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A Sikh, a Jew, a Muslim and a Catholic: Funniest moments from the Supreme Court’s 2014 term

July 27th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

A Sikh, a Jew, a Muslim and a Catholic walk into a job interview at Abercrombie and Fitch…

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Ethiopian Opposition Leader Travels to Eritrea to Lead Rebellion

July 24th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

The leader of a U.S.-based Ethiopian opposition group relocated to Eritrea to organize civil and armed resistance against the government in the capital, Addis Ababa, a movement spokesman said…

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“The situation is volatile, and the potential for heightened conflict is real.”

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China Communist Party Expels Former Hu Jintao Aide on Bribes

July 21st, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

The Chinese Communist Party expelled a former top aide to retired President Hu Jintao and set in motion a criminal case against the last of a faction dubbed the “New Gang of Four.”…

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“Ling of course handled secret information every day.”

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Kinder, Gentler IMF Austerity Stance Came Too Late to Aid Greece

July 7th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cornel Ban, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Cornel Ban, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

A growing recognition by IMF economists since the global financial crisis of the dangers of imposing too much austerity on cash-starved countries may have come too late to help the fund’s biggest client: Greece…

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Should Political Campaigns Stop Using Free Labor?

June 25th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, Michael Harper, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Harper, School of Law

Carolyn Osorio, who graduated from Pratt Institute in 2013, seems to be a one-woman weapon against the axiom of apathetic millennials:…

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“It would be inappropriate to apply the standards of the Fair Labor Standards Act to voluntary activity on political campaigns – which is First Amendment activity that we don’t want to monetize.”

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Employee Fired Over Medical Marijuana Use

June 16th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Kabrina Chang, Questrom School of Business

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China Reforms Head Down Path Littered With Crisis Casualties

May 28th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

More than three decades after Deng Xiaoping led Communist China down the path of economic liberalization, its current-day leaders are taking the nation into what may be the trickiest reform stage yet…

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“History shows that if China prematurely opens the capital account before properly sequencing in other reforms the results could be disastrous for financial stability and longer-run growth prospects. I worry that they are forgetting the past.”

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Strong Regulation, Global Standards Are Solution to Bitcoin Risks, Says Williams

May 25th, 2015 in 2015, Bitcoin, Bloomberg, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business

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How criminal charges became another day at the office for banks

May 21st, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

The four, and Switzerland’s UBS, which pleaded guilty to a different charge, agreed to pay $5.7bn (£3.6bn) in fines…

Expert quote:

“Now it’s a non-event. We have trivialised the criminal penalties, so I don’t know what’s left. It used to be that the fear of a criminal penalty was you might lose your banking license. That it would be a death knell. That’s been removed – nobody has lost their license. Somehow there has to be a fear factor.”

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Court Pension Smackdown Toughens Job for U.S. Governors, Mayors

May 9th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

The Illinois Supreme Court’s rejection Friday of a measure meant to make the state’s pensions solvent is the most powerful reminder yet that it’s a brutal time to be the chief executive of a fiscally challenged city or state…

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“It’s a problem from hell. The only thing that works is to get everyone around the table and convince them that it’s better to make a deal now than down the road, when it’s even tougher.”

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