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Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

JPMORGAN: Here's what could cause the next financial crisis

JPMorgan has already coined a nickname for the next financial meltdown.<p>And while the firm isn't sure exactly when the so-called Great Liquidity Crisis will strike, it figures that tensions will start to ratchet up in 2018, once the Federal Reserve starts to unwind its massive balance sheet.<p>If a …

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration.<p>The draft report by …

Climate Change

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by …

Google’s Academic Influence Campaign: It's Complicated

<i>Update: Google's Transparency Project has posted an addendum to its Academics Inc. report.</i><p>Earlier this week the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published a …

UC Berkeley

U.S. Vows Tougher Action on North Korea After Missile Test

UNITED NATIONS — The United States toughened its military pressure and invective against nuclear-armed North Korea on Wednesday, conducting a missile maneuver with South Korea, hinting of a possible return to war with the North and proposing wider United Nations sanctions against “any country that …

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time.<p>But the recovery is …

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, …

Senate Votes To Limit Trump's Power To Lift Russia Sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he wants flexibility as he tries to improve ties with Russia. U.S. lawmakers, however, are going in another direction.<p>The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia and to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Mary Meeker

Americans Aren't Just Divided Politically, They're Divided Over History Too

Historian Jill Lepore tells Rachel Martin that Americans have no shared past, no shared agreement about the facts or meaning of our past — so it's hard to have a shared sense of the present or future.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We've been talking about our disorienting era of change and what got …

GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

Would the House Republican health care bill impact insurance provided by employers? And why don't people without insurance just go to an emergency room for regular care? Here are answers to those and other recent questions from readers.<p><b>Will employer-based health care be affected by the new</b> …

Sweden Has Listed The Entire Country On Airbnb

In Sweden there’s a constitutional right they call <i>allemansrätten</i>. It’s a national concept of “freedom to roam” that allows anyone the right to access, walk, cycle, or camp on any land (the only exceptions being private residences, as well as gardens and lands under cultivation). To get the rest of …

UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

The Justice Department has sued UnitedHealth Group, saying that senior executives knew the company was overbilling Medicare by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and halted a repayment plan in 2014 so the money could be used to meet Wall Street’s revenue expectations.<p>In a complaint filed …

The latest whirlwind of news about Trump, Comey and Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment. Here’s how it might happen<p>Trump mired in more controversy over Comey scandal – live<p>Around midday on Monday, Congressman Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, held a press conference to call for the …

Donald Trump

In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

It is a rare unifying moment. Hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups, with few exceptions, are speaking with one voice and urging significant changes to the Republican health care legislation that passed the House on Thursday.<p>The bill’s impact is wide-ranging, potentially …

Health Care

Emmanuel Macron's French presidential campaign hacked

<b>(CNN) —</b> French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been the victim of a "massive and coordinated hacking operation," his campaign team said, slamming the attack as a last-ditch attempt to undermine him before Sunday's election.<p>The document dump happened Friday night, less than 48 hours …

The 11 states most likely to be affected by pre-existing conditions all voted for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Later today, House Republicans will try to pass a health care bill that voids the federal mandate requiring insurance companies to cover patients with pre-existing conditions.<p>They insist that by creating high risk pools in states -- and using several billion dollars allocated to them to …

Health Care

Norway races Australia to fulfill Japan's hydrogen society dream | Reuters

OSLO/MELBOURNE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Norway and Australia are racing each other to show they can supply Japan with hydrogen, hoping to fulfill its ambition to become the first nation significantly fueled by the super-clean energy source.<p>A passerby walks past in front of a hydrogen station in Tokyo, …

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.

WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision.<p>Mr. Comey’s plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had …

Donald Trump

What happens if the president doesn’t matter?

It is more than five months since the election, three months since the inauguration — enough time to be able to make an informed prognosis about economic and domestic policy under President Trump and the Republican Congress.<p>What we know, first and foremost, is that it hardly matters what Trump says …

Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove

Guess what Steven A. Ballmer has been up to for the last several years. (No, not just cheering for the basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers.) It’s a novel project, and he plans to take the wrapping off it Tuesday.<p>But first the back story, which is a valuable prelude to a description of …

University of Pennsylvania

The president’s savaging of environmental safeguards is a direct attack on reason and research<p>Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for …

Science

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Trump Is Beating Previous Presidents At Being Unpopular

His approval rating is well below those of other presidents at the same point in their presidencies.<p>President Trump reached a new low on …

Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.<p>Over the past year, North …

U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians

BAGHDAD — The American-led military coalition in Iraq said Friday that it was investigating reports that scores of civilians — perhaps as many as 200, residents said — had been killed in recent American airstrikes in Mosul, the northern Iraqi city at the center of an offensive to drive out the …

Middle East

Timeline: Trump Associates and Aides and Their Brushes With Russia

FBI Director James Comey said for the first time publicly Monday that the FBI is investigating the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Prior to Comey's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, committee …

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election.<p>Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Why Eliminating Government Agencies Is A Lot Easier Said Than Done

President Trump's budget blueprint calls for eliminating dozens of government programs and zeroing out funding for 19 independent agencies. And that may only be a preview of things to come as the Trump administration seeks to reorganize the executive branch.<p>On Monday, Trump signed the "Presidential …