Psychology Today – There is nothing that raises the panic meter in quite the same way as staring at empty store shelves where hand sanitizer, surgical masks, and even paper goods used to be. Many consumers immediately whip out their iPhones to order online—only to discover empty virtual shelves as well—at least when it comes to reputable, credible products, with recognizable name identification.
The Daily Campus – Applications are open for a three-credit Biomedical Entrepreneurship course that will be offered during the Fall 2020 semester. The course, cross-listed as BME 6086-020, BADM 5894-011 and MGMT 5895, will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hartford, according to the online course description.
Bloomberg Businessweek – Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is battling Russian-backed rebels in the east. He’s trying to zigzag around Donald Trump’s impeachment drama. Even what should pass for good news, the country’s flourishing economy, has a catch: The stronger Ukraine’s economic growth, the more an obscure debt derivative could punch a hole in its finances.
Boston Globe Real Estate – Realtor Michelle Oates was in her Andover office on Sept. 13, 2018, when she was told to evacuate. As she and her colleagues stood paralyzed in the parking lot, sirens blaring in the distance and helicopters hovering overhead, selling houses was the last thing on her mind.
UConn Today – Accelerate UConn, an entrepreneurship program that helps students and faculty commercialize business ideas, reached a major milestone at the end of last year. Launched in 2015, Accelerate UConn announced that 100 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs had participated in the rigorous, seven-week training funded by the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program.
The PEW Charitable Trusts – As Americans begin the challenge of filling out their tax returns this year, one taxpayer demographic generally pays less than others: senior citizens. Tax breaks for seniors cost states approximately $27 billion a year and will more than double in the next decade, according to a recent study from the progressive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C.
The Gazette – Whoever buys the business likely will not have to physically take over the asset before the merger closes, so long as the two parties have a purchase agreement in place, said Yiming Qian, finance professor at the University of Connecticut, who has researched divestitures made during horizontal mergers.