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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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Study: While Painful, Surge Pricing Is Still a Good Deal

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New research from Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School shows price hikes in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft during peak use times, such as New Year’s Eve, can actually benefit both drivers and consumers.

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Cancer Costs Leaving Patients in Debt

Cancer patients are ending up in debt because they have to cover the costs of treatment as well as other care related expenses, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.

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Black-White Earnings Gap Remains at 1950s Levels for Median Worker

The earnings gap between African-American men and white men is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median worker, according to a new study from economists at the University of Chicago and Duke University.

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Why Are Prescription Drugs So Expensive?

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It’s no secret that the cost of prescription drugs—especially brand-name drugs—has been rising far faster than inflation over the last few years. This high cost is one reason that some people aren’t taking the medication their providers prescribe for them.

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People's Energy in the Workplace Is Key to Staff Retention

A research study has found that people's energy towards colleagues has a major influence on how likely they are to leave their job voluntarily. The in-depth study was undertaken with IT workers over a four-year period by academics at the Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and the Surrey Business School at University of Surrey.

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Federal Grant to Help UIC Promote Chicagoland Green Economic Development

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Via the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) 2016 University Center Economic Development Competition, UIC's Natalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement will receive $54,000 annually for a five-year program to develop a model to promote green economic development in the Chicago region with a focus on manufacturing and workforce development.

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Slow Economic Growth Expected to Continue in 2017

The economy is continuing to grow, albeit slowly. Post-election and throughout 2017, the economic forecast pattern will continue, said UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton today during the Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast.

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UofSC Economists: 2017 SC Economy Strong and Stable Amid Political Uncertainty

Steady economic gains are expected for South Carolina in 2017 despite the political uncertainty that comes with new governor and U.S. president. The gains build on positive growth across most of the Palmetto State’s industries and regions, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business.

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Basic Energy Sciences, chemical sciences, Synchrotron, synchrotron catalysis consortium, scc, catalyze, Catalyst, Catalysis, Manufacturing, in situ catalytic studies, Brookhaven National Laboratory, ACS Catalysis, Columbia University, Yeshiva University, National Synchrotron Light Source, National Synchrotron Light Source II , Stanford Synchrotron Radiati

Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons

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the global economy and have been the subject of research for decades. Despite their unique advantages, x-ray synchrotron spectroscopy techniques were not widely employed by those delving into the intricacies The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium was established to address this situation by providing scientists a means to study catalysts at work under realistic conditions and developing new techniques to characterize catalysts.

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Let's Talk About Debt: Not a Moral Failure, but a Political Issue

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Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally

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A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

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Jobs, Employment, Social Networks, Finding A Job, Referral

It Matters Who You Know: Referral Networks in the Labor Market

Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but “job-referral networks” may help perpetuate inequality, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

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Charitable Giving, Donors, Donation Logistics, Contributions, gift amounts, donation rate, donation levels

How Organizations Can Boost Charitable Giving

Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Bullying Makes Men Leave the Labor Market

Long-term consequences of workplace bullying on sickness absence

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Professor Venticinque Explores Ancient Economy in New Book

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Cornell College Professor of Classics Philip Venticinque turns back the pages of time to examine the ancient economy in his newly released book “Honor Among Thieves.”







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