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The Risk and Reward of Financial Sector Reform in the U.S.

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The value of risk capital is often overlooked or forgotten in debates about financial sector reform. A finance professor and the dean of Iowa State University's College of Business explain why risk capital is critical for high-risk ventures, and how reform efforts have limited economic growth.

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AMGA 2016 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey Reveals Continued Financial Losses, Details Variation of Loss among Different Organizational Structures

AMGA today announced findings from its 2016 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey, conducted by its consulting arm, AMGA Consulting.

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Cities of the Future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

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American University Shares Top Business Leaders’ Economic Policy Recommendations for the Next President

The report "Top U.S. Business Leaders and Experts Weigh in: What Should the Next President Do to Grow the Economy?" lays out recommendations business leaders across the country have for the next President.

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Help US Better Work with You!

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On September 27, from 1-2 p.m. ET, join the DHS S&T Office of Public-Private Partnerships in a Facebook virtual town hall to learn and discuss how S&T collaborates with industry.

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Wayne State Professor Receives $200,000 NSF Grant to Develop Data-Driven Health Informatics System to Address Urban Health Challenges

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Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to address the many health challenges faced in urban communities due to the increasing complexity of urban life, declining urban services, and growing health and economic disparities. The team science project will focus on childhood obesity disparities, one example of the negative consequences of such challenges.

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Low Oil Prices Reduce Pain at the Pump

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Missouri S&T professor Joseph Smith explains why oil prices -- and gas prices -- remain low across the United States.

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UF/IFAS Report: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources Employment Up 29 Percent in 13 Years

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About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida's agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001.

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Nova Southeastern University Opens New Center for Collaborative Research

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. As part of the ceremony, which was held September 21, NSU announced a gift from AutoNation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within the CCR. The Institute is focused on developing and advancing improved methods of prevention and treatment to ultimately eradicate cancer. The gift to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute brings the company’s cumulative giving to NSU to more than $10 million.

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Rensselaer Part of IBM Research Cognitive Horizons Network

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Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing.The Cognitive Horizons Network – which includes Rensselaer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Michigan, and the University of Montreal – was announced as part of the fifth annual IBM Research Cognitive Colloquium held September 18-20 at IBM’s T.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Despite Yuan’s Meteoric Rise, Dollar Will Dominate

The international finance community is on the brink of what Cornell economist Eswar Prasad calls “a momentous event.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to Address American University Students

Senator Warren (D-MA) will speak to American University students about the historic engines of American economic growth and the causes of the economic challenges that working families are facing today.

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ORNL Launches New Accelerator for Energy Tech Entrepreneurs

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The nation’s top innovators will soon have the opportunity to advance their promising energy technology ideas at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a new program called Innovation Crossroads. Up to five entrepreneurs will receive a fellowship that covers living costs, benefits and a travel stipend for up to two years, plus up to $350,000 to use on collaborative research and development at ORNL. The first cohort is expected to start the program in early 2017.

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University of Minnesota Study Measures Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car

New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States.

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Age Limit for Federal Food Assistance Program Is Increasing Food Insecurity

New research from the University of Missouri has identified a problem associated with the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from WIC, thus leading to increased food insecurity for the family. The researchers say policy makers should consider extending WIC eligibility until children enter school, rather than setting an age limit.

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Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, Joins Mount Sinai for Two-Year Visiting Fellowship

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced it is hosting professor of economics, senior United Nations advisor, bestselling author and sustainable development leader Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, on a visiting fellowship through 2018.

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Wind Energy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Startups, Technology Commercialization

Two Startups Based on Rutgers Inventions Chosen as Best University Startups

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Two new companies from Rutgers presented Sept. 20 at University Startup Demo Day in the U.S. Capitol Building. Celvive is refining a stem-cell technology for regenerative medicine use such as spinal cord injury. XPEED Turbine Technology is developing aerodynamic technology for wind energy production.

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Rushing to Complete Work on Deadline Could Mean More Mistakes

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New management research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University shows that when deadlines are in place workers, tend to complete their tasks at the last minute, often leading to lower quality outcomes.







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