Business and Economy
The harder and longer someone works, the more tasks get completed. Or so logic would seem to say. Now, critics are saying productivity actually increases as workers slow their pace.
Despite voters rejecting California's Prop 37, other states are now considering similar initiatives to require labeling of genetically modified food. In Washington, grassroots leaders are hoping for a victory against the deep-pocketed food industry....
The new ad campaign from Coca-Cola aims to tackle the ongoing obesity problem in the United States. While some call it an attempt at re-branding the company, one critic sees this as an opportunity for global dialogue....
Spain hiked its taxes on cultural events as it faces mounting debts and budget deficits. And those higher taxes have greatly reduced the attendance and theaters and other arts establishments. But one theater, and now several other groups, have found a way to make the law work for them -- with carrots....
A maple syrup heist in Quebec threatens price controls the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has used for some time -- and the theft occurred a year ago. The investigation continues into how one well-known buyer acquired the stolen syrup. ...
In the United States, 70 percent of people, 700 of every 1000, have a car. As the rest of the world joins the car classes, Americans, however, are thinking less of buying cars and more of sharing them. And, experts say, car sharing may be critical if we hope to keep emissions down and ensure enough supply of fossil fuels....
After graduation many 20-somethings are choosing to move home to help navigate a tough job market. But one workforce veteran is offering advice for those willing to go the extra mile....
Members of the Chinese middle class, 300 million strong, are increasingly looking outside their nation's borders when thinking about vacation. And when they travel, they spend big, making them a prime topic for businesses across the world -- including in Massachusetts....
It was more of the same in December's labor report, the final report of the year. When all was said and done, the U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs in 2012, the most in any year since 2006, when about 2 million jobs were added....
Spanish banks looking to foreclose on delinquent mortgage owners in and around Pamplona will no longer have the assistance of the community's locksmiths. Last month, they announced they would no longer change the locks on people banks want to evict....
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