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Iowa State Researchers Test Brain Activity to Identify Cybersecurity Threats

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In a first-of-its-kind study, Iowa State University researchers tested brain activity to better understand employees who pose a risk to cybersecurity.

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Twitter Sentiment Plays Role in IPO Performance

In a new study from Johns Hopkins University, two researchers have taken this idea a step further to consider how tweets affect the performances of initial public offerings (IPOs). They believe that their paper is the first to look closely at the connection between Twitter sentiment and IPOs.

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Expecting Higher Prices Can Spur Spending

When consumers expect higher inflation ahead, they become more willing to spend on the spot, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Prohibition 2.0?

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Why are there so few breweries in the U.S. South? A University of Louisville economics professor who has researched the issue says the reason can be traced to strong, anti-alcohol religious beliefs permeating throughout the Deep South.

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2014 Airline Performance Declines, According to Airline Quality Rating; Virgin America Still No. 1

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As Virgin America claimed the top spot for the third consecutive year, overall U.S. airline performance slipped in 2014, according to the 25th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) released Monday at the National Press Club in Washington.

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How Long Do Firms Live? Finding Patterns of Company Mortality in Market Data

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New research by Santa Fe Institute scientists reveals a surprising insight: publicly-traded firms die off at the same rate regardless of their age or economic sector.

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New Evidence That Increasing Economic Inequality Rises Out of Political Partisanship

Political scientists at the University at Buffalo and Pennsylvania State University have published new research investigating how partisan differences in macroeconomic policy have contributed to substantial and rising economic inequality in the United States. The negative consequences of such policy decisions, researchers found, have a greater impact on people at the lower end of the economic spectrum, but are “significantly more muted” for those at the higher end of the spectrum.

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Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor

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Phishing scams are such a problem that some businesses are sending out fake phishing emails to employees. An Iowa State University professor says the scams work in part because it's harder to detect deception online.

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Homeowners Fared Better in Great Recession Than Renters

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While many Americans took a big financial hit during the Great Recession, homeowners were less likely than renters to lose very large proportions of their wealth, finds a new study from Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, associate director of the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Researcher’s Patented Tech Could Significantly Cut CO2 Emissions

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A provisionally patented technology from an NMSU researcher could revolutionize carbon dioxide capture and help significantly reduce pollution worldwide.