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Babson College Leadership Honored for Local Diversity Impact

Babson College Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Sadie Burton-Goss and Babson College Vice President of Programming and Community Outreach Jane C. Edmonds have been named two of Boston’s most influential minorities who are shaping the region.

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Best Interest Initiative Announces Strategic Partnership with Society of Financial Service Professionals

The initiative aims to define “best interest” according to the Department of Labor’s recently announced fiduciary standard for retirement planners.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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European Union Unable to Handle Crises, Voters Turn to Nationalist Right

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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UC Berkeley’s 21st Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference to Focus on the Current Real Estate Boom—Will the Bubble Soon Burst?

The 2016 Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference is coming up on Monday, May 2, in San Francisco.

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Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

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While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans.

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Attending US Charter Schools May Lead to Higher Earnings in the Future

A new study suggests that charter school students are more likely to do well at college and earn significantly more than their counterparts at other schools.

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Ocean Currents Push Phytoplankton and Pollution Around the Globe, Snowmobiling Could Be Hard Hit by Climate Change, Which Trees Face Death in Drought? More Stories in the Climate Change Channel

Ocean Currents Push Phytoplankton and Pollution Around the Globe, Snowmobiling Could Be Hard Hit by Climate Change, Which Trees Face Death in Drought? More Stories in the Climate Change Channel

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Do Successful Leaders Produce More Successful Leaders?

Craig Crossland, a professor of management in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and his colleagues studied the NFL to determine if the so-called “acolyte effect” that makes protégés of successful head coaches successful in turn is real.

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Are Money Problems and Violence Related?

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University of Iowa researchers find an association between financials stress and severe domestic abuse, but the discovery doesn't prove one leads to the other.

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On-the-Scene Geohazards Expert in Ecuador

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UF/IFAS Research May Give New Hope to Expanding Avocado Production

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The contributions to avocado research are suggesting that some Hass-like avocado selections may be grown under Florida conditions and provide attractive options for growers, said Mark Ritenour, UF/IFAS associate professor of horticulture.

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Kenneth Miranda of the IMF Named Cornell’s Chief Investment Officer

Kenneth Miranda, director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) investment office, has been selected as Cornell’s chief investment officer, Provost and Acting President Michael Kotlikoff announced today. Miranda will manage Cornell’s $6 billion investment portfolio and lead the Office of University Investments, starting July 1.

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The R&D Balancing Act: Exploit or Explore?

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Research and Development:for many companies, it’s the creative core, the birthplace of innovation, but for organizations who know how to ride the wave, it may also be the budget to cut, according to Saint Joseph's University associate professor Tim Swift, Ph.D. Swift has studied both how reducing R&D budgets can lead to greater innovation, and what it takes for a company to transition between exploratory and exploitative phases of R&D.

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Researchers Find a Fast Road Out of Poverty

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New research has measured the 'wealth effect' of upgrading the infrastructure in poorer sections of cities. Revamps, such as surfacing roads and joining them to the city grid, dramatically push up prices of the adjoining land and properties, says the study to be published in the journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto measured how households who owned property in the upgraded roads were also allowed to spend more on credit so they could buy items for the home or cars that made them better off.

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School Ranked #23 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Undergrad Business Schools 2016

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Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is among the top undergraduate business schools in the country, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the Best Undergrad Business Schools, 2016. Whitman is #23 on the list, which focused on four main metrics, including an employer survey, student survey, starting salary and internship. The full methodology and rankings are online at http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-best-undergrad-business-schools/.

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Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion, the Sharing Economy and the World’s Poor: Scholarly Experts Available for Comment

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Early Analysis of Seattle's $15 Wage Law: Effect on Prices Minimal One Year After Implementation

Most Seattle employers surveyed in a University of Washington-led study said in 2015 they'd raise prices on goods and services to compensate for the city's $15 minimum wage law. But a year after the law's implementation, the study indicates such increases don't seem to be happening.

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The P Tax Cometh

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A new analysis shows that if tropical farming intensifies, there could be a staggering cost: millions of tons of phosphorus “tax” that must be paid to the soil.