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Article ID: 547249

Expert Available to Discuss Various Finance, Automotive Bailout Pros and Cons

Virginia Tech

The financial system rescue package necessary; but think twice about politicians running the auto industry. "There are a number of significant misconceptions about the economic crisis," said George Morgan, the SunTrust Professor of Finance in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Released:
9-Dec-2008 4:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 547160

Managing Financial Anxieties During the Holidays

Saint Joseph's University

With news of a recession, it's no wonder that many Americans are feeling anxious about their financial situation this holiday season. According to Saint Joseph's University Psychologist Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., these anxieties are amplified by constant media reminders.

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7-Dec-2008 7:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 547161

Saying More than Just "˜No' to Children This Christmas

Saint Joseph's University

Out of economic necessity, many parents will have to say "˜no' to their child this Christmas. Sally Black, Ph.D., assistant professor in health services at Saint Joseph's University, warns parents to do more than just say "˜no.'

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7-Dec-2008 7:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 547117

Experts Available to Discuss Latest Big Three Proposal

University of Michigan

The fallout on the Big Three's proposed bailout will have immediate and lasting implications for Michigan and the nation. The University of Michigan has experts who can lend insights on these issues.

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4-Dec-2008 5:15 PM EST
Newswise: Payday Loan Problem: Financial "˜Quick Fix' Leads to Personal Bankruptcy

Article ID: 547094

Payday Loan Problem: Financial "˜Quick Fix' Leads to Personal Bankruptcy

Vanderbilt University

Some 10 million Americas borrow money through payday loans each year, and payday lenders now have more storefronts than McDonald's and Starbucks combined. New research by Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor Paige Marta Skiba found payday loan applicants who received the quick cash after their first application were significantly more likely to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy than those whose initial application was denied.

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4-Dec-2008 1:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 547061

Great Depression Spurred Great Creativity

Temple University

The Grapes of Wrath is not the only Depression-era work worth taking a second (or a first) look at from our current perspective in what some are calling the New Depression. "If it's true that adversity and hardship can bring out creativity," said Miles Orvell, professor of English and American studies at Temple University, "then the Great Depression was one of the great creative periods of our time."

Released:
3-Dec-2008 1:30 PM EST

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Newswise: Snapshot of Recession: Job Loss Figures Tell the Story

Article ID: 547035

Snapshot of Recession: Job Loss Figures Tell the Story

University of Maryland, College Park

"The unrelenting, month-by-month loss of American jobs throughout 2008 provides a revealing snapshot of our path into this recession," says University of Maryland economist Peter Morici, who predicted the recession early on "“ late last year when holiday sales proved disappointing. He expects the trend to continue this Friday when November figures come out.

Released:
2-Dec-2008 7:45 PM EST

Article ID: 547020

Tip Sheet: University of Virginia Experts on the Financial Crisis

University of Virginia

BusinessWeek judges the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce to be in a "virtual dead heat" with University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School as the best undergraduate business school in the country. U.Va.'s separate graduate business school, the Darden School of Business, is also highly ranked. Together they have more than a dozen faculty who are regularly featured in national and international media discussing the financial crisis, from problems with the bailout strategy to global capital flows and America's low savings rate, to lessons from past financial crises.

Released:
2-Dec-2008 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 547009

Study Helps Explain the Current Economic Crisis

University of Southern California (USC)

A joint study outlines a new theory - "trustee theory" - to explain the relationship between elected officials and government bureaucracies. The authors explain how this theory can be applied to explaining the current economic crisis.

Released:
2-Dec-2008 1:10 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 546993

Agencies Serving the Poor Face More Problems as Economy Worsens

University of Chicago

As the nation enters a period of economic uncertainty, many of the 50 million Americans living near or below the poverty line are increasingly vulnerable. The help they need to get a job, locate housing, access health care, or provide for their children is less likely to be found in their neighborhoods as service agencies potential financial problems.

Released:
2-Dec-2008 10:45 AM EST

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