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Chart of the day: The first world is aging

Click to enlarge.Map by Nicholas Rapp

According to United Nations estimates, by 2060, for every 100 people of working age, there will be 30 people who are 65 and older. 98 more words


Global 500 headquarters move eastward

Call it the great eastward migration. In 2004 more than 40% of the world’s 500 biggest corporations by revenue were in North America, with the second-largest reservoir of business juggernauts just across the Atlantic in Western Europe. 97 more words


Health care blazes ahead

We don’t have enough data to say whether Obamacare is good for the country, but one thing is certain so far: It’s been a boon for the health care industry. 64 more words


Why the Fortune 500 trounces the S&P

We tracked an equally weighted investment in the companies in our annual lists from 2000 through 2013 for one year from their issue dates, reinvesting the proceeds in the next year’s list. 91 more words


Efficiency Experts

Productivity is at an all-time high for the Fortune 500, generating an average of $1.2 million in annual revenue for every employee. Energy, wholesalers, and financial firms are leading the way, bringing in large amounts of revenue from relatively small payrolls. 40 more words


Stock market volatility is back!

The S&P 500 just posted its first four-week loss since August 2011, and with it came some dizzying ups and downs. Shares of Fortune 500 companies, indeed, were even wilder. 37 more words


Leaner lobbying

Voters aren’t alone in noticing that Washington hasn’t been able to accomplish much lately. Since the burst of legislative activity in President Obama’s first two years, gridlock has ruled, and the top corporate spenders are ratcheting back their efforts to influence federal lawmaking accordingly. 95 more words