Archive for the 'Business and Finance' Category

Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Click Here to Read: Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry: People who are short Jon relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect By Elif Batuman in The New Yorker in the April 30, 2018 Issue.

Day before her wedding, Hideko Hosokawa (lower right with white head scarf) and her siblings prepare her belongings to her bridegrooms house.
This photograph was originally taken by Ito Monakadaneten Inc. (伊藤最中種店), a private grocery firm in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. And the photo was currently owned by Mr. Yasuhiko Ito, who is Hideko’s son. Mr. Ito has asked that use of this photograph to “preserve the integrity”, i.e, that it not be used in any defamatory ways. 〔This note was added by トトト upon the request of Mr. Ito.〕 21 November 1957 Source 細川家集合写真3 Photo by Yasuhiko Ito from Sendai, Japan.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The world is scrambling now that China is refusing to be a trash dumping ground

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Click Here to Read: The world is scrambling now that China is refusing to be a trash dumping ground by Yen Nee Lee on the CNBC website on April 16, 2018.

A truck laden down with products to be recycled travels along a highway in Shanghai. Photo by: Paul Louis. Multi-license with GFDL and Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.5 and older versions (2.0 and 1.0).  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

How to Bear a Bull Market

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  How to Bear a Bull Market: The  Psychology of Volatile Securities Trading: The wild up-and-down swings of the markets this week reveals the underlying dynamics of herd behavior in the buying and selling of securities By Simon Makin on the Scientific American website on February 7, 2018

Photo by  Alankitassigments

The Rockefellers vs. the Company That Made Them Rockefellers

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   The Rockefellers vs. the Company That Made Them Rockefellers: The family that pioneered the oil industry in America wants to expose what Exxon hid from the public about climate change By Reeves Wiedeman in New York Magazine on January 7,  2018.

John D. Rockefeller.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Why China Is Having A Healthcare Boom

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: Why China Is Having A Healthcare Boom By Jonathan Vanian on the Fortune website on December 5, 2017.
Red-cross hospital Xining, Qinghai, China by Kelly Dombroski. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Gutting net neutrality is a death knell for the resistance

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Gutting net neutrality is a death knell for the resistance by Sarah Kendzior on the Globe and Mail website on November 26, 2017,

Camilo Sanchez, released to Public Domain

This Is For The Procrastinators: A Clinical Psychoanalyst Weighs In

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  This Is For The Procrastinators: A Clinical Psychoanalyst Weighs In by Kevin Kruse on the Forbes Magazine of October 18, 2017.

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What To Do When Your Boss Is A Moron

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: What To Do When Your Boss Is A Moron by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on October 14, 2017.

Rex Tillerson, U.S. secretary of State, listens to a question at a news conference on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Facing Down the Network That Protected Harvey Weinstein

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Facing Down the Network That Protected Harvey Weinstein by Jim Rutenberg in The New York Times on October 11, 2017.

Fear of Harvey Weinstein’s influence helped keep his treatment of women shrouded for years. A network of aggressive publicists and lawyers helped. CreditPeter Foley

The Revenge of the Humans

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Revenge of the Humans by Doug Litowitz in Modern Trader in the October 2017 issue.

Facebook Built it Vision on Bad Math

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Click Here+ To Read:  Facebook Built it Vision on Bad Math.by Jason Tanz on the Wired Website on September 28, 2019.

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Medical boards ring up big margins by charging doctors high exam fees

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read:   Medical boards ring up big margins by charging doctors high exam fees By Max Blau on the Stat news website on August 1, 2017.

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A Girl Stands Firm on Wall Street

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Girl Stands Firm on Wall Street by Gail Collins in The New York Times on March 8, 2017.

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Trumponomics Daily

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Trumponomics Daily by Tory Newmyer on the Fortune.com website on February 17, 2017.

Eight billionaires control as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Eight billionaires control as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population: Oxfam issues report on eve of Davos conference on the World Socialist Web Site on January 17, 2016.

Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere: You can’t understand what Trump’s doing to America without understanding the “Carbon Bubble” Alex Steffen on the Medium.com website on December 15, 2016.

High-carbon industries have no future (credit: Pixabay)

When Women Run Companies

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  When Women Run Companies: What happens to employees under female leadership? by Alana Semuels in The Atlantic Monthly on December 27, 2016.

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: What Great Listeners Actually Do by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman on the Harvard Business Review website on July 14, 2016.

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Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B by Jordan Crook on the Talkspace online therapy website on June 14, 2016

Many Physicians Predict Mass Exodus From Medicare Over MACRA

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Many Physicians Predict Mass Exodus From Medicare Over MACRA by Robert Lowes on the MedScape website on June 30, 2016.