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Big Pharma is having a harder and harder time cashing in on R&D

In 2010 Deloitte began following the top 12 pharmaceutical companies by R&D (or research and development) spending recorded the previous year. This 12-company cohort has since launched 186 products with estimated total revenue of $1.258 trillion, and it has collectively advanced 306 drug candidates …

Profit

3 Ideas To Save The Seafood Industry Of The Future

The result has been that, over the past few years, a growing group of companies and activists have actually banded together to change the way the …

Aquaculture

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class war — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided<p>Chris Steele<p>December 1, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released second edition of Noam Chomsky’s</i> "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," <i>edited by</i> …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Entrepreneurship

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.<p>For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you …

Best Custom Watch Straps

One of the interesting things about watches is how you tie them to your wrist. Back when wristwatches were first popularized in the trenches of World …

Requiem for a welterweight

You’re Joe Louis, aged thirty-seven, a main-event heavyweight. You were the greatest champion of your time. But you’re trapped by the fight racket which you conquered." <i>— Jimmy Cannon</i><p>After eight frustrating years, four controversial fights, 42 contentiously scored rounds, with over 500 punches …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to convert DNA into a digital signal

J Craig Venter has been a molecular-biology pioneer for two decades. After developing expressed sequence tags in the 90s, he led the private effort …

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Save the economy, tax the rich

In his new documentary “Inequality for All,” Robert Reich explains how to fix America’s income inequality<p>Charles Campbell<p>September 23, 2013 12:10pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Tyee.<p>It's one of the central issues of our time. It spawned both the Tea Party and the Occupy movements. It …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

8 biggest victims of America’s predatory capitalism

For the country’s top 10 percent, these groups may as well not exist<p>Paul Buchheit<p>September 4, 2013 3:07pm (UTC)<p>We live in a society that allows one man to make $15 million a day while a low-income mother gets $4.50 a day for food, and much of Congress wants to cut the $4.50.<p>Are political and …

US could reclaim role as net energy exporter

Some industry veterans believe it's the biggest development in the energy game since 1859, when the first US oil well gushed from beneath the earth in Titusville, Pennsylvania.<p>In changes that would have been unthinkable just five years ago, the US is set to become a net energy exporter in the next …