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Forest loss in Brazil contributing to rising temperatures

A global team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and the United States has found deforestation in the Brazilian Amazaon-Cerrado region is causing temperatures to rise in areas as far as 50km away from deforestation sites.

The researchers analys...

Share your goals – but be careful whom you tell

These results run counter to a widely reported 2009 study that suggested telling other people your goals is actually counterproductive, said Howard Klein, lead author of the new study and professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

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The Scourge of Worker Wellness Programs

When teachers and other school staff in West Virginia walked off the job in 2018, news coverage of the historic strike focused on bread-and-butter issues like their rising health-care premiums and low wages. There were horror stories of teachers working extra jobs and struggling to pay for eme...

US tariff hike on $300 billion China goods to go ahead

The USTR said in an official notice that on 1 September, US Customs and Border Protection agency will begin collecting a 15 per cent tariff on a portion of the list that contains over $US125 billion of targeted goods from China, including smartwatches, Bluetooth headphones, flat-panel televisi...

China Stops Buying US Agricultural Products Entirely

As an investor in Australian agribusiness company Wesfarmers, I owe those who voted for your President a deep debt of gratitude. Australian soybean farmers have been trying to crack the Chinese market for decades. However, the highly conservative Chinese buyers were willing to accept the sligh...