Adam Smith

Adam Smith is a former writer and copy editor for a Financial Times company news service, Mergermarket.com, and the Boston Herald. He's also freelanced from the United States and Japan for About.comBostInno.com, the Improper Bostonian and other media.

Recent Articles By The Author

Jacobs Engineering Sells Energy, Chemicals, Resources Biz for $3.3B

Jacobs Engineering Sells Energy, Chemicals, Resources Biz for $3.3B

Jacobs Engineering Group is selling off its energy, chemicals and resources businesses to WorleyParsons in a $3.3 billion deal.

Hasbro to Trim Workforce After Revenue Slides on Toys 'R' Us Closures

Hasbro to Trim Workforce After Revenue Slides on Toys 'R' Us Closures

After suffering a 12% drop in revenue, toymaker Hasbro is slashing workers.

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits a Record $1 Billion

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits a Record $1 Billion

You might become a billionaire thanks to Friday night's drawing ... but the odds are only one in 302.5 million.

Amazon Takes Another Look at Spots for Its HQ2 : Reports

Amazon Takes Another Look at Spots for Its HQ2 : Reports

Is Amazon's long-awaited second headquarters heading to Virginia? New York? Chicago? New Jersey? New reports and rumors are swirling.

State Street Shares Fall as Earnings Fail to Meet Expectations

State Street Shares Fall as Earnings Fail to Meet Expectations

Shares of State Street Corp. were sinking on Friday, Oct. 19, despite recording higher profits and revenue in the third quarter.

Facebook Fires Back at Election Tinkering With 'War Room'

Facebook Fires Back at Election Tinkering With 'War Room'

Facebook is setting up a 'war room' to combat false information and fake accounts used to sway opinions during elections.

Big-Data Analytics Firm Palantir Technologies Eyes IPO - Report

Big-Data Analytics Firm Palantir Technologies Eyes IPO - Report

Big-data analytics firm Palantir Technologies -- which was co-founded by Peter Thiel -- may go public, says The Wall Street Journal.

Pfizer Confirms to Cut Workforce by 2%

Pfizer Confirms to Cut Workforce by 2%

Pfizer is looking to cut some 1,800 workers during 2019 amid a leadership shakeup.

U.S. Steel Workers Set to Get Wage Hikes Amid Tariffs

U.S. Steel Workers Set to Get Wage Hikes Amid Tariffs

Workers for U. S. Steel Corp. have negotiated their largest wage hike in since 2012 according to published reports.

As Canada OKs Pot, Research Advances Could Follow

As Canada OKs Pot, Research Advances Could Follow

As Canada becomes the second country after Uruguay to allow recreational use of cannabis, advances in pot research could follow.