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This Week's Edition
Decry the Expensive Skies
Another major airline caves on checked bag fees.
How Corporate America Propelled Same-Sex Marriage
Big corporations are taking the lead on social issues ranging from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.
If New York Is Spain and California Brazil, What Is Texas?
Putting the $18 trillion U.S. economy into perspective by comparing state GDPs to entire countries.
Has the Business World Lost Its Hustler Instinct?
The new book 'The Misfit Economy' says businesses need to look to hackers for inspiration.
NSA Surveillance May Cost U.S. Tech Companies More than $35 Billion
A new report says Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA has significantly hurt U.S. tech firms’ foreign sales
Corporations Are Going Green by Linking Executive Pay to Energy and Emissions Targets
It took threatening C-level compensation packages, but the world’s biggest companies are finally getting environmentally responsible.
China Gains Ground in Global Brand Value List
The tech sector leads the way as Apple and Google remain world's most valuable brands.
Free Trade Costs American Jobs
Expanded trade with low-wage countries has reduced the annual wages of a typical American worker by $1,800 per year.
Stocks and the Pound Surge as UK Conservatives Take Office
The business sector reacts to the election results
Big Companies End Their Hierarchies to Boost Productivity
Multinational companies are adopting new business structures fashionable in tech start-ups
Danish Companies Take on Staff With Disabilities to Gain a Competitive Edge
Danish companies pioneer diversity by breaking barriers and hiring people with disabilities.
Hard Facts About the Pay Gap Between Men and Women
Some argue the gap is due to “women’s choices,” but that hides key cultural and social factors.
Stalking Jon Corzine
Meet the hedge fund manager who will not rest until the former governor of New Jersey is in prison.
The Czech Minister, the Mistress and the Gold Bars
Even in a country accustomed to flagrant political corruption scandals, this one could be the final straw.
Harrods Takes ‘£1 in Every £5’ Spent by Chinese Tourists in UK
The famous London store appeals to Chinese tourists who are spending more on luxury goods.
Lego Builds on Success With €741 Million Profit
Sales grew by 15%, and an estimated 85 million children played with lego in 2014 according to the company.
Warren Buffett Seeks to Invest in German Companies
The investment king has said that he found the country’s ‘regulatory and legal framework’ attractive.
Artificial Skylight Could Allow Us to Build Deeper Underground
The developer claims artificial skylight 'tricks the brain' into believing it’s the real thing.
White House Announces Sweeping New Rules on Cuba
Restrictions were loosened on dealings with Cuba as part of a historic effort to end decades of hostility.
Why Should New Yorkers Subsidize Amazon?
It’s not fair. Jeff Bezos gets a tax break while Walmart is shunned.
U.S. Growth Gives Federal Reserve Confidence
The Fed offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year.
Starbucks Looks to Beer, Wine, Online Ordering to Boost Growth
Starbucks Corp, aiming to give cooling U.S. traffic a jolt, on Thursday announced it will add beer, wine, and evening snacks to thousands of domestic cafes, widen lunch offerings and roll out mobile ordering.
You’ve Been Unplugged
Machines are becoming smart enough to reprogram—even fix—themselves.
More People Shop on Thanksgiving, Lowering Black Friday Turnout
More people are shopping the night of Thanksgiving and picking up deals online, reducing numbers found in malls and stores on Black Friday.
Germany to Enforce Boardroom Quotas for Women
The decision has come after almost a year of negotiations
US Voice Concern Over Politicisation of EU's Google Case
It's come after EU lawmakers made draft plans to break up Google
Home Depot Says 53 Million More Email Addresses Stolen
Home Depot Inc., the world's largest home improvement chain, said about 53 million more email addresses were taken during a recent breach of its payment data systems.
Wider U.S. Trade Deficit Points To Slower Growth
The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in September as exports hit a five-month low, a sign that slowing global demand could undercut economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Are We All Just a Bunch of Internet Cynics? Ello CEO Explains How His Ad-Free Social Media Network Will Make Money
CEO Paul Budnitz calls the assumption Ello will fail “heartbreaking” and “short sighted.”
Eat You Later, Alligator
A growing industry in gator skins and meat might help make some Pelican State residents rich