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2008-11-07 00:00:19

An entrepreneur and visionary marketer who built his successful investment firm on finance principles he learned at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business has returned the favor by making the largest donation in the University's history and the largest gift to any business school in the world, the school announced today (Thursday, November 6).

2008-10-14 03:00:14

By Geoff Mulvihill; Ellen Simon PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)- Paul Krugman, whose relentless criticism of the Bush administration includes opposition to the $700 billion financial bailout, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his work on international trade patterns.

2008-10-13 09:00:03

A U.S. economist received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of international trade and economic geography, the Nobel Foundation said Monday.

2008-06-27 15:02:21

By AMY FORLITI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday. Mr.

2008-06-27 00:00:39

Leonid Hurwicz, an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year, has died. He was 90. Hurwicz, who lived in Minneapolis, became ill about a week before his death Tuesday night, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

2008-06-25 18:02:20

By Ben Cohen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 25--Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, died Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

2006-06-25 05:42:08

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - The central bank chiefs of the world's two largest economies, the United States and Japan, left a Bank for International Settlements summit on Sunday without speaking to reporters.

2006-06-08 19:42:34

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The most controversial leader in Harvard's history bowed out on Thursday in a final commencement that drew cheers and shouts of support from the students who backed him during a faculty rebellion. Former U.S.

2006-01-12 18:05:00

Game theory, a science of solving conflicts based on individuals choosing the best outcome for themselves, may offer everyone from the hard-bitten day trader to a corporate chief executive a framework for making tough decisions.

2005-11-16 12:40:34

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of leading Harvard University professors have launched an angry protest over a report that the school's controversial president, Lawrence Summers, had told faculty members he was dissatisfied with an important dean and had considered firing him.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.