New foreign investments by businesses throughout the world reached the lowest level in nearly a decade in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year of decline in trade volume, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. After experiencing the US-China trade war and import tariffs, businesses are no longer confident they can rely on global supply chains.
Going forward, leaders and employees need a range of abilities to thrive, including hard and soft skills, according to LinkedIn. A purpose-driven and caring mindset is crucial for leaders, a survey finds.
Fragments of a meteorite that hit Australia in 1969 have revealed particles that are as much as 7 billion years old -- and that space rocks often stink like "rotten peanut butter" or "wet hay." The sniff test is a curious byproduct of the research because "scientists are human, too," says researcher Jennika Greer, co-author of a study.