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NEDRA Industry News Blog

Welcome to NEDRA's Industry News blog, where we feature news articles and other items of interest to the research community, curated by the NEDRA News Editor-In-Chief. We hope these selections will be of interest to you - and encourage you to share your thoughts and comments here!

NOTE: Please note that any content or opinions expressed within this page represent the opinions and viewpoint of the original author, and do not necessarily reflect or represent the opinions, endorsement, or viewpoint of NEDRA.

  • Tue, March 06, 2012 2:00 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Small to mid-size private foundations give more than twice the amount they are required to distribute, and the smallest foundations give away significantly more, new research shows.

  • Tue, March 06, 2012 1:58 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    After a dreadful 2011 that saw Wall Street profits plunge, many financial industry workers feared that bonuses, which typically make up a large chunk of their compensation, would fall off a cliff. But according to a new report by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the total amount Wall Street firms paid in bonuses only declined by 14% last year, despite the fact that financial industry profits fell by half.

  • Mon, March 05, 2012 12:57 PM | Tara McMullen-King

    If the GOP presidential primary were defined by its biggest donors, it would be about a host of other things besides the economy undefined like creating floating cities, containing Sharia law, protecting landowners from oil spills and defending Israel. Some of these and other big-donor pet issues are already getting prominent treatment in campaign 2012, just as super PAC benefactors kick in six- and seven-figure gifts.


  • Mon, March 05, 2012 12:55 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    ...Two thirds of small businesses in Britain are run by families but a lack of succession planning means only a fifth ever hand on the baton, according to the Institute for Family Business. The sad truth is that 80% of first-generation companies never make it to the second generation, and only one in ten make it to the third....This is partly because founders often can't let go....However, there are quite a few well-known family businesses that are flourishing.


  • Fri, March 02, 2012 1:41 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Every month, some young bureaucrat in the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange (known, slightly menacingly, as SAFE) reaches out to a trader in London and buys or sells billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. Treasury bonds. You’ve heard the overblown fears that China owns too much U.S. debt, but you might not realize that it’s a British firm that regularly gets the commission. That’s because London is the world’s largest market for dollars. When a company in Shanghai or São Paulo decides to sell public shares internationally, they’re very likely to choose London, too.

  • Fri, March 02, 2012 9:47 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Last Thursday federal regulators, members of advertising trade groups and technology companies gathered in Washington to announce new initiatives to protect consumers’ privacy online. But, as it turns out, privacy is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Fri, March 02, 2012 9:46 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Starting March 1, Google is unifying its privacy policies to share the data it collects about users between all of its products. That means your web searches and sites you visit will be combined with other Google products like Google+ and YouTube. If you'd rather avoid that, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reminds us you can remove your Google search history and stop it from being recorded.



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