State-level R&D tax credits spur growth of new businesses

Study also finds tax breaks for general business investment have slightly negative effect on innovation.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2020 ~9 min

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States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

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How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Study: Vaccines find more success in development than any other kind of drug, but have been relatively neglected in recent decades.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

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The coronavirus pandemic moved life online – a surge in website defacing followed

Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.

C. Jordan Howell, Doctoral candidate in Criminology, University of South Florida • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

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42% of jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

New data show just how bad the job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdown may be for workers.

U. Chicago • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Will dine-in restaurants survive the pandemic?

Restaurants may look very different after COVID-19. Besides changing the way we eat out, the pandemic may be the end for many restaurants, an expert says.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Paid sick leave mandates may be slowing COVID-19

Mandates to give workers paid sick leave in a recent congressional bill could be helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

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Why restarting the economy will be really hard

"With a natural disaster you can kind of predict that if we put in some effort, within a few months we can get back to normal. But here there is a lot of uncertainty."

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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Economic forecaster gauges our post-pandemic future

Economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawhan offers his perspective on the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and how he thinks the next few months could play out.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~10 min

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