Yorktown Refinery to cease most operations; more than 300 employees affected (Daily Press)
Western Refining Inc. will immediately cease refining operations at its Yorktown plant. The move will idle most of the facility and cost hundreds of jobs.
Some doctors try to profit on cosmetic surgery’s rise (USA Today)
With cosmetic procedures soaring in popularity, it’s going to get increasingly harder to avoid pitches. Consumers opted for 69% more cosmetic procedures — everything from a shot of collagen to a face-lift — in 2009 compared with 2000, according to an April report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Botox injections increased 509% during that period, the report says. Revenue from cosmetic dentistry climbed to $2.75 billion nationwide in 2007, up 15% from 2005, according to the most recent numbers available from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Is the iPhone Ready for Business? (Inc.)
Apple has made serious strides in making its smartphone more business-friendly. Here’s our verdict on whether it has come far enough.
Stores That Can’t Stay (WSJ)
Pop-Ups Test Concepts, Help Landlords Fill Retail Space.
The Wind-Down: Is Will Ferrell Funny? (Slate)
A slight departure this week from our normal wind-downs, but here is a a point-by-point dissection of Ferrell’s sense of humor, using a video slide show to analyze the comedian’s hit characters.