My business accepts Bitcoins

The five-​​​​year-​​​​old dig­ital cur­rency is increas­ingly being adopted by brick-​​​​and mortar busi­nesses, including den­tists, pet bou­tiques — even a small honey busi­ness in Utah. In 2012, about 1,000 busi­nesses used BitPay, […]

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What I’m reading: India’s health care lessons

Writing in the Har­vard Busi­ness Review and the Wash­ington Post, two U.S. busi­ness pro­fes­sors, Vijay Govin­darajan from Dart­mouth and Ravi Ramam­murti from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity tell the story of how Indian hos­pi­tals deliver better […]

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Michael Dukakis Fast Facts

November 8, 1988 - Loses the elec­tion to Bush by roughly seven mil­lion votes, earning 111 elec­toral votes in the Elec­toral Col­lege to Bush’s 426. 1991-​​​​present - Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Polit­ical Sci­ence at Northeastern […]

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7%-plus: The new abnormal

William Dickens, how­ever, is not one of them. “I have a lot of prob­lems with that.” Dickens is a dis­tin­guished pro­fessor of eco­nomics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, who has written […]

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Teens trained to spot drama before it turns dangerous

Ques­tions about what could’ve been done dif­fer­ently arose recently in Steubenville, Ohio, in Tor­rington, Con­necticut, and in other com­mu­ni­ties where teen dating vio­lence and sexual assault drew national atten­tion. Blame bounces around […]

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