WhatsApp outage highlights the scale of its worldwide use

Oct 5, 2021
The Facebook property has become a business lifeline in countries where other communication alternatives are expensive or inaccessible.
The interruption of Facebook's WhatsApp platform on Monday hindered communication and business across the globe.
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Here's another shortage to add to the list: paint

Sep 29, 2021
Ryan Amato of Ryan Amato Painting in Easton, Pennsylvania, talks us through the challenges.
Thanks to labor shortages and a lack of resin, paint is in short supply.
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How some entrepreneurs weathered the pandemic

Businesses have had to adapt to being fully online, and that has opened of a variety of opportunities.
Pivoting to online during the pandemic has opened up different paths for businesses to flourish.
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U.S. Census to release first local data from 2020 survey

Aug 12, 2021
These numbers have major political and economic implications.
The U.S. Census logo appears on census materials received in the mail as seen on March 19, 2020 in San Anselmo, California.
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Many companies face a stockpiling dilemma in a pandemic-influenced inventory world

Jul 7, 2021
Stockpiling raw materials has presented a variety of challenges to supply chains, like available warehouse space and shelf life.
Stockpiling requires storage space, which is expensive and in short supply.
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What's a "core competence"?

Feb 24, 2021
One paper from 1990 changed business — and this thing we call employment — as we know it.
Employees work on the Honda Civic production line at the automaker's Dongfeng Honda factory in Wuhan, China in 2017.
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Boston Consulting CEO on the ties between business and politics

Jan 25, 2021
Rich Lesser said the business world is ready to find common ground with the Biden administration.
The New York Stock Exchange in New York City. "I think business leaders are all struggling with how prominent to be" at a time of stark political division in the United States, Rich Lesser says.
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Is it a good time for business between the U.S. and China?

Aug 27, 2020
Some U.S. firms complain of retaliatory measures in China. But experts see long-term opportunity.
U.S. products used in a water-treatment system at a Chinese factory. The equipment is among the goods carrying extra Chinese tariffs.
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A way to save both lives and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nobel laureate and NYU professor Paul Romer says there's a path forward that limits the spread of the virus while letting most people get back to work over time.
"If we spent $100 billion right now, on protective gear and testing, we wouldn't be faced with a choice of let hundreds of thousands of people die or kill the economy," Nobel Prize-winner Paul Romer says.
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