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New York Daily News: "Silence by Trump adds to buzz that mogul could actually skip presidential debates — and if he does it would be ‘disastrous’ for his already flailing campaign"

08/09/2016

New York Daily News: "Silence by Trump adds to buzz that mogul could actually skip presidential debates — and if he does it would be ‘disastrous’ for his already flailing campaign"

Donald Trump has failed to respond to repeated questions about whether he would participate. (Evan Vucci/AP)

A refusal by Donald Trump to participate in the presidential debates this fall would mark another bizarre and unprecedented move by the unusual nominee — but unlike some of his past unorthodox steps, experts say it would almost certainly destroy what little chance he could have left at winning the White House.

The Trump camp remained silent Tuesday amid growing buzz that the GOP nominee could very well sit out the trio of presidential debates, scheduled to take place starting in September, and the existence of which are a long-held custom in White House races.

And while the mogul's "behavior on the fall debates is consistent with his earlier conduct," explained David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of political science at Pace University, "for him not to appear would be disastrous for many reasons."

"One, the American public uses the debates to finalize their choices and also some make their decision based on the debates, two, he would miss the opportunity to have his largest audience and, three, he would have the opportunity to directly confront Secretary Clinton on her record and policy positions," Caputo told the Daily News.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-silence-debates-adds-buzz-skip-article-1.2744161

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E-Commerce Times: "Walmart Pursues Amazon at Jet Speed"

08/09/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Walmart Pursues Amazon at Jet Speed"

. . . Traditional stores of all kinds face the same challenge, noted Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York.

What that amounts to, he told the E-Commerce Times, is "to keep prices competitive with Amazon while offering the personalized attention consumers have come to expect inside a retail store."

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83780.html

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Philadelphia Inquirer: "PHL passengers caught in Delta tech glitch"

08/08/2016

Philadelphia Inquirer: "PHL passengers caught in Delta tech glitch"

Photo: Delta airline name tags are seen at Delta terminal in JFK Airport in New York, July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/File Photo

. . . "It's the perfect storm for Delta. Monday morning is the jumping off point for many road warriors so there are not a lot of spare seats on the competition," said Pace University business professor Andrew O. Coggins Jr., who teaches international management, hospitality and tourism management. "Delta will be lucky if they get caught up by Friday."

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160809_PHL_passengers_caught_in_Delta_tech_glitch.html

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Playbill: "A Day In the Life of a Broadway Intern"

08/08/2016

Playbill: "A Day In the Life of a Broadway Intern"

Kira Jones
Theatre Operations Intern at Jujamcyn Theaters.

Jones is a rising junior at Pace University, studying Arts and Entertainment Management.

What is a typical day like for you?
Jones: Theatre operations is really unique in that you get to work in the office, but you also get to work for the shows. Today for example, I got in the office at 12:00, but by 12:30 I was at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre to do something we call a “walk-in,” which is when I will go to one of our theatres and act as an assistant house manager. That’s been my favorite part because you get the practical customer service experience, and you get to meet all the patrons who come through the theatre—they could be celebrating an anniversary or even coming to their first Broadway show. At the office, one of the main things I do is coordinate lost and found.

What is the Jujamcyn office like?
Jones: We are right above the St. James Theatre where Something Rotten! currently plays. When you walk into our office, you have to walk through a hallway, which is next to the stage. During the matinees, you’ll see actors in their Renaissance clothing crossing through, or changing or sitting in the hallway waiting to go on stage. I remember Brian d’Arcy James would share candy with us. Depending on where you are in the office, you can hear the music from the show.

Read more: http://www.playbill.com/article/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-broadway-intern

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WCBS 880: "Summer Program Teaches Teens How To Hack It In Cybersecurity"

08/08/2016

WCBS 880: "Summer Program Teaches Teens How To Hack It In Cybersecurity"

Pace University hosts a program that's training the next generation of data defenders (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s not every day you hear about a summer camp sponsored in part by the National Security Agency.

There’s no sports, but maybe a little espionage in GenCyber, a unique program at Pace University that introduces high school teachers and students to the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity.

The NSA is looking for the next generation of data defenders.

Listen to the story: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/08/nsa-cybersecurity-summer-school-program/

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Newsday: "How Clinton and Trump can win in the Electoral College"

08/08/2016

Newsday: "How Clinton and Trump can win in the Electoral College"

Photo: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (Credit: AP)

With the political conventions done, the race for the White House moves to the stage at which candidates take a hard look at the electoral map to decipher where they can deploy resources to score victories in pivotal states.

Based on current polls and recent election trends, a generous interpretation would show up to 15 states playing key roles in November. But, like most national elections, fewer states are more important than Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Some analysts believe Donald Trump must win two of those — if not all three — to claim victory. A business-based political action committee that’s supporting Trump just announced it will concentrate its political spending in those locales.

