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U.S. economy continues to expand, but at a slower pace, reaching about 2 percent growth in 2020

The U.S. economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2 percent and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more anemic, growing at a rate of about 1.25 percent, ac...

– Indiana University

Indiana Business Review

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2019 at 08:00 ET

Queen’s research finds that global activism has helped combat worker exploitation on South African vineyards

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has examined the changing inspection of labour standards on South African vineyards, arguing that activist pressure on wine global supply chains has added pressure on both private and public regu...

– Queen's University Belfast

Journal of Economic Geography

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2019 at 19:05 ET

Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health despite parity laws

Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research.

– Ohio State University

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET

Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress in America™ Survey Finds

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by the...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Teen vapers prefer mint flavored e-cigarettes, USC study shows

A new USC study shows that mint was the most popular flavor of e-cigarettes used by U.S. teens in 2019, a finding that could impact proposed federal regulations intended to rein in soaring e-cig use among youth.

– University of Southern California (USC)


Scientists declare climate emergency, establish global indicators for effective action

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says "untold human suffering" is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and...

– Oregon State University


Study analyzed tax treaties to assess effect of offshoring on domestic employment

The practice of offshoring--moving some of a company's manufacturing or services overseas to take advantage of lower costs--is on the rise and is a source of ongoing debate.

– Carnegie Mellon University

Review of Economics and Statistics

Features and Policy

Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, October 22, 2019.

What’s Behind the Chile Protests?

CFR In Brief by Amelia Cheatham. Political unrest is sweeping Chile, as impatience with inequality grows in what has been one of Latin America’s most prosperous and stable countries.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, November 1, 2019.

Beyond borders

Geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe since World War I.

Expert Available

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geographical Review

AAHCM Applauds Year 5 Results of Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration Year 5 practice expenditures were $33.5 million below Medicare spending targets. Over the 5 years of the demonstration, the IAHC practices have generated a total of abo...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

ASTRO supports nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed strong support for the nomination of radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Hahn served on the ASTRO Board of D...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Bill Passes to Senate Floor

ARN applauds the Senate HELP Committee for advancing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


Expert Available to Discuss Anonymous Book, Role of Anonymity in Whistleblowing Cases

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Saudi spying charges highlight regulation void for Twitter, social media

– Cornell University

Expert says ‘Twitter spies’ committed espionage but broke no federal privacy laws, because there are none

– University of Notre Dame

After early release, NYC inmates face high-risk reentry

– Cornell University

Former EPA Administrator Available to Comment on US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

– Indiana University

Explaining the Trump factor in the Louisiana governor's race

– Tulane University

New research casts doubt on legislation designed to boost social media competition

– New York University





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