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  • What to Watch in the Fed Minutes
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will offer more details on policy makers’ outlook for 2018 when it releases the minutes of their Jan. 30-31 meeting. Officials voted then to hold their benchmark federal-funds rate steady in a range between 1.25% a…
    - 2 mins ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:57pm -
  • America's Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil
    The effect of oil prices on the U.S. economy used to be straightforward: Higher was bad. Yet between 2014 and early 2016, as oil collapsed, growth slowed sharply. Since then oil has doubled, yet the economy has accelerated.
    - 13 mins ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:46pm -
  • Trump Administration's Deregulation Push Heads for Outer Space
    Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in space, including easing launch rules and putting the Commerce Department in charge of broader deregulation initiatives.
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 8:15am -
  • Walmart Stumbles in Shift to Web Selling
    Walmart reported strong holiday sales but said online sales growth slowed during the quarter, marking a turn from three quarters of booming web growth.
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 5:38am -
  • Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion
    Qualcomm raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion and locked up support from key investors, as the chip maker seeks to fend off a $121 billion hostile takeover approach by Broadcom.
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:23pm -
  • 3M, State of Minnesota Settle For $850 Million
    3M Co. will pay $850 million to settle Minnesota’s lawsuit, claiming the manufacturer contaminated water in the state for at least five decades.
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • Glencore's Predicament: How to Handle Payments to Individual Under U.S. Sanctions
    Swiss mining giant Glencore is grappling with a thorny problem: whether it can make royalty payments to Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, a former partner placed under sanctions by the U.S. government.
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:43pm -
  • Spending Bill Raises Expectations for More Fed Rate Increases
    A bipartisan spending deal reached by U.S. lawmakers earlier this month has prompted many Wall Street economists to raise their projections of how much the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and next.
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:35pm -
  • Proposed Rules Would Allow Meatpackers to Slaughter Hogs Faster
    Proposed rules allowing meatpackers to slaughter hogs faster and play a bigger role in policing food safety are drawing criticism.
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:10pm -
  • Proposal Would Loosen Limits on Short-Term Health Plans
    The Trump administration released a proposal that would allow for the proliferation of less-comprehensive, cheaper health plans restricted under the Affordable Care Act.
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:55pm -
  • Albertsons Scoops Up Remainder of Rite Aid in Face of Online Threat
    Albertsons plans to buy the portion of Rite Aid that isn’t being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance as retailers of all stripes scramble to respond to a rapidly changing consumer shopping landscape.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:23pm -
  • Mandates, Not Market Prices, Likely to Keep U.S. Solar Growing
    Government mandates requiring utilities to procure renewable energy should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices.
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 3:52pm -

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  • Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 1 - Wages

    Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 1 - WagesThere are two main components of a compensation policy: salaries and equity. An equation with only two variables? Should be pretty simple, right? Well, not when you are talking about something as symbolic as money. Before all, let’s remind the thre… 23 Mar 17, 11:57am

  • Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 2 - Equity

    Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 2 - EquityHow should you design your compensation policy? As we’ve seen in the first part dedicated to incentives in startups, equity should be the main driver for both founders and early employees, since it rewards risks and performance. The question is to… 23 Mar 17, 11:30am

  • Companies like others? A sociological survey of French startup

    Companies like others? A sociological survey of French startupYoung innovative companies are the subject of much interest. Their example reinforces a mythology of innovation that has its classical examples, its specific locations (MIT, the Silicon Valley), its theoreticians (Joseph Schumpeter and the economics… 21 Mar 17, 11:12am

  • The digital revolution and the 5 Ps of medicine

    The digital revolution and the 5 Ps of medicineIn the healthcare industry, the digital revolution affects two major areas: big data and eHealth (digital tools applied to healthcare). The availability of massive volumes of data is a hard fact. This exponential rise has layed the foundation for the… 17 Mar 17, 3:13pm

  • The new world of 3D printing… and counterfeiting

    The new world of 3D printing… and counterfeiting3D printing is considered the new industrial revolution, likely to disrupt the behavior of consumers and manufacturers, involving relocation of production facilities, reconstruction of labor, changes in material applications and what's more, a growin… 13 Mar 17, 4:21pm

  • Civic technology - 1 - Saving democracy?

    Civic technology - 1 - Saving democracy?Very few areas have remained unchanged by the digital revolution. Politics is no exception. In recent years, various initiatives have emerged to harness the possibilities offered by digital technology in order to improve or renew democracy. Amidst th… 8 Mar 17, 3:58pm

  • Civic technology - 2 - In search of a business model

    Civic technology - 2 - In search of a business modelIs democracy just another market? Can we build a sustainable economic model with the help of digital tools whose purpose is to put citizens at the center of the democratic game? If yes, how? Must these structures be associative by nature or can they… 8 Mar 17, 3:53pm

  • Civic technology - 3 - Mission: impossible?

    Civic technology - 3 - Mission: impossible?While civic technology undeniably offers promising solutions to the democratic crisis, it also suffers from serious limitations. Even if it reaches millions of people, its primary objective, achieving greater involvement of citizens in democratic lif… 8 Mar 17, 3:47pm