Economics Stories & News

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5 highly effective Gmail tools you should be using but probably aren't

Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:
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UNI releases new COVID-19 dashboard

The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.
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UNI's MBA program seeking potential clients

University of Northern Iowa MBA program is seeking clients for student capstone experience. This course is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context.
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The economics of reopening Iowa: 5 questions with Bryce Kango

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown has had a profound impact on the economy. Many people have lost their jobs and some businesses have shuttered permanently, facing decreased demand and strict regulations meant to help prevent the spread of the virus. Now, as Iowa begins to reopen, UNI associate professor of economics Bryce Kango discusses how to balance business with the well-being of our communities.

How has the coronavirus changed how we do business in the US ?

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Aspiring entrepreneur hopes to make killing, gets shamed

You may recall a recent news story and photo of a young, enterprising man with a garage full of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, and other merchandise. This was early in March, and he decided to invest money in items that might escalate in value. Although there was a “run” on toilet paper, the young man certainly did not “corner the market” on these commodities. He broke no laws or used any inside political advantage. Other people were free to stuff their garages with toilet paper and hand sanitizers.
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Jepson Forum shares a global vision with a local focus

Lawrence Jepson understood the importance of global economics long before many of his peers in the 1970s. A Wall Street businessman, Jepson used to say if a Zurich banker sneezed, someone in the United States caught a cold. Jepson came to the United States as an immigrant from Denmark.
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UNIBusiness alumna tackles sustainability issues on national scale

With a UNIBusiness education as a base, Becca Flynn Kettman (Marketing ’14) has been serving a larger purpose in her career track — working to improve and preserve our planet. Kettman is a fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
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Did You Know you Can Create Polls in Zoom?

If you’re prepared for each meeting with an agenda and/or classroom instruction and you’d like to take a poll, simply set one up prior to the meeting directly in Zoom. It’s easy to do and you’re able to share the results with participants during the meeting and download the results.
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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home.
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What can you do with an economics degree?

A background in economics can be a launching point for any type of career, and it’s much more than a discipline focusing on human behavior and its effects on the world around us. In the business world, economics degrees typically lead to jobs in stocks, finance, banking and even government, and many of these positions don’t even have “economics” in their titles. The future is bright, as the demand for economists is expected to rise by 13% by 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.