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Jewish Persecution's Economic Effects Linger, Study Finds

The effects of discrimination are long-lasting, both for the aggressor and the persecuted — passed through the years, consciously or not. Previous research has shown a striking historical persistence of anti-Semitic views, and, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, areas in which Jewish people historically were persecuted have lower stock market participation today.

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ISIS Control of Oil Fields: Minimal Impact on U.S. Consumers, Global Oil Market

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Wal-Mart Checking Account Won’t Help Fix Wealth Gap

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Wash U Expert: Regulations on Tax Inversions a Move in the Right Direction

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Customer Experience Matters More When Economy is Strong, Research Shows

Customers care more about their past experiences with service firms when the economy is doing well, according to a research team from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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Recession Shrank the Economy but Waist Size Ballooned, CDC Research Reveals

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American women, on average, can pinch an extra inch and a half of flesh around their middles, and men just under an extra inch, proof that many continue to lose in the Battle of the Bulge. The average waist size increased from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documenting Americans between 1999 and 2012. "While the recession may have shrunk the economy, Americans’ waist size continued to balloon during this period," says Jessica Bartfield, MD, Loyola University Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Health.

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Survey: Fortune 500 Employees Can Expect to Pay More for Health Insurance

The results of a HR@Moore survey of chief HR officers at Fortune 500 companies provides the first factual data on how firms have been impacted by PPACA and how they are responding to the rising costs they report.

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Independence Means Instability, Say Top Economists

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Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap

State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb the trend and promote more equal political representation, Baylor study finds.

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What Were They Thinking? Swarthmore Study Examines Federal Reserve Prior to 2008 Financial Crisis

A new study from a team of Swarthmore professors illustrates how the Federal Reserve was aware of potential problems in the financial markets prior to 2008, but did not take the threats seriously.

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