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Essential Public Radio, 12/9/2011
Boni touts benefits of open innovation
It’s important for businesses to be able to access ideas being developed by hundreds of thousands of researchers in universities and laboratories, says Art Boni, John R. Thorne Chair of Entrepreneurship; associate teaching professor of entrepreneurship; and director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance held a topic briefing on open innovation for county economic development leaders and representatives from small and medium-sized firms. URL for this item: http://www.essentialpublicradio.org/story/2011-12-08/regional-business-leaders-look-outside-companies-ideas-9647

KDKA-TV, 12/12/2011
Rousseau: Few labor laws address workplace bullying
Stories of workplace bullying are common, but not much has been done to stop it, says Denise Rousseau, H. J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy, Heinz College, and joint appointment at Tepper School of Business. Rousseau says very few labor laws address the issue, but that doesn’t excuse organizations from their moral responsibility to create an environment where people can work cooperatively, she notes. URL for this item: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/12/12/workplace-bullying-on-the-rise-in-pa/

Wall Street Journal, 12/13/2011
Meltzer: Inflation only a matter of time
It’s only a matter of time before the United States experiences inflation, says Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy. Meltzer says he does not think history will look kindly upon the tenure of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. URL for this article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204319004577088741649182160.html

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/18/2011
Apt: Wind energy growing, but beware of overbuild
The wind energy industry is growing because of subsidies and states’ requirements that utilities offer renewable energy sources, says Jay Apt, professor of technology and executive director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. However, Apt cautions that there has been a significant overbuild of wind technologies nationally. URL for this article: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/business/s_772572.html

Bloomberg, 12/23/2011
Bloomberg releases data for banks using Fed emergency programs
Bloomberg News has released spreadsheets showing daily borrowing totals for 407 banks and companies that used Federal Reserve emergency programs during the 2007 to 2009 financial crisis. Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, says scholars can now examine the data and continue analyzing the Fed’s crisis management. URL for this article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-23/fed-s-once-secret-data-compiled-by-bloomberg-released-to-public.html

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/25/2011
Coal still dominant source of electricity in U.S., says Apt
In 2010, coal generated 45 percent of all electric power in the U.S., says Jay Apt, professor of technology and executive director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. That compares with 24 percent for natural gas, 20 percent for nuclear energy and 6 percent for hydroelectric sources. URL for this article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11359/1199024-28.stm

Bloomberg Television, 12/27/2011
Goodfriend speaks on Bloomberg Television
Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, appeared on Bloomberg Television to discuss the possibility of the Fed implementing a QE3 program. Goodfriend appeared on the “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan” program. URL for this video clip: http://finance.yahoo.com/video/marketnews-19148628/goodfriend-see-no-qe3-from-fed-before-january-27720188.html

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