General strike shuts down services across Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions staged a 24-hour general strike and held peaceful demonstrations to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country.
US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading
Stocks were on track to finish higher Thursday afternoon for the second day in a row as investors drew encouragement from reports on Chinese manufacturing, U.S. home sales and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers.
US stocks edge higher in midday trading
Major stock indexes shifted higher in midday trading Thursday, getting a lift from an encouraging report on Chinese manufacturing and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers. The market also got a boost from data showing modest improvement in sales of previously occupied homes.
Nao and Forever: How I learned to love a robot
My love affair with mechanical companions can be traced back to Teddy Ruxpin, the animatronic bear that replaced the inanimate My Buddy doll as my go-to plaything as a young boy. But three nights in Las ...
Why Gender Equality Is a Sustainable Approach to Innovation
Every level of society is an incubator of innovation within which everyone can contribute. Therefore it should go without saying that gender equality promotes innovation, but how does this work in practice? Let's cast our eyes northwards towards the countries labelled "the world's most gender equal" - The Nordics. Innovative socio-political...
Our Employer-Employee Marriages Need Counseling
This article was originally published in Forbes.The monthly jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reads like a national marriage scorecard. There are tallies of courtships ("job openings"), marital unions ("hires") and a variety of divorces ("total separations," "quits," "layoffs" and "discharges"). Our recent scorecards...
5 Shortcuts to Productivity for Entrepreneurs
Last year I published a fairly acknowledged roundup of tips, tricks and hacks for staying productive in business, and at work in general. Around that time I also wrote about productivity when working from home.Sure, they're both topics that I love, and try to incorporate in my daily life for one reason or the other, and today I'm hoping to...