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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Overconfidence, Loss Aversion Are Key Predictors for Investment Mistakes

Feb. 10, 2016 — A personal financial planning expert has identified several risk factors for people who are more likely to make investment mistakes during a down market. Overconfidence tops the ... 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

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

Most Uninsured Texans Say Cost of Health Insurance Too High

Jan. 29, 2016 — Almost 70 percent of uninsured Texans said the high cost of health insurance is the reason they remain uninsured, according to a new report. The report found less than 20 percent of uninsured Texans ... 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

Preventing Violent Extremism Requires New Police Programs, Report Finds

Jan. 14, 2016 — The U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing holds promise, but faces significant challenges and needs reforms, according to a new report. Community policing ... 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

Study Uncovers Strategies for Increasing Charitable Giving

Dec. 17, 2015 — A researcher has found that people are more likely to give when a donation is part of a default setting they have to opt out ... read more

Industry-Financed Clinical Trials on the Rise, as Number of NIH-Funded Trials Falls

Dec. 15, 2015 — Since 2006, the number of industry-sponsored clinical trials studying the benefits and harms of medical treatments has risen dramatically, while the number of clinical trials funded by the National ... read more

Universities' Messages About Socioeconomic Diversity Can Affect Academic Confidence 

Dec. 14, 2015 — When students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds perceive their universities to be 'chilly' towards students from their backgrounds, their academic confidence and sense of ... read more

New Survey on Americans' Views on the Influence of Campaign Donations on Political System

Dec. 8, 2015 — A majority of Americans believe that money influences decisions made by elected officials and favor full disclosure of the source of campaign donations, according to a new national survey. Despite ... read more

Oral Chemo Still Too Expensive Even After Doughnut Hole Closes

Dec. 8, 2015 — Oral chemotherapy drugs are so expensive that they will be out of the financial reach of most Medicare patients even when the Part D doughnut hole closes in 2020, according to new ... read more

Reform Model Not Yet Helping People With Mental Illness

Dec. 7, 2015 — People who are diagnosed with mental health conditions did not see improvements in coordination and quality of care as hoped but did not experience large cuts in access as some had feared under an ... read more

Kids from High Socioeconomic Background More Likely to Rely on Parental Help as Adults

Nov. 30, 2015 — More than 40 percent of young adults no longer live with their parents, but still receive at least some financial support from mom and dad -- and this is particularly true for grown children from ... read more

Not All Canadians Feeling the Heat of Climate Change

Nov. 30, 2015 — While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris hammering out the details of the global fight against climate change, a new study shows that Canadian attitudes are somewhat ambivalent. The ... read more

How Finance Ministers Could Fall in Love With Carbon Pricing

Nov. 30, 2015 — Pricing carbon dioxide could help to end the deadlock of international climate policy. Finance ministers around the world would have reason enough to favor carbon taxes or emissions trading even if ... read more

Want Honesty? Make It the Easiest Choice, Suggests Research

Nov. 24, 2015 — We're more likely to do the right thing in situations of moral conflict when it requires little to no effort, new research confirms. If income information is automatically entered into our tax ... read more

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... read more

'Orphan Drug' Loophole Needs Closing, Researchers Say

Nov. 19, 2015 — Health experts are calling on lawmakers and regulators to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Act they claim give drug companies millions of dollars in unintended and misplaced subsidies and tax ... read more

Latin America's Economic Prospects Dim Into 2016

Nov. 18, 2015 — Trade and financial shocks in the form of collapsing commodity prices and reduced availability of external financing have worsened Latin America's economic prospects in the past year, according ... read more

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