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State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.
16-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

An international study of small- to medium-sized wineries and vineyards finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant...
8-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Approach Paves Way For New Antimicrobial Materials

Researchers have successfully incorporated “photosensitizers” into a range of polymers, giving those materials the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light.
8-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Electric Car Charger is More Efficient, 10 Times Smaller Than Current Tech

A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.
3-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

Sunflower pollen lowers pathogen infection rates and contributes to healthier bumble bee and honey bee colonies.
25-Sep-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


‘Rounding Up’ Beats Traditional Fundraising Requests

Research finds asking consumers to "round up" their purchases to the nearest dollar is the best way to solicit donations.
25-Sep-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

A recent study finds that the tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.
20-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts Can Backfire For New Brands

Corporate social responsibility efforts may not always have the brand-building effects that companies want. Research finds a new brand can be viewed as less effective if consumers know the company donates money to good causes – though researchers...
5-Sep-2018 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Our Experts on Newswise

Clean Air Regulation, Automobile Emissions Expert Can Discuss Volkswagen Scandal, Emissions Testing

24-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Experts Offer Insight Into Key Issues in 2014 Midterm Elections, Including Race, Gender, and the Economy

11-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Offers Insight on History of Labor Day and How Workers Are Faring in Post-Recession Recovery

19-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions for the Holidays

13-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST


Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night

Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.
6-Dec-2011 7:35 AM EST

Food-Safety Expert Can Offer Tips For Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your...
9-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST

Expert Can Discuss Importance Of Labor Day During Recession, Election Year

As American workers are faced with the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, how are they faring this Labor Day? What role might organized labor play, or not play, in the upcoming fall 2010 elections?
30-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Experts Can Offer Insight On Haiti Disaster

The eyes of the world are now focused on Haiti, and the effects of the recent earthquake disaster on the island nation are still unfolding. North Carolina State University researchers can help explain what happened, what may happen next, and what it...
13-Jan-2010 3:30 PM EST

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