Category: U.S. News & World Report

ACA Roundup: Obama’s Solution to Cancelled Health Plans

November 16th, 2013 in 2013, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

A roundup of the latest news about Obamacare…

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The Issue of Race Follows New York Fashion Week Down the Catwalk

September 13th, 2013 in 2013, Ashley Mears, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Ashley Mears, College of Arts & Sciences

Style-watchers looking to this week’s New York Fashion Week for new trends saw that blue and white are hot for spring…

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“What [agents and stylists] would say in round-about ways is that nonwhite women, particularly black women, are incompatible with a high-end look.”

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Supreme Court Ruling Creates Confusion Over Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

July 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

Extending Social Security benefits to same-sex couples is one of the biggest financial consequences of last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act…

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“You only have to be married one year to get spousal benefits and nine months to get survivor benefits. Moreover, if your partner has a child below age 16, you can collect spousal benefits regardless of your age.”

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Markey Still Edging Out Gomez in Massachusetts Senate Race

May 17th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

The race to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s former Senate seat has come into focus, with a little more than a month left before the special election…

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“We’re running out of time here and Markey’s got an impressive machine. The question now is, because this is a special election, not how many voters you have, but who can get them out. I know the state Democratic Party is not going to let another Scott Brown happen on their watch.”

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How Working in Retirement Affects Your Social Security Benefit

April 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

If you work and claim Social Security benefits at the same time, part or all of your payments could be temporarily withheld…

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“In general, working as long as possible is a good idea. One can potentially dramatically raise one’s benefits via the recomputation of benefits provision.”

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Report: Climate Change Causes Plants to Flower Historically Early

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Elizabeth Ellwood, College of Arts & Sciences

Spring has, well, sprung, earlier than ever in the past few years…

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Teens Model Parents’ Eating Habits

August 16th, 2012 in 2012, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Banning sugary snacks and sodas from school vending machines may help reduce obesity rates in teens and young adults, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics

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Annual Social Security Statement: A Key Guide

July 9th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, recently put out a press release trumpeting the agency’s belated launch on May 1 of an online Social Security statement…

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Pentagon: Russia recalls attack helicopter shipment to Syria

June 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

A Russian vessel transporting military helicopters meant for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military has reversed course and appears headed back to its home nation, the Pentagon said Tuesday…

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Putin Flexes Muscles, Turns To ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ In Syria

June 18th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Russia’s threats to send two war ships to its longtime port in Syria is nothing more than “gunboat diplomacy,” with the Obama administration remaining mum Monday even as critics are calling for American military intervention…

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