The Best Sisal, Jute, and Abaca Rugs, According to Interior Designers

Rugs made of natural fibers like sisal and jute can be a great way to give any space a “tropical, or beachy” feel, according to Porter Hovey of Hovey Design. But they’re not just attractive because of their ability to make any room Hamptons-esque — Hovey also notes that rugs like this are also more…

Dollar Towers Above Rivals, Posing Fresh Threats to Financial Markets

A  prolonged dollar rally is pressuring U.S. corporate earnings, hitting commodity prices and threatening to deepen a selloff in emerging markets. The U.S. currency has continued to grind higher this year despite an escalating trade fight with China and broadsides from President Trump, who has complained that the dollar’s strength is curbing growth. Last month,…

Foundation Medicine Names Priti Hegde, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer

Foundation Medicine, . today announced the appointment of Priti Hegde, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer, effective August , . Dr. Hegde will oversee clinical product development, cancer genomics, and early stage research, as well as regulatory and quality assurance, to accelerate advancement of the Company’s leading comprehensive genomic profiling portfolio. She will assume scientific leadership…