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Tax lobbying provides 22,000 percent return to multinational firms 4/10/2009

A strong business plan is most important when investing in start-ups 4/9/2009

Unemployment rate for US engineering and computer occupations jumps significantly 4/7/2009

Offsetting perceptions: Firms use charitable giving to clean up their international reputation 4/4/2009

From stress to financial mess: Study suggests acute stress affects financial decision making 4/3/2009

'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert says 4/2/2009

Living longer on less: The new economic insecurity of seniors in Massachusetts 3/28/2009

Exclusive marketing contracts best when competition is fierce, study finds 3/20/2009

Studies show that nice guys finish first in business world 3/19/2009

Strict labor market regulation increases global unemployment, study shows 3/18/2009

Families are feeling the stress of economic crisis, researcher finds 3/16/2009

Consumers stop buying as number of options increase 3/15/2009

Wishful betting can contaminate financial markets, study shows 3/14/2009

New research shows that your looks, creditworthiness may go hand in hand 3/13/2009

Feeling blue? Study finds new insight to predicting consumer emotions 3/13/2009

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Tax lobbying provides 22,000 percent return to multinational firms (4/10/2009)

Tax lobbying provides 22,000 percent return to multinational firmsA recent tax law change provided a tax break to the corporations by lowering their tax rate 85 percent on certain worldwide income ...> Full Article


A strong business plan is most important when investing in start-ups (4/9/2009)

Management team important, but not as valuable to investors ...> Full Article


Unemployment rate for US engineering and computer occupations jumps significantly (4/7/2009)

The unemployment rate for US engineering and computer occupations is increasing more rapidly than for professional occupations in general, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...> Full Article


Offsetting perceptions: Firms use charitable giving to clean up their international reputation (4/4/2009)

British multinationals operating in countries that lack basic human rights give around 70 percent more money to charity than firms that do not have a presence in such politically controversial nations, a new study has revealed. ...> Full Article


From stress to financial mess: Study suggests acute stress affects financial decision making (4/3/2009)

According to a new report, stress could make our financial troubles even worse. This study suggests that stress exaggerates the reflection effect; while exposed to stress volunteers were more conservative when choosing between potentially positive outcomes and were riskier when choosing between gambles that could result in a loss. These findings indicate that in financial decision making, where rational and deliberative thinking is essential, a stressful environment might hamper our ability to make decisions. ...> Full Article


'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert says (4/2/2009)

An elder law expert contends the notion of "unfunded liabilities" is merely an ominous new catchphrase coined during debates over massive spending programs such as Social Security and Medicare that is rooted in financial fallacy. ...> Full Article


Living longer on less: The new economic insecurity of seniors in Massachusetts (3/28/2009)

Almost 7 in 10 senior households lack sufficient resources for long-term economic security ...> Full Article


Exclusive marketing contracts best when competition is fierce, study finds (3/20/2009)

Agencies selling marketing services are often faced with the dilemma of whether to sell a service exclusively to a single firm in a given market category or to work with more than one. A new study shows that choice should depend on how different the firms and products potentially being marketed are from each other; how much of their target customer market they are already capturing; and how much more of that market a marketing service company can reach for a firm. ...> Full Article


Studies show that nice guys finish first in business world (3/19/2009)

When it comes to leading a team tasked with developing new products and bringing them to market, new research from North Carolina State University shows that being nice and playing well with others gives you a very real competitive advantage. One study shows that managers can get better performance from their team when they treat members with honesty and respect. Another study shows product developers can reap major benefits from informal socializing with their suppliers. ...> Full Article


Strict labor market regulation increases global unemployment, study shows (3/18/2009)

Strict labor market regulation increases global unemployment, study showsA study by the University of Bath has shown that unemployment is increased in countries that have stringent labor market regulations. The research also suggests that the UK's fairly flexible labor market regulation is likely to strengthen the economy's resilience to weather the current global financial crisis. ...> Full Article


Families are feeling the stress of economic crisis, researcher finds (3/16/2009)

There is no question that the recent economic crisis has wreaked havoc on companies and on families across the country. Now, a recent study of 300 married, working couples conducted by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management at Florida State University's College of Business, is revealing just how deeply the crunch is being felt. ...> Full Article


Consumers stop buying as number of options increase (3/15/2009)

Study shows too much choice can leave customers empty-handed ...> Full Article


Wishful betting can contaminate financial markets, study shows (3/14/2009)

Wishful bettors, those who make overly optimistic investments, will ultimately harm themselves financially, but they can harm entire markets as well, new research shows. ...> Full Article


New research shows that your looks, creditworthiness may go hand in hand (3/13/2009)

New research shows that your looks, creditworthiness may go hand in handResearchers used Prosper.com and Amazon.com platforms for first-of-its-kind study ...> Full Article


Feeling blue? Study finds new insight to predicting consumer emotions (3/13/2009)

Whether choosing between a movie and a play, deciding whether to attend a sporting event shortly before an important event or selecting an indulgent breakfast treat in anticipation of a tough day at work, consumers' choices are often guided by how they expect their purchase will make them feel. New research by Jane Ebert, a professor at the University of Minnesota, reveals that how we go about predicting our emotions can lead to very different outcomes. ...> Full Article

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