Posts by: Jo Breiner

Google to buy Motorola Mobile

Google recently announced that it will acquire Motorola Mobile for $12.5 billion. Boston University School of Law lecturer James Bessen is the co-author of Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk.  He offers the following comment on the impact of the deal: “This acquisition demonstrates that patents today are more about […]

Perry, Fed, & ‘treason’

Texas Governor Rick Perry, campaigning in Iowa on Monday, responded to a voter’s question on the Federal Reserve, saying “printing more money…is almost treasonous.” Boston University School of Law professor Cornelius Hurley is director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He offers the […]

Weekly roundup of quotes by BU experts on the S&P downgrade: August 8 – August 12

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt for the week August 8 – August 12: “You add it up, our bond rating shouldn’t be AA+, it should be CCC at this point. I’m not kidding…It’s a scary mix of ingredients…If the market drops any […]

Bank of America to sell Canadian, European credit card business

Bank of America has announced it plans to sell its Canadian credit card business to TD Bank Group, as well as its European credit card business. Boston University master lecturer Mark Williams is an expert on risk management and teaches finance at the BU School of Management. A former Federal Reserve Bank examiner, he’s the […]

Campaign 2012: Will Rick Perry enter the race?

Speculation is strong that Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce on Sunday his intention to run for president in 2012, one day after the Iowa straw poll. Boston University professors John Carroll and Tom Whalen offer their comments on what Perry’s entry brings to the GOP field of presidential candidates. Contact Carroll at 617-353-3493; carroll7@bu.edu; […]

Fed to keep rates low through mid-2013

The Federal Reserve issued a statement on Tuesday pledging it would hold short-term interest rates near zero through the first half of 2013. Boston University School of Law professor Cornelius Hurley is director of Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He offers his […]

Campaign 2012: John Carroll on the Iowa straw poll

John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication, shares his predictions on the Iowa straw poll. Contact John at 617-353-3493 or carroll7@bu.edu; Twitter: @johncarroll_bu Earlier posts: Tom Fiedler on the Iowa straw poll Tom Whalen on the Iowa straw poll

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the Iowa straw poll

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of social science, is an expert on American politics. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. In the video below, he gives his predictions on the Iowa straw poll. Contact Tom at 978-888-3131 or tjw64@comcast.net

London riots

As rioting continues to spread in London and surrounding areas, Prime Minister David Cameron announced the deployment of 10,000 police officers. Cameron also recalled Parliament from its summer recess to assist in assessing the situation. Graham Wilson, chair of Boston University’s Political Science Department, and author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” […]

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler on the Iowa straw poll

This week, “Campaign 2012″ looks at the Iowa straw poll, which will be held on Saturday, August 13. Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, talks about his predictions and analysis for the straw poll. Contact Tom at 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu; Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN