Frederic Scheer employed 70 people making plastic resins from plant starches in suburban Los Angeles until he calculated in 2010 that he could save $600,000 a year by moving Cereplast Inc. to the middle of Indiana.
Investment strategies that use computer models to decide when to buy and sell securities based on historical market trends are usually unsupported scientifically because of back-testing flaws, according to the 126-year-old American Mathematical Society.
Los Angeles’s future is threatened by a sixfold increase in public pension costs and dueling bureaucracies that hinder its ports and tourism, according to a panel led by former U.S. Commerce Secretary Mickey Cantor.
The universities of Connecticut and Kentucky, whose men’s basketball teams face off tonight for the national championship, are joining public colleges across the U.S. seizing on the municipal market’s best start since 2009.
In a Washington office with walls covered by dry-erase boards, one phrase in red, block letters stands out above the multicolored scribbled notes, ideas and equations: “Does this drive data & dollars?”
Older workers in states with tougher laws against age discrimination faced longer periods of unemployment after the 2007-2009 recession compared with younger workers, according to a Federal Reserve study.
Experimental breast cancer drugs from Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. slowed or halted growth of advanced tumors in studies, potentially adding a new treatment option for patients and top-selling therapies for the companies.