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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 26, 2008

Optimism Experts Handicap the Presidential Election


PHILADELPHIA –- With less than six weeks until the general election, a University of Pennsylvania study analyzing the relative optimism of the 2008 presidential and vice presidential candidates has found Barack Obama and John McCain to be equally optimistic and Sarah Palin slightly more optimistic than Joseph Biden.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 26, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2008

Gamble on Gambling? Or Stay Safe in Cash?

September 24, 2008
WMS Industries Inc. is one of the largest slot machine makers in America. This week, the students in Prof. Richard M. Levich’s “Managing Investment Funds” course at New York University’s Stern School of Business were mulling over whether WMS was itself worth gambling on.
Article Source: New York Times
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Role of Race in the Presidential Election

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