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Regulators Need More Funding to Enforce Finance Reform

Written by Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, 25 June 2010 01:00.

The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representative are working toward a final version of the financial reform bill, which is expected be on the desk of President Barack Obama by July 4. According to Hillary A. Sale, JD, securities law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, the bill is coming at a good time for the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

Pioneering Engineering Track of Study to Help Prevent Large-scale Disasters Like Gulf Oil Spill

Written by University of Alabama at Birmingham on Friday, 25 June 2010 00:52.

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.

Tax Credit Helps Small Businesses Pay for Health Care

Written by Greater Diversity News on Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:11.

Small Businesses Pay for Health CareStarting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.Even if your business hasn't received a postcard, you may still be eligible for this credit designed to help small businesses and non-profit organizations that pay employee health insurance premiums in 2010, says Bill Terando, a professor of accounting at Butler University.

Empathy: College Students Don't Have as Much as They Used To

Written by University of Michigan on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:13.

Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a University of Michigan study shows.The study, presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, analyzes data on empathy among almost 14,000 college students over the last 30 years.

Researcher Considers The Role Of Morality In Modern Economic Theory

Written by The Florida State University on Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:45.

worldwide financial crisis in 2008, which led to what many in the United States now call the “Great RecessionThe worldwide financial crisis in 2008, which led to what many in the United States now call the “Great Recession,” has caused researchers to rethink traditional economic theories of financial markets and the corporate world. Even renowned financial theorist Michael Jensen, whose widely cited work has laid the foundation for the broad use of stock options as an executive compensation tool, has called on his fellow researchers to incorporate “integrity” into their economic models.

Outstanding Career Public Servants Wanted: American University Recognizes Excellence in Public Service

Written by American University on Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:47.

American University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones AwardsAmerican University's School of Public Affairs announced today that nominations for its 2010 Roger Jones Awards for executive leadership and commitment to career development are still open. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 4, 2010.

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