Two nonprofit Catholic hospital chains, Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health, are discussing a possible merger that would create the biggest hospital system in the US, people familiar with the talks said. Together, the two institutions have 191 hospitals in 27 states and $44.8 billion in annual revenue.
Wall Street economists are advising investors to prepare for the sharpest increase in interest rates since 2006. Next year, interest rates are set to rise to at least 1% in advanced economies, economists say.
Remind employees that they have the skills and experience to get through challenging times, writes Cy Wakeman. "Great leaders help their teams remove some self-imposed stress and suffering by helping them focus on what we know today and how they can contribute to the next right action," Wakeman writes.
Food tastes differently in flight, so airlines such as Finnair and British Airways have adapted their offerings to align with the sounds passengers experience. Research has shown airplane noise boosts savory tastes, such as tomato juice, while dulling sweet flavors.
Without US leadership for a positive agenda, there is a clear risk that energies of [World Trade Organization] members could dissipate across the fragmented set of issues and that few policy proposals will advance to conclusion.
Douglas Lippoldt, chief trade economist at HSBC, as quoted by Bloomberg