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Politico’s Ben White: ‘Welcome Back to Debt Ceiling Drama!’

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, Newsmax 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

The tumultuous process of raising the debt ceiling has roiled financial markets in recent years, particularly in 2011, when the brouhaha helped lead Standard & Poor’s to lower the U.S. government’s credit rating…

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“Our country is broke. It’s not broke in 75 years or 50 years or 25 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. Indeed, it may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece.”

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New Wave of Cubans Sails for Florida Since Obama’s Deal

January 6th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Newsmax, Pardee School of Global Studies, Susan Eckstein 0 comments

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Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences

The number of Cubans setting sail on rickety boats for political asylum in America has increased more than 100 percent since President Barack Obama normalized relations with the Castro government last month, the U.S. Coast Guard reported this week…

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“Cubans enjoy unique immigration privileges that are no longer justifiable. In Washington’s overhauled Cuba immigration policy, Cubans should have the same rights as other foreign-born immigrants — no more, no less.”

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Thyroid may be causing your obesity

December 16th, 2014 in 2014, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, Newsmax, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

Thyroid disease affects millions of people worldwide and an underproductive thyroid can cause obesity. This is because the thyroid produces hormones that help regulate metabolism, which in turn affects body weight…

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“We found that modest weight loss following initiation of levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism occurs in only about half of patients.”

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Rolling Stone slammed over gang-rape apology: ‘A minor mea culpa’

December 6th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Newsmax, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Media observers slammed Rolling Stone’s apology on Friday for publishing a cover story last month on the brutal gang rape of a woman by seven University of Virginia fraternity pledges that turned out not to be true, with Boston University assistant professor Tobe Berkovitz calling it “a minor mea culpa.”

Expert quote:

“They’ve hardly apologized. Almost all the entire press is appalled by this, and Rolling Stone is just floating along, saying: ‘Whoops, sorry. We shall go forth.’ This was just gross negligence that a publication the size of Rolling Stone would publish such a powerful piece that had so many inherent flaws in it,”

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Pope Francis in Turkey: Developing a Bond with the Orthodox

November 25th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jenny White, Newsmakers, Newsmax 0 comments

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Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences

Just six months ago, on May 25, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I met in Jerusalem, a 50th anniversary commemoration of the meeting of their respective predecessors, which energized the modern effort to restore full communion between the Churches…

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“You can anticipate a negative reaction by some of the Turkish public if the Pope stays in the new 1,000-room Presidential Mansion, which was built illegally despite a court order stopping it. It was built on protected forest land planted by Ataturk, cutting down hundreds of trees. Also, President Erdogan is building an additional 250-room personal villa next door and architectural plans no longer show Ataturk’s home (he’s their George Washington). By staying there, people think, the Pope is legitimating the ruling party’s graft, lawlessness, and autocracy.”

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Fund Manager Sleeman Is Bullish on Bank Stocks

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, Newsmax, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

The KBW Bank (stock) Index has gained 18.5 percent in the past year, and the rally likely has further to go, says Andrew Sleeman, a portfolio manager of the Franklin Mutual Financial Services Fund…

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“The banks extracted billions from unassuming customers, and now Justice has extracted billions of dollars in settlements to make up for that. But corporate executives should not be able to hide behind their companies and have shareholders pay for egregious behavior.”

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Former Wells Fargo CEO: Govt Fine of BofA ‘Has Nothing to Do With Justice’

August 21st, 2014 in 2014, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, Newsmax, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

The $17 billion settlement reached between the government and Bank of America for the bank’s handling of mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis doesn’t represent justice, says former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich…

Expert quote:

“The banks extracted billions from unassuming customers, and now Justice has extracted billions of dollars in settlements to make up for that. But corporate executives should not be able to hide behind their companies and have shareholders pay for egregious behavior.”

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WaPo: Regulatory Vigilance Warranted on Frothy Auto Loans

August 15th, 2014 in 2014, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, Newsmax, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

As U.S. auto sales surge, so do subprime auto loans, raising worries of a bubble…

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“It appears that investors have not learned the lessons of Lehman Brothers and continue to chase risky subprime-backed bonds.”

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Obama Slammed for Burger Stop, Fundraisers During Crises

July 22nd, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Newsmax, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

President Barack Obama has come under fire for stopping for a cheeseburger and fries in the middle of the dual Ukrainian and Palestinian crises…

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“I don’t think anybody begrudges the president some time off and some vacation time. It’s just, when you’ve got bodies strewn all over a field, and our borders being overrun, it doesn’t play well.”

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Limbaugh Blasts Move Against Redskins Trademark as ‘Tyranny’

June 19th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Newsmax, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Conservatives on Wednesday ripped the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to strip the Washington Redskins football team of its trademark — blasting it as the ultimate power play by the Obama administration to plunder free-speech rights…

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“So much for freedom of speech. If you can take away that trademark because it’s offensive to some, maybe you can start taking away trademarks that are offensive to other people. I don’t see how something like this could stand.”

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