Refugees from Syria and Iraq have relocated to Michigan where there is an already established middle-eastern immigrant community. Many of the refugees have been able to find employment with suppliers and manufacturers in the auto industry as that industry recovers from economic hardship.
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.
Tatitlek Support Services workers are claiming back pay for overtime and break time that they should have been given under California labor laws. These workers spent up to two weeks at a time living on a Marine Corps base while participating in training exercises teaching U.S. troops how to interact with Afghan and Iraqi populations. Tatitlek is arguing that federal laws, rather than California’s stricter labor laws, apply since the exercises took place on federal military bases.
What kind of liability are major banks facing for being the conduit for money used in terrorist activities?
Oil prices could badly damage the world’s economic recovery if they reach $120 a barrel.
Entrepreneur Mahawili has built a lightweight wind turbine that may generate two to three times more electricity than similar models.
The industry comes under pressure as Congress understandably focuses on reducing the national budget deficit. What can operations managers learn from this?
Where will the price of gold go?
What happens when Iraq stabilizes?
Private growth is picking up, consumer goods are available, and investment in oil fields is up. Yet security and limited financing make growth difficult for some businesses.
Is the global oil supply endless?
Iraq's deal with BP signals a revival that could eventually put it on a par with the Saudis.
Due to the enormous cost of providing fuel to combat zones, DARPA has turned its attention to the development of low-cost alternative fuel sources. Success could have significant civilian applications.
Forget Treasuries. It's hard assets that Beijing covets now.
Tech companies as diplomats? The State Department and tech companies both see new opportunities for social networking tools.
Will Barack be bad for business?