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World Oceans Day: UGA Professor Jenna Jambeck to Speak to United Nations

University of Georgia

The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is combating plastic pollution, a problem that has been piling up—quite literally—for decades.

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8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 686886

Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation

University of Georgia

Georgia’s growth rate will outpace the national average in 2018, according to experts. The state’s employment will rise by 2 percent, nearly twice the 1.1 percent gain expected for the nation.

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14-Dec-2017 2:45 PM EST
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New Book Looks at Why Banks Fail So Many Americans—and a Possible Solution

University of Georgia

There are two forms of personal banking in America. For those who can afford it, there are checking accounts, ATMs, and debit cards. For everyone else—including the 70 million Americans who don’t have a bank account or access to traditional financial services—there are “fringe loans”: payday lenders, title loans, and pawn shops. As Mehrsa Baradaran documents in How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, limited access to banking is both widespread and staggeringly expensive:

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30-Sep-2015 5:05 PM EDT
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