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Study Says Black Households Pay Higher Heating Costs, Seek Cold-Related Medical Care More Often

UConn Today – Ticking up the thermostat a degree or two is going to cost anyone more money, but a new study from UConn researchers suggests Black households pay more to keep their homes comfortable, in part due to increased cold sensitivity.

The finding, published this fall in Energy Economics, spans the socioeconomic spectrum and also states Black people who can’t afford those couple extra degrees end up seeking medical attention more often than white counterparts.

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Ask the Experts – Insurance Review

WalletHub – Q; Do you think Liberty Mutual’s tagline about customizing insurance to customers’ needs really distinguishes it from other insurance companies?

A: The “only pay for what you need” campaign is supported by several humorous vignettes with established characters, building familiarity and trust. The storylines are attention-getting, memorable, and pleasant. This is the strength of this campaign.

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Colleges expand business analytics, data science programs to meet industry demand

Hartford Business Journal – Ever-evolving technology and near-limitless information storage capabilities mean massive amounts of data are available for companies and other organizations to analyze. That’s created a significant need for business and data analysts and similar positions at companies large and small that are in search of a competitive edge.

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Amid increasing demand, CT colleges in arms race to add cybersecurity programs, faculty

Hartford Business Journal – With thousands of cybersecurity job openings around the state — and entry-level positions that can command a six-figure starting salary — training the next generation of security engineers is a key challenge for Connecticut.

Colleges around the state say the fast-changing curriculum, difficulty of retaining expert faculty, importance of linking closely to industry, and looming challenge of AI make cybersecurity one of the most dynamic fields in education right now.

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UConn Women in Baseball: ‘You Never Know Who Is Going to Have the Perfect Role for You’

UConn Today – Alumna Lindsay Adams ’22 (BUS), a law student at Fordham University, didn’t know a soul who worked in Major League Baseball, but she didn’t let that prevent her from landing her dream internship.

She scrolled through LinkedIn and sent messages to everyone she could find who was affiliated with MLB. She ended up connecting with the woman who would become her supervisor.

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Marketing Students Played a Pivotal Role in Creating a Safer UConn

UConn Today – Capt. Justin Gilbert believed the new LiveSafe app offered by the UConn Police Department could be a potential lifesaver for students—if only they knew about it.

But after a semester of availability, the app had only 400 active users.

“We weren’t getting much traction,’’ Gilbert says. “And that was really frustrating because this app has really great safety features.’’

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Cuando comprar casa es misión imposible: el tenso mercado inmobiliario

Telemundo Miami – WASHINGTON DC – Con la tasa hipotecaria a 30 años más alta de las últimas dos décadas, fruto de las subidas de tipos de interés, y con una acuciante falta de oferta, los estadounidenses tienen cada vez más complicado comprar una casa y el número de solicitudes de hipotecas, así como el de compraventas, está bajando y seguirá haciéndolo en los próximos meses.

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Startup ‘Feel Your Best Self’ Helps Young Kids Express, Address Their Emotions

UConn Today – When Sandy Chafouleas and Emily Wicks recently told an audience of business experts that there is an epidemic in children’s mental health, no one seemed surprised.

For years, the increase in depression and anxiety among children has been painfully and repeatedly documented in the media, in classrooms, and in overwhelmed emergency rooms.

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