Category: NBCNews.com

Why Washington is failing at ‘too big to fail’ regulations

NBCNews.com Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy Obamacare isn’t the only piece of landmark legislation that some members of Congress have been diligently working to delay… Expert quote: “The legislation completely missed the target. “‘Too big to fail’ has not been eliminated.” View full article

Blue or white: What color is your city’s collar? As local work forces evolve, civic identities stick

NBCNews.com Tom Whalen, College of General Studies In a city still packing a wicked-hard edge, an old maxim lives on: “Boston is about sports, politics and revenge.” From the clout of its labor unions to the grit of its Red Sox, Beantown remains synonymous with working class… Expert quote: “Whatever your ethnic tribe, race or […]

As Congress debates food stamp cuts, moms fret about feeding kids

NBCNews.com Deborah Frank, School of Medicine For one in seven Americans, the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps, is all that stands between them and too little food… Expert quote: “As finances get worse, the dietary quality also gets worse. Poor nutrition isn’t obvious to the lay person,” she said. “This is […]

Boston braces for economic impact from bomb blasts

NBCNews.com Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences At La Voile restaurant on Boston’s upscale Newbury Street, where the filet de boeuf goes for $47, dinner traffic has fallen off sharply since a pair of deadly bomb blasts two blocks away left the city badly shaken… Expert quote: “I think it’s going to depend very […]

Even a drink a day boosts cancer death risk, alcohol study finds

NBCNews.com Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine, School of Public Health The first update of alcohol-linked cancer deaths in the U.S. in three decades shows that booze can be blamed for nearly 20,000 deaths a year — and it’s not just the heavy drinkers… Expert quote: “For non-drinkers, it’s another reason to feel happy they don’t […]