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MarketWatch: "Opinion: How tax-inversion rules may stall mergers"

09/23/2014

MarketWatch: "Opinion: How tax-inversion rules may stall mergers"

. . . Philip Cohen, a professor of tax policy at Pace University and former tax counsel for Unilever PLC’s U.S. division, said the Treasury Department is limited in its ability to truly curb inversions.

“The best way of addressing the problem of inversions is for Congress to pass anti-inversion legislation,” Cohen wrote in an analysis Tuesday. “Unfortunately, that does not appear likely to occur in the short term.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-tax-inversion-rules-may-stall-mergers-2014-09-23

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New York Times: "Opera Singers Try a More Intimate Genre"

09/23/2014

New York Times: "The Voce Series, With French Songs, at the Schimmel Center"

There are certain styles that are difficult to convey well: Most competent pianists, for example, can play Chopin decently, but it takes a more particular gift to win over an audience with Bach or Boulez. On the vocal front, the intimate, enigmatic French art song — a genre (like chamber music) that is often best suited to salon-style formats — can be challenging to render convincingly.

Singers who are charismatic and natural on the opera stage often seem ill at ease in recital formats, although the soprano Julia Bullock and the excellent tenor Paul Appleby both appeared poised on Sunday afternoon at the Schimmel Center at Pace University. But it was only at the end of the first half of the program that the singing really caught fire. The event, part of the recently inaugurated Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital series, was initially to have featured the tenor Joseph Kaiser, who withdrew a few days before the performance.

Read more of the New York Times Music Review: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/arts/music/the-voce-series-with-french...

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U.S. News: "Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape"

09/19/2014

U.S. News: "Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape"

Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University, and her colleagues frequently describe the interrupted educational paths of their adult student population like this: “Life gets in the way.” By enrolling in online courses, however, students are able to reintegrate higher education into their lives without their studies getting in the way of their work or family commitments.

“We are dealing with an adult audience; many have started and stopped,” she says.

Students who graduate from iPace, the online version of the undergraduate program at Pace University in New York, receive the same diploma as the traditional students. “Part of the myth is that online is easier,” Shakespeare says. In actuality, students need to be self-disciplined and dedicate the same amount of time and effort as if they were participating in person, even if the majority of iPace students are part time, she notes.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/college-of-tomorrow/articles/2014/09/22/online-options-expanding-in-higher-education-landscape

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CNBC: "NFL sponsor wrath: Can they change the league?"

09/18/2014

CNBC: "NFL sponsor wrath: Can they change the league?"

. . . "Even as prestigious as the NFL brand is, there are other ways for companies to spend their money," said Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University.

Chiagouris added that the discontent expressed by sponsors might not hit the NFL's revenue right away but further down the line when contract renewals and extensions come up.

He said the companies would likely want to verify that the NFL is making changes to address player conduct—and if nothing is changed, the deals might go away or be cut back substantially.

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102009315

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Wall Street Journal: "Construction of College Buildings Is Booming and New York City Is Reaping the Benefits"

09/17/2014

Wall Street Journal: "Construction of College Buildings Is Booming and New York City Is Reaping the Benefits"

. . . Manhattan's Pace University acquired sites in the Financial District several years ago to build residence halls for a growing student body.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/construction-of-college-buildings-is-booming-and-new-york-city-is-reaping-the-benefits-1410922872

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TheStreet: "Why Apple Pay Is So Important to Apple's Future"

09/12/2014

TheStreet: "Why Apple Pay Is So Important to Apple's Future"

. . . "Apple has timed this announcement perfectly to coincide with the pent-up demand for new Apple products, and the excitement over wearables (like watches) that the Android and Samsung products have not yet satisfied," said Jonathan Hill, associate dean of Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Read more: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12873515/2/why-apple-pay-is-so-important-...

