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By the time the application window closed, Amazon had received 238 proposals from cities and regions throughout North America looking to become the second headquarters of the behemoth tech company. Amazon...

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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on March 14 that families of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting victims could proceed with a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic...

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Exactly 57 years ago, President John F. Kennedy made an impassioned pitch for stronger consumer rights. “If consumers are offered inferior products, if prices are exorbitant, if drugs are unsafe or...

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The global economy has changed dramatically over the past century and a half. When I lecture my Boston University business students on this topic, I use one of the world’s most transformative inventions...

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A report that Purdue Pharma may file for bankruptcy has many wondering how bankruptcy would affect the ongoing opioid litigation. Nationwide the OxyContin maker as well as other drug manufacturers and...

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Fad diets have long been brushed off as selfish, superficial quests to lose weight. But if you study the actual content of popular diet books, you will discover that most tell a different story. Many...

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Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby. Walmart, the biggest private employer in the U.S.,...

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When was the last time you agreed to keep a secret? Perhaps it was a personal confidence shared by a close family member or friend. Or it might have been in a contract with your employer to safeguard...

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It seems not a day goes by without the appearance of another dire warning about the future of work. Some alarmists fear a “robot apocalypse,” while others foresee the day of “singularity” coming...

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When was the last time you agreed to keep a secret? Perhaps it was a personal confidence shared by a close family member or friend. Or it might have been in a contract with your employer to safeguard...