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NEWS
May 18, 1990 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
What if President Bush had his way and persuaded Congress to pass a cut in the capital-gains tax? What if, instead, Sen. Patrick Moynihan (D., N.Y.) had his way and managed to get a cut in the Social Security tax? What if both taxes were cut and, at the same time, the tax rate on incomes above $200,000 a year were raised from 28 to 38 percent? What if, to raise revenues, Congress enacted a $5-a-barrel fee on imported oil? A 50-cents-a-gallon tax on gasoline? A 1 percent national sales tax?
BUSINESS
October 11, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Robert J. Aumann and Thomas C. Schelling won the Nobel Prize in economics yesterday for establishing game theory as the dominant approach to understanding conflict and cooperation between countries, individuals and businesses. Game theory is a branch of mathematics that uses models to study strategies that can be applied to price wars, labor negotiations, arms races and warfare. Aumann, 75, an Israeli American, and Schelling, 84, an American, were honored for their contribution to understanding why "some groups of individuals, organizations and countries succeed in promoting cooperation while others suffer from conflict," said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which selects the winner.
NEWS
December 12, 1998 | By Chuck Collins and Christie Balka
From watching the national media discuss the roller-coaster stock market, you'd think that everyone owned stocks. But most Americans have gained nothing from the bull market of the 1990s. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan himself reminds us that stock market increases have not led "to a rise in the share of stock and mutual-fund assets owned by the bottom 90 percent of the wealth distribution. " When the stock market plummeted a few months ago, the good news was that the sinking tide didn't lower all boats.
NEWS
January 14, 1994 | By Bill Frischling, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the Bryn Mawr station Wednesday night was identified yesterday as John F. Stehle, an assistant professor of economics at Villanova University. Stehle, 43, of Bryn Mawr, was standing on the eastbound tracks about 200 feet from the station when he was struck by the Harrisburg-to- Philadelphia train. He was pronounced dead at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Lower Merion Police Lt. Mike Tansey said police do not know why Stehle was standing on the tracks.
NEWS
November 23, 1991
The byline of a Nov. 15 Commentary Page article about cable television regulation was misspelled. The article was written by John F. Stehle, an assistant professor of economics at Villanova University.
SPORTS
September 23, 2011
Player              School           Class        Major Dan Drazen          Rutgers-Camden Jr.        Economics Brendan Kelly          Villanova          Sr.        Finance Andrew Mason       Temple             Sr.     Real estate Michael Serensits    Drexel             Jr.        Bus. admin. Greg Verde             Cabrini             So.
NEWS
November 15, 2008 | By WENDY RUDERMAN, rudermw@phillynews.com 215-854-2860
Maybe it was her fake boobs, or violet-colored contact lenses, or her bodacious, bikini-clad body. Whatever the allure, Edward Anderton seemed to have lost his head when he met Jocelyn Kirsch, his ex-lover. Yesterday, he lost his freedom, too. Anderton, 25, the brainy half of the identity-theft duo known as "Bonnie and Clyde," was sentenced to four years in federal prison without chance of parole. At the sentencing, Anderton stood before the judge and accepted responsibility and expressed remorse for a year-long crime spree in which he and Kirsch stole more than $119,000 to fund a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle.
NEWS
January 29, 1999 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Edward J. Burns, 83, an Augustinian priest and retired professor, administrator and missionary, died of a stroke Tuesday at Paoli Memorial Hospital. He lived at St. Thomas Monastery at Villanova University. Father Burns was born in Torrington, Conn., and graduated from Torrington High School. In 1934, he entered the Augustinian Order of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. In 1937, he graduated from Villanova College with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and then went on to study theology at the Augustinian College in Washington.
SPORTS
May 31, 2011
Athlete                School/Sport       Class   Major Adam Al-Rokh         Temple/Gymnastics    Sr. Kinesiology Zak Andrews         Del. Valley/Wrestling    Jr.    Environ. sci. Mike Bagnoli         Penn/Sprint football     Sr. Economics Andrew Bostick      Haverford/Fencing    Jr.      English Todd Busler            Penn/Sprint football    Jr.    Real estate Brad Driscoll          Sciences/Mixed rifle So. Pharmacy Shawn Fausey         Drexel/Wrestling       Sr.   Education Vidur Kapur            Penn/Fencing          Jr. Economics William Lacasse      Neumann/Hockey    Jr.       Business Patrick McLaughlin   Temple/Gymnastics    Sr. Kinesiology Michael Serensits      Drexel/Golf             Jr.       Business Whit Shaw            Penn/Sprint football    So.   English Brent Tamane         Neumann/Hockey    Jr.    Spt. mgmt.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helen Manning Hunter, 92, a college professor and the granddaughter of a president of the United States, died Thursday, Oct. 17, of respiratory failure at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Dr. Hunter was both professor emeritus of economics and the Mary Hale Chase professor emeritus of the social sciences at Bryn Mawr College. She retired in May 1990. Born in New Haven, Conn., and raised in Bryn Mawr, Dr. Hunter lived at various times in Haverford and Villanova before moving to the Quadrangle in the mid-1990s.
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