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Newswise: Student Finds Career Change a Good Answer in Tough Economic Times

Article ID: 551404

Student Finds Career Change a Good Answer in Tough Economic Times

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Graduating Senior David Helms, 32 years old, will walk away with a degree in one hand and a job in biopharmaceuticals in the other. As many Americans struggle with the tough decisions uncertain economic times bring, this UNC Wilmington student's success is proof that taking a risk and working hard can bring huge rewards.

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20-Apr-2009 3:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Gambling Ban Would Reverse Recession, New Book Says

Article ID: 551323

Gambling Ban Would Reverse Recession, New Book Says

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Legalized gambling is weighing down a global economy already mired in its deepest downturn since the Great Depression, according to a new collection of research that renews decades-old calls to outlaw betting.

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16-Apr-2009 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Expert Available to Discuss CDC Study Ranking Kentucky as the Most Stressed State

Article ID: 551289

Expert Available to Discuss CDC Study Ranking Kentucky as the Most Stressed State

University of Kentucky

A recent CDC study ranks Kentuckians as experiencing the highest rate of frequent emotional distress in the country - a surprise to many. Psychologist C. Nathan DeWall of the University of Kentucky sheds some light on what is stressing out the citizens of the Bluegrass state.

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16-Apr-2009 11:10 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: 'Unfunded Liabilities' a Financial Myth, Expert Says

Article ID: 551066

'Unfunded Liabilities' a Financial Myth, Expert Says

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A growing chorus of complaints about the U.S. government's "unfunded" debts may be unsettling, but no cause to become unnerved, a University of Illinois tax expert says.

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10-Apr-2009 4:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 551021

Downturn Presents Opportunity for Successful Business Innovation, Says Expert

Washington University in St. Louis

Even as the United States faces the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, businesses are spending more money on innovation, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. Keith Sawyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of education and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and one of the country's leading experts on the science of creativity, says that investing in innovation is one of the best ways to beat the recession.

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9-Apr-2009 4:20 PM EDT
Newswise: Choice Hotels Named Best Performer in Franchising Index in Q4 2008

Article ID: 550857

Choice Hotels Named Best Performer in Franchising Index in Q4 2008

University of New Hampshire

Choice Hotel International topped the Rosenberg Center Franchise 50 Index at the University of New Hampshire in the fourth quarter of 2008, one of seven index components to weather the recession during the period.

Released:
7-Apr-2009 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 550849

Staying Unwound in a Wound-Up World

Loyola University Health System

Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, medical director for Loyola University Health System's Occupational Health Services, offers tips on staying healthy and keeping the office positive and productive amidst stressful economic times.

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6-Apr-2009 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 550791

An "Intelligent" Approach for Strapped Businesses

Saint Joseph's University

With tight budgets and economic uncertainty, departments in corporations nationwide are becoming more accountable for measurement. To meet these measurement expectations, successful businesses employ software and personnel with the acumen to translate the information in a way that speaks to the organization's strategic goals. The business that aren't obtaining this kind of business intelligence, according to an expert at Saint Joseph's University, are "operating below the curve."

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3-Apr-2009 11:10 AM EDT
Newswise: New Book Series Renews Call for Ban on Gambling

Article ID: 550740

New Book Series Renews Call for Ban on Gambling

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Banning gambling is among the best bets to reverse a deep recession that has crippled the global economy, according to a new collection of books that offer the most comprehensive analysis ever on the financial perils of wagering.

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2-Apr-2009 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 550647

Experts Available to Comment on G20 Financial Summit in London

American University

American University experts are available to discuss the G20 global financial summit in London, England, on Thursday, April 2.

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31-Mar-2009 4:45 PM EDT

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