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Asteroid Act could unlock billion dollar in asteroid mining business

October 1st, 2014 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover – but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.  



U.S. intends to make public drug company payments to doctors despite calls for delay

September 22nd, 2014 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

The database is part of the government’s “Open Payments” program. Scores of doctors’ groups have called for postponement, but the Obama administration intends to stick to its 30 September deadline for making public a database detailing payments and gifts from the drug industry to US physicians, a spokesperson for the US Centers for Medicare & […]



Apprenticeship programs could close the skills gap, but have been slow to gain traction

September 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Governors from Michigan to North Carolina and the Obama administration have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s woes: German-style apprenticeship programs.    



Is it time for a Guaranteed Basic Income?

September 9th, 2014 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

Poverty and homelessness on the rise. Is it time for Basic Income? The idea of Basic Income has been endorsed by economists from a variety of political camps, but has always seemed more of a distant dream than a reality.  Productivity and standard of living increases made Basic Income practical and logical.    



Eight facts that explain what’s wrong with health care in America

September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Obamacare is not universal health care. If the American health care system were to break off from the United States and become its own economy, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. “It would be bigger than the United Kingdom or France and only behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany,” says David […]



Russians circumvent lingerie ban by 3D printing it

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

3D printed lingerie. A Eurasian Union law prevents the production or import of lace garments, but the German lingerie brand, Lascana, has turned to 3D printing to circumvent that law. Lingerie lovers rejoice because you next pair of sexy undies may be on the way to you thanks to 3D printing.    



Why some poorer countries lend to richer countries

September 2nd, 2014 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

In the last ten years, the increase in global imbalances has posed a theoretical challenge for international macroeconomics. Why did some less-developed countries with a higher need for capital, like China, lend to richer countries?    



Germany considers ban on after-hours office communications to workers

August 29th, 2014 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

A ban on office communications in the evening and during vacation time could even become law. Some German companies such as BMW, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom, in the last few years,  have banned after-hours calls and emails to workers.  The point of the ban is to actually let people take time off in the evening, […]



Who is on America’s secret terrorist tracking-system?

August 13th, 2014 at 7:56 am » Comments Off

More than 40% of the people on United States government’s shared database of  terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.    



South Korea sends 10,000 balloons filled with Choco Pies to North Korea

August 11th, 2014 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

South Koreans prepare to release balloons filled with chocolate pies and cookies over to North Korea. Last week, North Korea got a sweet surprise from its neighbor, South Korea. About 200 South Koreans along with North Korean defectors packed 770 pounds of Choco Pies into plastic bags, which they attached to 50 giant balloons and […]



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