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For Women Re-Entering Workforce, Sharing Personal Information May Get You Hired

A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise their chances of getting hired compared to a women who focus on their resume credentials alone.

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New Report Evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Track Record

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A new study by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson analyzes the U.S. government’s effort to create an effective consumer financial protection agency.

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The 'Echoverse': A New Way to Think About Brand-Consumer Interactions

Most studies of the interactions between companies and consumers look at one piece of the puzzle: Advertising or social media or news coverage or "consumer sentiment" as measured in surveys. A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland, University of Tennessee and Massey University examines how messages about brands across various channels interact in a complex set of feedback loops the authors call the "echoverse." And the study offers advice for managers on navigating this new complex media world.

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Wichita State University Researcher Finds Link Between College Students' Use of Facebook and Increased Career Confidence

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College students who spend hours scrolling through Facebook are actually more prepared for the real world than we once thought. That's according to Wichita State University researcher David (Jingjun) Xu, who found that students who look at friends' status updates and receive social feedback through likes and comments on Facebook are more confident in their ability to perform job-related tasks when they graduate.

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Economy Flyers Unite! Research Shows Air Rage a Product of Class Difference

We blame air rage on long flight delays, shrinking seats and a general decline in civility. But the first empirical research study into the phenomenon pegs another culprit -- class inequality -- for the reason passengers lose it when taking to the so-called friendly skies.

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Study Tracks Perceptions of Making Ethical Purchases

Society believes that those on social assistance - or welfare - should not be paying a premium to purchase ethical goods instead of cheaper alternatives, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business.

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FAU Research Indicates Vivid Language Used to Assure Whistleblowers of Protection Can Instead Evoke Fear

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A new study by researchers at FAU and Providence College has found that vivid language intended to assure potential whistleblowers they will be protected from retaliation is instead likely to evoke fear and make them less likely to report misconduct.

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If Your Favorite Brand Is Sincere, Is Innovation What You Expect?

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Open the box of that new smartphone. Oops, it feels differently from expectations based on what you'd seen. Embrace it or be disappointed? Your reaction is likely tied to your perception of the brand, says Aparna Sundar of the University of Oregon.

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Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

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While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans.

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Corporate Sustainability Should Be Core Strategy, Requires Paths Unique to Each Business

Prior to the 1990s, there was little concept of corporate sustainability within the textile and apparel industry. However, beginning in the mid-1990s, clothing and apparel corporations began receiving pushback from consumers regarding social, environmental and economic sustainability. In an effort to qualify the process of investing in corporate sustainability, University of Missouri researchers examined two major international apparel brands, Nike and Adidas, to determine the paths taken to reach corporate sustainability. Saheli Goswami, a doctoral student in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, says that while both companies are currently models of corporate sustainability, they took very different paths to reach the end goal.

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Florida Citrus Growers: 80 Percent of Trees Infected by Greening

“Even though the industry acknowledges that greening has reached epidemic proportions across the state, estimates of the level of infection and its impact on citrus operations are scarce,” the researchers wrote in the paper.

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Income Tax Preparation Chains Target Low-Income Workers

National tax preparation chains continue to exploit the working poor, many of whom spend a significant portion of a key federal anti-poverty tax credit just to pay for filing their taxes, a new study concludes.

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Research Into the Correlation Between Beauty and Body Size Shows That Women Are the Harshest Judges

In assessing attractiveness, females judge men and women with higher BMI as less attractive; Men do not judge a man with a higher weight negatively, but still see heavier women as less attractive; First study of its kind to assess the relationship between gender, BMI and notion of 'attractiveness', providing insight into associated wage inequality

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Airline Quality Rating: 2015 Airline Performance Improves Slightly; Virgin America Narrowly Retains Top Spot

As Virgin America claimed the top spot for the fourth consecutive year, overall U.S. airline performance improved slightly in 2015, according to the 26th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), released today (Monday, April 4) at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Rural Residents Seek Farmers Markets, UF/IFAS study shows

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"The finding also suggests that rural households may be seeking out farmers’ markets as a travel destination rather than as part of a multi-stop shopping trip, as would often be the case with urban consumers," said Alan Hodges, an Extension scientists in the UF/IFAS department of food and resource economics.

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Study: Near-Shore Wind Farms Would Have Big Impact on Coastal Tourism

A study by economists at North Carolina State University finds that most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines – and that those who will rent expect steep rental discounts unless the turbines are more than eight miles offshore.

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International Trade Damages Tropical Nature

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While international trade may generate economic benefits to the exporting countries, a study by researchers from the National University of Singapore revealed that benefits from trade are unable to compensate for the loss of forests and ecosystems in those countries.

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CFO Survey: 31 Percent Chance of U.S. Recession; Significant Workforce Reductions at $15 Minimum Wage

There is about a one-third chance of many major economies being in recession at year-end 2016, including the U.S., Mexico, France, Nigeria, Japan and China, a new survey of chief financial officers finds. More than half of Brazilian, South African, Greek, Russian and Portuguese financial executives polled believe their economies will enter or remain in recession by year-end.

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Belief in the American Dream Regulates Materialism and Impulsive Spending

For the first time, researchers provided findings that link materialism, impulsive spending and personal perceptions of economic mobility. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School found that belief in the so-called “American Dream,” or the prospect that upward economic mobility is possible, limits impulse spending among materialistic consumers.