For many Americans, health care is a paramount issue when weighing their choices for the presidency, and rightly so. Currently the United States spends nearly $9,000 per capita annually for health care, which far exceeds any other nation in the world. In addition to that statistic, America has disappointing infant mortality and life expectancy rates when compared to other developed nations. It’s clear to see that Americans have much at stake.
There’s no doubt that the economy is the deciding factor for many voters. Americans are looking to presidential candidates for a fast remedy, but the reality will be far less immediate, according to Saint Joseph’s University economist Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D.
The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney briefly addressed a topic that Patrick Saparito, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, says has been weighing on the minds of family business owners: the fiscal cliff.
Though the four debates of the presidential election ignored any talk of policies that could mitigate climate change, Hurricane Sandy’s disastrous path brought the issue front and center during the final week of the campaign.
While many companies worldwide use the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to determine what’s listed as an asset or liability, the United States is one of the few countries that still uses its own accounting standards (U.S. GAAP).
Recently, there has been pressure to get a single set of international accounting standards for every company to follow, regardless of where it’s based. But that’s easier said than done.
No segment of the economy has been immune from the economic downturn, but U.S. clothing retailers have had a particularly rough time.
Now, even as the economy makes its slow climb back, the apparel industry isn’t out of the woods. They’re facing another set of challenges: retaining customers as new competitors with game-changing ideas fight to break into the market.
With the 2012 presidential election gearing up for the final weeks of the campaign, it’s inevitable that some voters – particularly those who supported then-Senator Barack Obama four years ago – would compare this cycle to the 2008 election, and might be feeling nostalgic for days gone by.
Movie lovers are buzzing about a star-studded film with a dizzying plot that opens Oct. 26. Perhaps one of the most challenging book-to-movie translations to date, Warner Brothers' Cloud Atlas features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, and is helmed by A-list directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix and V for Vendetta) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run and The International).
Cyber Monday and the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of online shopping that follow can be frustrating — and expensive — for some employers. But Claire Simmers, Ph.D., co-author of "The Internet and Workplace Transformation," says she has seen a recent shift in corporate attitudes concerning employees who shop online at work.
From the classic 1951 Scrooge with Alastair Sim, to the 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol, to Disney’s 2009 3-D adaptation starring Jim Carrey, which opened at number one the first weekend in November, Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol has been in constant reproduction following its original 1843 publication. Generation after generation has sought to adapt the tale not only for film, but theatre, television, ballet, radio and opera.