Scientists design a more efficient democratic voting system

Spanish researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a relatively simple democratic voting system which improves the efficiency of the usual common plurality voting system, and that protects minorities ...

Federal investment in basic research yields outsized dividends

(PhysOrg.com) -- Investment in basic scientific research may be one of the best ways to foster long-term economic growth locally and nationally, according to a report released this week by The Science Coalition.

Cisco extends recovery, net income up 63 pct in 3Q

(AP) -- Cisco said Wednesday that its net income for the latest quarter rose 63 percent from last year, as the economic recovery gave customers the confidence to spend on big-ticket networking gear.

NPD: October video game sales tumble 19 percent

(AP) -- After a slight reprieve in September, U.S. video game retail sales slumped again in October, unable to escape the economic turmoil that's cutting into consumer spending and swelling the ranks of unemployed.

India's Wipro posts 19 percent rise in profits

India's third-largest software group Wipro on Tuesday reported a 19-percent rise in net profit and forecast improving demand, underscoring new optimism in the sector.

Comcast's 2Q profit soars 53 pct, tops estimates

(AP) -- Comcast Corp., the nation's biggest cable TV systems operator, posted a 53 percent increase in second-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by higher prices and increased customer spending on video and Internet services. ...

Financial Crisis Reduces Economic Freedom in China and the West

(PhysOrg.com) -- The current financial crisis may reduce economic freedom as governments are likely increase intervention in a bid to protect their own economies - according to a study in Pacific Focus published by Wiley-Blackwell. ...

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