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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests

Feb. 8, 2016 — Vaccinations, long recognized as an excellent investment that saves lives and prevents illness, could have significant economic value that far exceeds their original cost, a new study has ... read more

What's Nature Worth? Study Helps Put a Price on Groundwater and Other Natural Capital

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists have adapted traditional asset valuation approaches to measure the value of such natural capital assets, linking economic measurements of ecosystem services with models of natural dynamics ... read more

Psychological Toll of Madoff Fraud Case Went Far Beyond the Victims, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new study explores where Bernie Madoff’s fraud case left its deepest impact and on whom -- not just among his direct victims, but also on how others viewed the trustworthiness of financial ... read more

Do Venture Capitalists Matter?

Feb. 4, 2016 — Venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, say researchers, adding that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that ... read more

Syrian Aid: Lack of Evidence for 'Interventions That Work,' Say Researchers

Feb. 4, 2016 — The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers in ... read more

Internet Use Increases Social Inequalities

Feb. 3, 2016 — Internet use is driving a greater wedge in our communities, increasing existing inequalities between rich and poor, a new study ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Restructuring Affects Staff Well-Being Regardless of Job Cuts

Feb. 1, 2016 — Restructuring in organizations has a mainly negative effect on the welfare of employees regardless of whether there are job losses, according to a new ... read more

Uncovering the Financial Ties of Advocates for Cancer Drug Approval

Feb. 1, 2016 — Speakers who nominally represent cancer patients at advisory meetings on new drugs often have financial ties with the company seeking marketing approval. And those ties aren't always disclosed, ... read more

Job Growth, Consumer Spending to Boost State and National Economies

Jan. 30, 2016 — Job growth and consumer spending continue to grow and position Tennessee and the nation's economies for a strong 2016, according to a new ... read more

Mid-Atlantic States Present Ocean Data Products

Jan. 29, 2016 — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, has released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of ... read more

Capitalize on 'Life Transitions' to Instill Better Environmental Behaviors

Jan. 27, 2016 — House moves or a change of job provide an idea 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviors, according to a new psychology ... read more

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Lose

Jan. 25, 2016 — Entrepreneurs statistically fail more often than not, but new research suggests that the financial risk is not as great as previously thought, as failed entrepreneurs can return to the salaried ... read more

Better Healthcare Could Reduce Crippling Personal Costs of Tuberculosis Care in China

Jan. 25, 2016 — Improved universal healthcare is urgently needed to lower catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) for low-income tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, according to a study. Expanding universal ... read more

How the Economy Affects Traffic Fatalities

Jan. 21, 2016 — With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall, or just drive to work instead of taking ... read more

Tax Evasion Impacts Country Credit Ratings and Lending Costs Says New Study

Jan. 19, 2016 — High levels of tax evasion are linked to higher interest rates and can be a predictor of a country’s credit risk, according to a new ... read more

U.S. Science and Technology Leadership Increasingly Challenged by Advances in Asia

Jan. 19, 2016 — According to the latest federal data, the US science and engineering enterprise still leads the world. The United States invests the most in research and development, produces the most advanced ... read more

Technological Obsolescence Goes Hand in Hand With Economic Growth

Jan. 18, 2016 — A researcher has designed an economic model that reflects a country's economic evolution better than current models, he ... read more

Austerity Has Slowed Regional Recovery During the Post-2008 Recession, Says New Study

Jan. 18, 2016 — Austerity measures at national level have not helped regions to recover following the 2008 economic crisis, according to a new study of the UK and other EU countries. On the contrary, high public ... read more

Stress Test Will Help Community Banks Assess Financial Resilience to Crisis

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new macro stress test has been created that community banks can use to assess their capital adequacy in times of financial crisis and ... read more

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