2 Simple Keys to Getting the Best Out of Your Employees

The human resources department can play a key role in helping define a company's culture. Taking their cues from the top executives, they're going to devise policies, disseminating ideas, creating and enforcing standards of conduct that, if effective, can set the tone in a workplace. But often, there's a disconnect between the goals and policies, and the results that HR […]

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New Brunswick Liberals one step closer to acclaiming Kevin Vickers as party leader

New Brunswick’s Liberal party has confirmed Kevin Vickers is the lone candidate for its leadership, setting the stage for his acclamation. The party’s leadership steering committee says it decided late Wednesday to recommend to the party’s board that the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms be appointed leader. The board will make a decision next Tuesday evening. The steering committee says […]

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737 Max Won’t Fly Until F.A.A. Is ‘Satisfied,’ Elaine Chao Says, Defending Agency

WASHINGTON — The United States will not clear Boeing 737 Max jets for flight again until federal officials are satisfied that Boeing has fixed its flawed flight control system, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said in testimony on Wednesday. Ms. Chao, appearing before House subcommittee hearings concerning her department’s budget, offered no timeline for the plane to return to service […]

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Breakingviews – UniCredit interest gives German bank merger a push

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) – Deutsche Bank boss Christian Sewing has just received an unexpected leg-up from his rival Jean Pierre Mustier, who runs Italy’s UniCredit. Both men are competing for the affections of Commerzbank. The arrival of another suitor puts extra pressure on the German government to back a domestic marriage. Mustier has been prowling the European banking universe for […]

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Little gloating in Europe at Britain's Brexit mess

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier,left, and Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, shake hands during a news conference following their talks on possible scenarios for Britain’s departure from the 28-member bloc in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 29, 2019. Morawiecki said that if twice-rejected divorce deal is not approved Friday, the EU is open to Britain’s requests for further extension […]

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Markets Right Now: Stocks up broadly; Lyft soars 8.7 percent

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): Continue Reading Below 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Friday, ending the first quarter with the biggest quarterly gain in a decade. Lyft made its much-anticipated trading debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange, jumping 8.7 percent to $78.29. The ride-hailing company's stock had been priced at $72 […]

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Markets Right Now: Stocks up broadly; Lyft soars 21 percent

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): Continue Reading Below 11:45 a.m. Stocks are holding on to broad gains at midday Friday, led by industrial companies and chipmakers. Lyft made its much-anticipated trading debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange, jumping 21 percent to $87.24. Shares of the ride-hailing company were priced at $72. The S&P 500 index […]

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Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings

Matternet CEO Andreas Raptopoulos walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for delivery of medical specimens after a flight at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 26, 2019. Matternet and UPS partnered with the hospital to start commercial flights of medical samples across the WakeMed campus. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew) A pioneering use of drones to fly […]

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