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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What will convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines?

The best way to convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines may be communication rooted in consumer behavior, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~6 min

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To put focus on inequality, talk disadvantages

To get Americans to care about economic inequality, research suggests focusing on the disadvantages of having less, rather than the perks of having more.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Infant health inequality has been rising since 2010

Between 1989 and 2010, infant health inequality gradually lessened. New research documents the opposite trend since then.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~11 min

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How stores are adapting to 2020 holiday shopping

Here's what to expect from Black Friday through the rest of the 2020 holiday shopping season, according to marketing professor Ayalla Ruvio.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Mask mandates boost spending while saving lives

A new study considers mask mandates and their effect on the economy. In short, people spend more when they feel safe.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Underwater’ mortgages sap earnings and mobility

New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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Experts: Better COVID-19 testing is still vital to ‘reopening’

There's no pandemic "silver bullet", but COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, masks, and vaccine development are key to going back to school or the office.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Aug. 7, 2020 ~4 min

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Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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