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Newswise: Geothermal Brines Could Propel California’s Green Economy
Released: 5-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Geothermal Brines Could Propel California’s Green Economy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Deep beneath the surface of the Salton Sea, a shallow lake in California’s Imperial County, sits an immense reserve of critical metals that, if unlocked, could power the state’s green economy for years to come. These naturally occurring metals are dissolved in geothermal brine, a byproduct of geothermal energy production. Now the race is on to develop technology to efficiently extract one of the most valuable metals from the brine produced by the geothermal plants near the Salton Sea: lithium.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Vanderbilt Health Launches Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Health website now features an out-of-pocket cost estimator for many hospital and professional services offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Anyone with an internet connection can use the new online tool to generate immediate estimates, with no website registration required.

3-Aug-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Immunization Programs Yield High "Return on Investment," Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would have been lost.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Consumer Behavior Has Shifted Significantly During Pandemic, Survey Reveals
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in telework and online commerce, and a significant decrease in the number of personal trips people are making. Understanding the effects of these rapid changes on the economy, supply chains, and the environment will be essential, as some of these behaviors will continue even after the pandemic has ended. Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently presented the results of two sets of surveys they conducted in an effort to quantify and understand these unprecedented shifts.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Utah anchors and dominates industrial banking in the United States
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a groundbreaking analysis detailing the substantial economic benefits of industrial banks in Utah, the nationwide center for this banking segment with a 110-year history.

Newswise: Most retirement investors should stay the course in market swings, UAH professor says
Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Most retirement investors should stay the course in market swings, UAH professor says
University of Alabama Huntsville

In a volatile stock market, retirement-minded investors who are funding a 401(k), IRA or similar investment vehicle should check their allocations and then stay the course, says Dr. John Burnett, an associate professor in the Finance Department of the College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Newswise: Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
University of Notre Dame

The latest research from Notre Dame's Chloe Gibbs explores how time spent in school affects children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. This research finds that more instructional time in the early years has important benefits for children over the short- and long-term, particularly children learning English and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Newswise: Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Released: 30-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Indiana University

New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that when a company is in bankruptcy, its advertising and research and development investments can cut both ways. They increase the odds of surviving for some bankrupt companies and decrease the odds for others.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Report Sees ‘Tough Challenges’ to Building Up Transportation Ridership in New York City
New York University

Subway usage has dropped from 5.5 million on an average weekday to less than 500,000 a day, according to the report.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Social distancing varies by income in US
University of California, Davis

Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a study by the University of California, Davis.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Owe the IRS? No problem, some Americans say
Ohio State University

A new study shows the surprising way that many American taxpayers adjust their standard of living when they owe money to the IRS versus when they receive tax refunds.

Newswise: Grant fuels digital transformation, applied learning opportunities
Released: 27-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Grant fuels digital transformation, applied learning opportunities
Wichita State University

Wichita State University was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, to build a workforce development database.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Arizona State University and World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announce COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons to help companies get back to work
Arizona State University (ASU)

To help companies safely move their employees back to the workplace, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today the COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons — an interactive hub for the global community to access the very latest information about testing options and to share knowledge and practices for safely bringing back and keeping employees in the workplace during the COVID-19 era.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Pilot program would boost skilled immigration, economic growth
Cornell University

Cornell Law School scholars are proposing a pilot immigration program that would target highly skilled foreign workers using a points-based selection system modeled after successful programs in Canada and Australia. The program is an incremental change with bipartisan support that they say could not only improve a broken system but spark the nation’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Leaving money on the table to stay in the game: New paper squares economic choice with evolutionary survival
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Leaving money on the table to stay in the game: New paper squares economic choice with evolutionary survival
Santa Fe Institute

Unlike businesses or governments, organisms can't go into evolutionary debt -- there is no borrowing one's way back from extinction. This can lead to seemingly irrational economic choices that suddenly make sense when viewed as a multiplicative, evolutionary process.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Sci-fi foretold social media, Uber and Augmented Reality, offers insights into the future
Lancaster University

