Connections to Trump paid off for companies

Companies with connections to President Trump experienced some better business and less regulation, new research finds.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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COVID-19 has hit commercial fishing hard

Two-fifths of commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina did not fishing earlier this year due to COVID-19, a new survey shows.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~5 min

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Carbon emissions from ride hailing are worse than we knew

New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.

U. Oregon • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19 took a bite out of US seafood industry

The seafood industry in the US dropped steeply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic amd recover may depend on federal assistance, researchers say.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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Sick of COVID-19? Here's why you might have pandemic fatigue

It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma may settle legal claims with a new 'public trust' that would still be dedicated to profit

The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.

David Herzberg, Associate Professor of History, University at Buffalo • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~10 min

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How the airline industry recovers from COVID-19 could determine who gets organ transplants

As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.

Ronghuo Zheng, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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