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Workplace Bias Against Parents Hurts Non-Parents, Too

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A new study from Rice University and UC San Diego shows that university workplace bias against scientists and engineers who use flexible work arrangements may increase employee dissatisfaction and turnover even for people who don’t have children.

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Fast Food Giants’ Ads for Healthier Kids Meals Don’t Send the Right Message

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Children who viewed TV ads for Kids Meals were commonly unable to recall milk or apples, items added to make the meals healthier. Instead many kids thought apples were french fries.

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Study: 'Yes Men' Are Killing Corporate Projects

A team of researchers from the business schools at Wake Forest University, Georgia State University, and the Miami University of Ohio, determined that misreporting of project statuses, at all levels of the company, is often to blame for corporate projects failing or ballooning in cost. Everything from cultural predispositions to career aspirations motivate people to misreport, according to the study published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review.

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Russia Sanctions and Natural Gas: Newswise Reporter Expert Request

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice with Reason, Not Emotion

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People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research from the University of Chicago Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

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Boards Are Too Passive in Developing CEO Successors @Stanfordbiz @Stanfordcorpgov @Stanfordrock

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Companies Use the Olympic Model in Building Institutional Solidarity

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For Russian President Putin, Olympics So Far Are a Public Relations Blunder

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CVS Decision on Tobacco Smart and Long Overdue, Butler Professors Say

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Study of Brokers' Potential Conflict of Interest in Routing Limit Orders Leaked to Wall Street

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A new academic paper about potential conflict of interest in large retail brokers’ routing of limit orders has stirred controversy on Wall Street and caught regulators’ attention -- even before the paper has been submitted to a journal. While some in the industry have compared the study’s possible impact to an earlier one that reformed Nasdaq trading, the authors caution that the paper is not yet final and the findings should be taken in proper context.

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