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Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.


Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.

New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions

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New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions

New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions.

Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.


Seed Money: NJ Supports Tech Start-ups With VC Funding

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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has found a novel way of expanding this toolset: NJEDA has made a series of “limited partnership” investments in an NJ-based private venture-capital fund that targets growth-stage tech businesses. The NJEDA is investing more than $40 million in venture capital funds, leveraging investment in NJ businesses to more than $2.5 billion.


Businesses At Risk Of Losing Top Talent

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Businesses must adjust how they nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of their workforces, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey.


Home Stretch: The Panama Canal Expansion

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When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.


Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016

Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016.

Despite concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64% of respondents to a survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to increase their investment in U.S. real estate in 2016.


Corporate Moves Maintain Texas As Top Magnet State

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Texas has once again topped the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns, thanks to a net relocation gain of 2,558 families in 2015.


Crystal Ball 2016

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Step aside, Monmouth and Quinnipiac: BF’s got the odds-on favorites for next year’s headlines.


Finding Employees Who Support Company Culture Top Concern When Expanding Abroad

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New report from The Economist Intelligence Unit identifies “softer” aspects of business expansions, such as finding new employees who support and enhance the brand’s existing culture, as a top concern.


Polymorph of Plastics: Merging Corporate Molecules

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Dow and DuPont have apparently agreed that they would be in a stronger position as a merged company with powerful synergies to successfully navigate an eventual breakup into more specialized units. The tentative deal also may signify the next step in the evolution of the global plastics industry, a shift in focus to specialty and advanced engineered plastics from oil-based petrochemical mainstays like polyethylene. Both companies have realized the need to get bigger before they can get smaller.


U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

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The U.S. is expected to become the most competitive manufacturing nation over the next five years, with the current leader China sliding into second position, according to Deloitte Global’s upcoming 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report.