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Want to buy a home? You might want to wait

2018-08-28

MarketWatch:  Home buyers who exercise patience over the next couple years may be handsomely rewarded. In a survey of 100 real-estate economists and experts conducted by real-estate website Zillow and research firm Pulsenomics, a 43% plurality said that they believe the U.S. housing market will become a buyer’s market in 2020. By then, the number of homes available for sale could finally outpace demand, allowing home buyers the chance to negotiate a lower and more affordable price on a property. The researchers didn’t give estimates on what kind of discounts buyers could expect.

Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman Joins Recode Decode

2018-08-15

Recode:  On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman talks with Kara about how the company has evolved since its early days, when Hohman wanted to merge employer transparency with the gaming sensibilities of World of Warcraft. He discusses why the company has so many rules and regulations for moderating reviews, including what happens when an employee alleges that a manager has sexually harassed them.

Developing Capsules for DPIs

2018-08-03

PharmTech:  Capsules used in dry powder inhalers (DPI) are, in many ways, different from those that are orally administered. “From a regulatory perspective, capsules for inhalation must comply with the compendialrequirements for inhalation products,” highlights Frédérique Bordes-Picard, manager, Pharmaceutical Business Development, Lonza Pharma & Biotech. “More stringent microbiological specifications are required compared to capsules intended for oral use, which are defined in a compendium of monographs.”

U.S. retail sector rebound boosts workers' wages, executive bonuses

2018-07-31

Reuters:  After one of its toughest years ever, U.S. “brick and mortar” retailers are witnessing a rebound and boosting wages for hourly workers and bonuses for senior executives, according to two separate studies released on Tuesday. Wages have grown for cashiers and retail buyers among others, a sign that a tight labor market is finally translating into base-pay gains for workers at retailers, according to data gathered from millions of U.S. worker salaries by Glassdoor, a job website operator.

Dotloop's messaging features just got a whole lot more streamlined

2018-07-11

Inman:  In an effort to streamline the number of platforms real estate agents use to advance deals, popular cloud-based transaction management, form creation and e-sign tool dotloop has announced new real-time communication and document sharing mobile messaging features. “Messaging is the fastest and most popular way real estate professionals are communicating these days,” said Austin Allison, founder and general manager of dotloop, in a statement. “That’s why we’re investing in making it a more central and integral part of the dotloop experience.”

Seqirus joins universal flu vaccine partnership UIVI

2018-07-10

FiercePharma:  The quest for a universal flu vaccine has attracted significant attention as problems with traditional flu shots have grabbed headlines in recent years. Now, leading flu vaccine player Seqirus has teamed up with the Human Vaccines Project's Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative to provide assistance in the effort.

Salaries: US wage growth in June was 2018's strongest so far

2018-07-06

USA Today:  Median base pay for workers in the United States climbed by 1.6 percent in June to $52,052, according to the latest edition of Glassdoor's Local Pay Report. That was the strongest growth in the wage statistic so far in 2018. "With unemployment hovering around historic lows, employers' need to fill roles climbs," said Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain in a press release. "What results is that more workers, especially in high demand industries like healthcare, finance, and e-commerce, are in the driver's seat to negotiate for better pay in order to fill these roles."

Marc Benioff and Jeff Weiner are among America's 10 most-liked CEOs of 2018

2018-06-20

CNBC:  Career site Glassdoor released its 2018 Top CEOs list on Wednesday, based on information gleaned from employee reviews from over 770,000 large companies. The executives on the list lead Fortune 500 companies and tech giants as well as up-and-coming businesses. Topping the list is Silicon Valley CEO Eric Yuan of Slack-competitor Zoom Video Communications. The top 10 also includes Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn and Lynsi Snyder of In-N-Out Burger.