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June 01, 2021
The interconnected reasons your favorite products might be facing a shortage.
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January 19, 2021
BYU professors and students developed a tool that can auto-index the cause of death from death certificates.
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December 01, 2020
While you might expect item prices to stabilize when consumers can easily compare among sellers, there’s often a surprising disparity, a phenomenon called “price dispersion.” Theories abound as to why, but a new model developed by economics professor Brennan Platt highlights one very significant factor: buyers’ search timelines.
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August 21, 2020
The conditions created by COVID-19—unexpected time at home, unemployment and financial insecurity, anxiety and stress—are the same conditions known to aggravate domestic violence.
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August 08, 2019
In the United States, nearly 90 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are white males, while less than four percent of CEOs are African American or Hispanic. With these numbers in mind, companies are constantly trying different strategies to increase diversity in the workplace.
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July 29, 2019
In the 2015-16 academic year, students received $28 billion in Federal Pell Grants. The monetary assistance helps students who display exceptional financial need pay for their tuition. But more than the dollar amount is how that aid helps college students shape the rest of their lives.
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July 24, 2019
The estimate of lives that could be saved by further reduction of air pollution levels is more than thirty thousand, which is similar to the number of deaths from car accidents each year.
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November 14, 2018
New building will replace Faculty Office Building
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November 07, 2018
Joshua Seth Hunt grew up knowing he carried the namesake of his great granduncle, Moroni Seth McConkie, who was killed in a French train accident while serving in World War I.
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November 04, 2018
Depends on the size of the city, new study finds
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April 23, 2017
At BYU's Commencement exercises this week, Thomas Stone will represent the graduates as the student speaker.

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February 27, 2017
BYU economics professor Jaren Pope found that when interest rates dropped, 20 percent of American homeowners who could have benefited from refinancing didn’t, leaving a total of $5.4 billion on the table.

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October 24, 2016
BYU professor Arden Pope has studied the environmental economics of air pollution for decades, showing that air pollution causes cardiovascular problems. Now he's showing how it does so.

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August 07, 2016
At BYU's Commencement exercises this month, Marcos Gallo will represent the graduates as the student speaker. Like his fellow classmates, Gallo, has accomplished a lot during his time at BYU. 

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January 30, 2016
While going to an elite, selective university may mean higher potential earnings for some majors, BYU researchers found that for the majority, there is little difference.

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January 12, 2015
Because of a federal rule, kids throw away millions of dollars of fruits and vegetables every single day at school.

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November 04, 2014
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Eric Eide, Professor and Department Chair of Economics.

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July 20, 2014
New research finds a strong tendency among coaches to overreact to close losses - and those hasty adjustments backfire in the long run. 

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