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Wellness Expert Offers Tips on Coping with Economic Turmoil

In the wake of America's financial upheaval, one psychologist says it's time to take control of emotions and better regulate the mind-body stress response. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Associate Professor Josh Klapow, Ph.D., offers four 'action points' to dealing with stress and anxiety brought on by the crisis.

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Bailout, Money, Finance, Financial Crisis, Recession, Depression

The Financial Crisis: U.S. Could See Great Turnaround in 12-18 Months

While the U.S. may face a depression if the current crisis is not managed properly, a finance professor and expert believes the country could enjoy a major turnaround in the near future if things are handled properly today.

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Bailout, Financial, Crisis, Derivatives, Federal, Rescue, Mortgage Backed, Securities

Expert Who Anticipated Financial Crisis Available to Discuss Bailout

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Robert Bliss, a former senior financial economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago who teaches finance at Wake Forest University, is available to discuss the federal government's $700 billion rescue plan to acquire troubled mortgage-backed securities from lenders.

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Economy, Bailout, Depression, Recession

Economist Available to Discuss Repercussions if Bailout Effort Fails

Michael Goldberg, associate professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, is available to speak with journalists about the economic repercussions if the current bailout effort fails.

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Finance, Economy, Real Estate, Housing, Mortgage, Subprime, Tarp, Rescue Plan, Federal Reserve, Treasury, University Of California, Berkeley, Haas School Of Business

Leading Finance and Real Estate Experts at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley can provide leading experts in the field of real estate, banking, finance, and the economy to address the news unfolding around the financial market turmoil and troubled US housing market.

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Economist's Model Forecasted Current Economic Slowdown One Year In Advance

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An economist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says that a model he developed forecasted the current economic slowdown at least one year before it became apparent to most observers. The model, which was first published in the Journal of Finance in June 1991, has successfully predicted every recession since 1955.

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Federal Bailouts, Fannie, Freddie, AIG, Lehman

Bailouts: Better Regulatory Infrastructure, Clear Budgeting Rules Needed

"It is troubling that weighty bailout decisions are being made on an ad hoc basis behind closed doors," says Cheryl Block, leading federal budget expert and professor of law. "These decisions potentially involve not only substantial amounts of taxpayer money, but they also involve employment decisions regarding management of major business enterprises."

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Economy, Health, Healthy Living, Stress

Seven Habits (To Break) Of Highly Effective People

During tough financial times, many people try to demonstrate their value at work by working harder and longer. But, if you don't also make time to take care of yourself, success may come at a hefty cost: your health. Dr. George Griffing, Saint Louis University professor of internal medicine, offers the seven worst habits of workaholics.

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Economics Expert Can Discuss $700 Billion Bailout, Waning Economy and End of the Investment Banking Era

Texas Tech expert Available to discuss pros/cons of Paulson Plan, etc.

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Experts: How to Raise Resilient Children in Tough Times

Explaining the loss of a home or job to young children can be difficult for parents. However, even during tough economic times, families can take steps to develop resilience, the coping mechanism needed to recover from life's challenges, say University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) education professors Lynn Kirkland, Ed.D., and Janice Patterson, Ph.D.

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Network Approach May Be the Answer to Understanding Financial "˜Contagion'

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University of Arkansas economists find that a network approach to the study of financial "contagion" "“ the transmission and impact of financial crises "“ may be applied to understand the current turmoil in the U.S. banking sector and the need for a system-wide response by the Fed.

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Banking Expert Available to Discuss Shakeup of Major Financial Institutions

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Banking expert Tim Yeager, associate professor of finance at the University of Arkansas and former economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, is available to answer questions about the ongoing crisis at major U.S. financial institutions.

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Workplace Aggression Expert Available to Discuss Employee Layoffs

Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the intricacies of laying off employees. According to Harvey, although there really is no good way to tell someone they are being laid off, employers should tailor the bad news in a way that minimizes the likelihood of an extremely bad reaction.

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Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, A.I.G., American International Group, Bank Of America, Washington Mutual, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Wall Street, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, Investi

After The Weekend That Wracked Wall Street, Think Big About Small Says Financial Author

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The recent collapse of three major financial institutions"”Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch"”has left Wall Street reeling, and no one knows when the bloodletting will come to an end. While investors are duly concerned about the future financial landscape, opportunities for growth still exist.

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Economist Warns Future Generations May Be Worse Off Than Past

For the first time in America's recent history, future generations may be worse off economically than their parents, warns economist Ross Gittell at the University of New Hampshire.

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Alan Greenspan, Credit Crisis, Lehman Brothers, Financial Crisis, Wall Street, David Sicilia, University Of Maryland

Too Bad Greenspan Wasn't So Blunt in Office, Says Historian

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"The situation we face in financial markets today was largely the creation of a Federal Reserve under Alan Greenspan's long tenure," says University of Maryland business and economic historian David Sicilia. "It's a shame he wasn't as forthright then as he is now as a prominent private citizen." Sicilia calls the current credit crisis "the worst in postwar history."

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Mortgage, Housing, Real, Estate, Economy, Subprime, Policy, Washington, Berkeley, Expert

"The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: What's Next?" Real Estate Economist to Discuss Solutions to the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

UC Berkeley real estate economist and panel of experts to discuss solutions to the subprime mortgage crisis.

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Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac, Mortgages, Housing Market, Subprime Lending

Fannie, Freddie and Me

Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance at Washington University in St. Louis, comments on the mortgage giants' federal bailout and the impact on taxpayers, shareholders, the mortgage market and the confidence of the American people.

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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Mortgage, Real Estate, Take Over

Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Take-Over Will Lead to Active Prime Market

A finance expert in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University predicts an active prime market after the take-over of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae by the government.

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Foreclosure, Emotional, Cost, tips, Mortgage

Top Five Tips for Dealing with the Emotional Cost of Foreclosure

Realty experts are saying that more than $200 billion in adjustable rate mortgages are scheduled to reset during the second half of 2008. Many Americans could soon be facing the harsh reality of foreclosure. Edythe Harvey, MD, a psychiatrist at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, offers tip on how to deal with the emotional side of foreclosure.







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