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Can Twitter sentiment predict stock market behaviour?

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There are some positive indications, but this relationship is neither linear nor simple, writes Francesco Corea.

The stock markets are an incredibly competitive environment and nowadays hedge funds and investment managers are rushing to find innovative ways to produce profits for their investors and their institutions. In addition to therefore understanding the impact of macroeconomic events or regulatory constraints on […]

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    US disaster protection is not up to scratch in the states which are most vulnerable to hurricanes

US disaster protection is not up to scratch in the states which are most vulnerable to hurricanes

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The destruction wrought by 2017’s hurricane season has exposed that the southern US is still very vulnerable to such natural hazards. In new research, Alejandro Quiroz Flores examines disaster preparedness across many countries, including the US. He finds that while even autocracies are able to protect their populations, the US still has a poor record on preparedness. 

Hurricanes are often […]

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    Population change means fewer Asians are living in Chinatowns, but more Asians now own properties within them.

Population change means fewer Asians are living in Chinatowns, but more Asians now own properties within them.

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For over 150 years, Chinatowns have played an important role in large US cities. But, with increasing gentrification and urban change, Chinatowns are changing. In new research focusing on Chinatowns in Boston and Philadelphia, Arthur Acolin and Domenic Vitiello find that while the number of Asian residents has fallen, the share of Asian ownership has risen. 

Ethnic neighborhoods have important […]

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    Lobbying is growing in the US – more information may be the best regulation.

Lobbying is growing in the US – more information may be the best regulation.

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Lobbying in US politics is not new, but recent revelations over lobbying by Trump election campaign members on behalf of foreign governments and others has brought the practice into renewed focus. Thomas T. Holyoke and Timothy M. LaPira give an overview of a special issue of the journal, Interest Groups & Advocacy, which outlines how lobbying is growing, how […]

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    White supremacy can be addictive, and leaving it behind can be like kicking a drug habit.

White supremacy can be addictive, and leaving it behind can be like kicking a drug habit.

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The 2016 election and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year have focused the attention of many on to the resurgence of far-right extremism and radicalization. In new research based on interviews with former white supremacists, Pete Simi, Kathleen Blee, Matthew DeMichele and Steven Windisch find that many of those involved in such movements consider themselves […]

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    Lavish travel by Cabinet members on the public’s dime shows the emptiness of Trump’s promise to “Drain the Swamp”

Lavish travel by Cabinet members on the public’s dime shows the emptiness of Trump’s promise to “Drain the Swamp”

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At the end of September, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, resigned following controversy over his use of private and government jets at taxpayer expense. Christa Slaton writes that Price and other Trump Cabinet officials’ use of private and government flights is a symptom of an administration – and a president – that is staffed by officials […]

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    News of defence spending changes the economic behaviour of people and firms

News of defence spending changes the economic behaviour of people and firms

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The expectation of changes in defence spending accounts for a non-negligible share of US output fluctuations, write Nadav Ben Zeev and Evi Pappa.

Announced changes in US public spending on defence have a significant impact on the economic behaviour of firms and households. In particular, anticipated increases in defence spending induce a significant and persistent increase in output, hours worked, […]

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    Like most Americans, Trump is ignorant of the truth about Puerto Rico

Like most Americans, Trump is ignorant of the truth about Puerto Rico

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In the past week, President Trump has been criticized for what has been seen by many as his slow response to the disaster in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and for his comments about the costs of that disaster relief. Lorrin Thomas writes that Trump’s clueless response should be seen in light of the US’s historic relationship with Puerto […]

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    Manufactured homeowners live at risk of eviction – state policies can improve housing insecurity or make it worse.

Manufactured homeowners live at risk of eviction – state policies can improve housing insecurity or make it worse.

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High rents and house prices across America means that mobile homes are playing an increasing role in providing housing in the US. Mobile homes placed in mobile home parks can be precarious, with the potential for closure at any time, displacing hundreds of residents. Esther Sullivan spent two years conducting ethnographic analyses of mobile home parks in Florida and […]

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    Our personality affects our ability to connect our policy preferences to the correct political party- and that’s a problem for democracy.

Our personality affects our ability to connect our policy preferences to the correct political party- and that’s a problem for democracy.

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Functioning democracies require voters to connect their own personal and subjective policy preferences to the political party that best represents them. Aaron Dusso’s new book examines how individual psychologies and people’s tendencies to be introverted or extroverted affects their ability to match their policy preference to the correct political party. He finds that the more extroverted one is, the […]

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