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Everyone within an organization, not just those within the human resources department, needs to know the practicalities of supporting a newly-transitioning employee — and what is also needed by his or her co-workers.
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers and corruption in the financial services sector. Yet at the same time, the U.S. is one of the biggest offshore business havens on Earth.
Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On Monday, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it would buy Opower for $532 million.
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from climate change risks, recently released its Global Climate 500 index. And for those who believe climate change poses risks to investors' portfolios, the results are not pretty.
Nissan raised a few eyebrows with a new advertising campaign that pokes fun at Tesla Motors -- and the fact that it has at least 400,000 people waiting for a car that won't ship until late next year.
Startups with dubious business models and sketchy revenue streams are nudging the Silicon Valley economy close to the edge of a cliff.
SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the solar sector, experts say it was reckless ambition that led to its quick demise.
It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions. Why? As in many scenarios, the buck seems to stop with Washington lobbyists.
Last week, the managers of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund announced that its divestment from coal companies is well underway.
The Department of the Treasury blocked Pfizer’s plan to acquire Allergan by issuing yet more new rules to close legal loopholes that allow for inversions.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that's beginning to change.
The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North Carolina.