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The Ten Most Disaster-Prone States

businessweek.com — Photograph by Darren McCollester/Getty Images Homeowners in Rhode Island, you're in trouble. The state is second only to Florida for risk of natural hazards-fun times like flood, wildfire, tornado and storm surge. So says a new report from CoreLogic, an Irvine, Calif.-based property information and data provider, which ranked the continental United States on risk of eight major weather events, plus sinkholes.
Sep 23, 2014

What's up w/ Marquette MI? MT @BW: most disaster-prone areas in the US: buswk.co/1r41etI pic.twitter.com/AwQLhSYTFE

Sep 23, 2014

RT @EvanWeeseBiz1st: Columbus looks like a nice place RT @BW: These are the most disaster-prone areas in the U.S.: buswk.co/1r41etI pic.twitter.com/36u8Rk0VzX

Sep 23, 2014

Columbus looks like a nice place RT @BW: These are the most disaster-prone areas in the U.S.: buswk.co/1r41etI pic.twitter.com/36u8Rk0VzX

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We Don’t Actually Know If Student Debt Will End Your Home Buying Dreams

businessweek.com — Should you worry that student loan debt is undermining the health of America's housing market? It depends on whom you ask. One report answers with a resounding yes. The study, released on Friday by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, says student debt will knock home sales down 8 percent this year, with 414,000 fewer home purchases and $83 billion in "lost activity" in the housing market.
Sep 23, 2014

Mounting student debt will destroy U.S. housing. Or it won't. Or neither. @Nataliekitro tries to sort it all out: buswk.co/XWlctv

Sep 23, 2014

The intrepid @Nataliekitro authors story whose headline starts "We Don't Actually Know," lives to tell the tale businessweek.com/articles/2014-… @BW

Polaroid Cube: Going After GoPro With a $99 Action Camera

businessweek.com — Courtesy Polaroid What better way to conjure the 1980s, Taylor Swift probably thought, than by using a Polaroid picture of herself as an album cover. Inside the album are 13 more vintage-esque photos. You could say that Polaroid is having its moment. Again.

Say Everything in Mandarin, Please

businessweek.com — Photograph by Peter Parks/Getty Images Sure a lot of people speak Mandarin-also known as Putonghua, China's official language-but it's still not enough, say education officials. About 30 percent of China's 1.3 billion population, 400 million people, can't communicate in Mandarin, according to Li Weihong, director of the State Language Commission, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sept.
Sep 23, 2014

Population of Canada btw: 35M RT @BBGCanada 400M Chinese can't speak Mandarin and Beijing is worried buswk.co/1CaN5NY

Sep 23, 2014

RT @41jellis: 400 Million Chinese Can't Speak Mandarin and Beijing is Worried - Businessweek mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Sep 23, 2014

400 Million Chinese Can't Speak Mandarin and Beijing is Worried buswk.co/1CaN5NY via @BW (by me)

Tech Start-Up Founder Says Women Are Like Men, Only Cheaper

businessweek.com — Management Photograph by NIR/Landov At a Sydney technology start-up conference, Evan Thornley, an Australian multimillionaire and co-founder of online advertising company LookSmart, gave a talk about why he likes to hire women. "The Australian labor market and world labor market just consistently and amazingly undervalues women in so many roles, particularly in our industry," he said.
Sep 23, 2014

Tech Startup Founder Says Women Are Like Men, Only Cheaper buswk.co/1sj2HO9 via @BW

Sep 23, 2014

Tech Startup Founder Says Women Are Like Men, Only Cheaper buswk.co/1sj2HO9

Sep 23, 2014

RT @hilaryr: Yes, someone actually said this out loud. "Tech Startup Founder Says Women Are Like Men, Only Cheaper" buswk.co/1sj2HO9 @KaraSwisher!

Sep 23, 2014

RT @hilaryr: Yes, someone actually said this out loud. "Tech Startup Founder Says Women Are Like Men, Only Cheaper" buswk.co/1sj2HO9 @KaraSwisher!

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Are Public Pensions Inflating a Venture Capital Bubble?

businessweek.com — Photograph by Ken James/Bloomberg No one can agree on whether there's a bubble in venture capital. Bill Gurley says there is one; Marc Andreesen says there isn't; and so on. Either way, some journalists are quick to note that if there is a bubble, it is different this time: because venture capital is funded by private, wealthy investors, the thinking goes, at least mom-and-pop investors aren't at risk.
Sep 23, 2014

So when @bgurley talks about startup founders burning through VC money, it's taxpayer money he's talking about. businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Sep 23, 2014

Public pension funds accounted for 25% of venture capital investments last year. businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Google Cuts Ties With ALEC Over Climate Change 'Lying'

businessweek.com — Climate Change Photograph by Antonio Heredia/Bloomberg Google will stop working with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council because of its stance on climate change. Responding to a caller's question on Diane Rehm's National Public Radio show, the tech giant's chairman, Eric Schmidt said his company had funded ALEC in support of "something unrelated ...
Sep 23, 2014

