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Source: Common Domain

More active managers are beating the market, but it won’t last

Today 02:27 GMT

More active managers are outperforming the overall market so far this year, but make no mistake: long-term performance stats remain dire.

There was no category where a majority of active managers beat the market over a 10-year period, let alone longer ones, although active funds charging lower fees tended to have better performance than high-fee funds.

Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

It takes less time for U.S. companies to turn working capital into cash, compared to their European counterparts, write CFO Journal’s Tatyana Shumsky and Nina Trentmann.

There’s about $6 trillion locked up at these businesses, according to a study by The Hackett Group, and finance chiefs are focused on using it more efficiently. The 1,000 largest U.S. public companies reduced the number of days it took to convert working capital into cash received from customers to 35.7 days in 2016 from 37.1 a year earlier.

Source: New York Times

Struggling Schools Improve on Test Scores, but Not All Are Safe

Today 02:28 GMT

The state released its annual standardized test scores on Tuesday, bringing measured good news for the city’s most struggling schools.

“These results should inspire the de Blasio administration to immediately support Success Academy and other high-performing charters to serve more students in public space,” she said in a statement.

Source: CBS News

Want to get to the Super Bowl Madden '18 plans tournament

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl — if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18.". Electronic Arts (EA) and the NFL on Monday announced they're teaming up to create an online tournament involving all 32 teams .

Those top finishers then advance to play at the Super Bowl Experience in Minnesota, and the winner receives a cash prize and two tickets to the Super Bowl.

Source: Fox News

Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

Wednesday 17:19 GMT

 The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history.

Each jurisdiction decides how to spend the money raised by Powerball and other lottery games, with some funding college scholarships, others spending the money on transportation and many using it for general state programs.

Source: The Week

Where NASA meets electronic music

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

So, for him, as a lifelong space lover and the son of a recording engineer, the "intersection of NASA and electronic music was a logical extension of all of those interests."

Recently two musicians, Mikael Jorgensen and James Merle Thomas, have taken inspiration from these tones and other sounds from NASA's audio archives to create a new musical album, called Hip Mobility. The tones, named after the company that made the equipment, were generated by ground control to turn on and off the radio transmitters used to talk to astronauts.

Source: Common Domain

15 Central Park West Remains Manhattan’s Most Expensive Condo

Wednesday 10:53 GMT

The Zeckendorf family-developed 15 Central Park West remains the most expensive condo in New York, claiming the top three sales by price per square footage within the 12 months up to June 30,  according to a CityRealty report released Tuesday.

“Prices rose in part because of closings recorded in very expensive newer developments such as 432 Park Ave. and One57, as well as continued high prices in properties such as 15 Central Park West,” said Gabby Warshawer, director of research and communications at CityRealty. “There has been some softness in luxury condos, but these buildings in the Index have retained their value,” Ms. Warshawer said.

Source: NBC News

After 10-year search, "Team Krissy" works to register more bone marrow donors

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

After a decade-long search for a matching bone marrow donor, Krissy Kobata is scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant in October from her brother, an imperfect match who was ineligible to donate before the recent development of a new treatment.

Kobata was 24 when she discovered she had myelodysplastic syndrome, a condition where bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells that can only be cured by a bone marrow transplant, according to the American Cancer Society.

Source: Common Domain

What Being a Doctor Did–and Didn’t–Teach Me About Leadership

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

From being on both sides of the operating room, I’ve learned that without close and considered collaboration, it’s impossible to run an organization, much less lead one.

The predominantly one-shot approach, though, is 180 degrees off when it comes to making decisions in a leadership position. My job today as dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine requires that I cultivate dialogue, build trust, incorporate feedback and move forward together.

Source: Fox News

10-year-old boy helps deliver baby brother, save mom's life

Wednesday 13:37 GMT

A 10-year-old boy is being credited with saving the lives of both his newborn baby brother and mother, who did not realize that she was in labor.

Fontenot’s stepfather, Kelsey Richard, had already left for work, and the boy knew his mother and baby brother couldn’t wait for paramedics to arrive, KPLC reported. “When he got to the bathroom, he just took a deep breath and said, ‘OK Mom, just tell me what I need to do,’” Moreau told KPLC.

Source: Global News

Canada Pension Plan reform to boost assets above $15 trillion by 2090

Today 02:28 GMT

The upcoming enrichment of the Canada Pension Plan will help fuel a 48-fold boost to the public fund’s assets over the long haul – to more than $15.8 trillion by 2090, according to federal calculations.

When it comes to the projected size of the CPP’s assets in 2090, Jack Mintz, a tax-policy expert from the University of Calgary, said expected population increases and inflation should be taken into consideration.

Source: Common Domain

Tough Reviews for Madden 18 Won’t Sack EA Stock

Wednesday 20:59 GMT

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Madden 18 has an average Metacritic score of 80 currently, which Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes is lower than Madden 17’s average of 83.5 and the franchise’s 10-year average of 82. Reviewers like that the latest title has better graphics and more accurate renderings of players, while they’ve panned a new passing feature.

Source: CBS News

Transgender reveal in kindergarten class leaves parents feeling "betrayed"

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

The Rocklin Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class, CBS Sacramento reports.

Parents say besides the books, the transgender student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender. "I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family, not from a book that may be controversial," a parent said.

Source: Common Domain

Lauren Conrad's label offers plus-size fashion at Kohl's

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

Lauren Conrad has always approached LC Lauren Conrad, the collection she launched in 2009 at Kohl’s, with the idea of designing pieces that fill her own personal needs.

Stylist Leesa Evans: Clothing makes us more confident and happier on a daily basis. Retail Happenings: Stella McCartney arrives at South Coast Plaza; Gucci delivers fall's 'it' bag

Source: Washington Post

Activists launch hunger strike to urge the Catholic Church to serve as sanctuary for illegal immigrants

Today 02:26 GMT

Three veteran activists are staging a hunger strike in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception this week, calling on the Roman Catholic Church to open its church doors to undocumented immigrants fearing deportation.

“The Catholic Church strives to help all who seek pastoral care, spiritual guidance and material assistance,” Chieko Noguchi, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington, said Tuesday.

Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sen. Kaine says Va. could "probably do better" on state's chosen statues in Capitol

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Australia Plans More Barriers in Public Spaces After Attacks in Spain

Tuesday 12:43 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The scheme to pump desert water to L.A. could destroy the Mojave. California's Legislature needs to block it

Tuesday 10:56 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C. fire boat sinks while docked in Southwest Washington

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

George and Amal Clooney's justice foundation gives $1-million grant to combat hate groups

Wednesday 18:11 GMT
Source: Global News

James Damore, Google anti-diversity memo writer, hires Republican Party official as lawyer

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Three more rangers killed in a deadly month around the world for wildlife defenders

Today 02:28 GMT
Source: Global News

Barcelona boosts security, tries to balance freedom after deadly attacks

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: CBS News

Heavy rains soak parts of Kansas City; death blamed on flash flooding

Wednesday 20:04 GMT
Source: Fox News

Imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona, suspect says

Today 02:28 GMT

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