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Study suggests pawn loans compound the pain for many

Australia's pawnbroking industry is too lightly regulated, harming vulnerable consumers and leaving them in greater financial distress, according to new research by the University of Melbourne. The work is available in the ...

When divided loyalties make for better executives

It's well-known that servants with two masters are often conflicted. But they can also be uniquely knowledgeable, especially when one master wants to know what the other is up to, or the interests of the two coincide.

Economists reveal the costs of sanctions

What effect do economic sanctions have on the countries affected, such as Russia or Iran? What impact do they have on the sanctioning states? And is there possibly an ideal coalition of sanction partners? Economists from ...

Why advertisers pay more to reach viewers who watch less

A new study finds that viewers' income and likelihood of buying a product are not the factors that determine how much it costs to reach them— it's how active they are on the platforms where the ads run.

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