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Opinion: Tenor of discourse around the BDS vote at Concordia was troubling — Last weekend, outrage spread across my Facebook newsfeed from predominantly Jewish undergraduate students at Concordia University dismayed that Concordia's student body voted to support the BDS movement. I was disappointed too, not only by the troubling yet almost inevitable result of the vote, but especially by the tenor of campus discourse surrounding it, from both sides.

Moody's: N.J. Pensions to Run Dry in Ten Years — A new report from Moody's Investors Service warns that two of New Jersey's largest public employee pensions will run out of money and exhaust their underlying assets within ten years. Moody's says the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) "could fully expend their assets as soon as 2024 and 2027...

Labor Day Gas Prices Cheapest Since 2010 — The Labor Day holiday weekend travel stampede started Thursday with millions of Americans hitting the road. AAA says just under 35 million of us will journey 50 miles or more from home, which is the largest number of travelers over the Labor Day weekend since 2008.

New Index Ranks Best Made-in-America Cars — Do you drive one of the best American-made vehicles? And stocks open the week in negative territory. This is the mid-day market report. A professor from American University in Washington, D.C., has devised a new index for the best vehicles actually made in America. Among small cars, the Chevrolet Sonic takes the top spot.

Fireworks Missing at the Box Office — The box office plummets over the holiday weekend, and one restaurant chain is offering all-you-can-eat appetizers. Early this morning, stock futures were a bit negative across the board. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 17000 for the first time ever Thursday.

Apple Cuts iPod Touch Prices, GM Preps for New Recall — Apple ( AAPL) is cutting prices on its iPod Touch music players and General Motors ( GM) prepares for yet another round of recalls. We told you about Japanese car makers recalling millions of vehicles because of an issue with airbags and that same issue seems to be a problem for some vehicles sold by GM.

Mid-Market Report: Taubman Buying Starwood Malls — Taubman Centers has agreed to sell seven malls to Starwood Capital group for $1.4 billion in cash and debt. Taubman says once the deals close it expects mall tenant sales to increase by more than $100 per square foot. Taubman Centers currently operates 27 retail properties in 15 states and in South Korea.

Moody’s Rates Pot High in Colorado — People who want to make marijuana legal just got a kind of upgrade from Moody's Investors Service. The latest investors report, Colorado's Legalized Marijuana Tax Revenues Exceed Expectations, breaks down the numbers. Colorado raised the estimate for tax revenue it expects to collect this year 40%, from $70 million to $98 million.

Moody’s Issues Junk Rating for Coming Puerto Rico Bond Sale — Moody's Investors Service late Friday assigned a junk rating for the expected multi-billion dollar Puerto Rico bond deal. Moody's expects the sale to take place March 11 when the financially-troubled U.S. commonwealth attempts to sell up to $3.5 Billion in so-called GO Bonds.

Back to the (Bankruptcy) Drawing Board for California Towns? — We now have the latest report from Moody's Investors Service about Vallejo, Stockton and San Bernardino, California. The title -- " Without Pension Relief, Bankrupt California Cities Risk Return to Insolvency " -- tells the tale. Specifically, Moody's warns that Vallejo, with its persistent structural budget imbalance, "risks a second bankruptcy filing if it continues on its current path."
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Mar 02, 2015

Some serious crazy at UCLA qualified for the position doesnt matter according to UCLA Student Council.…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @RussKamp: .@Ajshaps DB plans can be managed more effectively, reducing the cost to sponsors, while protecting the benefits. We can't wait any longer.

Feb 19, 2015

$1800 and more fun than a new car, well perhaps not as fun as a Ferrari but still fun!…

Feb 19, 2015

Illinois pension reform, agai!

Feb 19, 2015

The Arabic and Islamic world in its own words. MEMRI.ORG… … you will be amazed.

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