Business, Finance & Economics

Business, Finance & Economics

Smog in New York City could be affecting the stock market, new research says

A growing body of research suggests that increases in fine particulate matter can affect human cognition in multiple ways, including productivity and the willingness to take risks. The results could have broad implications for the economy and have effects in unlikely places, such as the New York Stock Exchange.

Business, Finance & Economics

Detroit's existing immigrant communities feel left out by a new proposal to attract skilled immigrants

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is pushing immigration as one solution to Detroit's economic woes. He's asked the Obama Administration to designate 50,000 visas to attract skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs to the bankrupt city during the next five years. But Detroit's existing immigrant communities insist they be included in the economic strategy to bring Detroit back.