The government of Saudi Arabia is trying to reassure its citizens that the most recent outbreak of a respiratory virus isn’t a cause for alarm following 16 new cases, including two deaths, reported in the last nine days.
Investigators had no data to work with or survivors to interview after professional golfer Payne Stewart’s private jet slammed into a South Dakota field in 1999. The cockpit recorder yielded 30 minutes of no voices.
Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Marco Patuano, accelerating his efforts to revive the indebted former phone monopoly, is turning to advice from a one- time suitor across the Atlantic: AT&T Inc.’s Randall Stephenson.
It's hard to find a place today where concepts of behavioral finance aren’t being applied to real-world situations. From London to Washington to Sydney, governments are experimenting with the psychology of decision-making and trying to “nudge” citizens toward better behaviors, whether that means saving more for retirement or signing an organ donation card. Meanwhile, businesses see opportunities for higher profits. To grab more attention and dollars from consumers, companies as far afield as banks and fitness-app makers carefully design their offerings with consumers’ decision-making quirks in mind.