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Taylor Guitars took a big risk by investing in an African sawmill — but according the company’s co-founder, it was a great move
San Diego-based Taylor Guitars has made a substantial investment in a sawmill in Cameroon to provide the innovative company with a sustainable supply of an essential wood, ebony. Under co-founder Bob Taylor's leadership, the company upgraded the sawmill to a high level of craftsmanship.
The University of Southern California has an MBA program for veterans that could serve as a model for universities across America
USC's Master of Business for Veterans program, launched in 2013, has helped more than 300 veterans transition from the military to leadership roles in the corporate world, and its success suggests its model could be replicated.
JPMorgan’s experimental investment in Detroit was so successful that it’s decided to invest $500 million in up-and-coming cities
JPMorgan Chase launched the AdvancingCities initiative, which will invest $500 million in cities through loans to entrepreneurs and investment in neighborhood rebuilding and workforce development.
The United States is undergoing a second Gilded Age, and it shows the same struggle has defined America for 150 years
The current age of increasing inequality in America has many similarities to the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. And it reflects the constant tension between capitalism and democracy, says historian HW Brands.
Unemployment in the US is historically low, but wage growth is sluggish — and no one seems to know exactly why
Unemployment is at a record low, but wage growth is still sluggish. Low productivity growth is the primary factor, and raising wages for lower-end jobs can accelerate growth.
Economist Joseph Stiglitz says that a concentration of market power is driving inequality and slowing economic growth in America.
Learn why billionaire AOL cofounder Steve Case is investing in companies outside the major coastal startup hubs at IGNITION 2018
Steve Case will take the stage at IGNITION 2018 to discuss entrepreneurship, highlights from his "Rise of the Rest" bus tour, and the long-term vision for his DC-based venture-capital firm Revolution.
A simple chart shows what some economists consider to be the ‘most striking development’ in 40 years of the US economy
French economist Thomas Piketty, best known for his bestseller "Capital in the 21st Century," said that his latest research revealed that since 1980, the top 1%'s share of all income has risen while the bottom 50%'s share has fallen.
20 years of government data says raising the minimum wage could be good for workers, businesses, and the economy
Economists for the US Census Bureau have found that a raise in minimum wage leads to increased earnings growth for lower-income people, suggesting it's an effective tool for decreasing unstable inequality in the country.
Mark Zuckerberg’s call to arms to ‘protect democracy’ sounds like a ploy to make all of us pay the bill for his mess
The curious thing about Facebook's approach to a big problem.