The Corporate Executive Board identifies the following “emerging risks” on the horizon: Wikileaks-style disclosures of corporate info; foreign corruption; China’s near-monopoly on rare earth minerals; and the possible breakup of the euro zone.
Heard about an exciting new technology in the lab? Here are some tough questions an analyst/futurist should ask.
The wild cards include public-sector labor strikes in California, and a third-party presidential candidate.
It’s not looking good, especially for the next few years. A recent poll of economists found that, on average, they don’t expect the U.S. unemployment rate to fall below 6% until 2013. (The unemployment rate at this writing is 9.8%.) “Never before has business shed so many workers so fast, so many people failed to …
Conventional wisdom has been to plow money into 401(k) plans for retirement, but baby boomers have seen huge losses at the worst possible time: just before retirement. Congress is beginning to consider reforms, but are they just tinkering? Do we need a radical overhaul for retirement policy?