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Newswise: How Cryptocurrency Discussions Spread

Article ID: 714173

How Cryptocurrency Discussions Spread

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL's Dr. Svitlana Volkova and her the team analyzed three years worth of discussions on Reddit from January 2015 to January 2018 measuring the speed and scale of discussion spread related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero cryptocurrencies.

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10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713674

UPDATED EMBARGO: How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

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An increase in cocoa price by 2.8 percent could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5

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7-Jun-2019 8:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

Article ID: 714113

New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy documents the historical and ongoing contributions of Native Americans in Chicago and examines how racial inequity impacts members of this community today.

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7-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

Article ID: 714004

UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

About 19 percent of respondents were identified as food insecure, lacking consistent access to nutritious food, while another 25 percent experienced anxiety about food shortage. Through this work, UF/IFAS researchers found that food insecure students are also at a higher risk of experiencing stress, poor sleep quality, disordered eating behaviors and overall lower grade point averages than students who are food secure.

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5-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713864

Diets of Latinos and blacks have greatest environmental impact per dollar spent

University of Illinois at Chicago

Despite spending less than white households on food overall, black and Latino households have more impact on the environment per dollar spent on food than white households, according to a new study published in Environmental Engineering Science. The report suggests that black and Latino households tend to spend more on foods that have greater negative environmental impacts, such as grains and protein (e.

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3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Mechanism Design: The Essence of Modern Problem Solving

Article ID: 713866

Mechanism Design: The Essence of Modern Problem Solving

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Sixty years ago, famous American economist Leonid Hurwicz did groundbreaking research about the economic mechanisms theory. Today, Darden expert is interested in designing mechanisms to solve big challenges like energy usage and traffic flows.

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3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Economists to present model showing success of unconventional monetary policies to Fed officials

Article ID: 713846

Economists to present model showing success of unconventional monetary policies to Fed officials

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame associate professors Cynthia Wu and Eric Sims will present the findings in their paper on assessing the agency’s tools for dealing with economic decline to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and other high-level economists at a Fed conference in Chicago June 4-5.

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3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: CSU Launches Financial Transparency Portal

Article ID: 713476

CSU Launches Financial Transparency Portal

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

New website provides additional access to financial information along with added context and user-friendly visualizations.

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24-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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