Dell buyout in turmoil as Icahn enters the fray (Update)

A proposed buyout of computer maker Dell Inc. appeared less likely Thursday after activist investor Carl Icahn said Dell should remain a public company and reward shareholders with a big, one-time payout.

Chile's 'Power-opedia' shines light on elites

Journalists and concerned citizens can now trawl for conflicts of interest among Chile's political and business elites thanks to a new startup based on Wikipedia.

Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog

A university study that claimed fracking for gas deep beneath the Earth's surface did not cause water contamination was led by a US professor with financial ties to the gas industry, a watchdog group said Friday.

RBA interest rate cut will be good for economy

The incoming acting head of Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) School of Business said a reduction in Australia's official interest rates would help the nation's manufacturing and tourism industries.

The crisis of shareholder primacy

If we want to prevent the next financial crisis, a new model of corporate governance is needed to replace shareholder primacy in financial institutions. Gates Scholar Mike Marin explains why.

Upper class people more likely to cheat: study

The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe – as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" – that "greed is good," according to a new study from the University ...

Bush responded to 9/11 according to traditional US foreign policy

The war on terror that former U.S. President George W. Bush declared following the 9/11 attacks has been criticised for being incompatible with American traditions. Yet a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, ...

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