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Flight delay

Flight delay? Lost luggage? Don’t blame airline mergers

It's often said that airline mergers lead to more headaches for travelers, including more flight delays, late arrivals and missed connections. But an analysis of...
How to be a good boss

How to be a good boss

You don’t need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research led by Michigan State University business scholars. In a...
Why Banning Laptops from Airplane Cabins Doesn’t Make Sense?

Why Banning Laptops from Airplane Cabins Doesn’t Make Sense?

Recent reports suggest that terrorists can now create bombs so thin that they cannot be detected by the current X-ray screening that our carry-on bags undergo. In...
How abusive bosses make themselves miserable?

How abusive bosses make themselves miserable?

When leaders abuse their power over others, they end up feeling the negative effects, too, a new study suggests. “We always think those who have...
The dark side of helping coworkers

The dark side of helping coworkers

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning...
Doctors should be paid by salary, not fee-for-service, to avoid conflicts of interest

Doctors should be paid by salary, not fee-for-service, to avoid conflicts of interest

While most conflict of interest research and debate in medicine focuses on physicians interacting with pharmaceutical and device companies, one important source of conflicts...
Paying online user reviews backfires badly

Paying online user reviews backfires badly

Online user reviews have become an essential tool for consumers who increasingly rely on them to evaluate products and services before purchase. The business models...
AI and e-commerce: A storm for retail jobs

AI and e-commerce: A storm for retail jobs

If you work in retail sales, it might be time to explore a new career, according to a Missouri University of Science and Technology...
Understanding Decisions

The power of combining psychology and economics

Adolescents face many challenging decisions. So, do consumers. A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and...
US companies performed 18% of R&D outside the United States in 2013

US companies performed 18% of R&D outside the United States in 2013

4 industries accounted for 52% of foreign R&D performance by US companies U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the...