June 28, 2020JIFFI, started by Notre Dame student to combat predatory lending, offers short-term microloans
The South Bend Tribune covered JIFFI, a student startup that offers short-term loans with low interest and flexible payments. Board member and management professor Jessica McManus Warnell said it is about a connection with the community. “The students are doing great work to help people.”
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June 26, 2020The Friday pitch-in: Interview with Vamsi Kanuri
WFYI interviewed marketing professor Vamsi Kanuri on his research into whether political leanings influence views on government laws and restrictions. Kanuri's interview starts around the 30 minute mark in the podcast.
June 25, 2020Why asset managers step up as ‘buyers of last resort’ for their brokers
Fund managers help brokerage firms in times of distress to uphold their part of a “quid pro quo” relationship, according to research by University of Notre Dame finance professors Benjamin Golez and Rafael Zambrana.
June 22, 2020Notre Dame professor gives insight into companies changing racially-insensitive brands
Management professor James O'Rourke joined ABC57 News live Monday morning via Zoom to talk about the companies who are changing brands based on racial stereotypes, including Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, Eskimo Pie and Cream of Wheat.
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June 22, 2020PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima branding; Uncle Ben’s, others under review
Comments by Management & Organization professor James O'Rourke were featured in a Reuters piece about brands built on racist stereotypes, such as Quaker's Aunt Jemima.
June 18, 2020New unemployment claims slow amid debate over extending enhanced benefits
Finance professor and former Federal Reserve economist Jeffrey Bergstrand was quoted by more than a dozen news outlets, cautioning that ending the unemployment benefits would mean less money in millions of consumers’ pockets and likely less economic activity as a result.
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June 17, 2020‘Aunt Jemima’ name change decades overdue, expert says
According to management professor James O'Rourke the name change from Quaker Oats likely signals a much-needed brand update other companies will follow.
June 17, 2020Aunt Jemima brand to be phased out; Uncle Ben’s may follow
The Aunt Jemima change “is not only welcome in the world of retail brands, but long overdue,” management professor James O’Rourke said in an interview with Bloomberg.
June 17, 2020Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype
“The reputation of that brand, now more than 130 years old, was built on a racial and cultural stereotype that is widely regarded as offensive,” said management professor James O’Rourke in pieces by AP News, New York Times and 20 other news outlets.
June 11, 2020‘Plenty of tricks up their sleeve’: Here’s what 4 experts think about the Fed’s dismal economic forecast and extension of near-zero rates
The central bank was "ahead of the curve" in spiking interest rates to the floor in March and its latest, smaller move is similarly clever, Jason Reed, economist and finance professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, said in a Business Insider piece.