Category: Business

Breaking Down the Elements of $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Newswise — The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act being considered by the United States Congress would commit $1 trillion to improving the nation’s roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes, and various other public works systems. Tackling America’s infrastructure problems occupied a high spot on President Biden’s to-do list as he took office last January. […]

How Products Make Us Feel Grounded

Newswise — Researchers from Vienna University of Economics and Business and Cornell University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how marketers can cater to consumers’ need to feel grounded by offering products that connect to place, people, and past. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Connecting to Place, People, and Past: How […]

Consumer Buying Power Is More Diverse Than Ever

Newswise — In the 30 years since the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth launched its Multicultural Economy report, the population of the United States has grown more racially and ethnically diverse and so has the nation’s buying power. With the release of the 2021 report, the Selig Center issued new estimates of […]

Let nature of work dictate return-to-work plans

Many employers have already begun transitioning employees back to the office, while others plan to resume in-office work in the coming months. But after more than a year of working from home, is returning to business as usual even possible? Or desirable? Employees have changed amid this pandemic. The more a company can match employee […]

New Report Analyzes American Families’ Financial Resilience Since the Great Recession

Research Alert Newswise — WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2021)—The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University (GFLEC) and the Center on Longevity at Stanford University today released a new report and policy brief titled “Financial Resilience in America.” In the report, the researchers analyzed American families’ financial resilience since the Great Recession. To […]

TV ads inspire investment interest

Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – Stock trading volumes in the United States have soared over the last year and much of it seems to be driven by retail investors. With thousands of stocks to choose from, what factors influence investors’ decisions? In a new Cornell University study, published Aug. 10 in Management Science, researchers show that advertising […]