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Clay Matthews mocks Colin Kaepernick: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

The San Francisco 49ers fizzled out against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, losing 17-3 and falling to a 1-3 record. Colin Kaepernick had another lackluster outing, completing only 13 out of 25 attempts for 160 yards, one interception, and no touchdowns.<p>Kaepernick scrambled for short yardage as …

Football (U.S.)

What happened to Colin Kaepernick?

Remember that $126 million contract Colin Kaepernick signed that had $61 million in “guaranteed” money and seemed like a great deal for the 49ers youngster when it was signed? Then remember how it turned out all those numbers were garbage and San Francisco had basically signed Kaepernick for a …

49ers sticking with struggling QB Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco Coach <b>Jim Tomsula</b> remains committed to <b>Colin Kaepernick</b> as his quarterback and maintains the fifth-year pro has not lost any confidence.<p>Kaepernick has struggled this season as the 49ers (1-3) look for ways to get the ball into the end zone. Kaepernick threw for his only two touchdown …

Football (U.S.)

Colin Kaepernick says, 'whether football is here or not, I will be fine'

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With so much white noise surrounding Colin Kaepernick and fans' growing restlessness with him as the San Francisco 49ers' …

Cubs, Pirates skirmish after Jake Arrieta HBP; Sean Rodriguez ejected

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates struggled to get a hit off Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta.<p>Hitting Arrieta proved to be far easier.<p>Pirates …

Baseball

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

Managers know that engaged employees are more effective. But despite the vast amount of employee engagement research out there, very little of it focuses on a person’s primary reason for employment in the first place: getting paid.<p>PayScale, the compensation software company where I work, surveyed …

The Workplace

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

Europe Can Find Better Ways to Get Refugees into Workforces

Most people fleeing conflict and political oppression don’t want handouts – they want to work in order to create some semblance of a normal life for their families. They are keen to contribute to the countries that have taken them in, for which they are often profoundly grateful. While some …

Employment

Of Course Disney Should Use Surge Pricing at Its Theme Parks

The Walt Disney Company is reportedly considering implementing surge pricing at its various theme parks. Admission to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, for instance, is currently $99 for any day of the week. The rumored pricing plan involves offering Gold ($115), Silver ($105), and Bronze ($99) ticket …

Customers

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

Global Teams That Work

To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of …

Management

A New Way to Define Value in Drug Pricing

Prices for specialty drugs in the United States are out of control, with spending rising much faster than in many other health care domains. Some state Medicaid programs have been driven to the brink by the cost of new drugs for diseases such as hepatitis C, for which 12 weeks of treatment with …

Pharma

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Persistent Coupons and the Return of Thrifty Consumers

It’s going to be a rough holiday season for brick-and-mortar retailers. For starters, Amazon is heavily promoting its Prime program, which makes online shopping more attractive by providing two-day shipping. Jet.com recently entered the e-commerce fray with a pledge of being 10–15% cheaper than …

eCommerce

How an Accounting Firm Convinced Its Employees They Could Change the World

It’s a fabled story about a janitor’s exchange with President Kennedy during the early days of NASA: “What do you do?” the president supposedly asked the man with a broom during a visit to Cape Canaveral. “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping to put a man on the moon.”<p>This meeting may not have actually …

Employee Engagement

Why the Muppets May Hold the Key to the Great Ad Blocking Debate

If I'm doing my job right as a columnist, I should be discussing ad blocking in this latest installment. But I'm going to take a short-cut: If you really want to understand ad blocking, and the latest controversy surrounding the launch of Apple's IOS9, which comes with ad blocking support built in, …

It’s OK If Going to a Conference Doesn’t Feel Like Real Work

When I was just starting my career, going to conferences seemed like a terrific perk. They were usually held in fun destinations and it was exciting to be mingling with smart thought leaders. But I quickly learned that attendance also came with an unspoken price tag. Not only was I missing whatever …

San Francisco

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

HBR STAFF<p>Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during weekly meetings have been replaced with laptops and slim, touch-screen tablets.<p>I …

Note-Taking

California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

Brown tried for an even stronger measure that also would have enforced a 50 percent drop in petroleum use by 2030, but was defeated by oil interests. He called that a short-term setback, and insisted that the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels as quickly as possible.<p>"What has been the …

Obama signs law preventing premium hikes under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature health care law.<p>The White House says Obama signed the bill into law Wednesday. It represents an uncommon instance in which …

How I found an amazing apartment near San Francisco with only my phone — and without using Craigslist

Last month, I moved out of my apartment in San Francisco to a place in Burlingame, a suburban area 30 minutes south of the city.<p>Finding a place in the suburbs is no easy deal: public transportation is limited and the apartments are far apart. I didn't even have a car back then.<p>But it was …

EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels

VW has admitted that four-cylinder diesel cars from the 2009 to 2015 model years had software that helped the cars cheat on emissions tests. The admission came after the company was confronted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California regulators, touching off a worldwide scandal …

GOLDMAN: Here are the 16 most overpriced stocks in the market

But not every stock in the market should be expected to do well.<p>In its new quarterly chartbook for clients, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin and his team identify the stocks offering the most downside relative to Goldman analysts' price targets.<p>We picked out the 16 stocks with more than 10% downside to …

Investing

Why Twitter hasn't introduced a way to fix typos

As much as celebrities like Kim Kardashian have campaigned to be able to edit tweets, it isn't an easy problem to solve, said its head of product, Kevin Weil, at the Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay Wednesday.<p>"There are real challenges to editing tweets after you post them," Weil said.<p>It …

Bull elk keeps authorities on the run in downtown Waco

Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says officers, game warden and animal control officials mobilized after a resident reported seeing a moose about 6 a.m. Wednesday near his home on the southern edge of downtown.<p>Swanton said the animal was cornered and shot with a tranquilizer dart about 12:30 p.m. in …

FanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money

Officials for the companies repeated Wednesday that a DraftKings employee who won $350,000 in a FanDuel contest did nothing wrong, and did not have access to internal data before his entry into the contest was complete. But as the companies operate now, it's up to users of the sites to take their …

Main suspect arrested in video of gun flashed near police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a man after a beer bottle shattered their patrol car's rear window thought they were under attack because of an online video that turned out to be a publicity stunt, the lawmen's attorneys said Wednesday.<p>Attorney Gary Fullerton …

Twitter explains how it's going to hook new users instead of driving them away

The last three major Twitter product updates have all focused on making Twitter better for the new, casual user, said Kevin Weil, the social network's head of product, at the Code/Mobile conference on Wednesday.<p>"When you have a graph and you have done the work to set up the people you follow, it's …

Gannett Co. buying Midwest, South newspapers for $280M

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.<p>Journal Media publications dot the …

Clinton plan seeks to crack down on Wall Street abuses

Bankers who violate the law would face the possibility of tougher criminal penalties, according to a summary of Clinton's plan released Wednesday night by her campaign. They also would be banned from future employment in the financial industry and could find their compensation penalized as part of …