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Single Women with Personal Wealth More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs Than Men

A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. They found single women face more severe constraints to their incomings and outgoings, but that those single women whose personal wealth increases unexpectedly through an inheritance are more likely to start a new business than their male counterparts.

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Research by Missouri S&T Faculty Could Prevent Next Major Human-Related Disaster

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.

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EU and Apple: E. Han Kim, Prof. Of Finance and International Business Can Discuss

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How Much Did the Rio Olympics Cost?

The Rio Olympics were supposed to cost the city $3 billion, but by the end of it all, it exceeded $4.6 billion.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professorship Honors Retired WEC Energy Group CEO Gale Klappa and Judi Klappa

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The We Energies Foundation and the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation have donated money to establish the Judith H. and Gale E. Klappa Endowed Professorship of Marketing at UWM’s Lubar School of Business.

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Rowan Family Medicine Physician Selected Judge for Miss America Competition

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Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a family physician, medical correspondent and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine has been tapped to be one of seven 2017 Miss America Competition Preliminary Judges.

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Going Green Is for Girls — but Branding Can Make Men Eco-Friendly

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Studies show that men are not as environmentally friendly as women. But could men be persuaded to go green? New research from the Mendoza College of Business indicates the answer is yes — and it’s all about branding.

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Software Program Developed at FAU’s NSF Research Center Coming to 6,500 Walmart Stores Nationwide

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SurviveDrive, a small portable plug and play USB drive designed as a one-step process to make Windows-based PC system backups available to the masses, will be in 6,500 Walmart stores nationwide in spring 2017 thanks to an innovative partnership between academia and industry.

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Babson Executive and Enterprise Education Launches Multi-Year Program for Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs

Babson Executive and Enterprise Education has established Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program​, a first of its kind high-impact program for women entrepreneurs from the region.​

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GBSI Antibody Validation Workshop Gathers Key Stakeholder Groups at Asilomar To Find Actionable Solutions for Improving Reproducibility in Research

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The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) targets the quality of research antibodies at a workshop at Asilomar next month in its ongoing efforts to improve reproducibility in preclinical research. Antibody Validation: Standards, Policies, and Practices brings together 100 leaders representing academia, antibody producers, pharma, funders, journals and policy makers to share perspectives, build consensus and recommend actionable solutions for improving accuracy in research antibody usage and validation. It is the first convening of all such stakeholder groups with the express purpose of developing antibody standards.

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Working Well by Being Well

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis empirically tested how these programs affect worker productivity. The research paired individual medical data from employees taking part in a work-based wellness program to their productivity rates over time.

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Tipped Out: Gratuities Present Challenges for Restaurant Operations

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Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study conducted by University of Guelph professors. They found tipping poses significant challenges for restaurants, with managers seeing difficulties in hiring chefs and maintaining a cordial workplace environment. Surprisingly, servers welcomed changes to how tips are divvied up, even at the risk of less income.

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‘Local Food Opinion Leaders’ Can Help Bridge Gap Between Farmers, Consumers

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As consumers increasingly desire local food, opinion leaders can encourage others to eat healthier food and, in doing so, improve the local economy, according to new University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences research.

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UNLV Teams with Startup to Bring Advanced Wearable Health Tracker to Market

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MealCheck Technologies, Inc. will produce the UNLV invention, which combines the best of existing fitness-monitoring devices to make dieting or staying healthy easier than ever.

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MD Anderson Receives $19.1 Million in CPRIT Awards for Research and Recruitment

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was awarded $19.1 million in research grants this week from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

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Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

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Eight small businesses have been awarded vouchers to work with the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

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Flexitime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds

Flexitime and having autonomy over working hours - known as schedule control - impacts differently on men and women and may increase the gender pay gap.

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Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About How Health and Economic Impact of Wildfires Can Be Felt Hundreds of Miles From the Flames

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Many Underestimate Financial Loss Due to Poor Arithmetic

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Anyone who has lost out on an investment in recent weeks - from pension funds and stocks to the housing rental market and currency exchange - may have lost more than they realise, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

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Buying High vs. Bargain Hunting

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Purchasing and pricing has always been a dance between buyers and sellers. Before deciding to make a purchase, buyers spend varying amounts of time and effort searching for price information. These searches can and do affect the pricing strategies of sellers: Where should they set their prices? Should they offer sales or discounts, or keep their product prices at a high margin?New research from Olin Business School at Washington University in St.







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