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Amazon’s quest for aerial domination

The global e-​​commerce giant released a video this week detailing its plan to use drones to deliver pack­ages in 30 min­utes or less. Here, engi­neering pro­fessor Vin­cent Harris explains why this rev­o­lu­tion won’t be landing in front of your house any time soon.

3Qs: IMF names Chinese yuan one of world’s elite currencies

Kamran Dad­khah, asso­ciate pro­fessor of eco­nomics, dis­cusses the inclu­sion of the Chi­nese yuan as a world reserve cur­rency, and the impli­ca­tions this deci­sion might have for the inter­na­tional economy going forward.

Northeastern University to open regional campus in Toronto

Building on the suc­cess of its regional campus net­work in selected U.S. cities, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will launch its first inter­na­tional campus in 2016. North­eastern will open a loca­tion in Toronto, Ontario, where it will offer pro­fes­sional grad­uate pro­grams that are industry-​​aligned and tai­lored to meet the spe­cific needs of learners and employers in the region.

Cloud computing, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Thursday hosted EMC Cor­po­ra­tion CEO and Chairman Joseph Tucci and Amit Yoran, pres­i­dent of RSA, EMC’s secu­rity divi­sion, for an engaging dis­cus­sion about trends in high tech.

The business of innovation

Fer­nando Suarez, the new Jean C. Tempel Pro­fessor of Entre­pre­neur­ship and Inno­va­tion in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, wants to help grow the university’s rep­u­ta­tion within the inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neurial fields.

Summit addresses challenges of leading in a global marketplace

In a com­plex global mar­ket­place, cor­po­rate leaders are increas­ingly faced with the chal­lenge of leading without being phys­i­cally present. On Monday, aca­d­emic and industry leaders assem­bled at the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness’ 2015 Global Lead­er­ship Summit to tackle the issue.

Business professor recognized for entrepreneurship research

Kim­berly Eddle­ston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is one of four pro­fes­sors to be rec­og­nized with a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor­ship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foun­da­tion. The award will sup­port her inno­v­a­tive research on family busi­nesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.

3Qs: Why the Fed maintained interest rates, and what it means

After much spec­u­la­tion, the Fed­eral Reserve on Thursday announced that it would hold the line on U.S. interest rates, which have not increased in nearly a decade. Pro­fessor William Dickens, chair of the Depart­ment of Eco­nomics, dis­cusses the Fed’s deci­sion and what it all means.

Raytheon CEO: cybersecurity must be a top priority for businesses

Cyber­se­cu­rity is now some­thing that we must treat in our busi­nesses just like we watch our bal­ance sheets,” Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Com­pany, said Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker at North­eastern University’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

3Qs: The Dow Jones’ wild Monday ride

The stock market index plum­meted more than 1,000 points moments after trading opened on Monday, and then dras­ti­cally fluc­tu­ated throughout the day. Finan­cial expert Jef­fery Born explains the cat­a­lyst for “Black Monday” and what it means for you.