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Article ID: 717426

IRS Budget Cuts Result in $34.3 Billion in Lost Tax Revenue From Large Firms

Indiana University

Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service threaten the agency's effectiveness and have led to billions of dollars in lost tax revenue, new research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business shows.

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13-Aug-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717408

Sanford Burnham Prebys expands collaboration with Lilly to investigate immunological therapies

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced a three-year extension to its existing collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) to discover and develop immunological therapies. The goals of the agreement are to advance ongoing projects—including a Phase 1 clinical trial of an immune therapy that arose from the research collaboration—and to expand the previous scope to include omics-based target identification studies.

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14-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: The Smithfield Acquisition: ShuangHui Buys the Whole Hog

Article ID: 717416

The Smithfield Acquisition: ShuangHui Buys the Whole Hog

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Famous for producing pork products, Smithfield Foods had a history of aggressive growth. But when that growth stalled for a matter of years, it was time to consider acquisition by ShuangHui International. This case in point discusses the pros and cons and strategic considerations that went into the international deal.

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13-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Defense work propels Wichita State University to annual R&D award record

Article ID: 717384

Defense work propels Wichita State University to annual R&D award record

Wichita State University

Wichita State University has set a new record for research and development awards, with a total of $136 million in fiscal year 2019, which ended June 30, topping last year’s record-breaking total of $104 million. The significant increase comes from a steep rise in contracts and awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which increased by more than $40 million from FY18 to FY19.

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13-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717375

AI tool characterizes a song's genre & provides insights regarding perception music

University of Southern California (USC)

The debate can finally be put to rest--Lil Nas X's record-setting, chart-topping hit "Old Town Road" is indeed country. But it's also a little rock 'n roll. And when you analyze the lyrics and chords together, it's straight-up pop.

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13-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Untreatable Olive Tree Disease Can Be Contained, But Must Be Better Monitored, says SHRO Researcher

Article ID: 717320

Untreatable Olive Tree Disease Can Be Contained, But Must Be Better Monitored, says SHRO Researcher

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Xylella fastidiosa, subsp. pauca is a bacterial pathogen currently devastating the olive orchards in Southern Italy (Apulia). Due to the epidemic, local production of olive oil has dropped by 90%, olive mills are shut down, the regional economy is suffering, and an invaluable cultural asset is compromised.

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12-Aug-2019 10:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Developing the next generation of wine communicators

Article ID: 717308

Developing the next generation of wine communicators

University of Adelaide

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School at the University of Adelaide are set to launch a national wine industry mentor program to boost the career trajectory of the next generation of wine communicators. The program will benefit people who will take a leading role promoting Australia’s wine industry in their public relations, marketing and communications careers.

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12-Aug-2019 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717258

Bigger Companies Score Higher on Total Worker Health Implementation

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Compared to small and "micro" businesses, larger companies have made more progress toward introducing the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach to worker health and safety, reports the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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9-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: The Mathematics Behind Exploding Offers

Article ID: 717240

The Mathematics Behind Exploding Offers

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The “exploding offer,” a job offer with a near-term expiration date, is a technique some hiring managers use to increase the likelihood of acceptance. But does it do what it’s designed to, and under what conditions? New research answers these questions based on game theory and mathematical modeling.

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8-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717222

News Release: DHS to Engage Innovative Small Businesses on National Road Tour

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The DHS SBIR program will engage with small businesses in the research and development domain Aug. 12–16, 2019, as part of the Southwest leg of the National SBIR 2019 Road Tour.

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8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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