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A Bezos-Backed Startup May Go Up Against Amazon

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Jeff Bezos helped give Pro.com its start, and he may be positioning Amazon to compete with it.

Alibaba's Big Splash

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Is the huge demand for stock from the Alibaba IPO going to trigger a market decline by pulling investor cash out of other equities?

A Bezos-Backed Startup May Go Up Against Amazon

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Does Amazon win everything in the Internet marketing wars?

Hidden Hand: David Weil

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

David Weil is working to make sure that workers get paid all the wages they are owed.

Back by Popular Demand … Surge Soda

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

The power of a dedicated fan leveraging the power of social media pushed Coke to re-introduce Surge.

This Activist Is No Babe in the Woods

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

Vani Hari's Foodbabe.com has helped motivate Subway and other companies to change their ingredients, but there may not be much science behind the Web activist's campaigns.

Alibaba’s Big Splash

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

Buybacks and takeovers have more than offset IPOs, reducing the supply of stock by $900 billion in the past four years.

China's New Export: Military in a Box

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China's exports of military equipment are growing, as it provides easy-to-use, inexpensive arms to developing countries.

A Showdown Over Housing Discrimination

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

The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to hear a Texas case involving the use of the disparate impact standard in Fair Housing Act litigation.

Australia Reinvents Itself

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

As the Chinese buy less coal and iron ore from Australia, the country can rely more on farming and tourism.

Australia Reinvents Itself

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Australian exports of coal and minerals to China are falling, while exports of beef are rising.

Appmakers Try to Game a Crowded Market

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

Appmakers that paid about 40¢ per download five years ago in marketing costs now spend $2 to $50.

Australia Reinvents Itself

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

China’s economic slump crushes demand for iron ore and coal.

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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