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Forbes – The World’s Biggest Public Companies

This resource is structured so that the reader may scroll through the list of companies, where you will find respective metadata on each organization that includes: Country, Industry, CEO, Market Cap. From the initial brief company overview, readers may choose to view additional data on each company that includes: Revenue, Number of Employees, Sales, Assets, Profits, and related Forbes articles. [h/t terese mulkern, Biz Ref Desk]

Accountability of AI Under the Law: The Role of Explanation

Accountability of AI Under the Law: The Role of Explanation, November 27, 2017. “The ubiquity of systems using artificial intelligence or “AI” has brought increasing attention to how those systems should be regulated. The choice of how to regulate AI systems will require care. AI systems have the potential to synthesize large amounts of data,… Continue Reading

Journal of African American Studies published free issue completely focused on Prince

Journal of African American Studies, Volume 21, Issue 3, September 2017. Special Issue on Prince (free to read online – PDF download of all articles in this issue also free) “The primary responsibility of the scholar is to put in historical, political, and social context that which has not only shaped our thinking about people,… Continue Reading

WaPo – Extensive interviews illuminate rejection of Russia’s threat to US national security

The Washington Post – Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked: “Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an unprecedented assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. Interviews with more than 50 U.S. officials… Continue Reading

Government Gets Lower Ratings for Handling Health Care, Environment, Disaster Response

“Since 2015, opinions about the federal government’s handling of several major issues have become less positive and much more partisan. Yet majorities continue to say the government should have a “major role” on such issues as defending against terrorism and helping lift people from poverty. And views about government’s role, unlike its performance, have changed… Continue Reading

A List of 200+ Black Women Running for Office in 2018

A List of 100+ Black Women Running for Office in 2018 – around the United States – via Awesomely Luvvie. See also: “Higher Heights seeks to elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and politics. By strengthening Black women’s civic participation in grassroots advocacy campaigns and the electoral process; Higher Heights for… Continue Reading

Impact of Decision to Roll Back Net Neutrality

On December 14, 2017 the FCC voted to “roll back the 2015 rules that banned internet service providers from prioritizing certain internet traffic over others….[this has ended the] difference between a free and open online experience, and one where corporations dictate what you can see, and how fast you can see it. To understand the… Continue Reading

Gender discrimination comes in many forms for today’s working women

“About four-in-ten working women (42%) in the United States say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences, ranging from earning less than male counterparts for doing the same job to being passed over for important assignments, according to a new analysis of Pew… Continue Reading

NYT – With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers)

Jennifer Seniordec, December 13, 2017: ” I love the acknowledgments sections of books. I love what they say and what they do not say. I love what they accidentally say. I love the ways families are discussed, and how the truth about the wretchedness of book-writing finally comes tumbling out, and the combination of neuroticism… Continue Reading

Twitter enables threading of tweets to increase length of postings

Twitter Blog: “…we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed. We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your… Continue Reading

Perspective – Data shouldn’t drive all of your decisions

Data shouldn’t drive all of your decisions, Taddy Hall, Senior Partner, Lippincott. December 12, 2017. Quartz at Work: “…The power of big data to enable breakthroughs in many aspects of managerial and scientific endeavor is so staggering that it has generated a religious-like faith in its powers—if we can just get enough data, the truth… Continue Reading

Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation

Lebovits, Gerald, Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation (November 2017). Gerald Lebovits, The Legal Writer, Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation, 89 N.Y. St. B.J. 64 (Nov./Dec. 2017).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3078941 “This column, the fifth in a six-part series on legal-writing exercises, gives questions and answers on punctuation: quotations, hyphens, commas, periods, exclamation points, question marks.” Continue Reading