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American Tourists Spend the Most on British Shores

Out of the hordes of tourists arriving on Britain's shores every year, US residents are the highest spenders by a considerable distance. They contributed...

How the Euro Can Still Unseat the Dollar as the World’s...

A huge penalty recently imposed on the French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions-breaking has intensified talk of the end of the U.S. dollar's international...

Should Employers Ban After-Hours Work Email?

Earlier this month, two French employee unions decided to show how they felt about work/life balance by signing a legally binding agreement that would forbid employees from checking work email after a long day at their desks. The agreement will affect…

Big Company CEOs Just Aren’t Worth What We Pay Them

It isn’t every day that academic research comes along to tell you something you really wanted to hear and that you suspected was the...

How Do Sports Influence Society?

Sports are a social avenue for society to celebrate the greatness of the human spirit.  How important is this?  In 1870, the spirit of France was demoralized, broken  by a lost war.  Then along came French educator, Pierre de Courbertin, who revived…

Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help...

Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in...

Insights: The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis

It's long been suspected that ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard & Poor's helped trigger the meltdown. A new trove of embarrassing documents shows...

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire is an unconventional book blending business, fashion, and entertaining advice, written by Mireille Guiliano -- author...

Will Same-Day Booking Apps Disappear in 3 years?

After social, same-day booking apps are the most over-hyped subject in travel and Tobias Ragge, CEO of HRS, the hotel portal, believes most of...

How Napoleon’s Semaphore Telegraph Changed the World

Napoleonic semaphore was the worlds first telegraph network, carrying messages across 18th Century France faster than ever before. Now a group of enthusiastic amateurs...