But in a race far from ordinary, don’t discount the role of Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan and Nevada. Even New Hampshire’s four electoral votes are being courted by Trump and Hillary Clinton.

“Clinton has a wider path to an Electoral College victory,” David Caputo, a Pace University political scientist, said about the state-by-state targeting that will mark the final three months of this campaign. “Trump is taking a narrower approach, which he has to. He’s going to have fewer states ‘in play’ than Clinton has . . . But this campaign is still in the very early stages.”

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/how-clinton-and-trump-can-win-in-the-electoral-college-1.12140263

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Marketplace: "Jet.com would juice Wal-Mart's online sales"

08/05/2016

Marketplace: "Jet.com would juice Wal-Mart's online sales"

Photo: A customer shops at a Wal-Mart October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. - Cancan Chu/Getty Images

Wal-Mart reported a higher than expected profit last quarter, but it’s no secret the company hasn’t been happy with its performance on the e-commerce front.

Reports say the retailer may be trying to change that by buying Jet.com, the upstart e-commerce platform set up as a rival to Amazon. But despite spending millions on tech and marketing, Jet.com is finding Amazon harder to take on than it thought.

Why would Wal-Mart take on Jet?

Well, Wal-Mart’s online sales have been ticking up, but not nearly as fast as Amazon’s. Brian Yarbrough is a retail analyst with Edward Jones. He said everyone in retail used to react to what Wal-Mart did – now, Wal-Mart is trying to keep up with Amazon. He said in short, buying Jet.com could mean more sales for Wal-Mart.  

“The Jet.com customer is a bit higher income than your average Wal-Mart customer," he said, "and I know Wal-Mart has talked about trying to move up the income scale, so it would give them an opportunity to maybe cater to a higher income customer.”

Larry Chiagouris is a professor of marketing at Pace University. He said if Wal-Mart buys Jet, it’s an admission that Wal-Mart couldn’t conquer online on its own. But he added if the two companies merge…they could.

“I think it’s going to be a formidable competitor to Amazon," he said, "simply because Jet will benefit from the existing purchasing power Wal-Mart has, and the existing sophisticated logistics and supply chain management that Wal-Mart has.”

Listen to the story: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/08/04/world/wal-mart-meet-jetcom

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Marketplace: "Trump is paying a price for being late to the TV ad party"

08/05/2016

Marketplace: "Trump is paying a price for being late to the TV ad party"

Photo: A screen displays Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivering his speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. - Win McNamee/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton and super PACs supporting her have budgeted $100 million for TV ads between now and the November election.  That’s around $97 million more than Donald Trump and his super PACs have set aside for TV ads. According to the Center for Responsive Politics.

“It’s such a stark difference that it’s hard to believe that they’re real,” said Sarah Bryner, the center's research director.

But numbers don’t lie.  And here are some others.  The Trump campaign reported raising around $80 million last month.  Now that he’s sitting on a pile of cash, will Trump finally break into TV? We don’t know. The Trump campaign didn’t respond to our interview requests.

But even if Trump decides to jump into TV now, he may not get the ad slots he wants.

“If the time slots are gone, they’re gone," said David Caputo, professor of Political Science at Pace University. "So that’s the disadvantage of being late.”

Listen to the story: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/08/04/world/trump-pays-price-being-late-tv-ad-party

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Combative Trump poses dilemma for GOP leaders"

08/04/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Combative Trump poses dilemma for GOP leaders"

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking at a campaign event in Daytona, Fla., has set off alarm bells within the GOP with a recent spate of contentious remarks. Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

. . . The GOP nominee “is taking what he did in the primary and doubling down,” said David A. Caputo, president emeritus of Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Combative-Trump-poses-dilemma-for-GOP-leaders-9119039.php

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Computerworld: "HPE's Whitman endorses Clinton; will Trump retaliate if he wins?"

08/03/2016

Computerworld: "HPE's Whitman endorses Clinton; will Trump retaliate if he wins?"

 HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman. Photo Credit: HP

. . . Does Whitman's endorsement matter?

Any evidence showing it is consequential is "more muted -- just as labor endorsements by union leaders do not always translate into support for the position taken or the candidate endorsed," said David Caputo, a professor of Political Science at Pace University and president emeritus.

The Clinton campaign is attempting to attract Republican and independent voters to its candidate and the endorsement of Clinton by business leaders "known to be strongly affiliated with the Republican Party should be seen as part of their strategy to win Republican and Independent support," said Caputo.

"One endorsement will not make a significant difference, but a large number might reinforce the Clinton campaign's assertion that Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president," said Caputo.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3104068/it-industry/hpes-whitman-endorses-clinton-will-trump-retaliate-if-he-wins.html

 

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