Business & economics

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Boost your career this year with the UC Alumni Career Network

Join other members of the UC community online each month for real-world advice on some of the trickiest challenges that today’s professionals face.

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UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge, while five others take home awards for social impact.

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California’s $82B economic engine

UC is a major contributor to the state’s vitality, generating $82 billion in economic activity per year and supporting 1 in 45 jobs.

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Meet the 10 disruptive technologies vying to win UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

Two winners will take home $50K and get access to a global investor network. fulfillment center

Behind the curtain at Amazon

A new book alleges worker exploitation at Amazon and shows how communities are resisting it.

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Job burnout is a billion-dollar problem. Can we fix it, despite COVID-19?

Labor Day is here — a perfect time to reflect on job burnout, a problem that’s gotten worse with the pandemic. But the current workplace upheaval is also an opportunity to make real change, says UC Berkeley researcher Christina Maslach.

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Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds

Nice guys and gals don’t finish last after all.

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Excluding undocumented immigrants from stimulus funds cost $10 billion in economic activity

Undocumented workers and their families contributed more than $1.6 trillion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2018.

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4 tips for investing during a pandemic

The markets may seem particularly intimidating during a pandemic. Luckily, UCLA's Justin Barton is here to see us through.

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California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, Berkeley report says

The decline of child care creates risks to the state economy that require government intervention.