Archive: 06/24/2008

Firm location determines equity issuance

[B]Seasoned equity offerings less common for rural firms[/B] A new study in the journal Financial Management reveals that firms in rural areas are less likely to issue equity than firms in urban areas. In addition, rural firm ...

Jun 24, 2008
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Individual trading positively related to future returns

A new study in the Journal of Finance reveals that individual trading is positively associated with future short-horizon returns. Documenting a pattern for individual investor trading in the U.S., researchers show that p ...

Jun 24, 2008
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Cooperative system could wipe out car alarm noise

The persistent, annoying blare of an ignored car alarm may become a sound of the past if a cooperative, mutable and silent network of monitors proposed by Penn State researchers is deployed in automobiles and parking lots.

Jun 24, 2008
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How did the universe begin?

One of the most interesting questions considered by astrophysicists deals with the start of our universe. Indeed, there is a great deal of speculation on the subject, with different theories about how the universe began, ...

Jun 24, 2008 feature
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Simple ultrasound exam may predict osteoporosis risk

OAK BROOK, Ill. – An ultrasound exam of the heel may be able to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, according to a new multicenter study being published in the July issue of the journal ...

Jun 24, 2008
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Pigs prefer 3 square meals a day

Pigs raised in conventional indoor pens have different feeding patterns from those raised under more natural conditions. Research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica shows ...

Jun 24, 2008
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