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Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler and the Overseas Workforce Yields Duty of Care

Iram Ganju | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Iram Ganju

As we prepare for our first international conference, someone asked what significance does the date of October 26th has to do with the Duty of Care Day?

Iran Deal Cannot Whitewash Regime's Deplorable Human Rights Record

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Dubowitz

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) this week, the Iranian regime continues to repress its people. Far from a new era of freedom, there has been no meaningful change in the regime's deplorable human rights record.

For High-Growth Firms, Cash Is Still King

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

When people find out that Bluedrop is a "high-growth firm", they are often impressed. I am guessing they feel that the company has "arrived" and that ...

Tesla's Gigantic Concept Test

Kevin McDermott | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Certainly it's far from unknown for companies to use sales as a metric in test-and-learn initiatives. Consumer-product companies, for example, regularly use A/B marketing tests to see whether they are on the right track with a new product.

12 Things Flight Attendants Wish You'd Stop Doing

David Anthony | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

What was going through your head when you decided that your flight from Detroit to Chicago would be the best time to cut your toenails. Ewww, gross.

This Is The Airplane Bathroom We've All Been Dreaming About

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel

Sometimes, the magic touch involves no human contact whatsoever. Take airplane lavatories, for instance, where the threat of germs left by a steady st...

Which Way Wednesday - Waiting on the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Waiting to cut out the deadwoodWaiting to clean up the cityWaiting to weed out the weaklingsWaiting for the final solutionTo strengthen the strainWait...

The Obscure Airline Term You Need To Know About Before Booking Flights

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You booked a flight to London from your local airport with a stop at New York-JFK along the way. Both hops have the same flight number, so it must be a "direct" flight - meaning it's the same plane all the way, even though it stops once. Right? Not necessarily.

News Flash: Bomber Lobby Wants More Bombers

William Hartung | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Readers -- and taxpayers -- should take these corporate connections into account when assessing the objectivity of pro-bomber pieces like the Mitchell Institute report. Of course, even interested parties can be right some of the time. But that is not the case with respect to the new bomber.

A Dangerous Precedent, an Act of Desperation in the Ex-IM Bank Saga

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

A discharge petition is generally a tool used by the minority to usurp control of the House floor from the majority. This is a pretty brazen move for the Republicans who signed on, as it essentially cedes control of the House floor to the Democrats. It's also an historical move.

Pilot in Command: Remembering an Aviator Who Changed the World

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Sabra Gertsch

He believed the B-47 Stratojet was the most elegant machine he'd ever seen and insisted it was the crown jewel of the jet age. His fearless acrobatics trained the large jet to toss a nuclear bomb, and he logged more hours flying that swept-wing wonder than any other Boeing test pilot.

Are We Racing to the Bottom?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a nation we sometimes have to take on very high-risk-ventures whose risk-returns are not acceptable to the private sector. NASA's Apollo program is a very good example.

China's Xi Vows Better Investment Climate As Boeing Announces China Plant

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

SEATTLE, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Seeking to warm bilateral ties and project a sunny climate for U.S. business, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Wedne...

Privatizing the Apocalypse

Jonathan Alan King | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Alan King

Nuclear weapons have been in the headlines for years and yet all attention in this period has been focused on Iran. Almost never in the news, on the other hand, are the perfectly real arsenals that could actually wreak havoc on the planet, especially our own.

Corporate Image: The Critical Foundation of Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.06.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Once you craft your corporate image, you need to protect it. The more successful you are, the more jealous competitors, angry customers, and those with an agenda will attack you. You have to be prepared with the following three sets of procedures.

On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Elliott Negin

News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Despite all this coverage, however, I didn't notice any stories that bothered to mention the fact that the Obama administration wants the U.S. government to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

Ted Cruz Blasts Big Money In Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) launched into a tirade on the corrupting role of lobbyists and campaign contributions in Washington during a Sen...

Bury the Export-Import Bank: Reduce Federal Liabilities, Increase Economic Fairness

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Export-Import Bank died when its charter expired at the end of June. After 81 years, what is commonly known as Boeing's Bank headed toward Washington's trash bin.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Why the Real Winners in the GE Succession Race Were Boeing's Stockholders

George Bradt | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
George Bradt

At the end of the race to follow Jack Welch as CEO of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt became CEO and Bob Nardelli and Jim McNerney left the company. McNerney's just announced retirement from Boeing presents an opportunity to look at these three executives' longer-term impact.

SpaceX - Fall Down, Get Back Up - Unless Congress Keeps Them Down

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.

Scared of Flying? 25 Explanations for the Strange Sounds You Hear in a 747

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Quora

Ok. I used to work at Boeing and repaired the computerized part of the machines which put together 747's. People not familiar with airplanes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth. What could go wrong?

Lost and Confounded Until HIker Finds Missing Plane

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science
Christine Negroni

What forces of fate allow thousands of people to cross the same terrain without seeing the crashed airplane that John Weisheit discovered on May 20th?

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

Boeing Dreamliner's Heart-Stopping Near-Vertical Takeoff

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel

Talk about showing off. Boeing posted a clip on YouTube of its 787-9 Dreamliner passenger jet taking off and rising at such a steep angle that it ...