Two trends stand out in new projections of life expectancy in developed countries released last week by the Lancet: The United States, with large income inequalities and a host of other social issues that affect
Employee equity ownership of companies has been promoted in the U.S. since the country’s founding. After the Revolutionary War, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton fostered the resurgence of the codfish industry by providing financial subsidies --
A mid-sized Vermont brewery has become the latest employee-owned craft beer company in the US. On February 8 the Switchback Brewing Company in Burlington, VT officially became the first 100 per cent employee-owned brewery in
EuroPharma is marking its 10 year anniversary and in celebration founder and president Terry Lemerond has gifted his employees by signing papers to share ownership of his company with every single one of them. He
A consortium of U.S. clean-energy groups said it was growth in the industries tied to renewable energy that were the ones creating more jobs. Business groups supporting the renewable energy sector in the United States
Interested in making an investment that promises a 100 percent return on your money, and then some? Buy a low-cost, open-source 3-D printer, plug it in and print household items. In a recent study published
It is increasingly common for governments to give poor people money. Rather than grant services or particular goods to those in poverty, such as food or housing, governments have found that it is more effective
Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford
Each of us is born with about 15,000 hair cells per ear, and once damaged, these cells cannot regrow. However, researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have now discovered
Meet the eight finalists for a $100 million grant to solve the world’s biggest social problems. The MacArthur Foundation, known for awarding the prestigious “genius” grants to people who have distinguished themselves in the arts
The 2017 Global Opportunity report released earlier this week by DNV GL, Sustainia and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The report ranks 15 global sustainability opportunities for firms based upon responses from 5,500 leaders
This past May, a new law allowing equity crowdfunding opened a new world of possibilities for social entrepreneurs around the country. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Title III, the final part of the
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In our new research study which interviewed participants across 10 European countries, our team working with Annamaria Lusardi has demonstrated that financial and risk literacy leads to better choices when it comes to making decisions
Americans face serious challenges because we’re doing a terrible job of managing our money, personally and as a nation. Our booming fintech industry should be part of the solution but appears to be part of
It’s tax time, and for more than two-thirds of Americans, their tax refund is the single largest payment they’ll receive all year. Last year, approximately 80 percent of all tax returns resulted in the issuance
Alexander Hamilton Loved Employee Ownership. So Should We.
Employee equity ownership of companies has been promoted in the U.S. since the country’s founding. After the Revolutionary War, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton fostered the resurgence of the codfish industry by providing financial subsidies -- but only for ships that had written profit-sharing agreements with their crews.
What income inequality is doing to Americans' life spans
Two trends stand out in new projections of life expectancy in developed countries released last week by the Lancet: The United States, with large income inequalities and a host of other social issues that affect health, is falling farther behind most other wealthy nations. From 2010 to
Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London.
Current treatments for human whipworm are based on 1960s
U.S. renewables a job engine, trade groups say
A consortium of U.S. clean-energy groups said it was growth in the industries tied to renewable energy that were the ones creating more jobs.
Business groups supporting the renewable energy sector in the United States said data compiled from federal reports find the low-carbon industry supported more than
LONDON (Reuters) - From a non-descript office in south London, Mark Hiley may be showing the way for Wall Street giants such as JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch to adapt to new European rules requiring them to charge an explicit fee for investment research.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick.
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange has all but ended a planned merger with Deutsche Boerse to create Europe's biggest stock exchange by ruling out a European antitrust demand, saying it has strong prospects alone.
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is running a new price-comparison test in at least 1,200 U.S. stores and squeezing packaged goods suppliers in a bid to close a pricing gap with German-based discount grocery chain Aldi and other U.S. rivals like Kroger Co , according to four sources familiar with the moves.
(Reuters) - La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co said its lead experimental drug to treat low blood pressure met the main goal of a late-stage study on patients with distributive shock who have not adequately responded to existing treatments.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is extending a scheme to subsidize up to half the cost of importing eggs by sea for another two months until the end of April, as it grapples with a shortfall in local supply in the wake of its worst-ever bird flu outbreak.
PARIS (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi and Swiss manufacturer Lonza will invest 270 million euros ($285 million) in a new large-scale biologics facility that will produce monoclonal antibodies by 2020, the two companies said on Monday.
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to its support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday.