How companies like Google and IBM plan to profit from quantum computing

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Description: How companies like Google and IBM plan to profit from quantum computing Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/17/how-quantum-computing-works-google-ibm-dwave-amazon.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas and issues facing the firms involved in the quantum computing environment. What are some of the applications and opportunities, according to the report?

Away co-founder Steph Korey is back at the helm after social media uproar

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Description: Just weeks after stepping down as chief executive officer of luggage maker Away following a report about her leadership tactics, Steph Korey is back as co-CEO. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/away-co-founder-steph-korey-back-as-co-ceo-after-social-media-uproar.html Questions for discussion: Why is this story controversial? What is your view of the power of social media and the… Read more »

How Children Are, and Aren’t, Using the Internet

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Description: eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss children’s behavior online, the screen time stigma and YouTube child policy changes. Then, junior analyst Blake Droesch addresses questions about a TikTok sale, Facebook’s stance on political ads and a new way to limit who can reply to your tweets. Source:… Read more »

The No. 1 job in America that requires no experience pays $100,000 a year — and it’s NOT in Silicon Valley

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Description: Can you have a job with high satisfaction that also pays six figures? What about first-time job hunters? The answer to both questions is, “Yes.” If you choose wisely. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-no-1-job-in-america-for-2019-that-requires-zero-experience-pays-100000-and-its-not-in-silicon-valley-2019-12-27?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the research suggest about the nature of the job market today? How should… Read more »

Supreme Court dismisses B.C. case against Trans Mountain pipeline

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Description: Outcome resolves one of the last court challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/supreme-court-dismisses-b-c-s-appeal-in-trans-mountain-pipeline-case Questions for discussion: Why is this decision so critical to this and other resource-based projects? How will this decision affect business and investment in the industry?

How American Apparel came back from the brink of death

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Description: How American Apparel came back from the brink of death Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/16/american-apparel-has-a-new-online-retail-store-following-bankruptcy.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the history of the firm focusing on the key issues that affected its rise and fall? Do you think the firm can rise again? What would you advise management?

Lululemon used to be a niche player, now some think it could be the next Nike

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Description: For six years, between 2011 and 2017, Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s stock looked as if it was tapped out. The yogawear company was already an incredible success for investors, who backed it from its US$14 IPO in 2007, but further growth was a concern. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/lululemon-used-to-be-a-niche-player-now-some-think-it-could-be-the-next-nike Questions for discussion:… Read more »

‘Damning’ Boeing messages reveal efforts to manipulate regulators of 737 Max

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Description: Boeing employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training while others raised safety concerns and complained about lax standards, according to a trove of internal documents the company released on Thursday. Source:CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/boeing-releases-communications-on-737-max-simulators-it-calls-completely-unacceptable.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Boeing’s fired CEO Muilenburg walks away with more than $60 million

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Description: Boeing denied former CEO Dennis Muilenburg severance when he was ousted for his handling of the 737 Max crisis, but he will get more than $60 million in pension benefits and stock, the company said Friday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/10/ex-boeing-ceo-dennis-muilenburg-will-not-get-severance-payment-in-departure.html Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social implications of… Read more »

The No. 1 ‘soft skill’ you need to compete in today’s job market

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Description: Creativity counts. And it may help you more than many skills succeed in today’s job market — at least according to career site LinkedIn, which examined data from its users, as well as more than 20 million job postings, to create its list of the most in-demand jobs skills for 2020. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan… Read more »