FROM Ben Johnson
Yahoo's Downfall This week Yahoo Inc. announced it would be laying off 15 percent of its 11,000 employees. Its overall fate is just as dismal: The company could be up for sale and its CEO could be gone pretty soon. Let’s not get started about the lawsuit that accuses the company of using performance reviews illegally and unfairly in firing employees. CEO Marissa Mayer is being questioned about what’s going on and board members could also decide her fate in the upcoming weeks.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.