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E-Commerce Times: "The Fortune 500 Crowdfunding Conundrum"

09/12/2014

E-Commerce Times: "The Fortune 500 Crowdfunding Conundrum"

. . . Crowdfunding by large corporations "could definitely represent a way for small investors to get in on the ground floor of new and exciting marketing opportunities without the investment bankers taking a piece of the action," Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81027.html

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WABC: "Remembering the first responders who died on 9/11"

09/11/2014

WABC: "Remembering the first responders who died on 9/11"

NEW YORK (WABC) -- They left behind hundreds of children, some too young to remember their parents.

One family, with 10 children, spoke about what they've gone through, and what's helped them since September 11, 2001.

"I directly go back to when I was 12 year old," said Joe Palombo, son of 9/11 victim. "In my mind and probably in all of our minds, our dad was invincible; nothing ever is going to happen to him."

But on September 11th 2001, Joe's father, Frank Palombo went into the south tower with others from Ladder 105 and he did not make it out.

"All you can think about is my dad died, people were so moved by it because the way he died, because he was a hero, but to me he was my hero before he died. I didn't lose a firefighter Sept 11th, I lost my father," Palombo said.

A man who adored his family, which eventually expanded to two girls and eight boys was quite a handful for Joe's mom Jean.

When Frank passed, the oldest was just 15 and the youngest was 11 months old.

Facing an uncertain future, Joe says he clearly remembers spiraling into a tail spin.

"As a 12-year-old boy, my dad's my hero, I want to be just like him, I want to make him happy," Palombo said.

Joe knew his oldest brother would be heading to college but like other families, they were struggling financially

Six days after the attacks, the Freedom Scholarship Fund was established.

It makes it possible for those who lost loved ones to pursue post-secondary study and pays for everything.

Joe and his sisters and brothers will all receive funding.

"The families are tremendously inspirational, they're resilient, they are strong, and notwithstanding the heartache they've been through,"

Joe graduated with honors from Pace University last May.

It was a bitter sweet time as three months later, Jean died from colon cancer.

So much loss, but Joe is thankful that the kindness of strangers made it possible for him to finish school.

"Something was taken away but something has also been given to me, it's an absolutely blessing," Palombo said.

Watch the video: http://7online.com/news/remembering-the-first-responders-who-died-on-9-1...

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Epoch Times: "How 9/11 Changed Us"

09/11/2014

Epoch Times: "How 9/11 Changed Us"

NEW YORK—Everyone who is old enough to remember that day 13 years ago now known as 9/11 knows just what they were doing, where they were, and who they were with when they found out that New York City had been attacked. What is difficult to remember are the hours, days, weeks, months and years that have followed during which the U.S. drastically changed.

For some, the difference is a subtle change in social norms.

“We’re more polarized, we’re less civilized,” said Phil Hirschkorn, a former CBS Evening News producer who was at Ground Zero on 9/11. Hirschkorn added that there was a significant lack of accurate information on and after September 11. He pointed to the 9/11 Commission’s report prepared by the federal National Commission on Terrorism, which wasn’t released until years later, on July 22, 2004.

“What’s interesting is what we didn’t know,” said Hirschkorn. “It took a long time to get the timeline of the day right.”

He and others agree that even with slowly emerging information, it was a day that ultimately became a turning point for the country, and the world. The Pentagon was also attacked by a hijacked plane and another was crashed in a field in Pennsylvania by passengers who foiled their hijackers. Even 13 years later the increased security in airports, public and private buildings, and major transportation hubs is impossible to ignore. For some, they still haven’t become accustomed to it, though.

“I feel it every time I walk in an NYU building and I have to show my ID,” said Mitch Stephens, a journalism professor at New York University. “We’re so terrorism conscious.”

Hirschkorn and Stephens were part of a discussion at New York’s City’s Pace University on the week of the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11. Most of those who took part were journalists who, like Hirschkorn, covered 9/11 from what would later become known as Ground Zero. Run in conjunction with the university’s 9/11 Tribute Center, the audience included survivors as well as relatives and friends of victims.

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/947500-how-911-changed-us/

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New York Times: "Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College"

09/10/2014

New York Times: "Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College"

Sean Booker Jr., now 18, attends Pace University in Lower Manhattan, within view of 1 World Trade Center.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/nyregion/donations-of-100-million-help...

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