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Women in the Labor Force: 2015 Databook

This report is replete with statistical and graphical information on the current status of women in the workplace. From educational attainment to job status, this valuable, updated tool provides a plethora of data. Here are World Bank figures on labor force participation by women throughout the world.

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List of Wal-Mart Stores Closing By 1/28/16

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How Much Foreign Investment Is There in American Businesses?

A little over $240 billion in 2014 according to this BEA report. It might surprise you to learn that Ireland was the largest source of foreign investment, and that New Jersey is among the top four states in terms of expenditures by foreign investors. It also may not surprise you to learn that the pharmaceutical industry was the target of much foreign capital.

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Full Text of the Trans Pacific Partnership

In all its thousands of pages, thankfully broken down by chapters. A detailed summary of the United States’ stance is online as well. In addition, you have fact sheets, issue briefs, and outlines. What is TPP is and why it is so important can be found at: The New York Times; The Washington Post; United States Trade Representative; The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):Negotiations and Issues for Congress (CRS); Council of Foreign Relations; and the European Parliament Think Tank. The Washington Post has released a searchable version of TPP

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How Much Are Professional Football Teams Worth?

For an informative listing and profiles of each team, please visit the Business of Football (from Forbes) where you will also find a list of the wealthiest owners and an enumeration of the highest paid players.

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Income Inequality a Major Challenge According to Harvard Business School Survey

The Challenge of Shared Prosperity reveals that while thousands of HBS alums think this country’s competitiveness in the world market has grown stronger over the past few years, the great problem of income inequality will inhibit middle class growth. “Respondents also tell us that under current policies and institutions, they expect inequality, poverty, and related economic outcomes to worsen in America. They do not expect these challenges to resolve themselves.”(3) Possible solutions are laid out on pages 23-24; many figures buttress the reports findings. This is well worth a read,

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Top Executive MBA Programs

This worldwide survey by The Economist lists dozens of schools across a wide variety of metrics (click on the school name to see the criteria employed). The United States figures prominently.

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