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Want a fat nest egg? Make the right Social Security choices

January 15th, 2015 in 2015, CNBC.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts Sciences

It’s your last, best chance to fatten your nest egg. But all too often, new retirees undermine their own financial security by claiming Social Security too early, and without regard to strategy…

Expert quote:

“Social Security is about as complicated a fiscal system as is humanly possible to design. This is most Americans’ largest financial asset, and so many people don’t optimize it.”

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Will 2015 be bitcoin’s year?

December 30th, 2014 in 2014, CNBC.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Technologists, financiers and ideologues predicted that 2014 would be bitcoin’s coming-out party, but the digital currency slipped more than 70 percent from the previous year’s high…

Expert quote:

“The reality is that btcoin is possibly not safer, possibly not cheaper, possibly not faster than other means of distributing money from point A to point B.”

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Cheap solutions to Obamacare challenge could work: Experts

July 24th, 2014 in 2014, Abigail Moncrieff, CNBC.com, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Abigail Moncrieff, School of Law

“Ambiguous” language in the Affordable Care Act threatens the subsidies of millions of people who bought insurance on the federal Obamacare health exchange…

Expert quote:

“There’s no definition of what ‘established by the state means.”

Millions of Obamacare enrollees could pay billions more

July 17th, 2014 in 2014, Abigail Moncrieff, CNBC.com, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Abigail Moncrieff, School of Law

The Affordable Care Act could get a whole lot less “affordable” for almost 5 million people if the Obama Administration loses this court fight. Nearly 90 percent of people who bought insurance plans on HealthCare.gov receive subsidies and will face an average increase in their premiums of a whopping 76 percent if court challenges to a key component of the health-care law are successful, according to a new analysis released Thursday…

Expert quote:

“Unfortunately for Obamacare, the IRS rule at issue in Halbig, which makes health insurance subsidies available in all states regardless of whether the states set up their own exchanges, deals with a portion of Obamacare that is idiotically drafted and incredibly confusing, and conservative judges therefore have an opportunity to strike down the IRS rule, thereby depriving individuals of subsidies and eliminating the employer and individual mandates in states that refused to set up their own exchanges.”

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Fight in Iraq has oil traders holding their breath

January 13th, 2014 in 2014, CNBC.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences

Energy traders are closely watching renewed fighting in Iraq, trying to gauge worst- and best-case scenarios for OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer—and the coming weeks could be critical…

Expert quote:

“The worst-case scenario is for the Kurds to say, ‘OK, enough of you guys. We don’t want anything to do with you. All non-Kurds out’. They can do that. They have the resources. They have a lot of oil. Then the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey and Syria will all fight for their own nation.”

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Lecture hall or laptop? Students go online

December 5th, 2013 in 2013, CNBC.com, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Kenneth Freeman, School of Management

Thanks to revolutions in technology and high-speed internet connections, the way we are learning is changing…

Expert quote:

“We’re engaging our students in teams, using virtual, video technology, to ensure that we have conversation that goes beyond person to person. We engage everyone in the classroom in the discussion.”

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Getting smart about Social Security

December 4th, 2013 in 2013, CNBC.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

The Social Security system was never intended to be the sole means of support for retired Americans, but it is nonetheless the most important source of income for many retirees…

Expert quote:

“Nobody wants to starve now and binge when they’re 90, or vice versa. The idea is to have a consistent standard of living through your retirement.”

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US getting tough on Egypt’s army? Don’t bet on it

August 21st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, CNBC.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

For reasons international and domestic, the United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week about the country…

Expert quote:

“The $1.3 billion that goes to the Egyptian army doesn’t really go to the Egyptian army. It goes to an account that stays in the U.S. for the Egyptian army to buy U.S. hardware.”

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Fed Throws Junk Bond Lifeline to Weak Companies

March 15th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, CNBC.com, Cornelius Hurley, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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

Struggling companies that otherwise might not be able to stay afloat have found a friend in the Federal Reserve…

Expert quote:

“We’re paying the price for a dysfunctional system. Fiscal policy is dead in the water because of the political stalemate in Washington, and as a result the Fed in its monetary policy role has to overcompensate.”

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Want to Be Smarter and Thinner? Take a Nap

March 12th, 2012 in 2012, CNBC.com, Newsmakers, Sargent College, William Anthony 0 comments

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William Anthony, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

We tend to associate napping with babies, old people and slackers, but here’s a news flash: Napping actually has a lot health benefits, including boosting your productivity, enhancing your libido and aiding in weight loss!…

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