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Disney makes it harder for chief Bob Iger to get his bonus

It will be harder for Disney chief Bob Iger to earn a $100 million equity award following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, but he could make even more money if the media conglomerate hits aggressive performance thresholds. The new benchmarks follo...

Oregon Business Plan emphasizes immediacy

Oregon business leaders on Monday cranked up the pressure on elected officials to address the state's volatile revenue system and underfunded public pension plan.

Port Washington State Bank plans new branch in Mequon

Port Washington State Bank plans to open a new location in Mequon in the first quarter of next year.  The bank plans to take over the former Associated Bank branch at 10509 N. Port Washington Road, according to an announcement. Port Washington State B...

Higher education faces challenges ahead

Higher education has yet to be disrupted by technology and globalization the way some industries have. Sectors ranging from retail to entertainment to manufacturing have seen seismic shifts in their delivery models, competition, and customer expectatio...

How she ended up at the artistic ‘epicenter’ of Columbus

What word defines Johanna Burton's leadership style? When asked, the newly appointed director of the Wexner Center for the Arts laughed and said, "Very hybrid. Hybrid is the story." A hybrid role is where Burton said she thrives. Whether it was in h...

How local 3rd-grade schools ranked on this year’s PSSA exams

Do you know how your local public schools performed on the most recent Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams, given to students in grades three through eight? The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the results of standardi...

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Johns Hopkins alum’s fund gives 4 undergrad ventures resources to grow

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Johns Hopkins alum’s fund gives 4 undergrad ventures resources to grow

Four ventures led by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students will receive $10,000 and mentorship as the newest selected members of an alumnus-sponsored entrepreneurship fund. The O'Connor fund was founded five years ago by Ralph O’Connor, a Jo...

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University of Hawaii researchers develop vaccine candidate for Zika virus

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on University of Hawaii researchers develop vaccine candidate for Zika virus

Researchers at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine said they successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus. The researchers said they have demonstrated that the vaccine is effective in protecting both mice and mon...

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Dell going public on NYSE after shareholder approval

December 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Dell going public on NYSE after shareholder approval

A bumpy, months-long journey culminated Tuesday when shareholders of Dell Technologies Inc. approved a deal that will return the Round Rock, Texas-based company to the public markets. The vote will enable Dell (NYSE: DELL) to consummate a complicated ...

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Chicago eye care startup Opternative changes name

December 11th, 2018|

Chicago eye care company Opternative is rebranding itself and changing its name as it aims to better convey its business-to-business offerings to the optometry and eyewear industries. The company, which now goes by Visibly, announced the change Tuesda...

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McClatchy to centralize design jobs in North Carolina

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher The McClatchy Co. will consolidate the design and copy editing functions of its 30 newspapers across the country into a central hub in Charlotte, North Carolina. The move is part of the transformation of McClatchy ...

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Media|

Boeing unveils new luxury VIP 777X business jet for world’s wealthiest flyers (Photos)

Boeing unveiled a new luxury VIP business jet model for its massive new 777X widebody jet. Boeing said it plans to launch a 777X VIP luxury business jet that can fly more than half way around the world nonstop – farther than any business jet ever bu...

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Budget and Tax|

GE executive named new CFO at Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. on Monday announced that Jose Ignacio Garcia has been hired as the company’s new CFO.  He will succeed Sanjay Kapoor, who is retiring early next year after five years with the Wichita-based manufacturer.  Spirit (NYSE: SPR) sa...

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