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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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U.S. Army Lab Plays Key Role in Helping to Fight the Spread of Ebola

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Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass., invented a novel and potent disinfectant system that kills the Ebola virus on surfaces. The center transferred the process to a private company, which is manufacturing the portable “no power required” chemical compound and supplying it worldwide, including the front lines of West Africa.

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Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers

Knowing that their county had rank toward the bottom of healthy counties in Kansas, citizens got together to enhance access to more healthy foods, specifically produce. Now a rural grocer partners with a local farmers' market to provide more fresh produce to people and promises to buy leftover produce from market night to sell in his store.

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The Annual Berkeley-Haas >play Conference Focuses on Technology and Digital Media Innovation

Entirely student-run by a team of dedicated volunteers, >play is one of the flagship conferences in the Bay Area. The day features memorable keynotes from industry titans, panels on the latest trends, a product expo and rocket pitch, and a career fair. Throughout the conference, attendees stay connected through interactive elements as they build connections that may help them with their own big ideas.

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Highly Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Mergers and Acquisitions That Harm Firms

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A new study shows that CEOs with extensive social connections initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently, and these deals result in greater financial losses for both the acquiring firm and the combined entity.

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Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern Named Innovation Catalyst by Dallas Regional Chamber

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The Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has been named by the Dallas Regional Chamber as a 2014 Innovation Catalyst award recipient, given annually to a company or institution that strengthens the region’s capacity for innovation.

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Steve Case To Speak at 50th Anniversary of Lally School of Management October 21

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The Lally School of Management, the business school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, started 50 years ago. On October 21, as part of a series of special events marking major anniversaries at the Institute, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Internet pioneer Steve Case will be the featured speaker. Case will participate in the concluding session of a day-long showcase titled “Investing in Entrepreneurship” at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, New York.

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Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management to Host First-Ever “Marketing Day”

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host the first-ever “Marketing Day” on Friday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the School, located at 721 University Ave. on the SU campus. The program will take place in Whitman 002.

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October’s Rural Mainstreet Index Plummets

The Rural Mainstreet Index moved to its lowest level in more than four years, according to the October survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

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Students on Front Line Taking Ideas From Concept to Market

Northern Michigan University students are gaining marketable skills helping real-world clients with innovative product ideas.

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