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How the Colorado Supreme Court just confused every employer in America about marijuana

June 17th, 2015 in 2015, Fortune, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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By Kabrina Chang, Questrom School of Business

This week’s court ruling suggests to other U.S. states that until a law is passed, marijuana — medical or otherwise — remains illegal…

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Drug-resistant infections could cost the global economy $100 trillion by 2050

December 13th, 2014 in 2014, Fortune, Kevin Outterson, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

It’s time for better antibiotics, new report says…

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The research requires “much careful additional work, but it correctly identifies the magnitude of the problem and the potential macroeconomic impact. It should also help us frame an appropriate response.”

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How pensions make investing too complex

November 8th, 2014 in 2014, Fortune, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Pricey consultants have convinced many pension funds to pile into private equity, real estate and hedge funds, which don’t necessarily promise higher returns or long-term investing…

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The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees

October 14th, 2014 in 2014, Fortune, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Kenneth Freeman, School of Management

What’s an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?…

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“Rankings include starting salary among the metrics and many MBAs from higher ranked schools go into the higher paying finance and technology fields, with fewer taking lower paying roles in non-profits for example. Cost of living differences will impact and should benefit urban schools at least slightly, and the mix of international and domestic students likely also has an impact.”

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Can you get fired for smoking medical marijuana?

May 9th, 2014 in 2014, Fortune, Kabrina Chang, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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By Kabrina Kebrel Chang, School of Management

Acceptance of medical marijuana, and the patients who medicate with marijuana, is sweeping state legislatures across the country. Of the 21 states that have passed laws addressing medical marijuana, nine have done so in the past three years. A growing number of Americans appear willing to allow those with chronic illness or pain to alleviate their symptoms with the plant, quite apart from the issue of recreational use, which Colorado and Washington state recently approved…

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SAC Capital punished for the government’s own failure

July 26th, 2013 in 2013, Fortune, Newsmakers, School of Law, Tamar Frankel 0 comments

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Tamar Frankel, School of Law

When criminal charges were filed Thursday against the hedge fund SAC Capital, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, held a press conference to announce the fruits of a years-long government investigation…

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Study calculates cost of patent troll lawsuits

June 26th, 2012 in 2012, Fortune, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

Patent trolls last year cost defendants $29 billion in “direct costs”, according to a study by James Bessen and Michael Meurer of Boston University’s School of Law…

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