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Women in Business

In Recognition of International Women’s Day, March 8

Margery Kraus - Mar 06, 2015

On the 8th day of every March since 1914, there have been observances marking International Women’s Day (IWD). Emerging from the deplorable labor conditions, food shortages and suffrage battles at the turn of the 20th century, IWD was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977 as a day for women’s rights and world peace.

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A Square Look at Gerrymandering

Bob Bissen - Mar 03, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. In simple terms, the case is about who has the authority to control political redistricting in the states – the state legislature or an independent commission.

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Social Media Dialogue That Matters: Thought Leadership ROI

David Oarr - Mar 03, 2015

There are more ways to define thought leadership than there are good examples of it. If you want to see a few, this article in Forbes is littered with them. To sum up the obvious…everyone has a different definition. Regardless of your definition, most agree that thought leadership is important.

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Measuring Employee Engagement: Beyond Surveys and Direct Measures to Business Outcomes

Sarab Kochhar - Mar 02, 2015

Is measuring employee engagement an art or a science? Organizations use different tools, from mood monitors to employee opinions, engagement surveys to focus groups to measure this increasingly important metric in an era of easy job mobility.

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A Balanced Road to Reform for India - APCO Analysis of India's 2015 Budget

India's federal budget for 2015 prescribes a middle path of reforms which strikes a balance between center-state relations, business-friendly policies and strengthening the social security environment for India’s citizens

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The Italian Government One Year Later: The Best (For Business) Has Yet To Come

Matteo Martone - Feb 26, 2015

This week, the Italian government celebrated its first anniversary since Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was sworn in. On 22 February 2014 the government started its mandate with strong support among Italian voters. This was confirmed a few months later in May 2014 by the undisputed victory of Renzi’s Democratic Party (PD), which won almost the 41 percent of the vote, an unprecedented result for Italy’s centre-left.

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King v. Burwell: A Novel Argument to Get Us Out of This Mess

William Pierce - Feb 25, 2015

Regardless of your position on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a decision in favor of King, in King v. Burwell, scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court March 4, will lead to the loss of insurance for millions of Americans. Both Republicans and Democrats acknowledge this fact.

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