Saturday, June 22, 2024

Economy

The State of Remote Work Three Years After COVID Emptied Offices

The unimaginable happened in March 2020. Many employers shuttered their offices and told their employees to work from home. Today, although office workers are still not coming in every day, offices across 10 major U.S. cities are over...

How US cotton exports are shifting in response to competition and trade policy

While the t-shirt you are wearing is likely to be made in China, Vietnam or Pakistan, it may be produced from cotton grown much closer to home. The U.S. is a major world supplier of cotton, exporting...

Q & A: The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine on energy markets

 When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the impact was felt across the world. In addition to the devastation Russian armies inflicted on Ukraine, the invasion affected global energy markets.  Michael De Groot, assistant...

Co-working spaces limit creativity in the long run: new study

Co-working spaces can limit the creativity and innovation of new businesses, a study has found. These shared spaces, which have boomed in popularity since the pandemic, may offer initial opportunities to collaborate but, before long, they ultimately...

More data could turbocharge efforts to build better batteries, researchers say

As nations work to eliminate carbon emissions, batteries will play a huge role. Electric vehicles powered by batteries seem likely to dominate the future of commercial and consumer transportation.  Likewise, large...

Targeting serial returners to stem a growing problem for retailers

This holiday season is expected to set another record for online sales, according to the National Retail Federation. But if consumer habits mirror previous years, 20% to 30% of the merchandise will be returned. It’s a big...

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison

Theranos founder Elizabeth Homes has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for defrauding investors of the blood-testing startup. Holmes, who plans on appealing, will not have to report for her 135-month prison...

Seafood farming’s growth rate has already peaked, and now it’s in decline

The growth rate of seafood farming worldwide peaked in 1996 according to new UBC research, highlighting the importance of rebuilding wild fish stocks to feed future demand. If we were to rely only on...

Study: Stereotypes of Middle-Aged Women as Less Nice Can Hold Them Back at Work

As a popular tenured professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Jennifer Chatman was used to teach at the top of her game. But as she entered her 40s and gained even more expertise, she noticed...

‘Uncertain’ economic outlook includes negative growth in 2023; recession is not ruled out

With inflation at a 40-year high and an economy that is growing at a sluggish pace, concerns about a recession are real. But it may be avoided if consumer spending continues to persist and if more workers...
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CEO Corner: Nikole Kimes, CEO & Co-Founder at Siolta Therapeutics

We recently spoke with Nikole Kimes, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder at Siolta Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company...
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Survey shows Americans are sinking money they don’t have into credit cards they can’t pay off – at alarming rates

Quicken Inc., maker of America's best-selling personal finance software, today shared findings from a survey that explored Americans' financial outlook amid the...

Elon Musk says Twitter to change the logo, removes bird logo

Twitter's owner, Elon Musk posted on Sunday that he was looking to change Twitter’s logo, tweeting: “And soon we shall bid adieu...

Turning food waste into bioenergy can become a profitable industry

Food waste is a major problem around the world. In the United States, an estimated 30 to 40% of edible food is lost...

Researchers uncover how a genetic mutation can cause individuals with normal cholesterol levels to develop coronary artery disease at a young age

A novel molecular pathway to explain how a mutation in the gene ACTA2 can cause individuals in their 30s – with normal...