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Article ID: 544363

Economist Warns Future Generations May Be Worse Off Than Past

University of New Hampshire

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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16-Sep-2008 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 544300

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

University of Maryland, College Park

"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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15-Sep-2008 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 544250

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

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

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

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11-Sep-2008 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 544214

Fannie, Freddie and Me

Washington University in St. Louis

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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10-Sep-2008 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 544170

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

Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

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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10-Sep-2008 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 543998

Top Five Tips for Dealing with the Emotional Cost of Foreclosure

Menninger Clinic

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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3-Sep-2008 3:20 PM EDT

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Article ID: 543788

Child Poverty High in Rural America

University of New Hampshire

New data indicate that 22 percent of rural children are living in poverty. The new report, based on U.S. Census Bureau data released today, finds that on average, rates of child poverty are persistently higher in rural parts of the country relative to suburban areas and share similar rates with many central cities.

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26-Aug-2008 2:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 543762

Consumers Can Predict Inflation as Well as Professional Economists

Kansas State University

Research by a Kansas State University professor shows that household surveys predict the inflation rate fairly accurately and as well as professional economists. The pros employ statistics like the unemployment rate, money supply growth and exchange rate changes. Consumers are more likely to think about how much they spent at the grocery store that week.

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25-Aug-2008 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 543509

The Do's and Don'ts of Laying Off Employees

University of New Hampshire

As the economic downturn forces more companies to lay off workers, a workplace aggression expert at the University of New Hampshire cautions employers about what to do and not do when breaking bad news to employees.

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18-Aug-2008 7:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 543476

Carsey Institute: Urban, Rural Children Experience Similar Rates of Low Income and Poverty

University of New Hampshire

The rates of children living in low-income families are similar in both rural areas and central cities, a new report from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire finds. Nearly one-half of all children living in rural areas and in central cities lived in a low-income family.

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13-Aug-2008 4:00 PM EDT

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