The U.S. government spends about 0.7 percent of GDP on scientific research and development, down from 2 percent in the 1960s. Less investment means fewer chances for breakthroughs like the weapon-seeking robots that saved thousands of soldiers in Iraq and…
By Paul Solman
Looking at lottery winners approximately 10 years after winning showed they saved just 16 cents of every dollar won.
By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation
A new study shows moving to an open office dramatically cuts face-to-face conversations, but architects say not all open offices should be treated equal.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town.
By Corey Williams, Associated Press
Corporate executives are getting a lesson in leadership and communication from the conductor’s podium thanks to the Music Paradigm, a program that trains business leaders in the fine art of teamwork. Paul Solman goes behind the scenes of a recent…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
While publicly-held American corporations are responsible to shareholders to maximize profits, a growing group of businesses say they’re approaching their enterprises differently, with an eye toward environmental sustainability and workers’ rights. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on B Corps, a…
By Paul Solman
Cape Cod businesses are struggling with a dearth of workers this summer after Congress restricted the number of H-2B visas -- temporary work visas that grant employers permission to supplement their American workforce with a limited number of international workers.
By Daniel Korschun
Most people think it's bad for business when companies speak out. But Daniel Korschun says research shows otherwise.
President-elect Trump says he’s going above and beyond in mitigating potential conflicts between his government office and his private interests. But is his plan for his sons to manage his company while he retains ownership sufficient? Steve Inskeep discusses with…
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