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BU experts on Consumer Reports ratings of MA docs, JPMorgan, Windows Live, & Facebook

May 31st, 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: Magazine begins rating Massachusetts doctors (Associated Press): “People are going to stay with their own physician if they’re happy. They are not going to see these ratings and switch. But if they are looking for… MORE

The future of Blackberry

May 31st, 2012 in Business 0 comments

Is Blackberry on its way out? Research in Motion, maker of Blackberry, appears to be running out of options and has hired JPMorgan and RBC Capital to help the company figure out its future. Guest blogger N. Venkat Venkatraman, a professor in the Information Systems Department at BU’s School of Management, offers his view of… MORE

BU experts on Bain, worker safety, Google, and Facebook

May 24th, 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: Do the Bain Hustle (Huffington Post): “The amounts of money are so vast that it is truly a matter of time before the taxation of private equity is front and center of the public agenda…. MORE

Scrutiny of Facebook IPO

May 23rd, 2012 in Business 0 comments

Regulatory concerns over the Facebook IPO continue to grow following a lawsuit filed against the social network, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and several banks involved in the initial public offering. Law School professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law, corporate government, and legal ethics, offers the following comment: “There is nothing new under the sun… MORE

Dean’s Corner: Busy summer travel season ahead

May 21st, 2012 in Dean's Corner, Hospitality, Professor voices, Videos 0 comments

In this installment of “Dean’s Corner,” Christopher Muller, Dean of the School of Hospitality Administration, discusses his predictions for the upcoming summer travel season and its potential impact on the economy. He also offers tips for how consumers can save money when making travel plans. Contact Muller at 617-353-6327 or cmuller@bu.edu. Twitter: @hospitalitydean

Weekly roundup: BU experts on President Obama, Mitt Romney, political ads, GOP running mate, & Massachusetts politics

May 18th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Over before it starts in Massachusetts (The Maddow Blog): “To know Mitt Romney is to dislike him. That is the moral of the story.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Common Cause seeks end to Republicans’ use of filibuster (Bloomberg): “It… MORE

Gas prices and summer travel

May 17th, 2012 in Hospitality, Videos 0 comments

With consumer prices flat, due in part to falling gas prices, Americans find themselves with a little more money to spend on autos, furniture, and travel. Christopher Muller, Dean of the School of Hospitality Administration, discusses how falling gas prices will impact the summer travel season. Contact Muller at 617-353-6327; cmuller@bu.edu; Twitter @hospitalitydean

BU experts on JPMorgan, Facebook, Yahoo, Series I savings bonds, and homeownership

May 17th, 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: JPMorgan’s Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50% (New York Times): “JPMorgan Chase has a big hedge fund inside a commercial bank. They should be taking in deposits and making loans, not taking… MORE

Bookend summer parties with veggies and fruit

May 17th, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Professor voices, Videos 0 comments

Summer is around the corner and with that comes a seemingly endless string of parties, barbeques and gatherings. Joan Salge Blake, clinical associate professor of nutrition, discusses her “bookends” strategy for how to avoid over-indulging in high calorie foods at all those summer functions. Contact Salge Blake at 617-353-7470 or salge@bu.edu. Twitter: @joansalgeblake

Tom Fiedler breaks down latest political headlines

May 16th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Tom Fielder, Dean of the College of Communication, discusses the latest headlines of Campaign 2012 with The Morning Show on NECN, including President Obama’s latest attack ad on Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. Contact Fiedler at 617-353-3488; tfiedler@bu.edu; Twitter @BUCOMDEAN