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The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

The Panama Canal - Part 1 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Ricardo B. Salinas

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt It will soon be 100 years since the opening of the Panama Canal, a feat of ...

Art vs. Commerce

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

Every year, millions of people shop at Walmart -- but few of them are as inspired by what they find in the aisles as artist Brendan O'Connell. O'Conne...

It's Not the End of the Internet as We Know It -- Five Myths About the Recent U.S. Internet Announcement

Fadi Chehadé | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Fadi Chehadé

As the Internet expands, we must ensure that it continues to be a platform for choice and competition, drives innovation and infuses development across the globe.

Live Events Are Back! (Were They Ever Really Gone?)

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

I attended several "live events" this month -- trade shows, conferences, a fan fest, and a speed networking event. I'm happy to report that name tags,...

Wholehearted Commerce

Alison Whitmire | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business
Alison Whitmire

I had the most remarkable and meaningful experience recently... at the dentist. That's right! I had a meaningful experience at the dentist. And it was quite a surprise.

Consumers Willing to Trade Privacy for a Price?

Jayson DeMers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

In the wake of the data breach at Target over the holidays, media outlets rushed forward to caution customers about giving out personal information at the cash register.

Super Glam Fashion Week

8bit of Cary Nokey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Style
8bit of Cary Nokey

With its Asian gold metallic dragon design complimenting its sanguine motif, Zanotti's fantastical vision was becoming more and more apparent with each glance of this breath-taking shoe. This man was obviously well aware of the undeniable synergy between music and fashion.

Delivering an American Economic Comeback

Sec. Penny Pritzker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sec. Penny Pritzker

Like the president, I believe the state of our union is strong because of the determination and ingenuity of our people and businesses. Yes, we've come a long way back, and we will continue our mission to help the millions who most need help. We are indeed open for business.

Payroll Cards: A Valuable Option for Those in Financial Need

Javier Palomarez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Palomarez

Payroll cards offer those with no banking access a dependable option for protecting their finances. Empowering our citizens with this much needed access, security, and convenience of prepaid payroll cards allows the unbanked to save more of what they earn and helps them build a solid financial foundation.

Business Dreams Come True with Shopify!

Nova Lorraine | Posted 02.04.2014 | Small Business
Nova Lorraine

Ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur or creating a startup? If so you are in good company. Some the brightest have also opted to sacrifice everything to stand on a limb for a dream.

Thanks vs. Commerce -- The War Rages On

Valerie Alexander | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the year, and not just for the food, but for the meaning. I love that I live in a country that at one time decided that we needed to designate a day to appreciate the bounty of our harvests, the kindness of our neighbors, and the riches we receive from the land and each other.

Disruption in the World of Commerce

Lolly Daskal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Up to now, our commerce has been based on explosive consumption and unpredictability, which is unsustainable on any front. The disruption of commerce connects freedom to vitality and well-being.

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Do You Want Your Receipt?

Tim Devane | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Tim Devane

For the sake of everyone who comes home with crumpled receipts in their pockets and for all the trees wasted printing, how are these tiny squares of economic antiquity still necessary?

The Creativity and Commerce Conundrum

John M. Eger | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
John M. Eger

Business in America knows well that we have entered the Age of Innovation. This became evident to attendees putting together a California "Blueprint ...

Will the Marketplace Fairness Act Affect Your Small Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.16.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

The Marketplace Fairness Act is supposed to level the playing field between traditional brick and mortar storefronts and online stores. A lot of online stores that were started years ago and are just now beginning to really pick up steam will be hit the hardest.

Reinventing the TV Rating System: How Community's Fans Battled the Nielsen Rating System

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
Russell C. Smith

Once upon a time, the Nielsen rating system mattered. Not any longer. What matters now is fans and buzz. What matters in the digital age is is tribes and Twitter.

Obstacles in the Path to a U.S. Oil Boom

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Maria van der Hoeven

While new pipeline links, supplemented with increasingly efficient railroad links, will give producers short-term relief from depressed prices, new export outlets will ultimately be necessary to leverage the full potential and reap the benefits of the new American oil revolution.

Massive Fire Devastates Bujumbura Central Market

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Meredith Hutchison

Yesterday, on Jan. 27, the main market in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, caught fire bringing the city and the country's economy to a standstill. ...

The Biggest Winners in Retail? Consumers, Hands Down

Jill Puleri | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology
Jill Puleri

Who came out on top this past holiday season? Shoppers like you and me, hands down. Yet, there's no secret why merchants are getting smarter. They have to. Today's 20/20 digital consumer is dictating the terms of the shopping experience.

Smarter Networks: Food, Fairway Market, and Freshness (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

Consumers are more demanding than ever when it comes to food safety, freshness, and price. Growers, processors, and retailers are using innovative and...

The Marketing of Dubai: A Brilliant Mirage

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

It's difficult to embrace the hype while wading in a sea of black.

New Leadership Shaping the Creative Community

John M. Eger | Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

Becoming a creative community is complex and often convoluted, but mostly requires new thinking, new policies, new leadership... which doesn't necessarily fit into any existing cubbyhole.

When Innovation Happens: Eyeying the Next Big Opportunity

Andy Monshaw | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Andy Monshaw

Going to a brick and mortar record store is giving way to downloading music. Making a purchase with physical cash or credit cards is giving way to paying directly with your mobile phone.