Finding a Job,
Job Search Tips,
Here are the problems job seekers recently said they were encountering, and our solutions to mitigate them.
Outright theft of your assets has now become a family affair. The SEC recently announced two cases where investors lost millions of dollars to family scammers.
Of the 2.3 million children who have lost their homes to foreclosure, one out of every 10 have been negatively affected.
Institute For Economics And Peace,
Us Peace Index,
The U.S. Peace Index is based on analysis of homicide, violent crime, policing, incarceration rates and availability of small arms data. With improvements in all five of these indicators from the 2011 to the 2012 USPI, the U.S. was found to be more peaceful than at any time since 1991.
What Money Can't Buy,
Is the free market really free? Or does it come at the expense of civic values we neglect at our peril? That's one of many questions I found myself pondering after reading What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel.
Money Market Accounts,
Regional and community banks are often recommended as a solution to the low interest rates offered by large banks -- and for good reason. Unfortunately, the viability of this solution may depend on where you live.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Richard Sandor is not a household name but he should be. He is quite frankly one of the most important people in finance today given his 40 years of innovation.
After many inquires, much analysis, and contemplation, I thought I would highlight a few recurring points that keep resurfacing amongst friends and clients when asked about social media and the role it is now playing in our public relations and marketing campaigns.
US Supreme Court,
Arizona Immigration Law,
Comprehensive Immigration Reform,
Arizona's immigration law burdens businesses with regulation and penalizes workers. It has driven tens of thousands of laborers, consumers and entrepreneurs from the state. This policy is an unfunded mandate that raises the cost of hiring workers and expanding production.
Taco Bell had an arguably sketchy 2011 fiscal year, frontloaded by an almost devastating lawsuit against the quality of their meat, 2012 seems to be the year of rebound for the brand.
Iphone 5 Release Date,
Iphone Release Date,
New iPhone Release Date,
If you were hoping for a radically redesigned iPhone 5 to come out really, really soon, you now officially have 35.1 million of your peers to blame. Apple reported its first quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, and the numbers were once again Macauley-Culkin-in-Richie-Rich-enormous: $39.1 billion in revenue, accounted for by...
Oil export sanctions on Iran, in response to its nuclear program and its association to extreme conflict zone Syria, has caused the price of a barrel of oil to reach a global maximum of $102. Although lower than January prices ($113), will this change consumer automotive trends to...
If corporations are people, as the Republican majority on the Supreme Court says, then the defining trait of the modern corporate personality is ingratitude.
"Sally, get in the truck," my superintendent said late one afternoon the summer I worked construction, using the nickname I'd been assigned -- though I still don't know why. The look on my super's face was... not good... as he continued: "We're going for a ride." I'd been driving "the...
Walmart and the founding family could make an important decision to change the last decade of corporate behavior by hiring a competent female CEO.
The American economy is in trouble now primarily because the industrial policy to which the Republican Party currently subscribes remains hugely influential and entirely inadequate.
Downward pressure on the U.S. economy is already becoming apparent. Data on home sales, industrial production, jobless claims and regional manufacturing surveys have all recently disappointed.
Eben Bayer Gavin McIntyre,
Their mothers must be proud. The idea for their ingenious new packaging material, made from mycelium -- the hidden roots of mushrooms -- came from the fungus growing under their dorm room beds.
Doj Publishers Lawsuit,
Sometimes the DOJ goes after companies that have done nothing wrong, but more often it lets big-time antitrust violators get away with murder. In a recent case -- one that has roiled the publishing industry -- the DOJ has managed to do both.
I'm sure you know the kind of business I'm talking about. It's that place that has an innovative or high-quality product or service, is cute and charming, is obviously run with love and passion, has lovely well-intentioned staff -- but just doesn't have its act together. Sound familiar?
The cause of our terrible economic inequality is clear: the 1% have too much power, and use that power to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of us -- the 99%.
In Argentina the government of President Christina Kirchner Fernandez is moving to reclaim the YPF energy company. Looking behind the scenes, what is really driving Argentina's seemingly quixotic energy policies?
As the current brouhaha about asteroid mining shows, visionaries may toil quietly until famous or rich people decide to enact an idea.
Apple presides over a global technology empire, but the economic landscapes it shapes around the world are strangely uneven. As long as corporations can freely cross national boundaries, workers' rights should be just as global.
Small Business America,
Small Business News
It's neither the office space nor the clever perks that make Tumblr such an of-the-moment place to work: it's the people.
Thousands of us entrepreneurs will benefit from the JOBS Act. This could become a very viable and exciting way for small companies to raise capital. But not yet. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has nine months to draw up the regulations.
Not all cards are as green as they claim; industry observers often accuse banks of "greenwashing" their most basic cards with logos of well-known charities, without addressing long-term environmental preservation efforts.
When it comes to doing business, can we make a meaningful distinction between self-interest and selfishness?
Europe Economic Crisis,
Spain Economic Crisis,
Eurozone Debt Crisis,
What was the situation in Spain? The construction bubble was widely recognized, discussed, worried over and even acted upon in the years before the bust.
In short, we have a chance to have an "American decade" economically. All we are missing is a little optimism -- well, OK, a lot of optimism, and lot more skepticism about the folks peddling pessimism as if it were the new true religion.
With all of its demands, the naturalist ideal of the 21st century means that it takes a woman as much time and energy to raise two children as our grandmothers spent raising four.
How has Apple managed to make their product so appealing to a broad demographic... and how can you do the same? The answer is simple: Apple has a long-term strategy.
Philosopher Elisabeth Badinter assumes that her description of a child centered world is the result of new social pressures on women. What's really new are the novel ways that modern mothers of young children are finding to cope.
Each student is free to interpret Columbia Business School's call for an "outrageous business plan" as they see fit. Some create typical businesses that solve outrageous problems, and others create disruptive businesses that solve ordinary problems in an outrageous way.
If moving your money to a credit union won't make Bank of America or Wells Fargo small enough to fail, it is a rational consumer decision. Making the switch may not be a revolutionary act, but it will certainly make your life easier.
The bigger question is why a larger, established company like Kodak didn't invent Instagram, or an app like it. They have the resources, the talent and the opportunity. What is it that stalled -- possibly fatally -- this once-smart company?
It's a sad day for the Big Six publishers -- but not because they're in a bitter race to the bottom. It's sad because of their thinking. These publishers would rather close the doors and slash their staff than innovate in a changing market.
When the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare programs release their annual reports, one of the first thing folks look for is whether the life of the trust funds that finance these retirement security programs have been extended or reduced. Well, the reports came out on Monday, and the key takeaway from where I sit is that these remain critically important programs whose future can and should be ensured by policy actions designed to enable both programs to continue to provide retirement security for generations to come. As with so much else in our fiscal and economic landscape these days, the best thing to do in the near term is everything we can to get the recession behind us and get back on a stronger growth path.
By comprehensively managing procurement, manufacturers have an opportunity to produce goods at home while significantly reducing costs through better management of indirect spending.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Natural gas, as traded today on U.S. exchanges, is a uniquely isolated American commodity and any attempt at influencing its price, overt or otherwise, would fall under the purview of the nation's anti-trust laws and its stated prohibitions to all manner of collusion.