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High Corporate Taxes Incentivize Corporate Debt

Multinational American companies with significant operations in countries with low corporate taxes take on less debt than companies that face higher taxes, according to a new study from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The finding helps to solve an academic mystery: A link between higher corporate taxes and debt levels is predicted by economic theory, but some recent studies have either failed to find such a connection or found it to be weaker than expected.

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Zuckerberg or Buffett -- Is Youth or Experience More Valuable in the Boardroom?

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Business scholar's analysis of mandatory retirement policies shows institutional knowledge, experience and age are all factors that shareholders should consider in corporate governance.

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Strategically Corrupt: Businesses Break the Law to Stay Competitive

Companies may strategically use corruption to gain a competitive advantage against rivals, according to a new study of formally registered Indian technology firms conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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The Latest FAU Buy vs. Rent Index Indicates Several Housing Markets in U.S. Nearing Pricing Bubble Territory

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The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the housing market in several cities — including Dallas, Denver and Houston — is nearing pricing bubble territory.

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Volkswagen sales running low, criminal charges may be on the horizon

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WashU Expert: Pfizer deal marks the end of U.S. ability to stop corporate tax inversion

Article Body 2010U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Nov. 23 a record-breaking $160 billion merger with Irish firm Allergan, the biggest merger to-date involving the controversial strategy of tax inversion. The move marks the beginning of the end of the ability to stop corporate tax inversions under current tax rules, said an expert on international tax law at Washington University in St.

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With third Republican debate focusing on economy, @UDelaware's Katalin Takacs-Haynes can comment on pay inequality and corporate greed

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Implications of Long Range Strike-Bomber Announcement

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Why Corporations Don’t Always ‘Learn’ Their Way to Success

Any business guru will tell you that companies achieve success by learning from their experiences in the marketplace.But a new study of the aircraft industry suggests that the belief in ‘learning by doing’ may be overstated.

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Higher ‘Spiritual Capital’ Can Boost Business Success, Innovation in Developing Countries

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Higher levels of spiritual capital – the motivation, energy and work ethic one gets from a relationship with God – have a positive effect on business success, employment and innovation in developing countries, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

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Survey: More than Half of U.S. and Canadian Food Workers Go to Work Sick

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As part of the annual Mind of the Food Worker study, the CRPP polled more than 1,200 food workers at all stages of the food supply chain, including farms, processing plants, cafeterias, restaurants, and grocery stores across the U.S. and Canada. The independent survey was commissioned by Alchemy Systems, which works with companies and organizations across the food system to improve safety and operations.

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Washu Expert: Time for Tobacco-State Politicians to Make ‘Adult Choice’ on Pacific Trade Agreement

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If Republican senators from tobacco-growing southern states believe in social responsibility, they would fully explore the TransPacific (TPP) trade agreement’s potential impact on countries around the world — including provisions that influence the ability of American tobacco corporations to flood the globe with cheap, cancer-causing cigarettes — suggests the author of a book on the history, social costs and global politics of the tobacco industry.

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Is Your Digital Information More at Risk Today Than It Was Ten Years Ago?

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Researchers at University of New Mexico and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say cybersecurity breeches are not happening more frequently than they did a decade ago. And these data breaches in general are not growing in size.

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Clean Air Regulation, Automobile Emissions Expert Can Discuss Volkswagen Scandal, Emissions Testing

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New Research Shows Relationships Among Creative Identity, Entitlement and Dishonesty Hinge on Perception of Creativity as Rare

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Think that you are special because you are creative? Well, you are not alone, and there may be some serious consequences especially if you believe that creativity is rare. A new study by Lynne Vincent, an assistant professor of management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and Maryam Kouchaki, an assistant professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, demonstrates that believing that you are a creative person can create feelings of entitlement when you think that creativity is rare and valuable. That feeling of entitlement can be costly for you and your organization as it can cause you to be dishonest.

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Holiday Travel Forecast and Live Press Conference with Researcher

At 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10 the Airline Quality Report will be presented live and reporters will be able to engage with one of the study's co-authors.

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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Consumer Demand, Investment Pickup Will Trump Market Turbulence, Economic Forecast Says

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With China’s economy stalled and the European economy limping, gross domestic product (GDP) growth in coming quarters is predicated on healthy domestic consumer demand and the return of investment spending despite recent stock market turmoil, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.