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June 2014

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NBC News and the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch cited a study by the Center for Retirement Research showing that Americans aren’t saving enough for what could be decades-long retirements. CBS MoneyWatch cited another center study detailing how low-income workers barely have the option to start saving.

A New York Met was pilloried on sports talk radio for missing two games after the birth of his first son. Brad Harrington, executive director of the Center for Work and Family, defended the ballplayer in a Huffington Post blog. After the incident, the player, second baseman Daniel Murphy, and Harrington both attended a White House discussion on working fathers.

The Center for Work and Family’s Executive-in-Residence Lauren Stiller Rikleen wrote a piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti about the culture of overachievement that may be literally killing teenagers, and she told CBS Boston radio listeners how they can ease generational tensions in the workplace. Jennifer Fraone, associate director of the center, shared tips with U.S. News & World Report for successfully juggling work, family, and online coursework.

Various media outlets covered President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Narayana Kocherlakota’s keynote speech at the Carroll School’s ninth annual Finance Conference, including Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and mni.com.

Casino opponents in Massachusetts are trying to place a repeal question on the ballot in November. To sort out the implications, WBUR sought the expertise of Richard McGowan, S.J., adjunct associate professor of finance. McGowan also commented on casino issues in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald.

The Bay State is tied with Colorado for the stingiest public pension systems in the nation, Alicia H. Munnell wrote in an opinion piece for the Boston Globe. Munnell, who is the Carroll School’s Drucker Chair and a professor of management sciences, was also quoted extensively in an MSN Money report on the benefits of delaying retirement until age 70, and in a CNBC segment about dire pension predictions leaked by hedge fund Bridgewater Associates.

Images of cute babies trigger our protective instincts and encourage responsible behavior, but cute objects—such as a whimsically shaped ice cream scoop—encourage self-indulgent behavior, Associate Professor of Marketing Gergana Nenkov told Fast Company.

Warren Zola, adjunct associate professor of business law, appeared on MSNBC twice, discussing disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s handing over of his team to his estranged wife, and Sterling’s threat to sue the NBA. Zola, who is also the Carroll School’s executive director of corporate and government affairs, commented in the Washington Post, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the Chronicle of Higher Education about the federal ruling that Northwestern football players qualify as employees with the right to unionize, and related issues. Time asked for Zola’s insights into the class-action lawsuit brought against the NFL by ex-players for what they allege was reckless distribution of painkiller drugs, and USA Today interviewed him about the UFC requiring background checks after revelations that one of their contracted fighters was a convicted pedophile and a neo-Nazi.

 

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