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Cybersecurity: The Next Hack Will Turn Your Lights Off

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

The next big cyberattack could turn America's lights off. Security experts say there's evidence Russian hackers have breached U.S. utilities and nuclear power plants.

Big Jets Get Squeezed

Thomas Coe  |  Business Fundamentals

The friendly skies aren’t for the wide-body models of Boeing and Airbus. Factors that include lower fuel costs, traffic management and travel destinations, and regional and global politics are threatening demand for the older as well as the newer models of the larger planes.

India Is Cutting Oil Deals Worldwide

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India's oil consumption is growing at a 10 percent rate, with gasoline consumption growing even faster. The country, however, imports 75 percent of its oil due to limited domestic supplies. It is working with governments and oil companies in a diverse set of countries, including Iran, Mozambique, Russia, and Afghanistan, to help make sure it has a secure supply of oil to fuel its growing economy.

A Saudi-Russian Oil Détente? Not Likely

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Saudi Arabia and Russia have a frayed relationship stemming from Russia’s failure in past crises to keep promises to reduce oil production. Thus, it's no surprise that Moscow’s current call for new talks with Saudi Arabia to limit oil production has fallen on deaf ears.

The Iran Invasion

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The multinational agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program has opened the door for many foreign firms to pursue business deals in Iran. Not only are many foreign business leaders visiting Iran, but on a recent trip to Europe, the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, closed deals with several European firms. Most American firms, however, still have significant restrictions on what they can do in Iran.

1 Country, 1 Promise = 1 Million Barrels a Day

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Years of sanctions in Iran have resulted in neglected and shutdown oil fields. Now that sanctions have ended, it will take time and investment to maximize oil-field yields.

The 158 Billion Barrel Woman: Can Elham Hassanzadeh get the oil flowing in Iran?

Thomas Coe  |  Business Fundamentals

With the prospect of reduced economics sanctions against Iran, negotiations between Western investors and Iranian businesses are being facilitated by a well-connected woman.

The IPO Aimed At Iran

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

Why would Saudi Arabia consider an IPO at this time of historically low oil prices? Saudi Arabia is considering a new strategic ally in its cold war against Iran: The world’s 330 million owners of publicly traded stock.

The Oil States Break Open the Piggy Banks

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

With the price of crude down 50 percent, reserves get spent fast.

Are Credit Suisse, RBS, Standard Chartered, HSBC, and Barclays Terrorist Banks?

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

What kind of liability are major banks facing for being the conduit for money used in terrorist activities?

Innovation: Power Fingerprinting

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Two academics have created a security system that is practically impossible to evade.

Now at the Sands: Iranian Hackers in Every Server

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

Increasing cybersecurity is one way for U.S. corporations to respond to hackers who can cripple operations and steal valuable data. Should corporations also be able to retaliate?

The Saudi Balancing Act

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

By boosting production and lowering prices, Saudi Arabia has helped create a bear market in oil.

Why Oil Prices Haven’t Gone Crazy

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

The U.S. shale oil boom has kept markets calm.

In Tehran, a Whiff of Economic Change

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

President-elect Rohani talks about the need for markets and capital.

The Only Man For The Job – And That’s the Problem

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

How has Jamie Dimon managed to keep control of JPMorgan, and should he maintain control in light of the problems the company has recently endured?

The Saudis' New Motto: Whatever it Takes

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

The Arab Spring has caused Saudi Arabia to rethink its economic and foreign policy. Now, the needs of Saudi Arabia come before the needs of OPEC.

On the Saudi Streets, Silence Speaks Volumes

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What about the economics of oil in the tumultuous Middle East?

From Brewing, an Indian Biotech is Born

Charles Newman, PHD  |  Accounting & Taxation

In the wake of its deal with Pfizer, Biocon is positioned to take advantage of the world's increasing diabetes problem.

To Create Jobs, Help Existing Small Employers

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Small businesses are the principal U.S. hiring engine. However, young small businesses hire fewer workers than their more mature counterparts.

Behold!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Silicon Valley: Now Playing Ambassador

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

Tech companies as diplomats? The State Department and tech companies both see new opportunities for social networking tools.

Iranian Business Fears the Worst

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Ahmadinejad's contested re-election may cause problems for businesses big and small.

The Saudis and OPEC: Behind the Flare-up

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

The Saudis are concerned with maintaining worldwide demand for oil. Hence, the are working to keep a lid on oil prices.

Wind: The Power. The Promise. The Business.

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

A partial answer to America's energy crisis is springing up. But there's difficulty in building an industry that threatens the status quo.

The Coming Commodity Clash

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Will commodities continue to be in short supply?


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