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HP Chairman Ray Lane: A profile in courage

September 26th, 2011  |  Source: Real Dan Lyons.com

 

HP board chairman Ray Lane is lashing out at critics who are pinning the blame for HP’s mess on the board of directors, who are described in this New York Times article as the “worst board in the history of business.”


Melting Arctic sea-ice and shipping routes

September 25th, 2011  |  Source: The Economist

Within four years, Arctic sea-ice cover has twice reached record lows


IBM Provides Small Businesses With $1 Billion in Financing

September 9th, 2011  |  Source: E Week

The financing for SMB's is designed to eliminate many of the cost barriers they face to grow their business.


Are Veterans More Suicidal Than Ever?

September 7th, 2011  |  Source: Slate.com

 

Comparing the psychiatric death tolls from Vietnam and today.


Why Muslims are still mad at America

September 6th, 2011  |  Source: World Public Opinion

On the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many Americans are wondering whether the risk of a terrorist attack against America has been reduced. The picture is mixed. With the death of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda is weaker.


The Great Bank Robbery

September 3rd, 2011  |  Source: Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – For the American economy – and for many other developed economies – the elephant in the room is the amount of money paid to bankers over the last five years. In the United States, the sum stands at an astounding $2.2 trillion for banks that have filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Extrapolating over the coming decade, the numbers would approach $5 trillion, an amount vastly larger than what both President Barack Obama’s administration and his Republican opponents seem willing to cut from further government deficits.


Don't Build Keystone XL, the Pipeline to Nowhere

August 31st, 2011  |  Source: Policy Innovations

WHAT IS CANADA THINKING?


New Company Brings Produce From the Roof to the Supermarket Aisle

August 30th, 2011  |  Source: GOOD.com

Growing produce on your roof is a productive way to take advantage of the space, but is it possible to make it commercially viable on a larger scale? A new company's business model may show the way. New York-based BrightFarms, which builds rooftop greenhouses, hopes to turn a profit while cutting shoppers' "food miles" down to zero by growing vegetables where people buy them: the supermarket.

 


Starbucks’ Schultz Says 100 Leaders to Halt Campaign Giving

August 25th, 2011  |  Source: Bloomberg

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said more than 100 business leaders have joined his pledge to boycott U.S. political campaign donations.




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