Science makes pleasure.
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New research found that consumers were less likely to buy a product associated with pleasure if marketers emphasized it was developed with science.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
Florida Republicans stripped Disney of its special status because of its criticism of a new law.
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Florida Republicans’ war on Disney is only the latest example of the GOP’s being at odds with a company that has historically backed the party.
Mitchell Rales and Emily Wei Rales signed the Giving Pledge in 2018.
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More than 350 billionaires have signed on so far.
The threat of expensive payouts may already be having an effect.
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A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
A growing number of assistance programs give recipients money.
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A global team of researchers analyzed 34 studies of unconditional cash-transfer programs administered in low- and middle-income countries.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell has a tough job in bringing down inflation without killing the economy.
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The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.
Taking grantees’ word that they will spend money responsibly frees up time and can strengthen relationships.
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This growing trend aims to shift some of the power funders typically wield to the groups getting their money.
Biden wants to find a way to seize oligarch-owned yachts.
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The US has frozen tens of billions of dollars worth of assets belonging to Russians and their government. A legal scholar explains why confiscating them is a bit trickier.
Elon Musk has called Twitter the world’s “digital town square.”
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Elon Musk has an idea of what ails Twitter and what needs to be done to fix it. The problem is his assumptions are wrong.
A soft landing may be out of the Fed’s reach.
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The Federal Reserve is expected to lift interest rates a half point at its next meeting and more in the coming months, but it may be too late to forestall an economic downturn.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) with Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller at a launch ceremony for the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Sept. 6, 2011, in Vyborg, Russia.
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Has Putin hurt Russia by jolting Europe’s shift away from fossil fuels into high gear?
Tracking changes in net wealth is one of the best ways to see who benefited from economic growth.
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Most of the gains went to the richest Americans, but almost everyone saw an improvement in terms of net wealth.
A new Gilded Age of media barons?
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
McDonald’s said it is losing $50 million a month by keeping its Russian locations closed.
Two scholars of corporate do-goodery suggest a hidden driver of corporate decisions to leave Russia is the global trend in which record numbers of workers are quitting their jobs.
Twitter will soon be without the benefits – and problems – of a public board of directors.
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Musk’s tweets badgering Twitter’s board raised important corporate governance questions about a board’s purpose and whether its members should own shares in the company they oversee.
Elon Musk’s moment of triumph is a moment of uncertainty for the future of one of the world’s leading social media platforms.
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Twitter, more than other social media platforms, fosters real-time discussion about events as they unfold. That could change now that Musk has gained control of the company.
By pairing solar power and battery storage, hybrids can keep providing electricity after dark.
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The largest category of power plants applying to connect to the US grid are now solar, and over a third of those are hybrids that include battery storage.
Virtual real estate is all the rage, but do purchasers end up owning what they see on their screens?
NFTs are hailed as the foundation of the metaverse economy because they allow you to purchase unique digital assets, from art to real estate. But legally, you might not own what you think you do.
Customers may prefer the old-fashioned tip jar.
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Delivery services and cafes commonly prompt customers to leave a specific tip – for example, 15%, 20%, 25% – at the point of sale rather than after completing the service.
Poison pills usually work, but Elon Musk appears undeterred.
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Twitter adopted a so-called poison pill to make it much harder for Musk to take over the company.
Replacing ships like the Moskva will be pricey. The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet recently sank after suffering damage.
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Russia is on the verge of defaulting on its foreign debt, which not only could have severe economic consequences but could also complicate Putin’s ability to wage a prolonged war in Ukraine.
Twitter may not be a darling of Wall Street, but it occupies a unique place in the social media landscape.
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Twitter, more than other social media platforms, fosters real-time discussion about events as they unfold. That could change if Musk gains control of the company.
Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula received a sweetheart deal from the state to finance their new stadium.
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Study after study has shown that stadiums are terrible public investments. Taxpayers rarely want to pay for them. So why do governments keep subsidizing them?
Musk argues Twitter is better off in private hands – his.
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Public companies have many governance safeguards that private ones lack, such as independent oversight and transparency.