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Weekly roundup: BU experts on Buffet Rule, Romney, Obama, and Marco Rubio

April 16th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Why the GOP loves to hate the Democrats’ Buffett rule (Christian Science Monitor): “Just by calling it the ‘Buffett rule’ that’s sort of puts the ball more in the Democrats’ court. Fairness will be further defined as we get out of… MORE

Sony CEO pledges “revival”

April 12th, 2012 in Business 0 comments

Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai has outlined a turnaround strategy which will have the company focusing on mobile devices, games and digital imaging. BU’s School of Management professor N. Venkat Venkatraman offers the following comment: “Sony is part of a pack of companies that are struggling to make the transition from the age of… MORE

BU experts on JPMorgan, Facebook passwords, Groupon, luck in business, Research in Motion

April 12th, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: Dimon Vows Fight Moynihan Lost Over Claims From Loans: Mortgages (Bloomberg): “They were in the same businesses as everyone else. If everyone around them is basically settling, it’s hard for me to think that there’s… MORE

Kevin Gallagher discusses World Bank presidential nominees

April 11th, 2012 in International Relations, Videos 0 comments

The World Bank will announce their selection for president within the next few days. Boston University international relations professor Kevin Gallagher is a globalization expert and the author of The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization. He discusses the nominees and why he feels former Colombian finance minister Jose… MORE

Campaign 2012: The enthusiasm gap

April 9th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Opinion, Politics 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by journalism professor Fred Bayles, a former USA Today and AP reporter. He is also the director of BU’s State House Program. Now that the seeming inevitability of a Romney nomination has, according to the media pundits, progressed to inevitability (until Santorum wins another primary and dashes the predictions… MORE

James Murdoch out at BSkyB

April 3rd, 2012 in Media 0 comments

James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting. Murdoch had been a key figure in the phone hacking scandal that brought down the company’s tabloid News of the World. Journalism professor Elizabeth Mehren, a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times, offers the following comment: “James Murdoch is the obvious fall guy… MORE