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Politics Will Prevent Real Economic Reform in China, Says Iowa State University Professor

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Recovering from the economic crisis that rippled through the global markets will be long and difficult for China, said Jonathan Hassid, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University who studies Chinese news media and symbolic political messaging.

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Economic Security Requires New Measures of Well-Being

Economic well-being for low-income families in the U.S. is often determined by federal measures, but a new study by a University at Buffalo research team suggests that such a definition is unrealistically narrow.

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Market Unrest Means Fewer New Jobs in China

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Consumer Demand, Investment Pickup Will Trump Market Turbulence, Economic Forecast Says

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With China’s economy stalled and the European economy limping, gross domestic product (GDP) growth in coming quarters is predicated on healthy domestic consumer demand and the return of investment spending despite recent stock market turmoil, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

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Family Farm Managers Earn Less, but Gain ‘Emotional’ Wealth

After hours harvesting forage, managing livestock and milking cows, new Cornell University agricultural economic research shows family members who work on the family dairy farm make $22,000 less annually than comparable hired managers, but are handsomely compensated with “socioemotional” wealth.

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Government Incompetence Is the Real Threat to China

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‘Targeted Punishments’ Against Countries Could Tackle Climate Change

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Targeted punishments could provide a path to international climate change cooperation, new research in game theory has found.

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Financial Experts Discuss Complexities of Stock Market Activity, Need for Investors to Pause Before Selling

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China Volatility Ebbs, Interest Hike Would Trigger New Round

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WIU MBA Director, with International Economics Expertise, Available for Commentary on China Stock Market

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Blacks Hit Hardest by Public-Sector Job Losses During Recession, Study Finds

A new University of Washington study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public sector.

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Americans Support Local Food Markets to Feel Part of Something Bigger Than Themselves

More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it’s not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better.

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Rural Mainstreet Index Falls to Growth Neutral for August

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A monthly survey of independent bankers in a 10-state region indicates slower economic growth in the months ahead.

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Study Shows What Business Leaders Can Learn From Formula One Racing

Formula One racing teams may have a lesson to teach business leaders: Innovation can be overrated. That’s the conclusion from academic researchers who pored over data from 49 teams over the course of 30 years of Formula One racing.

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Study Shows African Americans Discriminated Against in Access to US Local Public Services

Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs’ offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ‘black-sounding’ names, according to new research conducted by economists at IZA and the University of Southampton.

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@FredHutch 'financial toxicity' expert available to comment re: actress Shannen Doherty's #breastcancer

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Study Finds Racial Disparity Exists Between What Black and White Borrowers Pay for Home Mortgages

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Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most.

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Hispanics More Confident of Personal Finances and the U.S. Economy Compared to a Year Ago, Latest FAU Poll Says

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Hispanics have grown steadily more confident in their personal finances over the past year, as well as the U.S. economy as a whole, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.