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    Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields in Push To Transform Business

    Story Source Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. The 114-year-old automaker said Fields [pictured above] is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company. Fields will be replaced by Jim […]

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    When misconduct occurs, how should journals and institutions work together?

    Story Source Elizabeth Wager When the World Conference on Research Integrity kicks off at the end of this month, one topic that will be on attendees’ minds is how journals and research institutions should collaborate when investigating the integrity of individual publications. That’s because this week, a group of stakeholders from institutions and the publishing […]

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    The Evolution of OTC Derivatives Markets

    Story Source At the N.Y. Fed: The Evolution of OTC Derivatives MarketsNina Boyarchenko, Or Shachar, and Jacqueline YenLiberty Street Economics, May 12, 2017 The 2007-09 financial crisis highlighted weaknesses in the over‑the‑counter (OTC) derivatives markets and the increased risk of contagion due to the interconnectedness of market participants in these markets. As a response, the […]

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    What Twitter's Privacy Changes Mean for You

    Story Source Twitter’s new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook — more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money. Twitter recently reported its first quarterly revenue decline since going public. That should give you some clues about the reasons behind the policy changes, which take effect […]

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    MIB: Marc Andreessen, Venture Capitalist at A16Z

    Story Source This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down with venture capitalist Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen has embraced blogs, Twitter and podcasts to educate entrepreneurs about their industry. This is de rigeur among venture investing, but no firms seems to have embraced it as aggressively as A16Z. About that: A16Z, as its […]

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    Antioxidants, Free Radicals & Pomegranates

    They are mostly found in fresh fruits and vegetables. We’ve been eating them for centuries and it’s only now that scientists are beginning to discover exactly what makes them healthy for the body. Antioxidants. What exactly are they? The term is familiar to us. We hear them mentioned all the time whenever there’s a new […]

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    E-Tail Shipping Price War Escalates for Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon

    Story Source Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other. Minneapolis-based Target has the furthest to go as it tries to put itself in better competition with […]

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    Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

    Story Source It’s like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes. It’s a conference for military special operations forces and their gadgets, weapons and tools. The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held yearly in Tampa. Here, the U.S. Special Operations Command — the Tampa-based unit that […]

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