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Jerusalem Post

Amir Yaron named as candidate for the next Bank of Israel Governor

Amir Yaron of the Wharton School is in the running for the post of governor of the Bank of Israel, as announced by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Ministry.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine and Grand View Health form clinical alliance

The Penn Health System has incorporated Bucks County’s Grand View Health. While the organization will remain independent, its connection to Penn will enhance clinical care in the suburbs and direct the most complex cases to Penn’s University City facilities.

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CNN

Instagram just made it a lot easier to shop on the app

The Wharton School’s Jonah Berger discussed Instagram’s new focus on e-commerce. “They're trying to make money off of something that’s already happening on the platform,” said Berger.

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Bloomberg View

You’re probably not being microwaved right now

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Kenneth Foster described claims that a classified microwave weapon was used to injure diplomats as unlikely, due to the impossibility of producing radiation powerful enough to cause neurological damage.

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CNBC

After the crisis, a new generation puts its trust in tech over traditional banks

Nick Roussanov of the Wharton School discussed the success of fintech start-ups in the wake of the Great Recession. “To the extent banks want to compete for market share, they’re going for online banking and shrinking brick-and-mortar,” said Roussanov. “People are just not going to the bank.”

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Tampa Bay Times

Jeb Bush to teach at the University of Pennsylvania

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been named a Presidential Professor of Practice for the 2018-19 academic year. President Amy Gutmann lauded Bush for his work to “stimulate economic growth and create jobs, lower government spending, transform education, and dramatically expand conservation of the Everglades.”

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Bloomberg View

Desperate GOP twists Obama phrase into political attack line

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel discussed the debate surrounding changes to the U.S. health care system. “Unlike a single-payer plan that forces people into a government system, Medicare-for-all offers lots of choices,” said Emanuel.

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Bloomberg View

Desperate GOP twists Obama phrase into political attack line

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel discussed the debate surrounding changes to the U.S. health care system. “Unlike a single-payer plan that forces people into a government system, Medicare-for-all offers lots of choices,” said Emanuel.

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The Atlantic

With CRISPR, scientists engineered nearly 4,000 mutations of a breast-cancer gene

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on new research into the BRCA1 gene, describing the work as a “tour de force.”

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The Atlantic

With CRISPR, scientists engineered nearly 4,000 mutations of a breast-cancer gene

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on new research into the BRCA1 gene, describing the work as a “tour de force.”

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