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer patterns.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Global Trade During COVID-19 and the WTO Response: July 27 Webinar
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts representing Maryland Smith and the World Trade Organization will discuss COVID-19’s impact on global trade, the WTO response and implications for the future of trade.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Supply chain works better if you previously worked, studied together
Washington University in St. Louis

While most of the business world builds success from existing relationships, four scientists including Xiumin Martin from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis crunched 12 years' worth of data to find that personal connections between suppliers and vendors particularly improves the efficiency of the supply chain. To be precise, such rapport results in better overall performance, less restrictive and longer-lasting contract terms, and crystallized communication.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Humanizing hotel brands during COVID-19 could encourage tourists to return
University of East Anglia

Hotels should build an emotional attachment with tourists when communicating during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic if they are to encourage them to return, according to new research.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Investing in the mind: Research explores the link between wages, school and cognitive ability in South Africa
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Using data sets that only became available in recent years, researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York analyzed the wage impact of cognitive skills in South Africa.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
For the Public, Data Collection during COVID-19 Offers Benefits -- and Poses Hazards
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Itay Fainmesser, an economist specializing in social media and social networks, discusses the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected digital communication.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Recycling Japanese liquor leftovers as animal feed produces happier pigs and tastier pork
University of Tokyo

Tastier pork comes from pigs that eat the barley left over after making the Japanese liquor shochu.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Fears of Coronavirus Flare-ups Dampening Economic Outlook, According to Rutgers Report
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The continued spike of COVID-19 throughout the country could short-circuit New Jersey’s recovery which began to rapidly rebound in May and June, according to a new Rutgers report.

Newswise: The Economic Effects of Working From Home
Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
The Economic Effects of Working From Home
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work, some permanently. What does this mean for the economy?

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Released: 20-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Tackling COVID-19 with Optimism and Ingenuity
The Electrochemical Society

Joe Stetter is an optimist, inventor, entrepreneur, and owner of two small businesses that stayed open through the lockdown. KWJ Engineering and Spec Sensors manufacture essential health and safety sensors with medical and industrial applications. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Joe shares the challenges of doing business “not as usual”, and reports on a research collaboration he mobilized to improve PPE sterilization for COVID-19 frontline workers.

Released: 17-Jul-2020 8:50 PM EDT
Reduction in commercial flights due to COVID-19 leading to less accurate weather forecasts
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Weather forecasts have become less accurate during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the reduction in commercial flights, according to new research.

Released: 17-Jul-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Radiology practices struggle to survive amid COVID-19
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Private radiology practices have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps they take to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their practice will shape the future of radiology, according to a special report from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) COVID-19 Task Force, published today in the journal Radiology.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 5:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 unemployment rates may be underestimated
Iowa State University

New research suggests that reported unemployment rates underestimate actual employment losses due to COVID-19. Furthermore, the study found young adults, people with less education, individuals with lower family income, Hispanics and Blacks are most adversely impacted by pandemic job losses.

Newswise: Survey of rural Iowa communities will gauge pandemic response
Released: 16-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Survey of rural Iowa communities will gauge pandemic response
Iowa State University

Residents in 70 rural Iowa communities soon will receive surveys that will help to inform state and federal officials as they orchestrate the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, orchestrated by researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, will cover topics ranging from the availability of health care services to the reliability of high-speed internet to the economic stresses placed on a community by the pandemic.

Newswise: About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality
Released: 15-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Deaths from COVID-19 will have a ripple effect causing impacts on the mental health and health of surviving family members. But the extent of that impact has been hard to assess until now. Every death from COVID-19 will impact approximately nine surviving family members, according to a study.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
In the sharing economy, consumers see themselves as helpers
Ohio State University

Whether you use a taxi or a rideshare app like Uber, you’re still going to get a driver who will take you to your destination. But consumers view an employee of a taxi company differently from an independent driver picking up riders via an app.

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.


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