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Should Attorney Whistleblowers Be Financially Rewarded?

When lawyers blow the whistle on clients, should they be financially rewarded by the government? Kathleen Clark, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, and co-author Nancy Moore, JD, of Boston University School of Law, tackle this issue in their article, “Financial Rewards for Whistleblowing Lawyers,” slated for the November issue of the Boston College Law Review.

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Female Managers Do Not Reduce the Gender Wage Gap, Study Finds

new study finds that having a female manager doesn’t necessarily equate to higher salaries for female employees. In fact, women can sometimes take an earnings hit relative to their male colleagues when they go to work for a female manager.

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'Farm-to-Table' Model Shows Occupational Health Risks in Food Industry

Workers involved in nearly every step of the modern food industry are at increased risk of occupational illness/injury and death, compared to other industries, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Five Companies Control More Than Half of Academic Publishing

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A study at the University of Montreal shows that the market share of the five largest research publishing houses reached 50% in 2006, rising, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, from 30% in 1996 and only 20% in 1973.

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Why Good People Do Bad Things

When facing an ethical dilemma, being aware of the temptation before it happens and thinking about the long-term consequences of misbehaving could help more people do the right thing, according to a new study.

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Whitman School Supply Chain Management Professor Analyzes Risk Associated with Supply Uncertainty in Agricultural Settings

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New research analyzes the economic tradeoffs associated with uncertain supply of a perishable product, reviewing how risk aversion and the source of uncertainty – demand and/or supply – affect supply chain decisions.

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FIFA Must Make Personnel, Revenue Distribution Changes, or Governments Could Intervene - Dr. John Vincent

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Trending Stories Report for 27 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics, cancer, nanotech, elderly care, marketing research, energy, children's health, and immunology.

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New Study Reveals the Economic Damage Caused by the Financialization of Non-Financial Companies

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A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by speculating in financial assets, while the benefits from these financial investments were reaped primarily by corporate debt and equity holders, fostering inequality and eroding general social welfare.

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Corporate Greed

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University of Delaware researcher Katalin Takacs Haynes and collaborators from Texas A&M University and the University of Cincinnati--test the assumption that self-interest is a universal trait of CEOs, show that too much altruism can harm company performance, reveal the dark, self-destructive tendencies of some entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses and provide a way to measure and correlate greed, arrogance and company performance.