Congress and climate news spark oil company ads

When climate change is in the news or a focus of Congress, oil companies spend more money on advertising, new research shows.

Jill Kimball-Brown
Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment advertising business climate-change energy government journalism money united-states

‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online

Researchers have created a website to call out the "dark patterns" internet-based retailers are using to get people shopping online to spend more.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago
Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture business consumers internet money

Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers

"...there are ways for us to have our cell phones and minimize potential risk without waiting to find out that putting a cell tower on top of a school was a bad idea."

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech
Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business communications mobile-devices radiation


Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri
Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

What does Disney+ mean for the future of streaming?

With the launch of Disney+, how will the battle between streaming services change? An expert digs into the competition and how it affects viewers.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis
Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet video

Big for-profit dialysis companies worsen patient care

After acquisition by for-profit dialysis chains, survival rates fell by as much as 2.9%, and patients were 8.5% less likely to get a transplant or join a transplant waiting list during their first year.

Duke University
Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business health-care-costs kidneys medicare money

Extremely hot weather can hurt a company’s market value

Hot weather can ding a company's market value, which researchers say is evidence that the market recognizes climate risks, but undervalues them.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis
Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture business climate-change money stock-market temperature

Why companies should be open about cybersecurity

Companies that are more open about their cybersecurity risk management efforts fare better with investors than companies that keep things close to the vest.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business investments money security

Exec’s words can signal red flags for investors

Machine learning can use the words that executives speak on earnings calls to flag investment risks like credit risk, future bankruptcy, and more.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U.
Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business investments language machine-learning money

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