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  • If a Young Child Wanders, Technology Can Follow
    November 2, 2013
    “I can understand how a parent might want to know if their child is having a problem, but I don’t think it’s necessarily helpful for children to always be able to turn to their parents when they are struggling,” Sandra Calvert, professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center, on location-tracking technology aimed at keeping track of young children.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Another Nasdaq malfunction shuts down options market
    November 1, 2013
    “Anything that makes headlines puts more pressure on the SEC to do something visible about exchange technology,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on recent Nasdaq malfunctions.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • MSCI Puts ISS on Block amid Proxy Firm Headwinds
    October 31, 2013
    “They obviously consider it important to vote and are putting in the effort to do this,” Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on the value of investor votes.
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  • Dennis Quinn: McDonough School of Business
    October 31, 2013
    “With economic globalisation, the citizens of Appalachian and Welsh Cambrian towns alike are shaken, for good and ill, by the business advances of global firms including those from China and India,” Dennis Quinn, MSB professor, defines economic globalization.
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    Source: Financial Times

  • DEALTALK-FireEye, Box, other tech startups shun buyouts for IPOs
    October 30, 2013
    “Unlike the dot-com bubble, this time around tech startups had actual revenue and not just clicks." Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on how tech startups are choosing to go public rather than sell their businesses.
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    Source: Reuters

  • Twitter IPO Offers Banks an Entree to Spoils
    October 29, 2013
    “Each IPO by itself might seem like it's a small fee. But if a banker has been selected to do Twitter, they're more likely to get the next deal," Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on IPO fees.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • 'Chemistry Of Fear' VIDEO Explains Science Behind Brain's Response To Dangerous Situations
    October 29, 2013
    “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm. We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain," Abigail Marsh, assistant professor of psychology, on what is happening in the brain when we feel fear.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • Short-Term Insurance Skirts Health Law To Cut Costs
    October 29, 2013
    “I am concerned that health insurers will try to ... sell people coverage that yes, may come with a cheaper sticker price, but that may expose them to significant financial risks down the line,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the risks of short-term medical plans.
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    Source: NPR

  • The chemistry of fear explained
    October 29, 2013
    “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm ... We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain.” Abigail Marsh, assistant professor of psychology, on how the brain processes fear.
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    Source: Fox News

  • Another Reason Not to Hire Larry Ellison
    October 25, 2013
    "We thought that might translate to a corporate setting, where a frugal CEO might have stronger systems and controls and better monitoring in place," Robert Davidson, MSB professor, on how personal frugality plays a role in recruiting top executives.
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    Source: Inc.com

  • Health Insurance Options Aren’t Limited to Government Exchanges
    October 25, 2013
    “You’re not guaranteed coverage with these plans, so insurers can deny your application if you’re sick,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on purchasing health plans outside of the Obama administration’s exchanges.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Big insurers avoid many state health exchanges
    October 21, 2013
    “The quality will be comparable because they have to meet a minimum threshold (for) the basics of the plans. It's really around the pricing that competition can play a role," Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on comparisons between insurance carriers on the government exchanges.
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    Source: USA Today

  • Paying cash for healthcare: High-deductible insurance soars in popularity
    October 19, 2013
    “The argument is that consumers need skin in the game because they are getting too much healthcare. If you make them feel pain, they will spend less,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on employer shifts to high-deductible healthcare plans.
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    Source: Courier Journal

  • Sen. Ted Cruz says premiums have gone 'up and up and up' for 'virtually every person'
    October 16, 2013
    “These folks' premiums pre-ACA were kept low because plans were able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. We're now moving to a system that doesn't discriminate and that means that yes, some people might have to pay more,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the idea that young people will pay more under Obamacare.
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    Source: Politifact

  • Maryland's Health Exchange Is Reportedly Beset By Troubles, 'Looks Like Something A College Kid May Have Put Together'
    October 13, 2013
    “Maryland had been seen as ahead of the pack. But now we're pointing to Kentucky as one of the only states moving smoothly. If this goes on another month, some policy decisions on open enrollment will need to be made,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how technological trouble will affect healthcare enrollment deadlines.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

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