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Springtime brings many things, from proverbial showers to birds chirping and warmer weather. It also signals tax season is upon us once more. Every year 140 million U.S. taxpayers spend countless hours...

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Tax day is here once more, and tens of millions of Americans will rush to file their income taxes by this year’s deadline of April 18 (rather than April 15 for a variety of reasons). Although most...

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Social scientists have long known that the rich are not exactly model citizens. They evade taxes more often, flaunt traffic laws that protect pedestrians and donate less frequently to charity. In the...

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Can you guess which U.S. organization raised the most money through charitable contributions in 2015? When we ask our students this question, most figure it was the United Way, the Salvation Army or the...

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The U.S. and China together account for one-third of global economic output, so there is a lot at stake as President Donald Trump meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, not least the fate of the...

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University students experiment with human-robot interaction and autonomous manipulation, two elements of manufacturing's future. Nikolaus Correll, CC BY-ND America’s manufacturing heyday is gone,...

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Lawmakers in Texas just introduced a bill that would make a small change but potentially a big difference to the thousands of people awaiting organ transplants in the state. It also illustrates the subtle...

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The Federal Reserve just lifted short-term interest rates a quarter point and signaled that more hikes are to come over the course of the year. The Federal Open Market Committee raised its benchmark lending...

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One hundred and fifty years ago, on March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and Russian envoy Baron Edouard de Stoeckl signed the Treaty of Cession. With a stroke of a pen, Tsar Alexander...

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Students are bombarded with an array of competing opportunities during college, all with the promise that each will lead to a better job or higher earnings upon entering the “real world.” One such...