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Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay

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Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur employers to better define the work-at-home workday. Results in the journal Social Forces.

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Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders

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Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air pollution -- with neighbors.

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Home Delinquency Rates Lower Among ACA Households

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If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner.

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After Holiday Shopping Ends, Here Are 6 Trends for Retail in 2017

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Study: While Painful, Surge Pricing Is Still a Good Deal

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New research from Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School shows price hikes in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft during peak use times, such as New Year’s Eve, can actually benefit both drivers and consumers.

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Bad Bosses Come in Two Forms: Dark or Dysfunctional

Bad bosses generally come in two forms. There are the dysfunctional ones, like Michael Scott from the TV series The Office; then there are the dark ones, like Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street. Researchers including Seth M. Spain from Binghamton University, State University of New York are building a framework to better understand the behaviors of bad bosses and to reduce workplace stress.

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Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally

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A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

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Bullying Makes Men Leave the Labor Market

Long-term consequences of workplace bullying on sickness absence

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Electronically Picking Your Brain -- for Market Research

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A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology wants to scrap the traditional electronic and paper survey approaches to gathering marketing and information systems data in favor of scanning your brainwaves.

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Cyber Monday: Big Day for Shoppers, Bigger for Data Scientists

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Online retailers outsource data scientists for months to map users’ online site traffic, shopping trends, and digital behavior.

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Bankruptcy Expert Studies Trump Casinos

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A new study by a Temple University professor shows that Donald Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City lost more jobs and money than competitors’ casinos, while also going through more bankruptcies than any other major business in America.

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In the Workplace, Incivility Begets Incivility, New Study Shows

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Incivil behaviors at work -- put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments -- tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study by a management professor at the University of Arkansas and several colleagues.

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The Urge to Upgrade

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In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers should do and what actually happens when it comes to the most cutting-edge gadgets, products and services.

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New Study Suggests Women Do Ask for Pay Rises but Don’t Get Them

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New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask.

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GBSI Antibody Validation Workshop Gathers Key Stakeholder Groups at Asilomar To Find Actionable Solutions for Improving Reproducibility in Research

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The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) targets the quality of research antibodies at a workshop at Asilomar next month in its ongoing efforts to improve reproducibility in preclinical research. Antibody Validation: Standards, Policies, and Practices brings together 100 leaders representing academia, antibody producers, pharma, funders, journals and policy makers to share perspectives, build consensus and recommend actionable solutions for improving accuracy in research antibody usage and validation. It is the first convening of all such stakeholder groups with the express purpose of developing antibody standards.

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Flexitime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds

Flexitime and having autonomy over working hours - known as schedule control - impacts differently on men and women and may increase the gender pay gap.

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Incivility: A Workplace Epidemic

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Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar shows how this incivility may be spreading.

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After-Hours Email Expectations Negatively Impact Employee Well-Being

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Earlier this year, France passed a labor reform law that banned checking emails on weekends. New research--to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management--suggests other countries might do well to follow suit, for the sake of employee health and productivity.

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Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

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Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.

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Dark Pools Threaten Market Governance of Financial Markets

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A new regulatory solution to protect traders and investors is needed in the age of Dark Pools, a prevalent and different kind of exchange.







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