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Innovation & Transformation 04.16.15

A Better Battery

Electronics aficionados know the pain that comes with having a dead battery. But, according to PC World, a new technology may solve many of the problems that exist with today’s conventional batteries.

Global Rebalancing 04.09.15

The Rise of Quinoa

Peru and Bolivia have benefited from the rise in popularity of quinoa, a grain made from the goosefoot family of plants found predominantly in the two countries, according to Fox News.

Great American Companies 04.08.15

Wal-Mart’s Wage Wager

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, announced last month that it would raise its minimum wage to $9 per hour in April and ultimately to $10 in 2016. And, according to Reuters, more retailers plan on following Wal-Mart’s lead and voluntarily raising their minimum wages.

Raw Materials & Resources 03.26.15

Water, Waterways and Brazil

It may be difficult to believe that a country commonly referred to as the “Saudi Arabia of water” is facing its own water shortage. Yet, this is the case for many cities in Brazil, according to the New York Times.