Category: Reuters

Quick ‘mindfulness’ fix may help curb drinking

Reuters quoting Stefan Hofmann, College and Graduate School of Arts and Science “Heavy drinkers may be able to cut back after brief mindfulness training exercises that involve helping them focus on what’s happening in the present moment, a small experiment in the UK suggests…” Expert quote: “Humans tend to establish habits and link behaviors to […]

Murders surge in Florida in decade after `Stand Your Ground’ law

Reuters quoting Ziming Xuan, School of Public Health “Murders climbed 22 percent in Florida in the decade after the state enacted its `Stand Your Ground’ self-defense law, even after accounting for the expected spike in justifiable homicides, a new study suggests…” Expert quote: “In the context of self-defense, when someone is confronted with a threat […]

Heart disease risk in middle age tied to dementia later

Reuters quoting Andrew Budson, School of Medicine “Middle-aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke may be more likely to develop dementia in old age than people with healthy cardiovascular systems, a U.S. study suggests…” Expert quote: “Most of these modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension and diabetes, damage the endothelium – […]

Goldman’s rotten trading quarter is a familiar smell on Wall Street

Reuters quoting Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business “Big Wall Street banks have spent billions of dollars and untold man-hours in recent years transforming their trading desks from hedge-fund like operations trading on their own account into market-making businesses offering a price based on what customers want to buy or sell…” Expert quote: “Throwing more […]

Shareholder alert: SEC commissioner floats class-action-killing proposal

Reuters quoting David Webber, School of Law “This could be the start of something huge: Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael Piwowar said in a speech Monday to the Heritage Foundation that the SEC is open to the idea of allowing companies contemplating initial public offerings to include mandatory shareholder arbitration provisions in corporate charters…” Expert […]

Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

Reuters quoting Nancy Ammerman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/ School of Theology “U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll…” Expert quote: “The generational divide among white evangelicals is especially […]

Cuban military’s tentacles reach deep into economy

Reuters quoting Paul Hare, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “American tourists strolling the ample squares and narrow streets of colonial Havana may not know it, but from novelist Ernest Hemingway’s famed Floridita bar to Sloppy Joe’s eatery, they are probably patronizing businesses owned by Cuba’s military…” Expert […]