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Summary: Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

An internet search for another document led to the discovery of a recent working paper from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) that addresses the relative global absence of women on corporate executive boards and at the upper levels of management. It is based on a 2014 survey conducted by PIIE and data sampling … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Missing Ballots for Arizona’s Independent Voters in Today’s Presidential Preference Election

Today, March 22, 2016, is Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election (PPE). That means a number of folks who didn’t mail in their early ballots will need to visit one of numerous polling places across the State of Arizona to cast their ballot – u-n-l-e-s-s they are registered as Independent voters. Onyx, my furry four-legged Portuguese terrier, … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Guest Post – Do I Have An Unconscious Bias?

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thierderman, PhD A quick search on the internet tells me that the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases include Fibromyalgia, Multiple sclerosis, and Lyme disease. I have one to add to the list: unconscious bias. Admittedly, biases – our inflexible beliefs about particular categories of people – are not medical in nature, but … Continue reading

More Firms and Research Organizations Are Working on Treatment Options for the Zika Virus

The past few days have been very busy and exciting in the science and research communities as several firms announced new projects for the development of vaccines to combat the Zika virus. In addition to these announcements, a magnet study to create a designer mosquito is underway. Mosquitoes mainly feed on fruit and plant nectar, … Continue reading

March 1st Finds Gas Prices With a Slight Uptick but Still Under Pressure

We enter the third month the year to find a very interesting landscape for gasoline prices. For March 1, 2016, GasBuddy.com reports that gasoline prices across most of the U.S. are rising. [Ref 1] Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s 50 states saw prices rise over last week to a national average of $1.749 per gallon, the … Continue reading