Category Archives: Finance & Tech Review

The 12 most important research and central bank articles of the past week.

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 6/10/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

3 ways to make rich #Africa work for poor Africans / WEF wef.ch/2t2glab

After replacing 90% of employees with robots, this company’s productivity soared / WEF wef.ch/2s93K5r

Does more financial development lead to more or less economic volatility? / St. Louis Fed bit.ly/2qWCaYq

Big animals, small budgets: why poorer countries are leading the conservation charge / WEF wef.ch/2qvnymv

What kind of financial challenges did small businesses face last year, & how did they address them? / St. Louis Fed bit.ly/2svCmic

China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu / Renewable Cities buff.ly/2s0xTX4

US Coral Reefs Not Likely To Last More Than A Few Decades / Clean Technica ow.ly/RmT930ctq9J

People’s blood sugar levels respond differently to different breads. / Science News ow.ly/i3x730ctq67

Study: Dogs understand fair play, and not because of humans / New Atlas newatl.as/2sMhWlx

Ripped-off ravens sure can hold a grudge / New Atlas newatl.as/2rVH752

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The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 6/3/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

Early humans were long assumed to have traveled south from Alaska. But in Peru, many stayed put. / Science News http://ow.ly/nfoF30ciktY

Seven small businesses to collaborate with Argonne to solve technical challenges / Argonne 

Dragon spacecraft sets out on historic return to space station / New Atlas 

As NASA puts together a mission to Europa, discover another possible home to alien life – just four light years away / New Scientist 

Scientists are maintaining their round-the-clock observations of this mysterious star. / Nova PBS 

America has a problem with opioids. Virtual reality might be the answer / WEF 

Comparing education, income and job data for immigrants vs. native-born / St. Louis Fed 

How to create a strong working relationship, reduce misunderstandings, and increase productivity / HBR http://ow.ly/DOSs30cikJg

Was the 2009 Recovery Act really the biggest economic recovery plan in history? / St. Louis Fed 

Swearing on social media really could cost you your job / WEF 

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 5/27/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

Africa’s  urbanization challenge is about housing, jobs & good connections between the two: / World Bank wrld.bg/SAPDU

“U.S. inflation and inflation expectations have surprised to the downside in recent months” / St. Louis Fed bit.ly/2qoUEzE

Is there a link between chess and intelligence? / WEF wef.ch/2qgvq7g

Shorter commutes, vibrant communities, walkable neighborhoods / World Bank wrld.bg/O09w30c2Pnb

What should we be doing to reduce the stress of our employees? / HBR ow.ly/FEsl30c3xAj

The way babies learn to speak is nothing short of breathtaking. / Science News ow.ly/8CNO30c3xwa

Gravitational waves could help us peer into extra dimensions. / NOVA PBS to.pbs.org/2r32y5t

Birth of a black hole witnessed as star vanishes without a bang / New Atlas  newatl.as/2qhICNb

How John Deere developed one of the best GPS locators in the world / NetworkWorld bit.ly/2rUIGzL

Cannabis extract reduces seizures in children with rare form of epilepsy / New Atlas newatl.as/2qYlBMr

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 5/20/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

The world’s most valuable brands in 2017 / WEF wef.ch/2q311Zm

Co-authorship in economic history and economics: are we any different? / NBER bit.ly/2q450EW

Not sleeping? You might be part of a genetic elite / WEF wef.ch/2r3FVec

These are the industries attracting the most venture capital / WEF wef.ch/2q8R3qJ

Want to buy a home at the start of your career? Get one of these 10 college degrees / Housing Wire ow.ly/Zgxu30bSWo8

Our brains prefer invented visual information to the real thing / New Scientist bit.ly/2rmPE2S

LIGO could detect gravitational waves’ permanent space-time warp / New Scientist bit.ly/2r0dW32

Roomba-like tech heads for the garden / New Atlas newatl.as/2qGCNFZ

Users have little confidence their company can protect their mobile device / CSOonline ow.ly/4r3f30bSW0h

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Electric Citaro Bus Coming Next Year / Clean Technica ow.ly/wuJ130bSWdW

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 5/13/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

NASA pushes back first Orion manned mission / New Atlas  

How can humans obtain an omega-3-rich human diet from sustainable sources? / Pew Environment http://ow.ly/Td2a30bIqnR

Android smartphones: Which one is right for you? | Computerworld http://ow.ly/C2M330bIqr0

New ransomware Jaff demands $3,700 payments / CIOonline http://ow.ly/85uq30bIqu1

A milestone for computers in China / Futurism http://ow.ly/160030bIqys

How to manage self-motivated and highly intelligent workers / WEF 

Born to lead? The effect of birth order on non-cognitive abilities / NBER  

Why creativity will drive the next industrial revolution / WEF 

Our researcher examines how small banks deal with large shocks, such as natural disasters / Cleveland Fed 

The 21st-century skills every student needs / WEF