Explained: Knightian uncertainty

The global economic crisis of the last two years has stemmed, in part, from the inability of financial institutions to effectively judge the riskiness of their investments. For this reason, the crisis has cast new attention ...

Airlines decry EU carbon emissions scheme

Airlines denounced on Tuesday an EU plan to charge them for carbon emissions, warning it would cost the industry 17.5 billion euros ($23.8 billion) over eight years.

Gartner cuts 2011 global PC growth forecast

Technology research company Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for worldwide personal computer growth amid a sharp drop in sales of mini-notebooks and rising interest in tablets such as Apple's iPad.

Researchers examine influence of Super Bowl ads

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last year, Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad featuring a kid dressed as Darth Vader went viral online, helping the company earn an estimated $100 million in free publicity. This year, the automaker has leaked its ...

CFO survey: optimism tumbles, employment picture bleak

Optimism about the U.S. economy has fallen back to recession levels among chief financial officers, who foresee minimal increases in hiring, weak consumer demand and heightened economic uncertainty, finds a Duke/CFO Magazine ...

Alpha leaders tend to be front-runner candidates

The tenets of Social Darwinism may have lost favor long ago, but the rise of political populism in the 21st Century continues to support the maxim that "the strong survive", and are most adept at leading during challenging ...

News Corp. net profit dips on British charges

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. posted a slight decline in quarterly net profit on Wednesday, partly due to one-time charges stemming from the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.

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