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New Study Reveals the Economic Damage Caused by the Financialization of Non-Financial Companies

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A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by speculating in financial assets, while the benefits from these financial investments were reaped primarily by corporate debt and equity holders, fostering inequality and eroding general social welfare.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.

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University, Domestic Violence Agency Partner on an App

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the city’s Sojourner Family Peace Center have partnered to develop an app that discreetly and quickly gives those affected by domestic abuse an emergency connection to the help they need.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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FAU Researchers Say 'Personality Does Matter'

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“Why do people behave the way they do? “Why do people feel the way they do? In one of the largest studies to employ experience sampling methods to measure the effects of situations on human behavior in real-time and outside of a lab setting, researchers at Florida Atlantic University have shown that personality predicted behavior across a lot of different situations over time, confirming that personality really does matter.

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With One False Tweet, Computer-Based Hack Crash Led to Real Panic

A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press demonstrates the need to better understand how social media data is linked to decision making in the private and public sector, according to University at Buffalo research.

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Trending Stories Report for 20 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: neurology and hearing, nanotech and bionics, sound and psychology, , smoking and cancer, skipping meals and weight gain, 3D printing, sunscreen and skin cancer, urology, and cancer research.

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Study Findings Linking Ovulation, Racial Bias Questioned

In four studies, documented in their paper "In Search of an Association Between Conception Risk and Prejudice," Carlee Beth Hawkins, a University of Chicago Booth School of Business doctoral student, and her co-authors were unable to find any evidence that there is an increase in racial bias related to conception risk.

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Negative Findings for Children of Gay Parents Don't Hold Up to Scrutiny

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A 2012 study has been widely cited to argue that lesbians and gay men don’t make good parents. Now researchers have reanalyzed the same data and reached a very different conclusion.

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Twitter 'Big Data' Could Provide Valuable Details About Transgender Individuals’ Health and Social Needs

Researchers and public health officials have looked for ways to better understand the health concerns of transgender populations, so social "big data" technologies like Twitter offer an untapped rich source of information that they can use for the benefit of these communities