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Never Too Early for Startups to Go Global, Study Says

Startups taking the plunge into international markets early may not face any bigger challenges than those firms that remain domestic or choose to expand later on, according to a new study.

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financial regulation, Economy, Financial Crisis, Public Administration, fiscal policy, Securities And Exchange Commission, Stock Market, regulatory system, Wall Street, Dodd-Frank, Consumer Protection

Doomed to Fail? Last Century Financial Regulations No Match for Today's Market

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An ineffective “top-down patchwork” of regulations will not save the United States economy from the next big and inevitable financial crisis. That’s the premise of a new book by West Virginia University professors Karen Kunz and Jena Martin.

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Health Equity, Public Health, DePaul University, Chicago, Toronto, Low Birth Weight, Social Determinants, Health Care

Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto

A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low birth weight. Researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, believe the findings can inform future research on the root causes of health inequities.

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Why Better Choices Depend on ‘Libertarian Paternalism’

Nudging people toward better behavior through policy can be effective, but can face resistance if people feel their autonomy is threatened.

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Darden School, UVA Darden School of Business, Pedro Matos, foreign investment, Economic Growth, Investing, Innovation, International Finance, investor relations, Shareholder, Globablization, Finance, Global Markets

Financial Globalization and the 'Locust' Myth

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Professor Pedro Matos discusses his research that shows that foreign capital is generally good for public firms, spurring long-term investment, employment and innovation

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‘Just About Managing’ Families Need More Help to Save Researchers Say

Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Birmingham’s research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, is calling on the government and employers to do more to help those on lower incomes to start saving.

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Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide

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A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence. Rutgers Today asked committee member Robert E. Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers, to discuss the topic.

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Southern Research Hires Michael Catalano as VP and General Counsel

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Southern Research has hired Michael Catalano as vice president and general counsel.

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Stock Market Fails to Predict Product Performance

Contrary to what many in the business world believe, investors cannot reliably predict how a new product will perform, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University marketing expert.

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Zillow Group Pledges $5M for New UW Computer Science & Engineering Building

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Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, has committed $5 million toward the development of a second Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the University of Washington's Seattle campus.

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Stocks Move in Predictable Ways After White House Change

According to a new Cornell University study, there is a way to capitalize on this fluctuation because stock returns in politically sensitive industries fall into predictable patterns after a new president is elected – and the effect is twice as strong when there’s a change in party.

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Study Shows How Phishing Scams Thrive on Overconfidence

Overconfident e-mail recipients are helping phishing succeed

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What Do Health Plan Deductibles Really Mean for People with Chronic Illness? New Study Takes a Look

For tens of millions of Americans, the start of a new year means the counter has gone back to zero on their health insurance deductible. If they need health care, they’ll pay for some of it out of their own pockets before their insurance takes over. As insurance plans with deductibles grow in popularity, a new study takes a national look at what those plans mean for people with common chronic health conditions.

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Revisiting the Flint, Michigan, Lead-in-Water Crisis a Year After Its State of Emergency

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 – Last year, as media coverage of Flint, Michigan’s lead-in-water crisis developed, a cautionary tale emerged about the repercussions of cost-saving infrastructure changes and lax governmental oversight, and their disproportionate effect on impoverished communities.It began in April 2014 when the city of Flint canceled its contract with the Detroit Water and Sewage Department and began buying water from the Flint River as an interim supply, with the ultimate goal of sourcing water from Lake Huron through the Karegnondi Water Authority.

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cyber attack, cyber breaches, IT governance, Governance, operational IT, Research, Risk Management

Novel Research Demonstrates Improvements in Board-Level IT Governance in Firms That Experience Cyber Attacks

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New research from Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University finds that when companies experience operational IT failures, such as a data breach, they make changes to their boards of directors in order to improve oversight and monitoring of IT resource utilization. The study also observes that the board-changes are proportional to the magnitude of drop in stock prices that companies often experience upon suffering an IT failure.

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Medicaid, Affordable Care Act , medicaid expansion, Economic Impact, Health Insurance

Medicaid Expansion Boosts Michigan’s Economy and Will More Than Pay for Itself

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Michigan’s Medicaid expansion has boosted the state’s economy and budget, and will continue to do so for at least the next five years, a new study finds.

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Big Data Shows How What We Buy Affects Endangered Species

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The things we consume, from iPhones to cars to IKEA furniture, have costs that go well beyond their purchase price. What if the soybeans used to make that tofu you ate last night were grown in fields that were hewn out of tropical rainforests? Or if that tee-shirt you bought came from an industrial area that had been carved out of high-value habitat in Malaysia?

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Whistleblowers Make a Difference

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Firms that were targeted by an employee whistleblower engaged in significantly less financial misreporting and tax aggressiveness for at least two years past the allegation, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

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Postholiday Blues: Financial Planners Share Tips to Start Now for Better Budgeting

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Kristy Archuleta and Sonya Britt, both associate professors in the Institute of Personal Financial Planning, offer tips for starting now to ensure financially merrier holidays in 2017.

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After Holiday Shopping Ends, Here Are 6 Trends for Retail in 2017

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