Category: Wall Street Journal

Paul Manafort Received Loans From Another Former Trump Adviser’s Bank

Wall Street Journal Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business Paul Manafort, the onetime campaign chairman for President Donald Trump who did lucrative consulting for Ukrainian tycoons, faced foreclosure on several real-estate investments but received a $16 million lifeline through another former Trump adviser, real estate and court records show… Expert quote: “Mark Williams, a Boston University professor and […]

Trials of Compounding Pharmacists Facing Murder Charges Draw Closer

Wall Street Journal Kevin Outterson, School of Law Two pharmacists face second-degree murder charges in coming trials in connection with the sale of a contaminated pain medication that caused a deadly U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2012… Expert quote: The trials against Messrs. Cadden and Chen could reveal important details about what led to […]

The Next ‘Downton’? PBS Pushes ‘Victoria’

Wall Street Journal Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences Historians say Queen Victoria never made a move on Lord Melbourne, her first prime minister, but that hasn’t stopped fans of a new period drama based on her life from wishing she had… Expert quote: “There’s a kind of explicit nostalgia for the stability and […]

Bitcoin Futures Might Be Coming Soon

Wall Street Journal Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business Bitcoin has moved one step closer to mainstream credibility after the world’s largest futures exchange operator launched a pair of indexes designed to track the virtual currency’s price. Expert quote: “Bitcoin pricing is still in the Wild West stage with unregulated bucket shops influencing daily price […]