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Doing the right thing

General Motors is in the midst of a series of large-scale, costly automobile recalls, and the process has engendered an assessment of the company in the public arena that isn't particularly flattering at ...

Jan 20, 2015
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Social stock exchanges – do we need them?

Public interest in the development of global impact investing received a significant boost last year, due to an international campaign to divest in fossil fuels by superannuation, pension, and university endowment funds. ...

Jan 12, 2015
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Grain market mystery solved

Something extraordinary happened in the futures grain market beginning in 2005. The cash price and futures price, which normally converge by the time a grain contract matures, weren't coming together. Instead, they were moving ...

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Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force

Thanking customers can reap rewards

Companies rarely acknowledge customers who fill out those ubiquitous satisfaction surveys. But a sincere, well-timed "thank you" can reap huge rewards, finds first-of-its-kind research led by a Michigan State University marketing ...

British Ebola nurse discharged from hospital

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

Atoms can be in two places at the same time

Physicists find a new way to slow the speed of light

Sonic booms in nerves and lipid membranes

Are aliens watching old TV shows?

Economic output less dependent on road transportation

For the past 10 years, motorization in the U.S. has been on the decline, due mainly to more telecommuting, greater use of public transit, increased urbanization of the population and changes in the ages of drivers.

Economist outlines work on managing tasks and time

"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight," said Samuel Johnson, "it concentrates his mind wonderfully." Most of us, spared such an imperative, carry on in a less-concentrated state, but it holds ...

Companies do not use online HRM effectively

Professor Tanya Bondarouk of the University of Twente thinks it's embarrassing : many companies and organizations are still not making effective use of e-HRM systems. These online systems can be used for a wide range of HRM-related ...

Why is Andromeda coming toward us?

Peering into cosmic magnetic fields

The Wild West of physics

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