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Article ID: 9865

Workplace Finance Education Could Save $440 Million

Virginia Tech

Breaking research from Virginia Tech sheds an alarming light on the impact of financial stresses on worker productivity--and the big bucks employers are losing each year due to the lack of investing in personal finance education for their employees.

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    8-Nov-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 9822

Worldwide Burgeoning Nonprofit Economic Sector

Johns Hopkins University

A new study of the nonprofit sector worldwide, conducted by Johns Hopkins University, finds it is huge and growing, the equivalent of the eighth largest economy in the world. Other surprising findings: The U.S. is not the world leader in nonprofit activity, ranking behind countries such as the Netherlands, Ireland and Israel.

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Article ID: 298

Workplace Financial Education Improves Personal Education

Virginia Tech

Research found strong evidence that workplace financial education is extremely effective because it results in better financial wellness for workers.

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Article ID: 296

Money Stress Strikes Millions of Americans

Virginia Tech

The stress of personal money problems and the failure to save for retirement is taking its toll on American workers. Research shows that one-half of all workers have money problems and providing personal financial education could save billions of dollars. These findings and others will be the focus of the third national Personal Finance Employee Education (PFEE) conference which will be held in Roanoke, Va., on Nov.10 -11 at the Hotel Roanoke.

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Article ID: 280

Purdue's New Food Science Building Opens for Business

Purdue University

New and improved food science graduates won't be the only product coming out of the new food science complex at Purdue University. The new $28 million facility, dedicated this fall, offers opportunities for food and fiber companies that wont to augment internal research and development efforts with expanded sponsored research projects.

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Article ID: 267

New Book Holds World Bank Accountable to Reform

University of California, Santa Cruz

In the wake of international pressure, the World Bank declared itself a leading force for "environmentally sustainable development." But has the World Bank really changed the way it does business? A new book looks at the bank's performance in the wake of its own reform efforts.

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Article ID: 9841

Corporate Disclosure: How Much Regulation is Useful?

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Business School finance professors have developed a model that would help assess the need for disclosure regulations for financial information firms. While their work reveals that there are good reasons for regulation, they find that the regulation must be finetuned to work effectively.

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Article ID: 9826

Uniform Accounting Rules and Global Equities Market Efficiency

Stanford Graduate School of Business

The rapid globalization of securities markets has forced regulators around the world to take a hard look at their accounting standards, which vary significantly from country to country, according to a professor of accounting at Stanford Business School.

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Article ID: 9825

Bankruptcies up for Large Public Companies

Cornell University

Contrary to popular perception and government statistics on corporate bankruptcies, more large public companies are filing for bankruptcy this year than in any year in history, except the "boom" years of 1990 to 1993. Data culled from a Cornell Law School professor's Bankruptcy Research Database also show that large public companies are filing for bankruptcy this year at a rate 57 percent higher than in 1997.

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Article ID: 9817

Deregulation Ultimately Will Save Consumers Money

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The only sure thing about the future of electricity in Illinois is propulsive change, according to a UI study.

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