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Fiat Chrysler CEO reprimands colleague for commenting on emissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne reprimanded the company’s top U.S. spokesman for issuing press releases about Fiat’s vehicle emissions practices days after Volkswagen’s disclosure in September 2015 that the German automaker had used illegal software to evade emissions tests, documents released Monday show.

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Starbucks deal gives Nestle more punch in fight with JAB

LONDON/ZURICH/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Nestle’s $7 billion licensing deal for Starbucks’ retail business gives it a much-needed boost in its battle against JAB, the privately owned investment firm stirring up the coffee industry with a string of deals. JAB, the family office of Europe’s billionaire Reimann clan, has built up ...

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Confirmit Launches B2B Account Health Solution

Drives improved business outcomes from greater understanding of the complexities found in B2B London, UK, Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, 9 May 2018 – Confirmit has announced the launch of a new solution designed to help stakeholders in B2B organisations understand the health of their account portfolios, and manage ...

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Educators Battle Fortnite for Students’ Attention

Fortnite: Battle Royale, a multi-player video game accessible on mobile phones, has become wildly popular with kids and teenagers. Teachers are frustrated by students playing the game under their desks or coming into school half-asleep after playing all night. —Epic Games By Sarah Schwartz When kids open the wildly popular ...

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Pearson Tests Growth-Mindset Messages in Software

New York Education-publishing giant Pearson recently tested “social-psychological” messages in learning software used by more than 9,000 unwitting students at 165 U.S. colleges and universities, highlighting the emerging hopes and fears about the ways the ed-tech industry might seek to capitalize on recent research into the impact of students’ mindsets ...

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Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Still to Treat U.S. Teens Like Adults

News in Brief Faced with public outrage, congressional scrutiny, and a sweeping new data-privacy law soon to take effect in Europe, Facebook has vowed to better protect its users’ privacy. Nevertheless, the social-networking giant’s current approach to collecting and using data from millions of U.S. teenagers—mostly, treating them the same ...

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Why I’m Against Innovation in Education

Commentary —Getty Education policymakers are too driven by fads—at the expense of tried and true approaches By Mike Schmoker I’m against innovation in education—as currently conceived and conducted. I’m not against small-scale educational experimentation, where new methods are tested, refined, and proved before they are widely implemented. But I’m against ...

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