RT @BW: Google cuts ties to right-wing group because of #climatechange stance: "They’re just literally lying" buswk.co/1vdwk0p

Sep 23, 2014

New @BW: Google cuts ties to ALEC, proving once again that secondary targets are soft targets businessweek.com/articles/2014-… #1u

New Online Service Helps Students Manage College Applications Themselves

businessweek.com — Technology Last week, an Internet company called Campus Explorer launched an online service designed to help high school guidance counselors do their jobs. The new site let students upload application information, search for schools, and generally handle more of the guiding and counseling themselves.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @FrancescaToday: Come for the companies that sell HS student data, stay for the In Living Color clip. New @pat_clark piece has it all: buswk.co/1uiDxPF

Sep 23, 2014

Come for the companies that sell HS student data, stay for the In Living Color clip. New @pat_clark piece has it all: buswk.co/1uiDxPF

Why Big Business Has Gone Cold on Big Appliances

businessweek.com — Nobody, it seems, wants to sell refrigerators these days. German engineering giant is offloading its 50 percent stake in an appliance business to Robert Bosch, its partner in the venture. Just a few days earlier hawked its appliance business to Sweden's for $3.3 billion.
Sep 23, 2014

Real estate has rebounded in the US, but major appliance sales have not. buswk.co/1vbsQvs @BW

Sep 23, 2014

RT @KyleStock: Only fancy people are buying new fridges these days. Big biz has gone cold on big appliances: buswk.co/1slvQs4 pic.twitter.com/LmapWOlsRs

Sep 23, 2014

Only fancy people are buying new fridges these days. Big biz has gone cold on big appliances: buswk.co/1slvQs4 pic.twitter.com/LmapWOlsRs

Business Schools

businessweek.com — MBA Programs Photograph courtesy Chicago Booth Publishing a heap of obscure articles is pretty common in academia. Publishing the papers that your peers reference more than any others is a different ballgame. It's not just biochemists who have this distinction: A handful of business school professors find themselves among higher education's rock stars, according to a report released earlier this year.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @FrancescaToday: Welcome @akaneotani to the B-schools team! here's her first BW byline, on business schools with major academia cred: buswk.co/1ogVHua

Sep 23, 2014

Welcome @akaneotani to the B-schools team! here's her first BW byline, on business schools with major academia cred: buswk.co/1ogVHua

Sep 23, 2014

.@chicagobooth, @maysbusiness lead b-schools on list of most influential researchers in the fields of business & econ buswk.co/1ogVHua

Jimmy Choo IPO Could Be a Shaky Stiletto Walk Down Wall Street

businessweek.com — Stocks & Bonds Photograph by Jerome Favre/Bloomberg Jimmy Choo, a line of fancy footwear favored by Beyonce, Kate Middleton, and Sex & the City's Carrie Bradshaw, believes its business is enough of a stunner to sell stock to public investors in London.

Liam Neeson Phones It In: 42 Minutes of Calls in Four Action Movies

businessweek.com — Entertainment Courtesy Universal Pictures via Youtube The crime thriller that opened over the weekend is a fairly typical entry in Liam Neeson's recent run of righteous vengeance movies. In A Walk Among the Tombstones, the actor plays a stoic but vulnerable ex-cop in pursuit of a pair of kidnappers.
Sep 23, 2014

I love every part of this: Liam Neeson Phones It In: 4 Action Movies, 42 minutes of calls buswk.co/1v99qag @dkaszor @boyreporter

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F-22 Raptor Makes Combat Debut in Syria in Strikes on Islamic State

businessweek.com — Photograph by Keith Draycott/Getty Images The Pentagon's newest fighter jet saw combat for the first time Monday during the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic militants inside Syria. The F-22 Raptor made its fighting debut nearly nine years after the Air Force took delivery of the jet.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @BW: America's newest fighter jet saw combat for the first time Monday during airstrikes in Syria: buswk.co/1vdhvea pic.twitter.com/toUoFAdeGo

Social Enterprise

businessweek.com — Social Enterprise Illustration by Steph Davidson On Wednesday, Bill Clinton will present the Hult Prize at the Clinton Global Initiative meetings in New York. The $1 million award will go to a team of young social entrepreneurs with a business idea to improve lives in developing countries.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @charlesjkenny: Is social enterprise a band-aid? Cook-stoves nice, but people really need networked gas & electricity. http://t.co/vhpkd…

Sep 23, 2014

Sustainable development is about a functional power grid, not jump ropes that generate a cell phone charge. businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Mexico to Invest $20 Billion in Wind Power, El Economista Says

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Mexico will invest more than $20 billion over the next decade in wind-power projects, according to the local newspaper El Economista, citing U.S. government data. Mexico has a 40 gigawatts of potential wind energy and is about to become one of the fastest growing wind-energy producers in the world, said the newspaper, using figures from the U.S.
Sep 23, 2014

Report: Mexico to invest $20B in #wind power over next decade. buswk.co/1va0h1p (via @BW)

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