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Article ID: 700625

New credit legislation to improve consumer financial protection, Virginia Tech expert says

Virginia Tech

New legislation which takes effect September 21, 2018 will allow consumers to freeze their credit at no cost. From a financial perspective, there’s no reason not to do this, according to Virginia Tech's Travis Mountain.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    17-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700552

Medicaid Expansion Boosted the Financial Health of Low-Income Michigan Residents, U-M Study Finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn’t just get coverage for their health needs – many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study. People who gained coverage under the state’s expanded Medicaid program have experienced fewer debt problems and other financial issues than they had before enrollment, the analysis of thousands of individuals shows.

Released:
14-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700560

Four Huge Social Issues UVA Darden Is Tackling Head-On

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The UVA Darden School of Business is betting that the companies that most successfully navigate incidences of racial bias among their employees, issues of sexual harassment and other social ills — and do their part to get rid of them — will be the most successful companies of the next century.

Released:
14-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 700553

Full Disclosure? Companies Adjust Reporting Strategies in the Face of Political Uncertainty

Vanderbilt University

Temporary political uncertainty, such as a gubernatorial election, influences the frequency and types of disclosures managers make about their business activities.

Released:
14-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    13-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700488

Prostate Cancer Care for Older Men Estimated to Cost Medicare $1.2B

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. They estimated that for men diagnosed in each of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the total cost for treating and screening for each group would be $1.2 billion for three years after diagnosis.

Released:
13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700445

Closing of Department, Big Box Stores Ushers in New Opportunities for Retail

Iowa State University

The demise of several big box and department stores was inevitable given the changing retail landscape, but a team of Iowa State University researchers says there is opportunity for retailers.

Released:
13-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700347

Cash Disbursements to Poor Families Led to Higher Voter Turnout Among Their Children, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Finds

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Voting increased among young people from poor backgrounds after their families began receiving regular disbursements of unearned income, according to a new paper co-authored by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700352

Here’s one reason why U.S. healthcare costs so much

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that Medicare could save about $4.6 billion a year—with no harm to patients—by simply eliminating the concept of long-term care hospitals and reimbursing the institutions as skilled nursing facilities instead.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700338

Skills-Focused Preschool Programs Better at Boosting School Readiness

University of California, Irvine

The nation’s most commonly used preschool educational curricula – “whole-child” – do not appear to be any more effective at improving children’s academic, social or behavioral outcomes than instructional materials developed by teachers and districts themselves, according to a new study led by the University of California, Irvine.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 700110

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago’s Green Roofs

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers have created an integrated framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs – and provide city officials with a strategic approach to ensure the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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