Business & economics

pensive elderly woman

More than 750,000 elderly Californians ‘unofficially’ poor

1 in 5 older adults have incomes above the federal poverty level, but still struggle to pay their expenses.

Entrepreneur Michael Landa, a UCLA Anderson School of Management alumnus, and his Labrador retriever

It's a dog's life — but better

Pet leads UCLA Anderson grad to idea for business that sells nutritious food for dogs and cats.

Graduate students

Initiative assists grad students for careers outside of academia

UC San Diego's Gradvantage seeks to prepare scholars for a range of jobs in a changing economy.

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UC creates five new inventions per day

In 2014, UC research led to 86 new startups and 1,769 new inventions — nearly five per day – amid a booming startup culture.


Spinning silk sans spiders

It took a lot of spiders for Berkeley and UCSF alums to create a synthetic silk that's virtually identical to the real deal.
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Health care cost-sharing prompts consumers to slash medical spending

Consumers appear to cut their medical care spending when deductibles go up, even when it doesn't make any sense.
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Poverty-level wages cost U.S. taxpayers $153 billion every year

While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in public support to working families,

The compassion effect: How social activism is changing everything

Doing well by doing good is increasingly the go-to strategy for everything from marketing to entertainment — driven by millennials, the world’s first digital generation.

The Basement opens for business at UC San Diego

New incubator/accelerator program for student entrepreneurs opens on campus.
Steven Leahy

Employers train military and vets for advanced manufacturing jobs

Labs, academia, government agencies and nonprofits are joining forces to to develop a pipeline to help service members and vets develop highly specialized skills.