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Author Archives: Ana Mrdalj

UPMC will partner on hospitals in China

The parent company of Lancaster County hospital UPMC Lititz will partner in a series of hospitals across China. UPMC chief executive officer and president Jeffrey Romoff said the deal will lead to "the largest presence of American-style academic medicine outside of the United States."

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Guest view: Build workplace friendships on positivity

Recently, a co-worker was telling a story about a former mentor of hers who once said to her, “You know why I like you? Because you and I hate the same people.” We had an awkward chuckle over the shock and aggressiveness of that statement, but, it reminded me of Brene Brown’s concept of Common Enemy Intimacy.

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A Conversation With: Dr. Francis Achampong

Dr. Francis Achampong, 64, is chancellor at Penn State Mont Alto, where he also heads up the LaunchBox program. He started his career in education as a professor of business law at Howard University and later moved into administration. He joined Mont Alto in 2002 as its chief academic officer, and after a three-year stint as chancellor at Penn State Fayette, returned as the Franklin County campus’ chancellor in 2013.

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China just launched the world’s largest 5G network

The country's three state-run telecom operators launched services for the next generation wireless technology on Friday. China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are all offering 5G plans that start at 128 yuan ($18) for 30 GB of data per month, giving Chinese internet users access to the ultra fast service.

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Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

Facebook Inc. was sued on Thursday in a proposed class action accusing it of discriminating against older and female users by withholding advertising for financial services such as bank accounts, insurance, investments and loans. Facebook Inc. was sued on Thursday in a proposed class action accusing it of discriminating against older and female users by withholding advertising for financial services such as bank accounts, insurance, investments and loans.

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Former Juul executive sues over retaliation, claims company knowingly sold tainted nicotine pods

Juul’s former senior vice president of finance Siddharth Breja filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company Tuesday. The lawsuit documents a culture of intimidation at the young e-cigarette company that grew into a market leader. Breja says the company knowingly sold at least 1 million contaminated mint-flavored pods and refused to recall them.

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