Archive for the 'Business and Finance' Category

The Anthem hack is VERY BAD–but there are even more technology, policy, and legal problems we must fight to fix

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Statement by Deborah Peel about the Anthem Hack and Medical Insurance Issues.

Stressed by Money? Get on the Couch

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Stressed by Money? Get on the Couch by Paul Sullivan in The New York Times on February 9, 2015.

Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing ‘Office Housework’ By Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg in The New York Times on February 6, 2015.

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The Lure of the Gold Coast

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Lure of the Gold Coast; Wealthy Chinese Buyers Head to New York’s Suburbs By Julie Satow in The New York Times on February 6, 2015.

A house at the Estates at Green Fields in Old Brookville, N.Y., a development designed with Chinese buyers in mind. Indeed, the house above was snapped up by a Chinese buyer. CreditKathy Kmonicek for The New York Times

 

Picasso’s Granddaughter Plans to Sell Art, Worrying the Market

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Picasso’s Granddaughter Plans to Sell Art, Worrying the Market
By Doreen Carvajal in The New York Times on February. 4, 2015.

A painting by Pablo Picasso hangs in the living room of his granddaughter Marina Picasso. CreditBertrand Rieger/Hemis-fr

New Cities and the Speed of China’s Development

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Travelogues of a New York Jew (First Report) A New Yorker Jew in China: New Cities and the Speed of China’s Development by Shmuel Perlin.

The Technology that Unmasks Your Hidden Emotions

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Technology that Unmasks Your Hidden Emotions: Using Psychology and Data Mining to Discern Emotions as People Shop, Watch Ads; Breeding Privacy Concerns By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Evelyn M. Rusli in The Wall Street Journal on January 28, 2015.

We Know How You Feel: Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait.

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: We Know How You Feel: Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait. By Raffi Khatchadourian in The New Yorker in the January 19, 2015 Issue.

By scanning your face, computers can decode your unspoken reaction to a movie, a political debate, even a video call with a friend. CREDIT ILLUSTRATION BY BRYAN CHRISTIE

Growing Up on Easy Street Has Its Own Dangers

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Growing Up on Easy Street Has Its Own Dangers By Ron Lieber in The New York Times on January 9, 2015.

How Losing a Job Can Be Bad for Your Health

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: How Losing a Job Can Be Bad for Your Health by Claire Cain Miller in The New York Times on December 23, 2014.

An indoor cycling class at Chelsea Market in New York. In recent years, unemployment has resulted in a substantial decline in physical activity, a study says. Credi tJulieta Cervantes for The New York Times

Public transit tops list of the most depressing jobs

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Public transit tops list of the most depressing jobs By Chris Perez in The New York Post on December 25, 2014.

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Being homeless is better than working for Amazon

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Being homeless is better than working for Amazon’ by Nichole Gracely on The Guardian website on November 28, 2014.

Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal by Naomi Klein on the Common Dreams Website on November 12, 2014.

For the first time, China is committing to capping its emissions and acknowledging that there must be a limit to its coal-powered growth juggernaut. It’s not everything, but it’s certainly not nothing. (Image: y-axis.com)

 

Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one  by Vincent F Hendricks on the Converstation website November 5 2014.

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A Chronicler of Warnings Denied

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Chronicler of Warnings Denied Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on October 27, 2014.

Naomi Oreskes says that those fighting action on climate change are not focusing on science, but on economics.
KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system”

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 6 Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system” By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on October 15, 2014.

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Chinese Return to the Waldorf, With $2 Billion

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Chinese Return to the Waldorf, With $2 Billion By David Barboza in The New York Times on October 8, 2014.

In the Waldorf-Astoria’s earlier glory days, Henry Kissinger is flanked by Deng Xiaoping, right, and Qiao Guanhua in 1974.Credit John Sotomayor/The New York Times

Resignations at Center for Jewish History Stir Speculations About Financial Health

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Resignations at Center for Jewish History Stir Speculations About Financial Health:  Steinberg and Ackman Resign — ‘Transparency’ Cited By Paul Berger on the Forward Mobile website on August 28, 2014,

An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future By Carl Richards in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant by Helen A.S. Popkin on the NBC News website on Junw 30,  2014,