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  • GOP Is Poised to Pass Sweeping Tax Overhaul
    Republicans stood on the verge of delivering the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in more than three decades, after a series of last-minute deals appeared to clear the last big obstacles to passage next week.
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Dec 17, 5:40am -
  • Uber Hacked and Surveilled Rivals, Alleges Ex-Manager in Letter
    A 37-page letter sent to Uber’s management in May that painted it as a paranoid firm with a sophisticated intelligence apparatus designed to gain an edge on rivals and trick regulators has been made public.
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Dec 17, 4:21am -
  • CSX Chief Harrison Dies Days After Taking Medical Leave
    CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison died a day after the surprise announcement that he was placed on medical leave caused the railroad company to lose $4 billion in market value.
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Dec 17, 3:41am -
  • GM Faces $1 Billion Reckoning in Disputed Ignition-Switch Settlement
    General Motors faces a potential payout of $1 billion in stock to address claims related to its ignition-switch crisis, depending on the outcome of a looming trial.
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Dec 17, 3:35am -
  • Police Probe Deaths of Canadian Billionaire and Wife
    Autopsies were under way Saturday on the bodies of Apotex Inc. founder and Chairman Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, after they were found dead Friday in a wealthy Toronto enclave.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 11:01pm -
  • Mining World's Ultimate Deal-Maker Struggles in Frugal Era
    Most big mining companies are wary of doing deals, focusing instead on raising cash, shedding debt and delivering meaty dividends to investors. That’s not an ideal environment for a deal-maker like Mick Davis.
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • U.S. Insurers Win 'Bermuda Loophole' Fight
    Big U.S. property-casualty insurers succeeded in closing what they say is a loophole permitting rivals to rack up profits and move jobs to Bermuda and other low-tax locales, according to lobbyists for both sides.
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 6:42pm -
  • Why Cash Returning From Overseas Isn't Likely to Create Jobs---and Might Even Reduce Them
    Republican lawmakers say their tax overhaul would spur companies to hire more employees and build factories in the U.S. Yet one key provision, which will free up hundreds of billions of dollars for companies to spend, will probably benefit shareholde…
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 5:08pm -
  • HBO's 'Agnelli' Highlights Fiat Chairman's Appetite for Women and Danger
    A new documentary on Gianni Agnelli follows the colorful exploits of the charismatic Fiat scion. It arrives in very different era from the Italian industrialist’s heyday, one in which public figures face more intense scrutiny.
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 2:30pm -
  • Corporate Accountants Can Cancel Christmas
    If the Republican proposal passes and is signed into law in December, finance teams will be scrambling to calculate its effect on their balance sheets and income statements in time for their next earnings reports.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 2:21pm -
  • P&G Concedes Proxy Fight, Adds Nelson Peltz to Its Board
    Procter & Gamble said it would add activist investor Nelson Peltz to its board, ending weeks of intrigue after the biggest and most expensive proxy battle ever fought essentially finished with a tie.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 1:40pm -
  • To Recruit, Manufacturers Go to Parents' Nights
    To attract America’s youth onto the factory floor, manufacturers have tried many tactics from hosting high school tours to providing apprentice programs. Their latest strategy is targeting parents.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Dec 17, 1:35pm -

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  • Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 1 - Wages

    Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 1 - WagesThere are two main components of a compensation policy: salaries and equity. An equation with only two variables? Should be pretty simple, right? Well, not when you are talking about something as symbolic as money. Before all, let’s remind the thre… 23 Mar 17, 11:57am

  • Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 2 - Equity

    Startups Employees Perks & Incentives - 2 - EquityHow should you design your compensation policy? As we’ve seen in the first part dedicated to incentives in startups, equity should be the main driver for both founders and early employees, since it rewards risks and performance. The question is to… 23 Mar 17, 11:30am

  • Companies like others? A sociological survey of French startup

    Companies like others? A sociological survey of French startupYoung innovative companies are the subject of much interest. Their example reinforces a mythology of innovation that has its classical examples, its specific locations (MIT, the Silicon Valley), its theoreticians (Joseph Schumpeter and the economics… 21 Mar 17, 11:12am

  • The digital revolution and the 5 Ps of medicine

    The digital revolution and the 5 Ps of medicineIn the healthcare industry, the digital revolution affects two major areas: big data and eHealth (digital tools applied to healthcare). The availability of massive volumes of data is a hard fact. This exponential rise has layed the foundation for the… 17 Mar 17, 3:13pm

  • The new world of 3D printing… and counterfeiting

    The new world of 3D printing… and counterfeiting3D printing is considered the new industrial revolution, likely to disrupt the behavior of consumers and manufacturers, involving relocation of production facilities, reconstruction of labor, changes in material applications and what's more, a growin… 13 Mar 17, 4:21pm

  • Civic technology - 1 - Saving democracy?

    Civic technology - 1 - Saving democracy?Very few areas have remained unchanged by the digital revolution. Politics is no exception. In recent years, various initiatives have emerged to harness the possibilities offered by digital technology in order to improve or renew democracy. Amidst th… 8 Mar 17, 3:58pm

  • Civic technology - 2 - In search of a business model

    Civic technology - 2 - In search of a business modelIs democracy just another market? Can we build a sustainable economic model with the help of digital tools whose purpose is to put citizens at the center of the democratic game? If yes, how? Must these structures be associative by nature or can they… 8 Mar 17, 3:53pm

  • Civic technology - 3 - Mission: impossible?

    Civic technology - 3 - Mission: impossible?While civic technology undeniably offers promising solutions to the democratic crisis, it also suffers from serious limitations. Even if it reaches millions of people, its primary objective, achieving greater involvement of citizens in democratic lif… 8 Mar 17, 3:47pm