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How Diversity Will Drive Business Growth

Glenn Llopis | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Diversity management is the key to growth in today's fiercely competitive global marketplace. No longer can America's corporations make excuses about their lack of cultural intelligence.

Global Investment Banks Cutting Back Middle Eastern Operations

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

(RACHNA UPPAL and DINESH NAIR, Reuters) - Leading global investment banks, including Credit Suisse AG (CSGN.VX), are cutting research staff in the...

Stocks Finish Their Second-Best Week In A Year

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The stock market finished its second-best week in a year Friday as Europe's debt problems appeared to get closer to a resolution. Stock...

U.K.'s Brown: Without 'Global Coordination,' U.S. Could Face Decade Of High Unemployment

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Europe and the United States could face 10 years of slow growth and high unemployment if a global solution for the euro zone debt crisis is not im...

How Banks Cause World Hunger [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Banks are among some of the most hated companies in America, largely for their role in causing a global financial crisis. That reputation could only g...

World Bank President To Major Economies: 'Time For Muddling Through Is Over'

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Lesley Wroughton) - The head of the World Bank said Wednesday the world had entered a new economic danger zone and that Europe, Japan and the Uni...

Can America Afford Equality?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If we as Americans accept the idea that the only hope for our future rests with the rich and the multinationals, and that we must abandon the fundamental principle of equality of opportunity, then perhaps we need to take another look at the American Dream.

Moved to Action

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Marian Salzman

I've (over)heard a lot of ways for people to say they've reached a point of no return with their frustration, feeling so full of stress that they're stirred from passive acceptance to real action.

The G-7 Disappoints Again

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The G-7 is fortunate that it is not required to justify the expenses of its meetings in terms of what is achieved. If it had to, its meetings would be more decisive and/or less frequent.

The Long-Term Consequences Of A Slow Global Economy

The Economist | Editors | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business

A little geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West. If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich member...

Where Is Globe Growth Without the U.S., Europe and Japan?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

everyone other than President Barack Obama realizes that further fiscal stimulus is out of the question. The real policy choice is how aggressively to rein in the deficit. And even that decision is more likely to be made by foreign creditors.

Labor Day Showdown: Can Advocates Stop 'NAFTA of the Pacific'?

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are still under wraps, but the general outline seems to mimic NAFTA and similar pacts that have brought political and economic turmoil to rich and poor countries alike.

Advocacy For the Young Is the Best Advocacy For Seniors

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Visionaries like gerontologist Ken Dychtwald warned decades ago about "train wrecks" ahead when he foresaw the implications of a society demographically dominated by the third age (age 60-plus adults). Now those warnings have turned prophetic.

Impact Investing Defined

Jigar Shah | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

The term "Impact Investing" has taken on many meanings in the past few years. I want to end the confusion and underscore that impact investing must by definition deliver impactful and compelling financial returns.

Gloom Settles On Central Bankers | JON HILSENRATH | Posted 10.28.2011 | Business

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.--After years fighting crises and pumping money into the financial system, the world's central bankers are coming to grips with the ...

Export Drop Shows Need for New Trade Strategy

James Bacchus | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
James Bacchus

Turning up the heat a little more in this long hot summer of our national discontent is the news that American exports are declining.

Regaining California's Leadership Role as America's Opportunity Capital

Gavin Newsom | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

A troubling perception has taken hold across the financial landscape that California's economy is now stuck in a state of permanent stasis, that we've somehow lost our mojo.

The CrowdFunders: IndieGoGo's Most Extraordinary Campaigns

Slava Rubin | Posted 10.22.2011 | Small Business
Slava Rubin

In the coming months, we'll introduce you to the extraordinary entrepreneurs behind some of the most ground-breaking IndieGoGo campaigns in a series called The CrowdFunders.

World Stocks Slide Again On Double-Dip Recession Fears

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

MILAN — Global stocks fell again Friday as fears of a possible U.S. recession combined with ongoing worries over Europe's debt crisis, which is ...

How Austerity Is Ushering in a Global Recession

Robert Reich | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Not only is the U.S. slouching toward a double-dip, but so is Europe. New data out Tuesday show even Europe's strongest core economies slowing to a crawl. We're on the cusp of a global recession. Policymakers be warned: Austerity is the wrong medicine.

World Officially Goes to Hell, Handbasket Sustains Minor Injuries

Spencer Green | Posted 10.10.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The passage of Earth to Hell was triggered by a combination of global economic crises, rioting and killing in numerous countries, and the fourth season of Jersey Shore.

Gerry Smith

No Repeat of 2008, But U.S. Economy Still Vulnerable to Shock | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Even as the stock market has gyrated wildly in recent days, bringing inevitable comparisons to the financial crisis of 2008, economists say a repeat o...

Urge President Obama to Attend September's UN Summit

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes is one of four non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease are the other three) that threaten the world's health, prosperity, economic development and progress.

It's Time to Get Serious About Getting Serious

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Eric K. Clemons

It's time that we stop looking for easy answers to complex problems. We need experts, or at least expertise. America is facing some of the most complex economic, military, and political challenges it has faced in my lifetime.

HSBC Heads For $11 Billion Profit As Revamp Takes Shape

Posted 09.30.2011 | Business

LONDON (Steve Slater) - HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) should unveil a half-year profit of near $11 billion on M...