News tagged with competitiveness

Increasing competitiveness through equality

Countries and individual businesses are always on the search to increase their competitive edge, giving themselves an advantage against their competitors in the never-ending quest for profits and growth. ...

Dec 24, 2012
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Apple, e-book publishers, EU find competition deal

(AP)—The European Union's competition watchdog has accepted proposals by four publishers and Apple to end agreements that set retail prices for e-books—a practice the EU feared violated competition rules.

Dec 13, 2012
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Embracing the art of science

Creativity is essential part for both art and scientific investigation. Two Tel Aviv University researchers recently embraced this truth to give birth to a new artwork based on their genetics research—and ...

Dec 05, 2012
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When good service means bad behavior

Economists and professionals praise the merits of competition, as it leads to lower prices and improvements in quality. But in the automobile smog-testing industry, competition can lead to corruption and even public health ...

Nov 29, 2012
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Monkeys put off sex by bystanders

Monkeys shy away from bystanders during copulation, irrespective of the bystanders' gender or rank. The new study, by Anne Overduin-de Vries and her team from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in the Netherlands, also ...

Oct 30, 2012
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Thai finance ministry urges 3G auction probe

Thailand's finance ministry on Friday called for a corruption investigation into the country's auction of third-generation (3G) mobile telephone operating licences because of fears of collusion. ...

Oct 19, 2012
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Microsoft stores to 'pop up' on October 26

Scores of real-world Microsoft stores will "pop up" in the United States and Canada on October 26 to showcase the technology giant's latest gadgets including the new Surface tablet computer.

Oct 02, 2012
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