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BP and the Cost of Reputational Debt

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Harlan Loeb

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected BP's attempt to halt payments to affected businesses while the oil giant appeals its 2010 Gulf of Mexico di...

3 Reasons to Assess Trade Partners' Financials

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.19.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Every investor is familiar with the legal caveat, "Past performance is not a guarantee of future results." But the warning is apt for business owners and credit officers evaluating potential trade partners' creditworthiness, too.

Wakefield Debunked, But Vaccine Fear Lives

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Ropeik

We need to start paying more attention to what the psychology of risk perception has to teach us about why we react to risk the way we do.

Risky Business

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Would you rather be sneezed on by a person with swine flu, or one with full-blown AIDS whose sneeze will contain blood, which blood will enter your eyes, and who also has a bad case of the ebola?