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Texas Tech Experts Commissioned for Report on Economic Impact of Permian Basin Oil and Gas Industry

The region’s petroleum business generates billions of dollars, thousands of jobs.

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Autism, Economic Analysis, mental illness research

Economic Study Confirms Autism Growth

Autism cases aren't up just because mental health professionals are overdiagnosing the disorder. A study by two researchers using market theory shows the disorder really is more prevalent.

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Sluggish Growth Expected for North Carolina Economy in 2015

Economic growth in North Carolina is expected to grow at a sluggish pace in 2015 with no significant growth expected for the remainder of 2014, UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton reported today in his quarterly forecast for the state.

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Gulf Anglers Could Be Entitled to $585 Million After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Study Says

Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf.

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New ‘Green Growth’ Report Shows How the U.S. Can Cut Carbon Pollution by 40 Percent While Creating 2.7 Million New Jobs

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A new report from the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute and the Center for American Progress shows that the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels and create a net increase of 2.7 million clean energy jobs in the process, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points.

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What is the Economic Impact of Oil, Gas in West Texas?

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The economic impact is felt in all industries that provide support, from drilling to housing and retail. This study provides estimates of the 2013 economic impact of the Permian Basin’s oil and gas industry, and examines these impacts at the county level as well as in the context of the overall Permian region, the Texas portion of the region and the New Mexico portion of the region. In addition to traditional economic impacts, this report includes a petroleum engineering-based analysis that provides the backbone for economic activity generated by the oil and gas industry.

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Poor Health Habits Linked to Financial Insecurity

Financial hardship, or feeling that one can’t make ends meet, may be more predictive of health risk behaviors than actual income levels for people with low-incomes, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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Green Construction Red Hot Among Entrepreneurs

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Kevin Daniels, president of Nitze-Stagen & Co. and Daniels Real Estate, and Mike Powe, senior research manager for the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, are national experts in trends and opportunities within sustainability and green construction.

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Cornell Professor Comments on the Fed Changing the Rules to Prevent a Repeat of 2008 Crisis

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Experiences Make You Happier Than Possessions – Before and After

To get the most enjoyment out of our dollar, science tells us to focus our discretionary spending on experiences such as travel over material goods. A new Cornell University study shows that the enjoyment we derive from experiential purchases may begin even before we buy.







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