People without ‘mainstream’ speech patterns make less

Speech patterns may play a big role in how much people make, according to new research. Part of that may be due to bias against certain ways of speaking.

U. Chicago | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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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   

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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

Candidates of color boost political donations from voters of color

The new research also shows that white donors give less money to minority candidates for office.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections money politics race-and-ethnicity united-states

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

Good old days? Index charts national happiness since 1820

Analyzing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles let researchers measure national happiness levels from 1820 - 2009 for the first time.

Sheila Kiggins-Warwick | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Get less stuff: ‘Green buying’ is still materialism

If you want to help fight climate change, "green buying" isn't the answer, say researchers. Instead, simply buy less.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change consumers money sustainability

Your pay and work schedule affect your health

There are several factors about our jobs that can have major effects on our health, from how much we make to when we work.

U. Washington | Sept. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine injuries jobs money

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