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Features by Audrey Quinn

Indian Prime Minister's visit to U.S. greeted with business protests

As Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the White House to talk about trade between India and the U.S., some American businesses are protesting what they see as India shutting out foreign firms.
Posted In: India, trade, globalization

Medical apps face new FDA regulation

There are nearly 100,000 medical apps available on mobile devices.
Posted In: FitBit, FitBit flex, healthcare, apps

Office disputes get a new referee

When whistleblowers go to the media or lawyers, the results can be disastrous for an organization. These days, more and more corporations are turning to organizational ombudsmen to stop problems before things escalate.
Posted In: workplace culture, employees, workplace

How does NASA get to Mars? By capturing an asteroid

NASA wants to capture an asteroid and send astronauts to train on it for Mars. Congress is skeptical.
Posted In: NASA, space, asteroid

Why forks in your office kitchen keep disappearing

One reason kitchen supplies are harder to keep stocked? U.S. companies have cut about a million office support positions.
Posted In: office

For elderly, falling down can be costly accident

When a senior citizen falls to the ground, the resulting injury can cost tens of thousands of dollars. So health care professionals are working to eliminate the risk of falling down.
Posted In: elderly care, elderly, health care

Rethinking how the inflation rate is calculated

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sends hundreds of workers out to stores to gather prices of about 80,000 goods and services. But there's a new computer program that combs through the Internet and grabs prices.
Posted In: inflation

Millennials likely to take debt to their graves

A new study suggests Gen Y borrowers shows their repayment patterns don’t match up with past generations. (And that’s not a good thing.)
Posted In: credit card debt, debt, Millennial Generation

Headhunters adapt to gig-based economy

As the creative economy moves toward contract work, headhunters are evolving their approach to business, as well.
Posted In: freelancing, headhunting, freelance

The math behind tracking holiday packages

So how do all those packages really get from point A to point B anyway?
Posted In: free shipping, shipping, UPS

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