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Reining in Goat Funds to Curtail Fraud in India

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

SEBI is cracking down on collective-investment funds—which take money from small investors and put it in anything from time-share resorts to mango orchards to goat farms. It has targeted 54 unregistered companies controlling $10.6 billion since May 2013.

Power Loss in Japan

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE  |  Business Fundamentals

Three years after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex, the economic impact continues. As of September 2013, Japan is without nuclear power.

Drizly Lets You Point, Click, and Drink

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Drizly has an interesting business model to offer alcohol sales and delivery online.

Foreign Companies Cry Foul at Chinese Probes

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

What regulatory environment do foreign corporations face in China, and how might this affect their future profitability?

The Trillion-Dollar Market That Still Uses This

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

The antiquated structure of the trillion-dollar leveraged loan market poses a growing threat to the financial system.

Why Sanctions Won't Stop U.S. Oil Drilling in Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sanctions against Russia over its Ukraine policy won't impact a key source of Russian revenue, oil, because the West doesn't want to see higher oil prices.

Drizly Lets You Point, Click, and Drink

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Bring me another bottle of vodka. I live at ______________.

Using the Web to Police Dangerous Workplaces

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

OSHA hopes that publicly disclosing workplace injuries will motivate employers into improving safety.

Foreign Companies Cry Foul at Chinese Probes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Direct investment in China is down, as foreign companies face increased scrutiny from the Chinese government.

Using the Web to Police Dangerous Workplaces

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will take a "name and shame" approach to safety regulation.

Is Your Local Craft Beer From Out of State?

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Are you buying your craft beer from a local source? You may be surprised. Brew Hub plans a five-brewery network that craft brands can use to grow the business far, far away from home.

The Incredible Stickiness of Wages

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Even with the recession and bumpy recovery, it’s hard to cut pay.

Get Your Child Into The Ivy of Her Choice! For Only $600,000

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

How much would you pay to help your child gain admission to a top college?

Japan's Shame Index Tries to Spur Profits

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Can a stock index shame companies into focusing on creating value for shareholders?

Using Fishing Nets to Make Carpets Cleaner

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Interface, which has reduced the proportion of unrecycled nylon in its carpet production by almost half, believes sustainability is its best long-term strategy.

Updates Available

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

U.S. industries have a shot at creating their own “iPhone” by advancing their hardware and software in tandem.

Briefs: No (More) Smoking

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

CVS Caremark has kicked its tobacco habit, and hopes its customers can too.

Greenhouse Gas Is Groovy

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

An oil industry public-relations campaign aims to convince Californians that new carbon rules will lead to high gas prices.

Using Fishing Nets to Make Carpets Cleaner

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

Interface's sales are growing as it makes progress toward eliminating waste and meeting other sustainability goals.

Made in Memphis

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising transportation costs and wage rates in China are causing firms to relocate manufacturing to the Southeast U.S.

Made in Memphis

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE  |  Business Fundamentals

Manufacturing is slowly returning to the U.S. -- and much of the action is in the South.

Made in Memphis

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

How have tax incentives and labor costs affected the location of new manufacturing plants in the South?

Have We Reached Peak Burger?

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Current trends leave the future of legacy burger-and-fries chains in question.

In Brazil, It’s Reading, Writing, and Reelection

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Unemployment in Brazil has dipped to a low of 5.2 percent, despite the onset of a recession.

Apple's First Responders

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.  |  Information Technology

When Apple unveils its new iPhone, its early field failure analysis team will be ready to quickly diagnose any problems.

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Foreign Companies Cry Foul at Chinese Probes
Foreign Companies Cry Foul at Chinese Probes
Is Your Local Craft Beer From Out of State?
Power Loss in Japan
Reining in Goat Funds to Curtail Fraud in India
The Incredible Stickiness of Wages
The Trillion-Dollar Market That Still Uses This
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Why Sanctions Won't Stop U.S. Oil Drilling in Russia

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