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ROSH HA’AYIN, Israel—Israel’s visceral election campaign has exposed a rift that many here thought had long subsided—the deep-seated schism between Jews of European and Middle Eastern descent. Mizrahi, or Middle Eastern, Jews heavily backed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, while Ashkenazi, or European, Jews mostly identified with the opposition...
Unlike previous generations of overseas Filipino workers, today's new breed of Filipinos expatriates end up in more white-collar jobs, with titles like software engineers, computer analysts, advertising executives, human resources managers and occupational therapists. One young Filipina has carved a special niche for herself as a graphic designer in the...
By Jay Reeves / The Associated Press  AMERICANS agree on this much: They are disgusted with politics. They look toward Washington and see a broken federal government, a place where politicians seem more interested in self-preservation than We the People. Things don’t seem much better in state capitals, and, who knows? Lead-tainted...
NOW is the time to glue our eyes on President Rodrigo R. Duterte and watch him how he does the trick with his iron fist. Cutting to the chase, Duterte waters the seeds of hope in the hearts of every Filipino who did want nothing but more deserving governance for...
Christmas comes but once a year. And don’t we all just wish otherwise? Nothing can truly compare with the merriment that the season brings. But while average people like us are wishing that the Christmas holidays would come year-round, all the more are Filipino entrepreneurs—whose businesses revolve around the...
NEW YORK—The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of overhead wires that deliver power...
ADVANCES in information technology have made it possible for predictive tools to access and manipulate Big Data, and to do so continuously—opening up opportunities to anticipate issues with unprecedented precision. No industry is unaffected. But nowhere is the potential more exciting than in health care. Predictive analytics is fueling a...
By Zachary First IN Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore declared that the power of silicon chips would double every 18 months. Contrast that with Peter Drucker’s much more sober statement about the art of managing people: “We are not going to breed a new race of supermen. We will have to run...
TODAY we officially welcome the Year of the Wooden Goat. To indulge you into knowing what the year has in store especially for you, the BusinessMirror has invited two feng-shui experts to share their 2015 forecasts. Princess Lim Fernandez, co-founder of the Yin and Yang Shop of Harmony, said 2015...
PRESIDENT Obama has been repeatedly accused of delaying. Critics say he dragged his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan, on addressing the dangers in Libya, on providing support to Syria’s rebels and, most recently, on initiating military action against the Islamic State. But is that necessarily such a bad thing?...
By Todd Pitman | The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines—The bodies terrified Betchie Salvador, because she always knew her husband could be next. They had begun turning up in cities all over the Philippines ever since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a controversial war on drugs this year—so many that one local newspaper...
IN a vastly improving economic environment, there are the entrepreneurs who serve a vital role in promoting the progress and upholding industrial sustainability; it is the entrepreneurial activities of these people that help spur economic activity and encourage business exchange. The Philippines is one thriving economic landscape and behind its current...
WHEN teachers Demetrio Quirino Jr. and Teresita Quirino founded the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.), they aimed to provide the best education possible to students coming from lower- and middle-income classes. A little more than four decades later, it is their daughter’s turn to continue paving the path toward...
It was the early 1990s, the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I was working as a sales representative for a software company. As I was leaving an appointment with the chief information officer of an investment bank, he handed me an order dramatically increasing their purchase of our software...
Surprise. This is not the world we thought we’d leave our children as an inheritance. After the Cold War ended around 1990, some historians and journalists boasted that capitalism had triumphed. The First World of America, Europe and Japan won the battle. The Second World of Socialism had evaporated....
By Rachel Botsman During a recent hotel stay, I carelessly left bathroom towels on the floor. It occurred to me that I would never do so as a guest in an Airbnb lodging. I behave differently there because a reputation system is in place: Not only do I rate hosts...
Women have played a significant role in Pakistan along with men since independence. They have proved themselves to be an ardent contributor toward national growth in their capacity as academics, thinkers, politicians, doctors, engineers, scientists, journalists, businessmen, industrialists, agriculturists, laborers and peasants. At the time of independence, monumental role was...
MARKETERS today encounter a mind-boggling array of technologies, and most feel an acute pressure to climb on the tech bandwagon. But they worry about the massive distraction of full-scale technology assessments—and about the risk of buying expensive tools that don’t live up to their potential. Chief marketing officers can make better...
By Jodi Kantor & Catrin Einhorn | New York Times News Service TORONTO—One year after Canada embraced Syrian refugees like no other country, a reckoning was under way. Ordinary Canadians had essentially adopted thousands of Syrian families, donating a year of their time and money to guide them into new lives...
IMAGINE a magical time in the kitchen where all you have to do is sit back, open a packet of granules or broth cubes and—voilà—you conjure a genie chef, say, an Ina Garten, perhaps, a Boy Logro, who’ll concoct your raw ingredients. I think that’s exactly how these artificial condiments...
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