Articles About Harvard

Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.13.2012

Jeremy Lin is the World’s Fastest-Growing Sports Brand

Linsanity has infected New York City. The economic impact of Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old basketball phenomenon for the New York Knicks in just one week is hard to grasp. According to Times’ Brad Tuttle, “The phenomenon of undrafted Harvard grad and previous NBA benchwarmer Jeremy Lin is translating into serious money, as Knicks’ ticket prices […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
10.26.2011

A Lifeline for Underwater Homeowners?

Federal officials and some of the nation’s largest banks are collaborating on a plan that would make refinancing available to some borrowers whose houses are worth less than their loans, with the caveat that they must be up-to-date on mortgage payments.  Typically, these borrowers can’t refinance because they don’t have enough equity in their homes. […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.17.2011

The Elizabeth Warren Quote That Has Everyone Talking

Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Senate in Massachusetts as a progressive Democrat, has caused controversy between the right and left with the following statement: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you. “But I want to be clear. You […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.27.2011

Economists Say U.S. Economy Is on the Road to Recovery

The American recovery is on the road to recovery, unless the mounting federal deficit slows its momentum. A recent survey by Smart Brief and the international market research firm Ipsos of 841 financial professionals found that 67 percent think that stock prices will rise this year and that the country’s economic output will increase by […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.27.2010

Elizabeth Warren Tapped to Create Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President Barack Obama’s decision to name Wall Street’s archenemy Elizabeth Warren as his special advisor to direct the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau bypasses the often confrontational Senate confirmation process.  The Harvard law professor is now tasked with building a new government agency that will crack down on abusive financial practices such as […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.19.2010

Elizabeth Warren Ideal Head for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

A leading candidate to head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is Elizabeth Warren, although her potential nomination is not without controversy.  Writing on CNN Money.com, Katie Benner says “Detractors say that Warren lacks experience, that she’s not impartial, and that she could make it so expensive to extend credit that only the richest […]

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