US Military Eyes Changes to Troop Presence in South Korea

by Richard Sisk | Military.com

The U.S. has no immediate plans for troop withdrawals from South Korea, but all commands have been directed to rely more on rotational forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday.

“I’ve issued no orders to withdraw forces from Korea,” he said, “but we will continue to look at adjustments at every command we have in every theater to make sure we are optimizing our forces.”… Continues

Other nations interested in UK’s Tempest fighter jet project – Leonardo CEO

by Reuters

Britain’s defence minister, Gavin Wiliamson, unveiled a model of a new jet fighter, called ‘Tempest’ at the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of Italian defence firm Leonardo <LDOF.MI> said that other nations are interested in joining Tempest, the British-led project to build a new fighter jet with Italy and Sweden.… Continues

Microsoft’s work-from-home study learned what you already knew: Meetings are too long and people are working more during the pandemic

by tsonnemaker@businessinsider.com (Tyler Sonnemaker) | Business Insider

(This article first appeared on July 21, 2020)

Microsoft’s study of remote employees found they’re working longer, more fluid hours.

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  • Microsoft analyzed the remote work habits of more than 350 of its employees during the pandemic, and published the results of its study last week in the Harvard Business Review.
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Cruise Into The Sunset With A 2020 Chevy Corvette Z51 In Rare Sebring Orange

by Amie Williams | Motorious

⚡️ Read the full article on Motorious

Few Corvettes were sprayed in this beautiful bright factory color.

When it comes to “America’s Sports Car”, the Corvette has come a long way. For the first time in the car’s 67-year history, the eighth-generation model is now powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine. … Continues

Coca-Cola plans to cut ‘zombie brands’ from its portfolio

The beverage company has already nixed Odwalla

By Tonya Garcia | Market Watch

Coca-Cola says it will focus on strong brands and small ones with growth potential.
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Coca-Cola Co. says it’s going to streamline its portfolio, cutting what it calls “zombie brands” in order to focus on more successful brands and smaller names with potential.… Continues

Banks Are Paying People to Bring in Their Spare Change as National “Coin Shortage” Takes Place

by Zee Krstic | GH

(This article first appeared on July 22, 2020)

From Good Housekeeping

  • The Federal Reserve is working to reverse a national “coin shortage” during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • Retailers like Walmart and Kroger are asking customers to use exact change or pay with credit cards as banks struggle to locate spare coins.
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