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Man Arrested for Stealing Frances McDormand’s Best Actress Oscar

Police arrested a man suspected of stealing Frances McDormand‘s Oscar trophy at the 90th Academy Awards Governors Ball.<p>McDormand was awarded Best …

Here's how much you need to earn to be part of the 1%

How do you stack up against the wealthiest Americans?<p>To be a 1 percenter, you need to have an adjusted gross income of at least $480,930, according to the latest data from the IRS, which looked at income statistics for tax year 2015. The top 1% accounted for 1.4 million individual income tax …

Income Tax

People are fuming over Emma Stone's 'joke' about men nominated for best director at the Oscars — here's why it was problematic

Emma Stone caused a literal uproar at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night when she referred to the nominees for best director as "four men and Greta Gerwig." The evening was dotted with acknowledgments of the Time's Up movement, but many people think Stone's comment missed the mark when it came …

The feds have Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang album

Enter the Feds<p>A federal court is forcing Martin Shkreli to hand over the Wu-Tang album <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> to the government. Shkreli, a pharmaceuticals CEO who earned the nickname “Pharma Bro” for cavalierly hiking the price of an HIV treatment, was convicted of securities fraud in August …

How to Solicit Negative Feedback When Your Manager Doesn’t Want to Give It

In my role as a leadership coach, I consistently hear my clients say that they crave negative feedback from their managers in order to improve in their jobs, grow their careers, and achieve better business results. However, when it comes to soliciting negative feedback, they find that their …

For Women and Minorities to Get Ahead, Managers Must Assign Work Fairly

Organizations have been trying to improve diversity in the workplace for decades — with little success. The most common techniques, such as one-time sensitivity trainings, haven’t worked. The numbers of women and people of color in leadership roles are still staggeringly low across industries. Also …

Oscars 2018: TV ratings hit record low, shedding 6.5 million viewers from last year

The 90th Oscars ceremony gave several movies their moment of glory.<p>But ABC, which broadcast the awards, isn't getting any trophies.<p>Continuing a recent trend, ratings for the 3 hour and 50 minute telecast dropped to a record low of 26.5 million viewers, down a big 20% from last year's 33 million. …

These are the 911 calls resulting from Apple Park employees walking into glass walls

Transcripts have been released for three of the emergency calls made earlier this year as the result of employees at Apple Park injuring themselves by walking into glass doors and walls.<p>More than 3,000 gigantic curved glass panes have been used to form the walls on both side of Apple’s four-story …

Apple Park

The Silicon Valley elite’s latest status symbol: Chickens

San Francisco<p>Johan Land has a life that stands out even among Silicon Valley’s tech elite: He’s the lead product manager at Waymo (formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project), a job that keeps him glued to computer screens and fixated on the future.<p>Excelling at his work, Land said, …

Putting Humans at the Center of Health Care Innovation

The healthcare industry has long relied on traditional, linear models of innovation – basic and applied research followed by development and commercialization. While this “lab-bench to bedside” approach has improved healthcare globally, it can take years, even decades, for an innovation to get to …

40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Second, that high income growth among the richest will lift the incomes of the poorest. Third, that there is no alternative to rising inequality without …

Income Inequality

Nice Tattoo! I Didn’t Know You Worked at Walmart

Employees ink company logos on arms, legs and backs in a show of corporate loyalty. “My son was like, ‘You’re an idiot,’” says one executive<p>By<p>Rachel Feintzeig and<p>Rachel Feintzeig<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@RachelFeintzeig<p>Google+<p>Rachel.Feintzeig@wsj.com<p>Kelsey Gee<p>Kelsey Gee<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>…

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot 'tube homes' made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.<p>James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, thinks his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis. But his …

Hong Kong