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Make better decisions with money

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Money is great for buying stuff, but a new study by University of Iowa finance professors suggests it's also useful for keeping score and might help people make better decisions.

Law school restores Illinois slavery history

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Law professor Lea VanderVelde is working with the Illinois State Archives to make the agency's online servitude and emancipation records database more complete and accurate.

Lawsuits as investments

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Increasingly, investors are also putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz says governments need to regulate this growing market.

Feeding the research at the University of Iowa

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Where might you find 320 grams of raw apple peels on the menu? In the metabolic kitchen of the University of Iowa's Clinical Research Unit, which prepares meals for human subjects in UI research.

Beware the dollar sign online

Thursday, March 1, 2012
A University of Iowa researcher suggests that online merchants who display a dollar sign in the titles of their Google search engine results may be less reliable than merchants who don't.