Markets can make people do bad things. That's the disturbing -- but sadly not all that shocking -- conclusion of a recent experiment by two German economists, who found that people were more willing to let laboratory mice be killed in exchange for...
Improving the management and retention of older employees will provide opportunities to improve productivity, move beyond stereotypes, increase work flexibility and improve organisation training, according to a Discussion Paper released by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). The Paper argues that these opportunities can be achieved if businesses focus on the positives of an ageing population instead of the negative stereotypes that often monopolise attention. With more than one million Australian employees expected to retire during the next decade, and fewer young employees entering the workforce over the same period, action to take advantage of the opportunities is urgently required.
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History repeats itself as the West’s demand for human skeletons resurrects the macabre practice of grave robbers scouring cemeteries in India. Their quest fuels a lucrative black market.
A few weeks ago, grave robbers sneaked into the graveyard and exhumed the remains of one of his neighbors shortly after the body had been buried. By now, the skeleton is probably hanging in a Kolkata warehouse, ready to be shipped out to a dealer in the Western world.
Major clothing brands like to say they have a system in place to avoid doing business with overseas suppliers that mistreat their workers: The corporate-funded factory audit, performed by credentialed inspectors and designed to weed out bad actors.
NEW YORK -- The financial-news giant Bloomberg built its fortune and reputation on the combination of a voracious news-gathering outfit and a proprietary data-delivery system that has become an essential Wall Street tool.
STOCKHOLM/CHICAGO, May 14 (Reuters) - Major U.S. retailers, including Gap Inc, declined to endorse an accord on Bangladesh building and fire safety backed by Europe's two biggest fashion chains, a trans-Atlantic divide that may dilute garment industry reform efforts.
As Mother’s Day approached, Charlene Fletcher, mother of two, found herself occupied with the needs of other families, attending to the crush of shoppers last week at the Walmart in Duarte, Calif., where she works.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged to pursue a broad trade agreement between the U.S.
Negotiations have not formally begun, but a series of meetings between U.S. and EU officials have established some ground rules and the preliminary scope of the talks. Since tariffs are already low or nonexistent, the agreement will focus on regulatory issues. That emphasis has concerned food safety advocates, environmental activists and public health experts, who fear a deal may roll back important standards.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's military is ending its search for bodies in the wreckage of an eight-story garment factory building that collapsed last month because no more victims are expected to be found, officials said Monday.Also Monday, the...
You have no idea just how bonkers high-frequency trading is making the stock market until you actually see it in action.
A terrifying new video by the research firm Nanex offers just such an opportunity: It shows one half-second of trading in just one stock, boring old Johnson & Johnson, on May 2. The video slows down the trades so that the milliseconds -- thousandths of a second -- tick slowly by, and so that human eyes can comprehend what's happening.
National Geographic No Ethical Way to Keep Elephants in Captivity National Geographic There presently exists no state-of-the-art keeping of elephants in captivity, and because no captive elephant offspring has ever been reintroduced to the wild,...
HALFWAY -- Two masked men wearing hoodies and wielding handguns burst into the Pine Eagle Charter School in this tiny rural community on Friday. Students were at home for an in-service day, so the gunmen headed into a meeting room full of teachers and opened fire.
Someone figured out in a few seconds that the bullets were not drawing blood because they were blanks and the exercise was a drill, designed to test Pine Eagle's preparation for an assault by "active shooters" who were, in reality, members of the school staff. But those few seconds left everybody plenty scared.
International labour rights groups say they will be closely watching Canada's Loblaw Companies. Ltd., along with other retailers, to see if they live up to promises made after the deadly Rana Plaza factory collapse.