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Is Cheating on the Field Worse Than Cheating on a Spouse? Some Fans Think So

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Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong's doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood's off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies.

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Humanity Has Exceeded 4 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries,’ According to Researchers

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An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.” Civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activity, according to a report published today in Science by the 18-member research team.

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Fans Reluctant to Treat College Athletes as Paid Professionals

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While many Americans are open to compensating college athletes in some form, more Americans prefer to see colleges continue to treat athletes as amateurs who compete primarily for love of the sport and educational opportunities, not for pay. That’s according to a new national survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute

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Entrepreneurs to Venture Capitalists: Don’t Be a Scrooge

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A recently published study of more than 550 decisions and responses from 144 experienced entrepreneurs reveals that “knowledge of explicit ethical or unethical behavior (by venture capitalists) profoundly shapes the entrepreneurs’ willingness to partner.”

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Banking Culture Favors Dishonest Behavior, Study Finds

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Bank employees are not more dishonest than employees in other industries. However, the business culture in the banking industry implicitly favors dishonest behavior, according to a new economic study.

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Benefits of Whistleblower Programs Outweigh Costs

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New study titled, “The Impact of Whistleblowers on Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Actions,” provides policymakers and regulators with data that proves the benefits of whistleblower involvement outweigh the costs.

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Highly Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Mergers and Acquisitions That Harm Firms

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A new study shows that CEOs with extensive social connections initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently, and these deals result in greater financial losses for both the acquiring firm and the combined entity.

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When Companies in the Same Industry Have Common Owners, Consumers Pay

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If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't.

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Companies Worldwide Could Learn From Pope’s Management Style

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Pope Francis I is changing centuries of Church practice by decisively detaching accused prelates from their positions rather than waiting years, or even decades, for determinations of guilt, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Luigi Zingales believes he is setting an example that companies across the globe should follow.

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Wal-Mart Checking Account Won’t Help Fix Wealth Gap

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