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Newswise: Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
10-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
University of California San Diego

Uncertainties around the trade war between the U.S. and China have hurt businesses and weighed on the global economy. However, new research from the University of California San Diego also shows lesser known consequence: up to $1.15 billion in reduced tuition to U.S. universities.

10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important, argue researchers
University of Cambridge

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Historic Expansion in Lexington County
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington County, today announced several major expansion and investment projects.

Newswise: Food safety investments open new markets, boost revenue for small farmers
Released: 9-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Food safety investments open new markets, boost revenue for small farmers
Cornell University

A new Cornell University study finds that when small-scale farmers are trained in food safety protocols and develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
University of British Columbia

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution
Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution
Washington University in St. Louis

Millions of tenants are at risk of eviction as protections in the CARES Act are set to expire. While the U.S. Congress and Senate are proposing plans to extend the federal moratorium on evictions, a finance expert at Washington University in St. Louis warns that is just one piece of the puzzle.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Beaumont researchers develop COVID-19 test that can detect virus in saliva, blood or urine in 45 minutes
Beaumont Health

Rapid test for COVID-19 can help contain the virus and contribute to a successful reopening of the economy

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Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:50 PM EDT
COVID-19 demonstrates why wealth matters
Washington University in St. Louis

While COVID-19 has impacted all individuals, the impact has not been equal. In a new national Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 survey, the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis found that liquid assets increased the likelihood that an individual could practice social distancing. However, Black individuals were least likely to afford social distancing.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Surveys Reveal Significant Shifts in Consumer Behavior During Pandemic
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how people shop, how much they buy, the trips they take outside their homes, and the number of tele-activities — like work, medicine, and education — that have become commonplace. These changes were rapid and have tremendously impacted the economy, supply chains, and the environment. Two sets of surveys were conducted by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in an effort to quantify and understand these unprecedented shifts — and evaluate the likelihood they may last after the pandemic has ended.

Newswise: Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The COVID pandemic has not only had a devastating humanitarian impact, but it also has shocked health care system finances. In this webinar, STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, will talk with cardiothoracic surgeons, a hospital executive, and a health care consultant about various important topics.

29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
An ethical eye on AI - new mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices
University of Warwick

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices - an ethical eye on AI.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Study: New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual work spaces
Brigham Young University

When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to new research, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
The price of taking a stance: How corporate sociopolitical activism impacts bottom line
University of Arizona

As the political climate in the United States becomes increasingly charged, some businesses are looking to have their voices heard on controversial issues.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Study Suggests Less Costly Approach to Pandemic Economic Stimulus
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher Vadim Elenev, who worked with colleagues from the Wharton School of Business and Columbia Business School, describes a research model that would have achieved results similar to those of the U.S. economic stimulus, but at a lower cost.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
One-third of jobs lost to COVID-19 were back online in May
Ohio State University

About one-third of U.S. workers who were laid off or absent from work in April because of COVID-19 were back to work in May, according to a new analysis of employment data.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Helping consumers in a crisis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's pandemic-hit economy.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Study finds high-skill hiring down amid COVID-19
Cornell University

The COVID-19 pandemic has left very few corners of the U.S. economy unscathed, but it has hit high-skill job seekers and small companies particularly hard, according to Cornell-led research that analyzed recent job-vacancy postings.

24-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
SNAP Work Requirements Put Low-Income Americans at Risk
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2020) – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, some disabled people will lose these crucial food assistance benefits.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Newswise: MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
Released: 26-Jun-2020 7:45 AM EDT
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
University of Bristol

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:05 PM EDT
States with the highest income inequality also experienced a larger number of COVID-19 deaths
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

States with the highest level of income inequality had a larger number of COVID-19-related deaths compared with states with lower income inequality. New York state, with the highest income inequality, had a mortality rate of 51.7 deaths per 100,000 vs. Utah, the state with the lowest income inequality and which had a mortality of 0.41 per 100,000.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Politics Driving Personal Economic Decisions Amid COVID-19
University of California San Diego

A new working paper from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, details how political persuasion is driving stock market optimism.

