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Farmers plan for another year of tight margins

Dr. Nathan Smith, an economist, sees good demand for cotton, corn, peanuts and soybeans in 2018, but urges farmers to look at crop insurance. “When you have tight margins and you have equity and investments that you have made, you are looking to protect that investment," says Smith.  Read More at Western Farm Press

researchers test new antimalaria drugs

Historically it's been difficult to develop drugs that target dormant parasites because malaria researchers know little about the biology of them. MIT researchers can grow the dormant parasite in engineered human liver tissue, allowing them to closely study how the parasite becomes dormant. They can also sequence its RNA and test its response to known and novel antimalarial drugs. Read More...

Skiing and Snowboarding: The New Stadium Sports?

The arrival of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang has ignited a global interest in winter sports. With revenues coming in from sponsorships and tournament prize money, winter sports have been an overlooked and underestimated money maker in the global sporting world—from both an industry and athlete perspective. To accommodate to the immense crowds in a South Korean country seven...

Ford Names A New President Of North America Operations

Effective March 1st, Kumar Galhotra will step in as President of Ford North America. He will be responsible for all of Ford’s North American business and report to Jim Farley, Ford EVP and president of Global Markets. The change comes on the heels of former President Raj Nair’s abrupt departure on February 22nd. "Kumar is an incredibly talented executive with...

Listen: Smart Rooms Are Almost A Reality

Smart hotels rooms are now a reality as Hilton Hotels are implementing smart technology into a number of their locations across the globe. Integrated voice controls through the Hilton Honors app and easy to use smart tv’s are two of the big changes that Hilton is looking to add to their in-room experience. Andrew Sheivachman, business travel editor at...

Video Of The Week: Melt Ice Creams

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MarketScale visits a growing ice creamery and sits down with owner, Mark Seher, to discuss what it means to be a small business owner and how they are centralizing their operation.

Listen: Experts Put DC As The Favorite To Get Amazon HQ2

According to a recent study Washington D.C. looks to be the top candidate for Amazon HQ2. Hamilton Place Strategies analyzed the transportation, education, business and connectivity of the top 20 on Amazon's list for their next headquarters and found that Washington DC stood out as the best option for what online retail giant is looking for. The study says...

Biogen Stocks Fall As They Tweak Their Research

The Biotechnology company Biogen is changing plans for their study on Alzheimer’s based on mid-study findings, making investors less confident. Based on their findings, 510 patients will need to be added to the final stage of the study. Biogen CMO Al Sandrock said, “ We did do a preplanned blinded sample size re-estimation. We did see more variability in...

Smart Parking: A Private-Public Partnership Aims to Understand Parking Via IoT

A private-public partnership between Stratford, Ontario and eleven-x, FoxNet, and the Canadian Open Data Exchange (ODX) has led to the introduction of “smart” parking spaces, asphalt-embedded sensors that collect data regarding the occupancy of a parking space. Around 80 of these sensors have been approved and installed for collection and analysis by the City. Stratford officials anticipate the ability to...

Watch: Food truck trends to watch in 2018

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Food trucks around the country are looking to break big and set themselves apart with these 4 trending strategies. 1. Private events: Profitable and great for branding, private event guest sales are high-revenue and good for gaining new fans. 2. Office Lunches: Food trucks are gravitating toward office buildings and corporate campuses for a guaranteed lunch hour. 3. Unique...