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All Black Friday Deals Are Not Created Equal

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Spend $200 on a great Christmas gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. Sounds like a great offer. It may, in fact, entice you to spend more than you normally would, warned a marketing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

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American Dream Revised: New Study Says Homeowners Shouldn’t Count on Property Appreciation Creating Wealth

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The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.

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New Research Finds People Will Desire Something Even More if You Increase Their Focus on It

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Study suggests ways marketing and clinical treatment can influence behavior

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Efforts to Revive Coal Industry Unlikely to Work, May Slow Job Growth

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Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers.

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Eye-Catching Labels Stigmatize Many Healthy Foods

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Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.

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Giving Voice to Values: How to Counter Rationalizations Rationally

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Mary Gentile, a Professor at UVA Darden, discusses commonly confronted rationalizations and potential responses for those who wish to act effectively and with integrity under pressure. This is the companion piece to Giving Voice to Values: An Overview.

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Study Sheds Light on How, Why Middle Managers Can Coerce Employees Into Deceptive Practices

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A study led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor sheds new light on how and why middle managers can coerce their employees into deceiving upper management, in order to ensure that a unit's performance looks good while also keeping the actions hidden.

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Emojis Can Bring a Smile, but Also Spur Innovation, at Work

University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich, whose research explores the effects of emotions on teams and performance, discusses the influence emojis can have on productivity and innovation in the workplace.

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Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime, According to New Study

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A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Urban Economics finds that contrary to popular belief, medical marijuana dispensaries (MMDs) reduce crime in their immediate areas.

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International Technology Companies Struggling to Balance Productivity with Worker Quality of Life

Researchers have completed an intensive four year study (funded by National Science Foundation) that addresses the conundrum between worker productivity and the need for work life balance. Although they studies the crucial global Information Technology (IT) workforce, the key findings apply to all workers.







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