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A Pennsylvania court rules employees’ drug tests are not confidential

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entrepreneur newsA nurse whoworked at a Pennsylvania hospital was fired because of a failed drug test. After being notified of the firing, the states Board of Nursing wanted to investigate and subpoenaed the hospital for the drug test results. The hospital, stating confidentiality, refused. The Board sued. Was this information confidential? Are outsiders entitled to see these results?According to the Pennsylvania courts, the answer is yes. As reported by the Legal Intelligencer, a three-judge panel found the states Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Act which bars disclosure of patients substance abuse and addiction treatment records to third parties does not [...]

5 Ways the Second Machine Age Will Morph the Future of Big Data

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Reader ResourcePosition yourself for growth in 2017join us live at the Entrepreneur 360 Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 16. Secure Your Seat In the 2014 best seller, "The Second Machine Age," Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue that this information era will leverage software-driven machines to substitute and replace humans. At the center of that debate is the question of data and how powerful it can become. After all, the more that machines can know and learn, the more intelligent they will become.Throughout the industrial revolution over a century ago, industrious people found ways to make new and [...]

Greek tourism enjoys best summer season on record

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LONDON (AP) Greece's tourism sector appears to be reaping the rewards from a period of relative political stability as well as attracting many travelers who had shied away from other Mediterranean hotspots, like Turkey and Egypt, following a string of attacks.Elena Kountoura, Greece's alternate minister for tourism, said Monday that 2016 has been "another great year for Greek tourism," with international arrivals up 7 percent in the nine months through September compared with the year before. The four summer months from July were the best ever for the sector, she said."By the end of the year, international arrivals are expected [...]

Global shares lifted by news FBI not to charge Clinton

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Global stock markets started the week on a strong note Monday after the director of the FBI said the bureau found no evidence warranting criminal charges against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a trove of newly discovered emails.KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE advanced 1.3 percent to 6,777.00 while France's CAC 40 jumped 1.5 percent to 4,441.31 and Germany's DAX rose 1.4 percent to 10,398.36. Futures showed Wall Street was due for a sharp gain. Dow futures surged 1.3 percent while S&P futures spied 1.4 percent.ELECTION UPDATES: Dow Jones index futures jumped about 200 points ahead of Monday's [...]

The Staff You Need to Hire to Run a Restaurant

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The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media's bookStart Your Own Restaurant and More. Buy it now fromAmazon|Barnes & Noble|iTunesThere are several categories of personnel in the restaurant business: managers, cooks, servers, buspersons, dishwashers, hosts and bartenders. Each has a specific function and contributes to the operation of the restaurant. When your restaurant is still new, you may find that some of the duties will cross over from one category to another. For example, the manager may double as the host, and servers may also bus tables. In a very small operation, you and your family may assume [...]

How Reality Star Bethenny Frankel Achieved Brand Success

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This column originally posted on Oct. 23, 2014.There are celebrities that spend all of their time in front of a camera and others that spend it gallivanting about the world. Then there are those that leverage their brand to build incredible businesses and do it with little help from outside players.http://www.news18.com/business/ EnterBethennyFrankel, whoturned a few years worth of reality TV into an enterprise worth hundreds of millions of dollars.I connected with Frankel (born Nov. 4, 1970) with the intent to learn how she grew her personal brand to the point that she could leverage it to create a thriving business [...]

6 Travel Hacks From Experienced Business Travelers

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Reader ResourcePosition yourself for growth in 2017join us live at the Entrepreneur 360 Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 16. Secure Your Seat If you dont have much experience with traveling for business, then its easy to find the entire process stressful and overwhelming. But if you do travel frequently, its important to figure a few things out.Related:5 Ways to Save Time and Money on Business TravelHere are a handful of helpful travel hacks you could gain from ten minutes'conversation in an airport terminal with anyexperienced business traveler.1. Avoid checking luggage whenever possible.The goal of business travel is to [...]

4 Time Wasters That Kill Your Productivity

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Reader ResourcePosition yourself for growth in 2017join us live at the Entrepreneur 360 Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 16. Secure Your Seat There is only a certain amount of time during the day to finish tasks but no matter what we do, it seems that time is never enough.Sometimes at the end of the day, we accomplish nothing and feel unproductive. But maybe, the reason of it is not the time. It is because we are using our time inefficiently. Therefore, in order to spend theday more meaningfully and achieve goals, stay away from below.business news nigeriaRelated:6 Ways [...]

Greek businessman Andreas Vgenopoulos dies at 63

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) Andreas Vgenopoulos, a Greek lawyer turned business tycoon, died Saturday of a heart attack, his Marfin Investment Group announced. He was 63.Vgenopoulos was vilified as the man who precipitated Cyprus' banking crisis in 2012, which led to an EU bailout and a one-time levy on all uninsured bank deposits over 100,000 euros. He was also accused of corrupt lending practices, first in Cyprus and then, last month, in Greece, a charge he strongly denied.http://www.denverpost.com/business/ At the height of his success, Vgenopoulos acquired a string of businesses including Marfin Popular Bank, a passenger shipping firm, Greece's largest food [...]

Do What You Love and Make Money at It

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Click HereReader ResourcePosition yourself for growth in 2017join us live at the Entrepreneur 360 Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 16. Secure Your Seat Click play to hear the best business advice that Sam Cinquegrani, CEO and founder of ObjectWave, a full-service digital commerce solution provider, has ever received.business news in malaysiaWatch more videos fromBizCaston itsYouTube channel here.Related:You Can't Change How People AreEntrepreneur Networkis apremium video networkproviding entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for [...]

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