Social cost of 2019's plastic more than GDP of India

The pollution, emissions and clean-up costs of plastic produced in 2019 alone could be $3.7 trillion, according to a report released Monday by wildlife charity WWF, warning of the environmental and economic burden of this ...

COVID-19 hit stock markets as it spread from country to country

As Covid-19 spread around the world, stock markets in individual countries took a major hit—yet stock markets in China where the disease first struck avoided significant falls—researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation ...

Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment

The stock market is a staple of business news, but it is unclear how meaningful stock prices are to the larger economy. Do changes in stock prices directly affect shorter-term consumption, or are they just leading indicators ...

Consumer surveys drive stock prices, research shows

New research co-authored by a Rice University professor of marketing finds that businesses interested in improving their stock prices should focus on improving customer satisfaction.

How foreign purchases of U.S. homes impact prices and supply

Housing markets are preferred destinations for foreign investors looking for yields, vacation homes or safe havens, or for those dodging tax restraints and corruption crackdowns in their home countries. But demand for U.S. ...

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