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U.Va. Darden School Professors’ New Marketing Analytics Book Helps Managers Predict Business Outcomes

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In the new world of “big data” marketers must sift through mountains of information to decide how they will attract customers. How can they target the best data to make the best decisions?

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Report: Vulnerable Populations Disproportionately Affected by Food Security, Despite Public Programs

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Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International.

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Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-Income Families

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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New Study Draws Links Between Wildlife Loss and Social Conflicts

Citing many sobering examples of how wildlife loss leads to conflict among people around the world, a new article co-authored by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director Dr. Christopher Golden, calls for an interdisciplinary approach to tackle global biodiversity decline.

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A Third of U.S. Low-Wage Workers Are Only Earners in Household

Among all employees nationally, 56 percent are hourly workers, and 32 percent of these, or more than 21 million, earn less than $10.10 per hour, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Demographics Research Group.

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African American Homeownership Increasingly Unstable

New forms of racial inequality make homeownership a risky investment for African-Americans, according to a new study by Cornell and Rice University sociologists.

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'Microsoft Should Try to Implement Layoffs as Quickly as Possible'

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Index Ranks 143 Countries on Ability to Innovate, Led by Switzerland, UK, Sweden

Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Sweden topped this year’s Global Innovation Index, which surveyed 143 economies using 81 indicators to gauge their innovation capabilities.

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Citi’s Settlement with the DOJ Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg According to Cornell Law Professor

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'Post-Merger Integration Is Usually Painful, Slow and Costly'

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