24-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Declines in patient visits during COVID-19 shutdowns projected to cost U.S. primary care $15 billion in revenue by year’s end, study shows
Harvard Medical School

• On average, a full-time primary care physician in the U.S. will lose more than $65,000 in revenue in 2020. • Overall, the U.S. primary care sector will lose nearly $15 billion. • Losses stem from drastic reductions in office visits and fees for services during COVID-19 shutdowns from March to May. • Losses threaten practice viability, reducing further an already insufficient number of primary care providers in the United States. • Findings underscore the need for a plan that provides support for independent primary care doctors, small independent practices.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
New scenarios to help global finance go green
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

To assess climate destabilization risks, major central banks and supervisors plan to utilize a new set of climate scenarios developed by an international team of researchers.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Income, race are associated with disparities in access to green spaces
Ohio State University

Access to green spaces in metro areas—parks, trails, even the tree cover in a neighborhood – is largely associated with income and race, new research indicates.

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Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
'Game changer' for reporters: 2016 US presidential election coverage
University of Missouri, Columbia

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a "game changer" for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role -- either as neutral disseminators of information or impassioned advocates for the truth -- according to researchers at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

The short-term environmental benefits of the COVID-19 crisis, including declines in carbon emissions and local air pollution, have been documented since the early days of the crisis.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Economic and social consequences of human mobility restrictions under COVID-19
Politecnico di Milano

The lockdown measures introduced in Italy to deal with COVID-19 have produced a mobility contraction which is not homogeneously distributed across Italian municipalities and regions.

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Released: 22-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Recovery from airline delays works best with future disruptions in mind
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Instead of responding to each flight delay as if it were an isolated event, airlines should consider the likelihood of potential disruptions ahead, researchers report in the journal Transportation Science.

Newswise: New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

Released: 19-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Overconsumption and growth economy key drivers of environmental crises
University of New South Wales

A group of researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability - we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different economic paradigms.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Coronavirus: a wake-up call to strengthen the global food system
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new commentary in the journal One Earth highlights not only climate-related risks to the global food system, such as drought and floods, but also exposes the coronavirus pandemic as a shock to the system that has led to food crises in many parts of the world. To address the challenges of a globally interconnected food system, a systems approach is required.

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
9 in 10 Americans concerned pharma will use COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices
West Health Institute

Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are "very" (55%) or "somewhat" (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 6:30 PM EDT
David Eccles School of Business “Navigating COVID-19” Webinars Inform Utah’s Coronavirus Crisis Policies and Business Outcomes
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

A COVID-19 webinar series at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has helped shape Utah's formal response to the coronavirus pandemic while counseling hundreds of businesses statewide – a practical and service-driven model for higher education efforts in the global crisis.

Newswise: Leveraging Uncertainty During The Pandemic: Lessons From Expert Entrepreneurs
Released: 16-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Leveraging Uncertainty During The Pandemic: Lessons From Expert Entrepreneurs
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

While the future has always been unpredictable, the global uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus is at a record high. To help us steer through this unprecedented crisis, Professor Saras Sarasvathy shares insights on entrepreneurial decision-making and offers four strategies seasoned founders use to turn uncertainty into opportunity to co-create a better future.

Newswise: Survey: In Vermont, Pandemic’s Impact Falling Disproportionately on Lower Income Groups
Released: 15-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Survey: In Vermont, Pandemic’s Impact Falling Disproportionately on Lower Income Groups
University of Vermont

High percentages of Vermonters agree with the state's pandemic-inspired social distancing measures and have complied with them. But their actions have come at a significant economic cost, especially for low income Vermonters, one of several ways this group has been disproportionately affected.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

If past hospitalizations for pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses are any guide, many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

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9-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Cash Me Outside: Transfers to the Poor Linked to Eco-Benefits
Johns Hopkins University

In a new study, researchers recently discovered that Indonesia’s national anti-poverty program reduced deforestation by about 30%.

Newswise: PNNL Waives Fee to Test-Drive Portfolio of Intellectual Property
Released: 11-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
PNNL Waives Fee to Test-Drive Portfolio of Intellectual Property
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

To help spur economic development and assist in the battle against COVID-19, PNNL is making available its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—for six months.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Food for Thought
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Some people must make the difficult decision whether to put food on the table or spend money on other necessities, such as a utility bill or rent. In a recently published paper, Jean McDougall, PhD, and colleagues report the results of a 400-person survey that assesses food insecurity before and after cancer diagnosis

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