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Should states be in the lottery business?

A major downside to record-breaking lottery jackpots is that money flows from poorer communities into the hands of one incredibly lucky person, said Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES.

How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?

Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.

States find rewards from high-tech investments, given time and patience

State investments in high-tech development generally pay off, given time, patience and modest expections, according to a University of Illinois study.

Political ideology and social norms can play a role in donation decisions, study says

New research from U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli provides a more nuanced understanding of the role of political ideology and social norms on donation decisions.

Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, products

Sexy ads stick in the memory more but don’t sell the brand or product, according to research that analyzed nearly 80 advertising studies published over three decades.

Fracturing social networks among business elites empower shareholder activism

Activist investors have become increasingly successful in agitating for change in publicly held companies, and there’s little that business elites can do to rebuff their influence, says research from U. of I. labor professor Richard Benton.

Increased number of female engineers in managerial roles brings unintended consequences

Increased female representation in the managerial ranks of engineering organizations may add another layer of sex segregation on top of the one it’s intended to mitigate, says a new paper from U. of I. labor professor M. Teresa Cardador.

Paper: State of Illinois’ middle class shrinking

The state of Illinois’ sizable middle class has experienced a consistent but multifaceted squeeze since roughly 1980, according to Robert Habans, a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois.

Would a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?

Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.

New book gives voice to people who grew up in poverty in India

A new book co-written by a University of Illinois professor who studies subsistence marketplaces chronicles the daily struggles of 13 ordinary people living in India who grew up in poverty.