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Article ID: 3098

Study finds no connection between fast food and obesity

Purdue University

Some good news is out this week for the fast food industry. A comparison of data on fast-food consumption and rising obesity has found a surprising wrinkle: There doesn't appear to be much of a link, at least in terms of large populations.

Released:
5-Sep-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 3094

Utility deregulation could prompt innovation

Cornell University

Consumers can expect "unimagined innovation" as electric utility deregulation brings competitive suppliers to local distribution companies, Cornell University economist Richard E. Schuler is predicting. New technologies, materials and the packaging of all telecommunications and energy services in one super cable are possible outcomes of healthy competition among rival utility providers, he says.

Released:
4-Sep-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 3080

State Street Global Advisors Form Partnership with BC School of Management

Boston College, Carroll School of Management

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the third largest investment manager in the country, has announced a strategic partnership with the Boston College Graduate School of Management. Graduate business and finance students will get career training, and SSgA can seek high-potential investment professionals through this partnership.

Released:
3-Sep-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 3059

Temple Professor Looks At Effects Of Job Displacement On Subsequent Earnings Of Managers And Professionals

Temple University

Managers and professionals re-employed after losing their job often don't replace the expected income of their previous job with their new earnings. For women and older workers, the income losses were even greater.

Released:
29-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 3049

Yikes, Spikes! Metal Cleats Unwelcome At Many Golf Courses

Purdue University

The wrong kind of shoes could spike that big deal you hope to close on the links this afternoon. Golfers wearing metal golf spikes are banned from 1,600 golf courses nationwide, according to Kelly Elbin, vice president of marketing for Softspikes, the leading manufacturer of alternative spikes.

Released:
29-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 3030

Do Entrepreneurs and Managers Spend Their Time Differently?

St. Mary's University

What do entrepreneurs do in running their own businesses? And how does this differ from what business managers do? These questions are answered in an ongoing study by Brooke Envick, professor in free enterprise at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.

Released:
26-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 3029

Most Executives Would Quit If They Could

Rider University

Everybody says she would quit her job if she won the lottery. But you also hear stories about people who keep their jobs and enjoy their wealth on weekends. What's the reality? A recent survey of nearly 900 mangement professionals found that 39 percent would stop working completely if they had enough money, 35 percent would continue working--if they could change jobs--and only 26 percent would keep the jobs they have.

Released:
26-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 3026

National Ranking for SDSU's Entrepreneurship Program

San Diego State University, College of Business Administration

(San Diego) -- For the second year, The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University has been named one of the "25 Best Business Schools for Entrepreneurs," according to the September issue of SUCCESS magazine.

Released:
26-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 3025

Without Equal Employment Laws, Small Businesses Hire Fewer Blacks Studys Says

Michigan State University

Small businesses are more likely than large employers to be guilty of discriminatory hiring practices where black job seekers are concerned, according to a study by a Michigan State University economist. The study of some 3,000 employers in four major U.S. cities indicates that small businesses are much less likely to hire blacks than are larger businesses.

Released:
26-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 3007

Purdue Lab Improving Potato Chips With Computer Chips

Purdue University

Wider acceptance of computer technology is revolutionizing the business of food manufacturing. A Purdue University professor says the results are safer, more consistent products that save money for companies and make consumers happy.

Released:
22-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

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