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Cost of Meeting Basic Needs Rising Faster Than Wages in Washington State

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State 2014 report finds that the costs of meeting basic needs have far outstripped wages statewide, particularly for families.

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Employees of Small, Locally Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty, Baylor Study Finds

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Employees at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of the company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction, a Baylor University study finds.

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Dora the Explorer Wants Your Money: The Psychology Behind the Power of Using Cartoon Characters to Influence Holiday Purchases

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A recent study conducted by University of Louisville professor Judith Danovitch explores the psychological power cartoon characters play in consumer purchasing during the holiday season. The study shows that low quality or broken logoed toys were picked by children over new, high-quality, non-logoed toys up to 74% of the time.

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Banking Culture Favors Dishonest Behavior, Study Finds

Bank employees are not more dishonest than employees in other industries. However, the business culture in the banking industry implicitly favors dishonest behavior, according to a new economic study.

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Lean Times Ahead: Preparing for an Energy-Constrained Future

Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by "involuntary simplicity."

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Expert: Even With Other Shopping Avenues, Expect a Blockbuster #BlackFriday

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Speakers at 7th Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference Predict Solid US Economy Will Drive Global Growth

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Nancy Lazar, a partner of Cornerstone Macro, told investors something they wanted to hear. The U.S. economy is on solid footing. “The tailwinds are tremendous,” she said at the 7th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference.

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Cornell Global Labor Institute Report Says Proponents of Keystone Pipeline Overstate Job Creation

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Obesity-Related Work Absences Are 'Financial Drain' for States

Obese workers miss more work days, and those absences carry high costs at the state and national level, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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UAW-VW Works Council Agreement Benefits Labor and Management

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