Bernardo Waincier

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Why Germany is so much better at training its workers

At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6%–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” in the labor force, which will only worsen in years to come. According to the most recent figures, 9.3 million Americans are unemployed, but 4.8 million jobs stand …

Vocational Education

E-COMMERCE UPDATE: The Biggest Trends Shaping The E-Commerce Industry Ahead Of The Holidays

We estimate that there will be $100 billion in online sales in the fourth quarter this year, a 16% increase over the same period last year, on pace with previous years. That's much higher than the rhythm for overall retail sales: The National Retail Federation forecasts only a 4.1% growth in …

eCommerce

Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.<p>The conventional wisdom that more education bears fruit in the labor market gets turned on its head when it comes to unemployment. For people with …

Exclusive: India central bank starts to monitor growing trades by companies in debt markets | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Worried that a surge in trading in debt markets by companies could pose risks to financial market stability, India’s central bank has ordered its supervision team to monitor their trades, sources with direct knowledge of the situation said.<p>The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is …

UPS Ups Its Shipping Game

4 min read<p>The Internet is bringing more and more shoppers and retailers online. That means a lot of customers are receiving a lot of packages in the mail. But here’s the rub: For some people, receiving packages is a challenge. If a person lives in a city, works full time and doesn’t have a doorman, …

eCommerce