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Brainstorm Health: Heart Disease, Amazon Emotion Detection, JPMorgan and Purdue

Good afternoon. I have some good news and some, well, not-great news. Cancer deaths in the U.S. fell sharply – and I mean really sharply – between 1999 and 2017 among 45 to-64 year-old Americans, according to a new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report. But deaths attributable to heart disease have risen in recent …

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Alexa, I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About Amazon’s Emotion-Detecting Wearable

From video streaming to prescriptions, cloud services to doorbell cameras, Amazon is in our lives in more ways than we count. But there’s one particular place–my emotional health–where I really don’t want the e-commerce giant poking around. Amazon is working on an Alexa-powered wearable that can read emotions, Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim …

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Governance Experts on Boeing: ‘There Is Something Wrong with the Board’

As Boeing takes steps to get its embattled 737 MAX aircraft up and flying again, investigations and lawsuits continue to pile up in the aftermath of October’s Lion Air Flight 610 crash and March’s Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident, taking a total of 346 lives. The crisis has caused frustrated stakeholders and corporate governance experts …

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Sierra Nevada Still Waiting for Half the Proceeds from Its Camp Fire Benefit Beer

When California’s deadly Camp Fire wiped out the entire town of Paradise and other surrounding areas, Sierra Nevada sprung into action, announcing plans to brew a special pale ale with all proceeds benefiting the people of the region. Over 1,400 brewers around the country signed up to make the beer in their own taprooms–nearly a …

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How State Abortion Laws Could Cost Republicans the 2020 Election

Since Friday, when Missouri passed a bill strictly limiting abortion, Lauren Gepford, the state Democratic Party’s executive director, has witnessed protesters rallying all over the state. She has heard of people expressing new interest in running for office. She has even talked to her grandmother, whose boyfriend, a Republican, finds the new measure to be …

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