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What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means...

Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S....

How immigrants give American companies a powerful boost against Chinese rivals

Benjamin A.T. Graham, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The ongoing trade war is the most visible front in...

Zero-hour contracts take a huge mental and physical toll – poor...

Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, University of Hertfordshire and Janet Barlow, University of Hertfordshire The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK....

Inflation is healthy for the economy – but too much can...

Richard S. Warr, North Carolina State University In a healthy economy, prices tend to go up – a process called inflation. While you might not like...

As Airbnb grows, this is exactly how much it’s bringing down...

Tarik Dogru, Florida State University Airbnb has grown exponentially since its founding in 2008 and is expected to soon go public in an initial public...

Is Trump’s trade war saving American jobs – or killing them?

Jeffrey Kucik, University of Arizona With the U.S.-China trade war intensifying, there is a lot of talk about whether tariffs save American jobs – as...

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down...

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters. China said on May 13 that it will impose new...

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral...

Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Joshua E. Perry, Indiana University, and Todd Haugh, Indiana University Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates...

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Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Deepak Ray, University of Minnesota Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns,...