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2010 – Statistical Tie for Warmest Year

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The year 2010 finished in a photo finish with 1998 for the warmest year in the 32-year satellite temperature record. 2010 was only 0.013 C cooler than 1998, an amount that is not statistically significant.

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Women Less Interested in Jobs Where Competition Determines Pay

Men are more likely than women to seek jobs in which competition with coworkers affects pay rates, a preference that might help explain persistent pay differences between men and women. But in cities where local wages are generally lower, women tend to want jobs in which competition determines wages, the study showed.

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Ailing Economy Forces More Legal Work Offshore

International outsourcing has come to the legal profession. In what may be the most comprehensive article written thus far on the increasingly hot-button topic of offshore legal process outsourcing (LPO), Associate Law Professor Cassandra Burke Robertson concludes that the LPO trend is revolutionizing the way in which law is practiced in the West.

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Marketing Expert Says Verizon’s Success with iPhone Will Depend on Performance

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The impact of iPhone 4 release by Verizon on the competitive landscape boils down to one word: performance. That is, the performance of iPhone 4 on Verizon's CDMA wireless communications network.

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No Large Recession Effects on Child Maltreatment So Far

New national child abuse statistics for 2009 show additional declines in sexual abuse, a small increase of child maltreatment fatalities, and flat rates for physical abuse and neglect, according to an analysis of federal child maltreatment data by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.

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Report: Maryland Smart Growth Needs to Get Smarter

Maryland’s smart growth program made barely discernible progress in the past decade concludes a new report from the University of Maryland's National Center for Smart Growth. "The state made a significant effort to encourage development in designated areas, but the smart growth tools in place are apparently inadequate,” says researcher Gerrit Knaap.

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Jobs and Revenue Stem from NDSU Research & Tech Park

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A new report by an independent economic impact firm shows North Dakota State University's Research & Technology Park helps create jobs and generate revenue for local and state governments. The number of jobs in the Park jumped more than 74 percent over the past five years.

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Some Banks Help Keep Mortgage Holders Out of Default

While the nation’s foreclosure crisis has focused blame on bad loan practices by some lenders, new research shows how some banks may have actually reduced the default risk of their homebuyers.

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Entrepreneurs Should Plan Exit Strategy Early

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Plan your exit before you enter a new business market may sound like strange advice, but it comes from an expert in entrepreneurship with experience to prove it. Olin Business School professor Clifford Holekamp shares his expertise in the December issue of Octane, the award winning magazine of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

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Business Ethics Expert Reflects on Top Five Moments of the Decade

Diane Swanson, a professor of management and the chair of the business ethics education initiative at Kansas State University, is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of corporate ethics.







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