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How to avoid a bad hire

Bad hiring decisions cost employers millions of dollars, damage workplace morale, reduce productivity and account for more than half of employee turnover nationwide. It doesn't have to be that way according ...

Feb 16, 2015
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Playing games with the economy

To help people better understand the state of their personal finances and the nature of the economy, two University at Buffalo graduates students play and design games.

Feb 10, 2015
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When aid brings conflict, not relief

Although you might expect that providing aid to impoverished villages in the Philippines could only bring them relief, a University of Illinois study found that the villages that qualified for some forms of aid actually saw ...

Jan 28, 2015
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Study calls for audit transparency

As major accounting companies increasingly outsource audit work to other firms, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver Business School says greater transparency is needed to help investors assess the quality of ...

Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Japan's NTT to buy German data centre operator

Study tests motivational techniques

Every year, U.S. companies spend billions on incentives for salespeople, and although incentives can help boost sales figures, the associated costs cut into the bottom line in a big way.

Job seekers with 'learning' attitude have more success

Many New Year's resolutions often involve finding a different career path. A new joint study by University of Missouri and Lehigh University researchers found that job seekers with attitudes focused on "learning" from the ...

Buying cars: Do product features matter more than brands?

It is a popular belief among marketers that online searches for brand names are good indicators of which products consumers plan to buy. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that searches for specific featur ...

Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle

IOC defends Rio legacy amid green protests

Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn

Could there be another planet behind the sun?

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