Business & economics

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UCLA Anderson Forecast announces arrival of 2020 recession in revision of earlier forecast

The recession is likely to be more severe in California than for nation overall.

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Coronavirus response a ‘vast experiment’ that’s changing U.S. workplaces

The health crisis is having a dramatic impact on millions of healthy Americans, too.

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All along the pipeline, men promote men

At one bank, the cumulative effect of male bonding accounts for 39 percent of the gender pay gap.

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How two matchmakers won a Nobel Prize

Long before dating sites, a pair of economists hit upon a formula with applications far beyond romance.

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3 UC startups advance to global competition

A UC Santa Barbara biotech startup focused on creating a drug to stop uncontrolled bleeding has won the 2020 UC Startup Pitch Showcase.

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How to successfully pitch your ideas

To successfully pitch ideas to project leaders, base your approach on their identity as an idealist or pragmatist.

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California’s working landscape generates $333 billion in sales, 1.5 million jobs

A new analysis shows agriculture and natural resources are key to the state's economic vitality.

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A wealth of knowledge about debt

UCLA's Hannah Appel wants to unlock the potential collective power of America's $13.5 trillion in household debt.

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That online hotel review you wrote? It matters

Ratings act as free advertising for hotels with good reviews, a new study finds.

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Number of young people facing poverty has increased over last decade

An incomplete social safety net contributes to the problem, paper finds.