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Flying Toward Change: Courier Service Looks Past Paper

Dec 23, 2013

When you imagine couriers, you image Lycra-clad dare devils zipping through perilous traffic on their bikes or scooters, a messenger bag bursting with vitally important and carefully prepared legal documents strapped to their back.

Or you might envision big burly guys backing a large box truck slowly down a narrow back alley to deliver boxes of vitally important and carefully prepared legal documents.

Military, Government, Business: Working Together

Dec 23, 2013

When you think about the instruments of power—diplomacy, information, military, and economics—it’s business that often serves as the nexus.

We’ve all heard the cliché that there’s a lot government and the military can learn from the private sector and vice-versa. It happens to be true.

But the relationship is about more than just efficiency in operations and practices, although they are very important.

It’s really about creating a more stable and prosperous world.

It’s Almost Certain that the Social Security Trust Fund Will Run Out of Money by 2037

Dec 19, 2013

Unless it’s reformed, we’ll see a Social Security crisis worsen from dire to catastrophic within the next 25 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) summarized CBO’s latest Social Security analysis

American Innovation Springs from the Technology and Transportation Nexus

Dec 19, 2013

This post originally appeared on 1776 News.

Advancements in technology and transportation have gone hand in hand for generations. This union has been essential to the United States becoming an economic powerhouse. If we hope to extend that reputation, we must continue to embrace technological innovations that help us move safely from one place to another, facilitate the free flow of commerce and keep America globally competitive.

Cost-Cutting, Competition-Enhancing, Anti-Corruption Trade Pact

Dec 18, 2013

Earlier this month, trade ministers for the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) gathered in Bali, Indonesia, where they unanimously endorsed the first multilateral trade agreement in nearly two decades. Dubbed the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), it will streamline the passage of goods across borders by cutting red tape and bureaucracy and establishing common approaches to the clearance of goods through customs.

The 'Dirty' Little Secret that Hampers Businesses

Dec 18, 2013

The business owners and employees featured on the popular Discovery Channel Show "Dirty Jobs" would appear to have a lot to complain about - they perform difficult, strange, disgusting, or messy occupational duties every day. But Mike Rowe, the host of the show, told Reason.tv that after the cameras have been turned off, these businesses open up to him about what really bothers them. Watch the video clip above to find out.

These 2 Organizations are Helping to Shrink the Skills Gap

Dec 18, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, there are 4 million job openings across the country even while 11 million Americans remain unemployed. A significant reason for this is that too many Americans do not have the skills necessary for success in today’s workplace. This “skills gap” is something that employers small and large say is a real problem for their business and its potential for growth.

Merck: Eliminating River Blindness in Under-Resourced Regions of the World

Dec 17, 2013

This is one in a series of profiles of corporate social programs that earned 2013 Citizens Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center. Merck earned the Best Health and Wellness Program Award.

Merck has virtually eliminated river blindness and is on the move against other diseases in Africa and South America where limited resources have prevented such successes in the past.

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