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American poverty prospects higher than expected

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For Americans, the likelihood of experiencing relative poverty at least once in their lifetime is surprisingly high, finds a new analysis from noted poverty expert Mark Rank, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks

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Technology has fueled the fascination with selfies. Two Iowa State professors talk about the selfie trend and why more entertainment venues will follow Disney's lead to ban selfie sticks.

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Study Exposes Historical Barricades to Health in Tobacco-Growing States

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A research study conducted by Amanda Fallin in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently exposed how tobacco companies rallied around the tobacco-growing states during the anti-tobacco movement. As a result, today the five top tobacco growing states continue to lead the nation in smoking rates and lung disease.

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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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