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Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

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Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.

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U.S. Land Capacity for Feeding People Could Expand with Dietary Changes

A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land.

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NBA All-Star Game Move: A High-Profile Hit for Charlotte and N.C.

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Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

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High-ranking people don’t always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research indicates. A series of six scientific studies led by Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business scholar Nicholas Hays found that people with high social status who didn’t believe they earned that status were much more generous than high-status people who felt they deserved the respect and admiration of others.

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Orange County Gets a C+ Overall in Latest ASCE Infrastructure Assessment

The Orange County branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers today released its 2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Card, giving the county a C+ average in 12 categories. The report card was developed in collaboration with the UC Irvine Civil & Environmental Engineering Affiliates, an advisory group to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

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Study Identifies Ways to Share Key Data Between Researchers, Business Practitioners

A research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than either group realizes and outlines ways that the two groups can collaborate more effectively -- and it involves changing how business schools do business.

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Magnetar Capital Foundation Donates $5 Million to UChicago to Improve Financial Education for High School Students

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A new partnership between UChicago STEM Education and the Magnetar Capital Foundation will expand access to financial education for high school students.

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Can Palm Oil Be Sustainable?

A new study shows to where and to what extent palm oil plantations could be expanded, while avoiding further deforestation in pristine and carbon-rich tropical forests.

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Small Businesses Face Challenges and Opportunities with Capital, Regulation, Workforce, and Technology, Says New Report From Babson College

”The State of Small Business in America” offers unique perspective from entrepreneurs on how to grow the U.S. business landscape

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UF/IFAS-Developed Web Tool Saves Money for Strawberry Growers in Several States

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The Strawberry Advisory System, which tells growers when to spray fungicide, has been shown to save Florida strawberry growers $1.7 million a year. It is now being used in several other states, including Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina and California.

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Behavioral Scientists Help Ontario Save Money Through More Online License Plate Renewals

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Toronto - As tedious as waiting in a government services line-up can be, that's what most people do, despite having the option of getting their business done online.

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Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create 2 Million New Jobs in Developing World

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Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that it spurs economic development as well, to the tune of 2 million potential new jobs.

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Cosmetic Therapy: The Link Between Makeup and a Down Economy

During tough economic times, women engage in the “lipstick effect,” stocking up on cosmetics and beauty products. The phenomenon has occurred during every major recession in U.S. history and multiple explanations for it have been proposed, but new research from the University of Notre Dame and Bocconi University shows that women’s motivations during these economically challenging times have moved beyond women’s instinctive need for a male provider and toward getting ahead at work.

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DHS S&T Announces Industry Day with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Seeking New R&D Opportunities

DHS S&T will host an industry day, July 29, in Menlo Park, California, to connect technology startups and investors to the CBP mission in the areas of sUAS Capabilities and Enhancing Airport Passenger Processing.

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Brexit May Take A Toll On Tech Jobs In The UK And EU

What can United Kingdom and European Union tech job seekers expect following the mostly unanticipated jolt from Britain's vote to exit the UK.

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PeerJ Launches a Free ‘Jobs Board’ for Academic Positions

PeerJ (an open access publisher of scholarly journals in biology, medicine, health and computer sciences) today launched a free-to-use “Jobs Board” (available at https://peerj.com/jobs/).

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Medication Costs Likely to Jump This Year

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Prescription medication costs are expected to rise at least 11 percent, and possibly up to 13 percent, in 2016, according to a new report on national trends and projections in prescription drug expenditures.

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Dark Pools Threaten Market Governance of Financial Markets

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A new regulatory solution to protect traders and investors is needed in the age of Dark Pools, a prevalent and different kind of exchange.

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@UMich Dr. Mark Fendrick: As Payers Focus on Delivery of High-Value Clinical Services, Expansion of V-BID Likely @UMichiganNews #Elections #Healthcare

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Income Inequality Leads Millennials to Start Families Before Marriage

Rising income inequality, and the resulting scarcity of certain types of jobs, is a key reason young Americans are having babies before getting married.