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Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

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Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.

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Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

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High-ranking people don’t always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research indicates. A series of six scientific studies led by Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business scholar Nicholas Hays found that people with high social status who didn’t believe they earned that status were much more generous than high-status people who felt they deserved the respect and admiration of others.

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Study Identifies Ways to Share Key Data Between Researchers, Business Practitioners

A research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than either group realizes and outlines ways that the two groups can collaborate more effectively -- and it involves changing how business schools do business.

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DHS S&T, DARPA Co-Leading Development of Higher-Level Mobile Device Authentication Methods

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DARPA DHS S&T Cyber Security Division are collaborating actively to make enterprise-grade mobile security solutions commercially available to government agencies with high assurance needs as well as the broader community.

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Small Businesses Face Challenges and Opportunities with Capital, Regulation, Workforce, and Technology, Says New Report From Babson College

”The State of Small Business in America” offers unique perspective from entrepreneurs on how to grow the U.S. business landscape

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Gonzaga Trustees Aprove Construction of Jesuit Residence and Center for Athletic Achievement

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SPOKANE, Wash. – In a resounding affirmation of the continuing success of its $250 million Gonzaga Will capital campaign, the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees has approved the investment of more than $36.3 million to construct a new Jesuit Residence, a home and spiritual haven for Jesuits, and the Center for Athletic Achievement to support student-athletes.

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UF/IFAS-Developed Web Tool Saves Money for Strawberry Growers in Several States

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The Strawberry Advisory System, which tells growers when to spray fungicide, has been shown to save Florida strawberry growers $1.7 million a year. It is now being used in several other states, including Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina and California.

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Behavioral Scientists Help Ontario Save Money Through More Online License Plate Renewals

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Toronto - As tedious as waiting in a government services line-up can be, that's what most people do, despite having the option of getting their business done online.

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New Book: Is the Roberts Court Pro-Business? Not Necessarily

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At first glance, the new book Business and the Roberts Court (Oxford University Press) is a valuable read for lawyers practicing business law, and for the academics who teach it. Digging deeper, it’s a captivating mystery.Is the Roberts Court pro-business or not? Business and the Roberts Court provides clues about how the nation’s high court may respond to business cases put before it in the years ahead.

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Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create 2 Million New Jobs in Developing World

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Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that it spurs economic development as well, to the tune of 2 million potential new jobs.

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Cosmetic Therapy: The Link Between Makeup and a Down Economy

During tough economic times, women engage in the “lipstick effect,” stocking up on cosmetics and beauty products. The phenomenon has occurred during every major recession in U.S. history and multiple explanations for it have been proposed, but new research from the University of Notre Dame and Bocconi University shows that women’s motivations during these economically challenging times have moved beyond women’s instinctive need for a male provider and toward getting ahead at work.

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DHS S&T Announces Industry Day with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Seeking New R&D Opportunities

DHS S&T will host an industry day, July 29, in Menlo Park, California, to connect technology startups and investors to the CBP mission in the areas of sUAS Capabilities and Enhancing Airport Passenger Processing.

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Brexit May Take A Toll On Tech Jobs In The UK And EU

What can United Kingdom and European Union tech job seekers expect following the mostly unanticipated jolt from Britain's vote to exit the UK.

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PeerJ Launches a Free ‘Jobs Board’ for Academic Positions

PeerJ (an open access publisher of scholarly journals in biology, medicine, health and computer sciences) today launched a free-to-use “Jobs Board” (available at https://peerj.com/jobs/).

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Wolters Kluwer Health to Participate in Copyright Clearance Center’s Text Mining Solution

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced its participation in Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind™ XML for Mining service that will make it easier for biomedical researchers to conduct compliant text and data mining across the full text of its professional healthcare journals.

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DHS Seeks Input to Study Safeguards to Mobile Devices; Industry Day Events to Follow

DHS S&T seeks input from the mobile and cellular industry to study defense capability gaps and additional safeguards for government devices & will hold two Industry Day events.

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DHS Report Highlights R&D Priorities for Technologies Used in the Field

The report identifies 24 focus areas for technological research and development (R&D), which fall under five mission areas: aviation security, biological threats, border security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism.

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Dark Pools Threaten Market Governance of Financial Markets

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A new regulatory solution to protect traders and investors is needed in the age of Dark Pools, a prevalent and different kind of exchange.

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Youngest Siblings More Likely to Go Into Business, Study Finds

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Reading looked at the traits of over 17,000 children born in 1970, who were surveyed again aged 38.

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DHS S&T Awards $3.66M for Privacy-Enhancing Technology Research and Development

DHS S&T has announced the award of three contracts totaling $3.66 million to fund the R&D of privacy-enhancing technologies that better defend personally identifying information and protect privacy in cyber space.