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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.

  • Fri, March 02, 2012 9:45 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    It's no secret that there's big money to be made in violating your privacy. Companies will pay big bucks to learn more about you, and service providers on the web are eager to get their hands on as much information about you as possible. So what do you do? How do you keep your information out of everyone else's hands? Here's a guide to surfing the web while keeping your privacy intact.

  • Fri, March 02, 2012 9:42 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    ".. I don't think data are going to change individuals' behavior directly. Most of use a lot more than data when we make decisions. Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist, won the Nobel prize in Economics for proving that we're not as rational (read: data driven) as we think we are. We factor in lots of other interests and issues besides data when we make choices"

  • Fri, March 02, 2012 9:40 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Against a backdrop of worldwide economic stress, these men and women are fighting (sometimes with each other) to shape the future.

  • Wed, February 29, 2012 5:36 PM | Tara McMullen-King

    Before her death in 2006, Margaret A. Cargill could sometimes slip through a gala crowd virtually unnoticed. The granddaughter of agribusiness titan W.W. Cargill had given away as much as $200 million to charity during her lifetime, yet she was determinedly press-shy.

  • Wed, February 29, 2012 9:59 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Stocks aren't the only investments returning to pre-downturn levels. In some cities, home prices have recovered and in some cases even surpassed 2008 levels.

  • Wed, February 29, 2012 9:57 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    All of the occupations on our Best Jobs of 2012 list are outstanding, but the top 25 make for a particularly great career choice.

  • Wed, February 29, 2012 9:55 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    ...Incredibly wealthy from decades of picking winning stocks and running the very successful Brandywine mutual fund, Friess and his wife created the Lynn and Foster Friess Family Foundation (previously named the Life Enrichment Foundation) in 1981 to fund Christian agencies and churches along with education, youth development, and disaster relief. As of 2011, the foundation held assets of over $100 million, making it the third largest foundation in Wyoming (where Friess moved because of its relatively low tax environment).

  • Wed, February 29, 2012 9:53 AM | Tara McMullen-King

    Top U.S. chief executives lamented on Monday a lack of interest from investors in their efforts to do social good and suggested the creation of a social responsibility index of companies that would help educate shareholders on the value of philanthropy. With global economic uncertainty tightening government purse strings, about 70 chief executives who met in New York for a Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy conference said business leaders had to step up to help tackle the world's woes.


  • Wed, February 29, 2012 9:41 AM | Tara McMullen-King

    While Wall Street’s profits were battered and beaten last year, workers’ bonuses were merely bruised. The total payouts to finance industry employees in New York are forecast to drop only 14 percent during this bonus season, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the state comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. By comparison, profits plunged, falling 51 percent.


  • Mon, February 27, 2012 1:38 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Pinterest, the popular new social network that allows people to share virtual pinboards of photos and links, is helping the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption do something it can’t on other social-media sites: share its personality.



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