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Economy, Poverty, Urban, Metropolitan, poor, Business Cycle, Economics

Nation's Poorest Cities Struggle Despite Benefits of Strong Economy

New research from the University of New Hampshire shows that the nation's poorest cities experienced a substantial drop in poverty rates during the economic boom from 1992 to 2003, but not enough to lift them out of their relative positions as the most impoverished communities in America.

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Congress, Politics, Economy, Recession, wall, Street, Stocks, Mortgage

Expert Available to Discuss Economic Stimulus Package

Former dean of the business school at Washington University in St. Louis comments on the wisdom behind the Congressional stimulus package. Stuart Greenbaum is skeptical that a stimulus package will be effective and proposes several other strategies that could improve the economy.

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LENT, Catholics, Religion, Easter

Religion Expert: Lent May Help Catholics During Economic Downturn

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As Catholics prepare to enter the Lenten season, choosing to make financial sacrifices for religious reasons may help those concerned about the economic downturn, according to Michele Dillon, professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire.

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Economy, The Fed, Interest Rate, Slump, Market, Recession, Texas Tech, Financial Planning, Investment, Panic

Texas Tech Experts Can Discuss Map of Changing Economic Landscape and Financial Preparation

A Texas Tech expert can discus how the U.S. economy influences the global market. Also, he can shed light on how some of these complex economic issues at hand fit into the past, present and future macroeconomic picture.

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Stock Market, Economy

Stock Market Expert Available to Discuss Latest Slide

Peter Ricchiuti, assistant dean of Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, is available for expert analysis of the latest stock market slide.

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Fed, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Discount Rate, Recession, Banking, Economy

Fed Rate Cut Expert Available for Comment

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Clarkson University Economics Prof. Sonmez Atesoglu is available for expert comment on today's Fed rate cut.

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The Fed, Federal Reserve Bank, Interest Rates, Banking, U.S. Economy, Recession

Banking, Federal Reserve Expert Available to Comment on Fed's Dramatic Interest-rate Cut

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Tim Yeager, finance professor in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and former analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, is available to comment on the Fed's decision Monday to cut interest rates by three-quarters of a point.

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Barron's, Stock Market, Finance, Central Michigan University

Students Lead National Stock-picking Contest

Despite the current market decline and with nearly 2,000 college students competing nationwide, two Central Michigan University undergraduates hold top rankings at the halfway point of the Barron's Challenge collegiate stock-picking contest.

Medicine

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American Diabetes Association, Diabetes, Economic Data

Devastating Economic Impact of Diabetes

Diabetes is considered the biggest health crisis of the next quarter century. New economic data, to be announced next Wednesday, January 23 at 1 p.m. will illustrate further this devastating toll. The American Diabetes Association, along with members of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, will discuss this new report during a briefing at 2218 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

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Credit, Crisis, Economy, Recession, Mortgage, Subprime, Foreclosure, Home, loan, Interest, rate, Bailout

Government Bailout of Subprime Mess Rewards Bad Behavior

As the number of foreclosures on homes purchased with a subprime mortgage continues to grow, politicians are focused on a way to slow, or even reverse, the trend. However, bailing out the credit industry isn't necessarily the way to go, says a finance professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Obesity, Economics, Fat, Overweight, Obese

"The Fattening of America" Provides Contemporary Look at Economics of Obesity

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A new book written by Eric Finkelstein, Ph.D., a health economist at RTI International, and Laurie Zuckerman takes a contemporary look at the economics of obesity.

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Dental, Health, Health Disparities, Racial

Racial, Economic Health Disparities in Dental Practice

Quality of dental care is associated with one's race and economic status, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry.

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Economics, Federal Fund Rate, Fed, Interest Rates, Federal Reserve, Keynesian, Taylor Rate, Sonmez Atesoglu

Economics Prof's Formula Says Fed Rate Still Too High

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A Clarkson University economics professor says that the new benchmark federal funds rate of 4.25% is much too high to get the optimum levels of employment and gross domestic product that the Federal Reserve is looking for.

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Mortgage, Foreclosure, Credit, Real, Estate

Professor Offers Tips for Financially Sound Home Buying

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Professor William Bailey says potential buyers, no matter how eager they are to purchase a home, need to follow five general guidelines when deciding how much house to buy.

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Business, Economy, 2008, Forecast

Forecast: Resilient U.S. Economy Will Rebound

Despite a slumping housing market, rising oil prices, flat auto sales, a weak U.S. dollar and waning consumer confidence, America's economy will not slip into recession, say University of Michigan economists.

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Economy, Recession, Presidential Candidates, Housing Market, Credit, Subprime Mortgage Market, Clinton, Tax Codes, Globalization, Free Trade, Democratic Debate, Philadelphia

Americans Say: It's Still the Economy, Stupid

The bursting of the proverbial real estate bubble coupled with a mortgage and credit crisis has many Americans murmuring "recession." Ben Liebman, Ph.D., an economist at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, says that despite the opinion of some Americans, we are not in a recession. He expects Philadelphia's debate viewers to be interested in what the candidates have to say about the economy.

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Mortgage, Default, Credit, Spending, debt, Lending, Banks, Recession, Consumer

Subprime Problems Signal Trouble Ahead, Research Shows

If you think sub-prime mortgage loans caused Wall Street trouble, just wait until debt problems spill over onto household spending. America's love affair with spending could trigger the most severe downturn in economic activity seen since at least the 1980s "” and possibly since the Great Depression.

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Mortgage, Foreclosure, Credit, Bank

Foreclosure Is Not Inevitable, Advises Consumer Finance Expert

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A consumer and family finance expert offers advice to homeowners that could greatly increase their chances of keeping their homes if they are facing mortgage trouble. He suggests first talking to the mortgage holder to work out a deal and then if needed turning to a consumer credit counseling agency.

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Marshall, School, Business

Complex, Conflicting Rules of Origin Undercut Pacific Rim Trade Pact

USC Marshall team presents findings at APEC summit.

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Sub Prime Mortgage Crisis, Accounting, Business, Media

Accounting Expert Simplifies Key Element in Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis

John D. Rossi, III, CPA, associate professor of accounting at Moravian College can explain the complex situation including special accounting standards in relative non-technical terms and point out a key element missing in the media coverage of the crisis.







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