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When people commit deadly crimes against animals, the corpse has a tale to tell. It’s a veterinary pathologist’s job to translate that story. The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of a few labs in New York state that perform post-mortems on animals.

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Retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy. Louis Hyman, an associate professor at ILR and director for the Institute for Workplace Studies, reflects with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on the impact the Sears catalog had for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era

“You can certainly tell a story of competitive harm if you find examples of driving out competition and stifling innovation,” says Justin Johnson, an economics professor at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. “If you're going to introduce new regulations and levy fines, I'd hope there would be some evidence of consumer harm and not just a bunch of unhappy merchants.”

David Lodge, director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, wrote an op-ed about the impact hurricanes such as Michael and Florence have on the “haves” and the “have nots” and policy changes that can limit the disparity.

Dr. Ronald Adelman, co-chief of geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, developed this annual program — which includes a theater piece and is required for all second-year students — after he realized that medical students were getting a distorted view of older adults. “Unfortunately, most education takes place within the hospital,” he says. “If you’re only seeing the hospitalized elderly, you’re seeing the debilitated, the physically deteriorating, the demented. It’s easy to pick up ageist stereotypes.”

Companies including Even, Stripe and Green Dot are helping lower- and middle-income earners avoid predatory lenders, says Louis Hyman, a historian of work and business and a professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. “The speed of the pay cycle is one of the things that could help working Americans avoid debt.”

Based on numbers provided by Tatianna L. Stanton, the organizer of the goat program in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University, it’s estimated that we consume only 0.25 pound of goat meat annually per capita in the United States.