Archive for the 'Business and Finance' Category

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.
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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,

Piketty v. Marx The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Piketty v. Marx The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too by Russel Jacoby on the New Republic website on June 7, 2014.

Nothing Personal, Just Business

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Of Recent Interest:  Nothing Personal, Just Business: A Guided Journey Into Organizatonal Darkness by Howard F. Stein on the Ernest Beeker Website on April 1, 20013.

Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs By Judith Graham in The New York Times on December 27, 2013.

Oregon museum lands record-breaking Bacon painting

Friday, December 27th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  Oregon museum lands record-breaking Bacon painting by Maria Puente on the USA TODAY website on December 27, 2013.

China gets tough on environmental targets

Friday, December 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  China gets tough on environmental targets on the Xinjuanet website on December 25, 2013.

Fewer Psychiatrists Seen Taking Health Insurance

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Fewer Psychiatrists Seen Taking Health Insurance By Robert Pear in The New York Times on December 11, 2013.

The secret buyer of Bacon’s $142M triptych is …

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   The secret buyer of Bacon’s $142M triptych is … By Emily Smith in The New York Post on November 19, 2013.