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Bhuyan: New Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton

Professor Soumitra Bhuyan has been named a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University Soumitra Bhuyan, Ph.D., MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Bloustein School, Rutgers University- The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. His primary teaching and research interests include chronic disease management and health information systems with an overarching emphasis on strategies […]

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Hughes: More Millennials Are Leaving the Nest to Form Their Own Households

From 2016 to 2021, nearly every state saw a spike in the number of young adults between the ages of 25 and 44 forming new households, a development with far-reaching implications for state populations, economic growth and infrastructure. For many millennials, the economic fallout of the Great Recession a decade and a half ago postponed […]

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Hughes: Another Interest Rate Hike – What it Means for NJ Residents

The Federal Reserve will once again raise interest rates Wednesday afternoon, but this time they’re only expected to bump them up a quarter of a percent, not half a percent like we’ve had for the past several months. According to Rutgers University economist James Hughes, even with the cost of borrowing money going higher and […]

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Hughes: Many More Single Women Than Men Are Homeowners. Here’s Why

On average, women earn 83 cents for every dollar a man makes — yet single women own roughly 10.7 million homes, compared to 8.1 million for single men, according to a recent analysis from LendingTree that looked at 2021 Census data. That’s a surprising statistic considering the financial hurdles women have historically faced, said Jacob Channel, LendingTree’s […]

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Stamato: A Push for More Oversight of New Jersey’s Colleges

Proposed legislation would enforce financial transparency for public institutions after one university nearly collapsed. Some say the bills are redundant, others that they don’t go far enough. Linda Stamato, former chair of the Board of Governors at Rutgers, the state’s public flagship, said that the bills will be effectively toothless in ensuring fiscal accountability unless […]

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Listokin: NJ Downtowns Are Breathing New Life Into Empty Old Banks

Downtown banks used to be where eager home buyers applied for mortgages, workers cashed hard-earned paychecks, and youngsters watched nickels and dimes grow in their first savings accounts. But in recent decades, ATM machines and online banking have made these once essential institutions obsolete. Fortunately, developers and businesses across New Jersey have repurposed dozens of […]

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Keevey: No Way To Run a $6 Billion Enterprise

Rich Keevey makes a case for eliminating the debt ceiling and budgeting properly in this latest opinion piece in PA Times. “There have been 47 [Continuing Resolutions] CRs between 2010 and 2022, ranging in duration from 1 to 176 days. On three occasions no CR was approved resulting in a governmental shutdown. What a way […]

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Stamato: Social media needs rules

Social media platforms have imploded with misinformation and hate. Linda Stamato, co-founder of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Policy Fellow at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, makes a case for some sort of regulation and a restoration of trust in digital content for these platforms to truly function as […]

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