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“Green Industry” Generates Nearly $200 Billion; 2 Million Jobs Nationwide

The "Green Industry" has recovered from the recession. It includes sod, flowers, bedding plants, tropical foliage, trees and shrubs, among other types of plants as well as many businesses that provide services such as landscape design, installation and maintenance, plus firms -- such as lawn and garden stores -- for wholesale and retail distribution of horticultural products

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Political Duels at Work? Baylor Expert Gives 9 Tips to Keep the Peace

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Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings.

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Good Boss? Bad Boss? Study Says Workers Leave Both

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When fast-rising employees quit their jobs for better pay or more responsibility at another organization, the knee-jerk reaction may be to blame their leaving on a bad boss. Although the common perception is that workers join companies but leave managers, new research by a University of Illinois business professor shows that workers leave good bosses, too -- and for companies, there may be a silver lining to their departure.

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Three Myths of Multitasking – and Why You Don’t Want to List It on Your Resume

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Jobseekers should rethink adding “multitasking” to the list of skills on their resumes, said Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor University's’s Hankamer School of Business.

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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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Study: Workplace Flexibility Benefits Employees

New research released today shows that workers at a Fortune 500 company who participated in a pilot work flexibility program voiced higher levels of job satisfaction and reduced levels of burnout and psychological stress than employees within the same company who did not participate.

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Year-Round Distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit Has Significant Benefits, Says Study

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The Earned Income Tax Credit aids millions of Americans each year, lifting many out of poverty – but spacing it out in multiple payments could significantly reduce recipients’ dependence on payday loans and borrowing from friends and family, suggests a recent University of Illinois study of a pilot program in Chicago.

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Why Daring to Compare Online Prices Pays Off Offline

A study from Concordia University shows that, when setting in-store prices or offering price-matching guarantees, offline retailers should focus more on online retailer ratings than on offering the lowest prices.

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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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Forecast: U.S. Economy Modestly Stronger in 2016

Economist Mark Sniderman, executive in residence at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, on Friday predicted moderate expansion in the U.S. Economy in 2016 and a bump in interest rates.

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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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Breaking Bread with Colleagues Boosts Productivity

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Plenty of companies invest big money to provide their employees with upscale workplace eateries or at least catered meals. But are those companies getting a good return on their investment? According to a new Cornell University study, the answer is yes.

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Encouraging Motivation to Benefit Others Can Lead to More Effective Teams

When team members are motivated toward promoting the benefits of others, they are higher-performing and stay in their teams for a longer period, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Is Your Boss A Tyrant? An Unhappy Home Life May Be To Blame

When supervisors are verbally abusive to their subordinates, it harms not only the employees, but the organization as a whole, says Texas A&M University Professor of Management Stephen Courtright, whose study reveals it’s often factors outside of work that cause bad boss behavior.

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“Adult Bullying – a Nasty Piece of Work” Sheds Light on Workplace Bullying and What to Do About It

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From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Dr. Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, North Dakota State University, Fargo, has researched the topic of workplace bullying for more than a decade. Her book, “Adult Bullying – A Nasty Piece of Work: Translating a Decade of Research on Non-Sexual Harassment, Psychological Terror, Mobbing and Emotional Abuse on the Job," explains what workplace bullying is; how much of it occurs; what individuals can do; and how organizations can address it.

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Parents Influence Children’s Play of Violent Video Games, According to Iowa State Study

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Parents who are anxious and emotional can impact their children's violent video game play, according to new research from Iowa State University. Warm and restrictive parents successfully limited children’s play. However, anxious parents had the opposite effect.

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If You Made Money Buying a First Home in 2000s, You Probably Weren’t Black

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In the tumultuous real estate market of the 2000s, some U.S. homebuyers found wealth while others took big hits. But no matter when they bought, most black first-time homeowners lost money, a Johns Hopkins University study found

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Study Shows Importance of Universities in Producing Entrepreneurs, Boosting Economy

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The number of college graduates willing to start new businesses -- the largest producer of private sector jobs over the past 25 years -- could depend heavily on the entrepreneurial focus and structure of the universities from which they graduate

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Frequently Discounting Maximizes Retailer Revenues

Study finds the “discount-frequently” pricing strategy allows retailers to charge high prices when demand is high and is flexible unlike an “every day low price” strategy or “static pricing.”

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Study Outlines How to Achieve Improved Airline Fuel Savings

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Antonio Trani, director of Virginia Tech’s Air Transportation Systems Laboratory and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, led a study that provided evidence for tactical recommendations on restricted cruise altitudes for aircraft crossing the North Atlantic oceanic airspace. The research is part of the Future Air Navigation System started in the 1990s that focused on communication between aircraft and air traffic control services.