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  • The new GDP methodology: What you need to know

    07/31/2013 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 31, 2013 | Steve Goldstein
    The Commerce Department has made changes to how it calculates gross domestic product, designed to have the data better reflect the so-called knowledge economy. The U.S. government adjusted data all the way back to 1929, and other countries have or are about to make similar changes to their data.
  • Analysis: Intangible investments cast U.S. economy in brighter light

    07/28/2013 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2013 | By Jason Lange
    As many a former factory worker can attest, U.S. companies have invested so heavily in technology that some plants now practically run themselves. This illustrate a rethinking under way on how to measure economic output, a discussion that is leading to an overhaul of government data this week that will show the U.S. economy is a bit larger than previously thought. This will change on Wednesday when the Commerce Department releases decades of revised data that will include R&D as a category of investment. Under the new framework, R&D added about $300 billion to GDP in 2010. This could give...
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus Ďordinary businessí

    03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 ( - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • U.S. Research Budget Worries Scientists

    01/02/2006 5:46:27 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 92 replies · 873+ views
    AP ^ | 01/02/06 | ANDREW BRIDGES
    WASHINGTON - Defense and space projects account for most increases in the $135 billion federal research and development budget next year, worrying scientists who fear that after years of growth the nation is beginning to skimp on technology that fuels marketplace innovation. The realignment by Congress of research money toward national defense and human space exploration means many universities, institutions and scientists will have to scramble for new sources of money or cut back current or planned projects.
  • R&D Starts to Move Offshore - Outsourcing evolves beyond low-wage programming jobs

    03/02/2004 3:55:47 AM PST · by ZeitgeistSurfer · 188 replies · 307+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 3/1/2004 | Patrick Thibodeau and Sumner Lemon
    As corporate America becomes increasingly comfortable with offshore development, it's sending substantially more sophisticated IT work overseas. Companies such as Google Inc. are turning to foreign workers not for their willingness to work for lower wages but for their technological prowess. Google is advertising for highly skilled IT help at its recently opened research and development facility in Bangalore, India. These employees will be involved in all aspects of Google's computer engineering work: conception, research, implementation and deployment. "Bangalore is the so-called Silicon Valley of India, and there is a large pool of talented software engineers there," said Krishna Bharat,...
  • Pipeline for antibiotics is running dry

    01/11/2004 8:19:32 AM PST · by FairWitness · 15 replies · 227+ views ^ | 1-11-04 | Tina Hesman
    <p>A dramatic shortage in the number of new antibiotics could create a public health crisis soon, infectious disease experts warn.</p> <p>Major pharmaceutical companies have abandoned or scaled back research and development of drugs that kill bacteria in favor of anti-viral drugs, such as those to combat HIV, and medicines for chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.</p>
  • Businesses struggle with a fatter America

    11/23/2003 8:10:21 AM PST · by traumer · 11 replies · 154+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | November 23, 2003 | Margaret Webb
    <p>Pity Debora Senytka, a design engineer in General Motors' human/vehicle integration department. Her challenge: to create normal-looking vehicles that can accommodate the expanding derrieres of the expanding American without giving up the cup holders and consoles, DVD screens and air bags that U.S. drivers have come to expect.</p> <p>America's growing obesity "was never considered" until five years ago, Senytka says. Now it's "a very real situation." The problem is finding the space to fit a wider passenger "because there's so much more going into a vehicle than there was 10 years ago."</p>