China career boost can come with health risks (Update)
Whitney Foard Small loved China and her job as a regional director of communications for a top automaker. But after air pollution led to several stays in hospital and finally a written warning from her doctor ...
Taiwan growth hit by weak global demand, yen fall
Taiwan's economic growth slowed in the first quarter as global demand for the island's electronics exports remained subdued.
Google boss defends UK tax bill
A top Google executive on Monday insisted that the company's "key" role in developing Britain's electronic commerce sector should be taken into account in the row over its controversial tax arrangements.
How not to Excel: Austerity economics paper is coding-flawed
'Digital divide' still wide in developing world, study finds
Most developing countries are still struggling to bridge the "digital divide" limiting access to computers and the Internet for low-income citizens, a study showed Wednesday.
How a little plant became a model for pioneering research
In recent decades, research into a diminutive plant, Arabidopsis thalania, which goes through daily life as a common weed, has generated a tremendous amount of knowledge. Much of the research on Arabidopsis, ...
Culturally correct sustainable initiatives
Scientists studying way of protecting the environment while encouraging economic growth have mapped cultural and spiritual vulnerabilities for the first time, thus giving new a dimension to the notion of sustainability.
WWF says Chinese 'river pig' close to extinction
China's wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.
Oracle shares fall on weak 3rd-quarter report (Update)
Oracle Corp. on Wednesday reported flat earnings for its fiscal third quarter, hurt by a continued drop in sales of hardware systems and a surprise decline in sales of new software—which the company attributed to a lackluster ...
Thailand to spend $68 bn on transport projects
Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan to spend $68 billion on a high-speed railway and other transportation mega projects to drive the nation's economic development.
Poland emerging as major European outsourcing hub (Update)
The first time Javier Bofarull Marques left Spain for Poland, it was for love. It was 2006, a boom time in Spain, and his friends thought he was crazy. He recently moved back to the Eastern European country ...
Report identifies keys to new innovation: Improvements possible in funding of research, collaboration among companies
What kinds of industrial production can bring innovation to the American economy? An intensive, long-term study by a group of MIT scholars suggests that a renewed commitment to research and development in ...
Economy: Database reveals bright spots, problem areas
Recent forecasts for the California economy may be more optimistic than warranted, according to a new report by UC Irvine economists.
Invention and economic performance in the United States and its metropolitan areas
"Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas" is the first analysis of its kind to present patenting trends on a regional level from 1980 to 2012. The report ranks ...