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Fleeting Magic: Don’t let life’s big moments pass you by

In an article published in Utah Business, Natalie Gochnour, economics alumna (BS '84 and MS '88) and chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber, urges us to take advantage of life's big moments to change our perspectives and learn from things larger than self.

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Dawn of the Data Age

PhD candidate and CEO of Emperitas, Luciano Pesci, spoke with Utah Business Insider about how data is changing the business environment and what companies need to consider to stay ahead. Click to listen to the podcast.

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Premature Births Cost Health Plans 6 Billion Annually

A new study—by economics professor and department chair, Norman Waitzman, and team members—estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013.

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Last Updated: 10/18/17