory welcome at the departure gate decorated with blue and white balloons while salsa music played and Cuban food was served.
Black Friday is on track to set a new record of online sales by surpassing the $3 billion mark for the first time. It’s also expected to become the first day in U.S. retail history to drive over a billion dollars from mobile sales.
US Census Bureau
Today is Thanksgiving Day. One of the most traditional of American holidays, it's thought to have begun in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
PRNewswire - Delta Dental Plans Association
According to a Delta Dental survey, out today, favorability of pumpkin pie hovers around thirty-six percent with American adults, more than double that of American's next favorite Thanksgiving pie, pecan (15 percent).
Casper Star Tribune
A committee of state lawmakers voted Friday to advance a bill that would require large online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases made by Wyoming customers.
How do you distinguish between the deals that are worth dragging yourself to the store to snag, and the ones that are worth neither the hassle nor your hard-earned dollars?
The U.S. Geological Survey says it has found the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever discovered in the United States - 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
WalletHub calculates holiday budgets for each of 570 U.S. cities between now and Dec. 25, 2016.
Burlington Free Press
For years, Natalie Miller and Nathan Hartswick harbored a dream to open a comedy club in Burlington.
Chain Store Age
The trajectory is so strong that sales are on pace to hit $440 billion in 2017, a leap from $395 billion expected in 2016, according to “U.S. Online Sales Forecast: Omni-Channel Retailing Challenged by Its Success,” a report from FTI Consulting.
U.S. jobs continued to rise at a steady pace in October and wage gains accelerated.Wage gains picked up, with average hourly earnings rising 0.4 percent from a month earlier to $25.92
Two Toyota Motor Corp brands again led the annual reliability survey from Consumer Reports magazine, and General Motors Co's (GM.N) Buick was the first American brand in at least 35 years to crack the top three.
WOW air, the ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, will now offer daily flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Keflavik International Airport (KEF), making it even easier to travel to Europe from the West Coast.
A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers found that infrastructure investment and strengthening the economy are the most pressing issues that Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump should address in their first 100 days if elected to office.
Prairie Business - Forum News Service
Minnesota Power announced that it will shut down two more of its coal-fired electrical generators, Boswell Units 1 and 2, by the end of 2018.
NewsAdvance.com - AP
California regulators ask the public to critique proposed regulations that would — eventually — allow self-driving cars that lack a steering wheel or pedals on public roads.
The cost of living in the U.S. rose at the fastest pace in five months on energy and shelter prices.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - AP
Nevada’s governor signed a bill Monday clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to the Raiders, although NFL owners still need to approve the team’s move.
The Seattle Times
They are learning to fly drones, with the hopes of earning a Federal Aviation Administration pilot’s license. At semester’s end, students will pitch their enterprise ideas to venture capitalists.
As of Monday, U.S. citizens who travel to Cuba will no longer be limited to bringing back goods worth up to $400 — including $100 worth of tobacco and alcohol.
Living in New York City is expensive — even if you have a high-paying job.
College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings of the Best Business Schools in New York, Michigan, Ohio, and Chicago.
PR Newswire - Fifth Third Bank
For investors, weathering the rhetoric of Election 2016 is critical. According to experts at Fifth Third Bank by maintaining a steadfast focus on fundamental investment goals and strategies, investors can make it through fluctuations and uncertainty.
The Denver Post
The CTA questioned 2,001 people and found that 70 percent of them were ready to test-drive an autonomous car and almost as many were interested in replacing the car they own, lease or rent with a vehicle that drives itself.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to near a 43-year low.The unemployment rate is seen holding steady at 4.9 percent.
Skift - Associated Press
The number of tourists visiting Hawaii hit a record for the month of August by reaching 780,000 people.
The Carnegie Deli which opened down the street from Carnegie Hall in 1937 and became known for its massive sandwiches named after celebrities such as Woody Allen will close on Dec. 31.
NBC4i.com WCHM-TV Columbus
A new pizzeria in Mountain View, CA, has started using robots to make pizzas and a truck to bake them on the way to their final destination.
Nevada Public Radio - ByRae Ellen Bichell
It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But a new study finds that when operating and maintenance costs are included cleaner cars may actually be a better bet.
Electrek - By Fred Lambert
New aerial pictures show that the automaker is already well on its way to bring up the structures for 4 more sections to more than double the size of the already massive plant.
FROM THE WINDOW of an airplane high above Nevada, the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility is a bright flash on the landscape. You can really only appreciate its enormity from the ground.
KPNR Nevada Public Radio
The PEW Research Center reported today that Nevada saw a decline in “unauthorized immigrant populations.” While the numbers rose in six U.S. states, Nevada was one of seven states that saw a decline.
Tahoe Daily Tribune - By Sally Roberts
Economically, northern Nevada is more connected to northern California, and southern Nevada more connected to southern California and Phoenix than they are to each other.
KSNV News3LV - By Tony Garcia
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally-adjusted 6.3 percent in August, according to a news release from the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation. This is down 0.3 of a percentage point over the year.
Corvallis Gazette-Times - By MICHELLE RINDELS/AP
A proposed ballot measure called the Energy Choice Initiative aims to deregulate electrical service in Nevada, opening up the market to providers other than NV Energy — the sole provider in most parts of the state.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL - By ART MARROQUIN
UberEats confirmed more than 150 restaurants are expected to participate as part of Wednesday’s launch in Las Vegas, which joins more than 20 cities that were introduced this year to the rideshaing company’s latest venture.
Nevada Business Magazine - By Kay Foley
The numbers indicate a slow but steady economic recovery that has the Silver State moving from eighth place to 11th in percentage of foreclosed homes and third place to sixth in unemployment.