Mobile phones ring in growth in emerging markets
Once just a simple telecommunications tool, the mobile telephone has in recent years become a driver of economic growth in emerging countries, experts said at one of the industry's biggest fairs.
IT to generate 5.8 million new jobs by 2013: IDC
Information technology will be an employment machine, generating 5.8 million new jobs in the coming four years, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) research released.
Brown economists measure GDP growth from outer space
Outer space offers a new perspective for measuring economic growth, according to new research by three Brown University economists. In a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, J. Vernon Henderson, ...
Former HP chief Fiorina steps toward US Senate bid
(AP) -- Former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina on Tuesday took the first formal step toward running for Democrat Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat.
Retirement plans on hold in face of recession, survey finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Almost one-third of small- and medium-sized business owners will need to put plans for their retirement on hold because of the downturn in the UK economy, an online survey by The University of Nottingham ...
As planet warms, poor nations face economic chill
(PhysOrg.com) -- A rising tide is said to lift all boats. Rising global temperatures, however, may lead to increased disparities between rich and poor countries, according to a recent MIT economic analysis of the impact of ...
Increasing prosperity has prompted Irish kids to balloon 24 kilos since 1948
Irish kids now weigh 24 kilos more than they did in 1948, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Study links gridlock to slow job growth
(PhysOrg.com) -- Commuters well versed in the physical and psychological tolls of traffic congestion can now add an economic effect to the list. A new UC Irvine study found that places with sluggish commutes ...