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Yahoo Work-at-Home Edict Squanders Benefits: Cutting Research

Marissa Mayer’s decision to order Yahoo! Inc. staff to work in the company’s offices runs counter to new research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

About a month after the biggest U.S. Web portal told employees to end work-from-home arrangements, a working paper released March 11 by the NBER concludes there are benefits for companies that allow staff to telecommute.