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It's Not Only the Pandemic That's Making Labor Scarce

Lecturer Suzy Taherian says despite a low national unemployment rate of 4.8%, there's a labor shortage in California involving both low-skilled and high-skilled workers due to numerous factors, such as childcare, more people working for themselves

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Full Coverage Car Insurance Guide

When should drivers consider getting full coverage auto insurance?

Lecturer Suzy Taherian comments on California insurance options, deductibles, and when drivers consider dropping full coverage from their car insurance policy in her interview with Wallet Hub.

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87 Million Americans Will Look at Cars to Buy this Labor Day Weekend

The three-day weekend provided a big boost in car sales, and Professor Hemant Bhargava says that's due to three reasons: pent-up demand, extra money due to federal or state payments, and supply shortages. 

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Square Partners with MBAs to Dig into Sustainable Cryptocurrency Mining

Will cryptocurrencies enable eco-friendly economic empowerment?

MBA student Christine Dillman shares the challenge posed by Square: Create a financial model for Bitcoin mining that takes into account important environmental goals.

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Livestream Retailers: Why Hosts Should Sell with a Poker Face

Professor Prasad Naik and researchers from University of Tennessee published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that investigates the sales impact of emotional expressions by the hosts of livestream retailing. 

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President of CFO Leadership Council Interviews Lecturer Suzy Taherian

Lecturer Suzy Taherian is interviewed by Jack McCullough, president of CFO leadership council, on LinkedIn Live as they look back on Taherian's predictions about the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and the future of finance.

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The Power of Empathy

"Empathy tends to transform your understanding of the problem," says professor Andy Hargadon as he joins alum Mac Clemmens to discuss the power of empathy in the business world.

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Adapting Higher Education for the Lifelong Learner

Dean H. Rao Unnava talks with Andrew Hermalyn, president of global partnerships at 2U, Inc., about four major factors changing the landscape at universities and how life-long education has become more adaptive and flexible over time.

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How Our Dog Treats Can Help Restore Lake Tahoe

Four keys to grassroots social entrepreneurism

MBA alum Yuan Cheng co-founded Shrimply Blue to help restore Lake Tahoe. His team is on a mission built on trust and social impact.  

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Cellars to Sellers: A New Law will Allow UC Davis to Sell its Wine to the Public

To sell thousands of gallons of wine previously poured down the drain, the Department of Viticulture & Enology turned to a team of UC Davis MBAs for a business plan as state laws passed to make it possible.

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Students Invest After Gamestop Stock Surge

Following the recent Gamestop stock surge, professor Brad Barber says mostly-amateur retail investors used Reddit as a forum to coordinate their attacks on short-sellers and students flocked to easy-to-use brokerage apps, like Robinhood, to take