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Precarious Work Schedules Common Among Younger Workers

One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers’ schedules—one reason why organized labor groups and policymakers are now focusing on work schedule reform.

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Student Debt Growing, Number of University Financial Education Programs Still Deficient

Kansas State University financial planner finds most universities are lacking a financial education program. She outlines the different types of successful programs and how to get started.

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Holding on or Letting Go: How Rumination Makes What's Bad a Whole Lot Worse

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A new study of more than 600 employees in both blue- and white-collar professions compared individuals more prone to think about past transgressions at work to those focusing more directly on the future.

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Low Profit, Not Low Productivity, Drives Mergers

New research finds that less profitable, rather than less efficient companies were more likely to be acquired. When more profitable companies acquire less profitable companies, the successful sales and management practices of the buying company are spread around, making better use of existing productivity and boosting the profitability of the purchased firm.

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Think Your Organization is Diverse? Think Again

Over the past few decades, many companies have sought to make their workforce more diverse in an effort to attract and keep top talent. But, how successful is their strategy? In a new study, released today by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,, researchers explore the complexities of diversity and what causes people to feel that a team or an organization is diverse. Key findings indicate that a particular team or organization can look quite different to people depending upon their backgrounds and racial identity.

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What Could Happen in a Trade War?

In his paper “Trade Wars and Trade Talk with Data,” Ralph Ossa, associate professor of economics, looks at tariffs that would be levied if there were no fear of retaliation; retaliatory tariffs in a worldwide trade war; and tariffs that are negotiated cooperatively.

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Short Sellers Not to Blame for 2008 Financial Crisis, Study Finds

Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Florida’s Consumer Confidence Hits New Post-Recession High

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

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Wait, Wait ─ Don’t Tell Me the Good News Yet

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that the positive reaction one would have when succeeding is lessened if it doesn't follow the expected course.

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Timing Everything with NFL Contracts

When renegotiating a contract in the NFL, timing is of the essence — the player can benefit financially the earlier in the offseason the contract is signed, while the team can benefit by waiting — and can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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