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Article ID: 696288

Study: Tax Havens and Limited Regulation Increase Risk for Shareholders

North Carolina State University

Some large, publicly held companies are incorporated in tax haven countries, ostensibly to increase value for shareholders. But new research finds that many such companies are more likely to engage in practices that benefit executives at the cost of their shareholders.

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19-Jun-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693959

Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline

North Carolina State University

Steep declines in the use of coal for power generation over the past decade were caused largely by less expensive natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.

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3-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693889

Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children

North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted from one generation to the next.

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2-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693219

Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

North Carolina State University

Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will accelerate progress on engineering trees for specific needs.

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20-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692502

Researchers Propose a Blockchain Data Network to Boost Manufacturing

North Carolina State University

Researchers are proposing the creation of an open-source network that uses blockchains – the technology behind cryptocurrencies – to share verifiable manufacturing data. The network would allow companies to more easily find manufacturers capable of producing components on a reliable basis.

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10-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690056

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Decreased Invertebrate Diversity

North Carolina State University

Gleaning too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.

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23-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689834

Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

North Carolina State University

New research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689221

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

North Carolina State University

Nuisance pest into medically important threat? A North Carolina State University study shows that histamine levels are substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs than in pest-free homes, and that these histamine levels persist for months – even if the bed bugs have been eliminated from the home.

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8-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 688041

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes?

North Carolina State University

In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and thoracic stiffness.

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17-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687754

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

North Carolina State University

“Decorating” cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells’ ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.

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10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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