Daily Update 04/23/2014: New Home Sales Fell Sharply in March, Down 14.5%

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On the Hill In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative that ended race-based decisions at the state’s public universities. …

Daily Update 04/22/2014: Existing Home Sales Down 7.5% Year/Year

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On the Hill In Ukraine today, Vice President Joe Biden urged Russian leaders to help in the de-escalation of tensions while also pledging continued American support for the …

U.S. Immigration Policy Event Recap

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Author: Nadia Tareen, C15 W15 The Student Association of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI) was thrilled to host the Penn community for its signature event of the …

Daily Update 04/21/2014: Tech Industry Pushes FCC To Free Up More Wavelengths

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On the Hill Texas Representative Blake Farenthold has proposed a bill that would suspend the pay of any federal employee held in contempt by Congress. Employees are held …

Dr. Emanuel on Employers and the Affordable Care Act

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Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, and Faculty Affiliate, discusses “his provocative prediction that most employers will abandon …

Boston Attacks Mark Major Shift in Who’s Buying Terror Insurance

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Bloomberg’s article “Boston Attacks Mark Major Shift in Who’s Buying Terror Insurance” discusses a major shift in the different types of businesses that are buying terror insurance since last …

Business improvement districts: Impact on public safety within BIDs and in nearby areas

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“Business improvement districts: Impact on public safety within BIDs and in nearby areas,” by Journalist’s Resource discusses the impact of the establishment of business improvement districts (BIDs) on public …

Is America giving up?

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Joao F. Gomes, Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance and Faculty Affiliate, discusses how the U.S. economy is falling short to the Chinese economy in his most recent op-ed …

Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Loans and Their Consequences

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Knowledge@Wharton recently interviewed Professor Olivia S. Mitchell about her new paper titled “Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Loans and Their Consequences.” Mitchell, who is International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans …

April: Financial Literacy Month

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During April we celebrate the Financial Literacy Month. As stated by “Reading, writing, arithmetic – and financial literacy,” on The Hill, the ” key to improving the financial literacy of …