Real Trauma, Virtual Therapy

Bob Cohen, MBA  |  Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bravemind’s VR system is designed to help veterans deal with traumatic memories. There's hope that this technology may be applied to other distress-related issues.

Detroit’s Comeback Has an Arabic Accent

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

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.

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.

Afghan Immigrants Want OT for Training Marines

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

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.

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?

Rising Oil Prices Loom Over the Recovery

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE  |  Business Fundamentals

Oil prices could badly damage the world’s economic recovery if they reach $120 a barrel.

Innovator: Spin Doctor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Mahawili has built a lightweight wind turbine that may generate two to three times more electricity than similar models.

Defense Contractors Brace for the Big Squeeze

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

The industry comes under pressure as Congress understandably focuses on reducing the national budget deficit. What can operations managers learn from this?

The Rock and the Evangelist

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

Where will the price of gold go?

Iraq's Economy Wakes Up

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

What happens when Iraq stabilizes?

Iraq's Economy Wakes Up

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

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.

Endless Oil

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

Is the global oil supply endless?

Will Iraq Be an Oil Power Again?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Iraq's deal with BP signals a revival that could eventually put it on a par with the Saudis.

Can the Military Find the Answer to Alternative Energy?

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

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.

China's Shopping Spree

Charles Newman, PHD  |  Accounting & Taxation

Forget Treasuries. It's hard assets that Beijing covets now.

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.

Business, Obama-Style

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Will Barack be bad for business?