Most Americans have some type of financial goal, including paying down debt or budgeting better. A recent study by Bankrate shows that most families don't have enough money saved for retirement or short-term emergencies. Americans’ top financial
If there’s one thing that’s been made clear by the longest government shutdown in history, it’s that financial resilience in America is in dangerously short supply. People don’t tend to talk about their financial problems,
In the United States, poverty is a persistent problem affecting the health and well-being of about 40 million people. Part of the challenge, as a recent story in Insights by Stanford Business explains, is that poverty isn't a single problem stemming
In "The Prosperity Paradox," Harvard professor Clay Christensen and two co-authors seek to unravel why, despite decades of aid amounting to a cumulative $4.3 trillion, many poor nations remain impoverished. In terms of income per
Scientists concerned about sea level rise have long focused on Greenland's southeast and northwest regions, where large glaciers stream iceberg-sized chunks of ice into the Atlantic Ocean. Those chunks float away, eventually melting. But a
Parochialism (a focus on a local area) is often viewed negatively, and is sometimes seen as being akin to "nimbyism" -- characterised by insularity and selfishness. But researchers from the University of Exeter argue that
Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries -- driving climate change,
It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.
Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time. The breakthrough engineering technology, outlined in a new study published today in Nature, dramatically advances research
There is an “an overwhelming lack of knowledge” about the ecological sustainability of the emerging insects-as-food industry, according to researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. While insects-as-food provides environmental sustainability potential due to
FINDING SOCIALLY responsible investments is easier than ever before, but questions still remain around just what impact these investments are actually having. A responsible fund may call itself a low-carbon exchange-traded fund, but how much carbon is
Impact investment funds should be measured more strictly to ensure they are transparent about how much good their money is doing, the OECD said on Thursday, a day after a hoax letter on environmental investments
In an East Oakland neighborhood on the verge of gentrification, when an affordable apartment complex went up for sale–and tenants there risked steeply rising rents–Kaiser Permanente, the largest private integrated healthcare system in the U.S.,
Infoverity, a leading systems integrator and global professional services firm, announced today that it has completed a transaction that will transition the company to a 100% employee-owned organization. With the implementation of an Employee Stock
In 2005, Mandy Cabot was set to sell Dansko, known for its closed-back wooden clogs, to Timberland for $150 million. She and her Danish husband, Peter Kjellerup, had built the company from scratch starting in 1990,
In the minds of many entrepreneurs, taking a company public, with shares trading on a public stock exchange, represents the pinnacle of success–a dream come true. For EA Engineering founder Loren Jensen, that dream proved
Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. As you view this summary of the conference you will read from a series of topics like Responsible Leadership, Honoring Entrepreneurs, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Crowdsourcing & Addressing Poverty. Please
Actions speak louder than words: While it may be easy to make promises, true generosity involves actually giving away the greenbacks. To discover who doled out the most money in 2017, Forbes partnered with Boca
More than four years have passed since the Occupy Wall Street movement divided the country into percentages, calling the 99 percent out against the 1 percent. A voice was raised from Zucotti Park in New York City demanding reform
Even though furloughed government employees still may have insurance coverage, their lack of pay can make certain health needs and medications unaffordable. Here's how the government shutdown has made it difficult for three workers to afford lifesaving prescriptions and bills.
The United States will soon make a formal request for the extradition of Huawei's chief financial officer, according to the Canadian government, marking the next step in a case that has set off a geopolitical storm.
The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined Mastercard 570.6 million euros ($648.3 million) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union.
Mastercard said on Tuesday that an EU antitrust fine of 570.6 million euros ($648.3 million) would be taken as a charge in the fourth quarter of 2018, calling the closure of the case an important milestone for the company.
The cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes in the United States nearly doubled over a five-year period, underscoring a national outcry over rising drug prices, according to a new analysis shared with Reuters.
(Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who get newer genetic tests to estimate their risk of recurrence may not be any more anxious about their test results than their peers who get older tests that focus on fewer genes, a recent study suggests.