"Despite the recent economic gains, consumers' outlook for their finances as well as for the national economy over the longer term have remained more resistant to improvement than in past recoveries," said Richard Curtin, director of the Surveys of Consumers.
Research by Stefan Nagel, professor of economics and finance, was cited in an article about why some people are more cautious with their finances than others.
Bruce Belzowski, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, was quoted in a story about automakers' efforts to develop advanced technology safety systems.
"Losing all the ice in the world? I think sometime between a thousand and 10,000 years encompasses most probabilities," said Henry Pollack, professor emeritus of geological sciences.
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Dr. Joshua Stein, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, was quoted in a story about his research showing that women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy might also cut their risk for a common form of glaucoma.
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"My apprehension would be that after bankruptcy there still is too small a tax base to support the basic services that (Detroit) will need," said Reynolds Farley, professor emeritus of sociology and and research professor emeritus of population studies.
Wolfgang Lorenzon, professor of physics, was interviewed about the most ambitious effort yet to directly detect invisible dark matter, one of nature's most elusive particles that makes up most of the matter in the universe.
"After a high noise exposure, you may notice a feeling of stuffiness in your ears or ringing in your ears, and that’s a sure indication that you had some damage or trauma to the nerves in your ears,” said Marjorie McCullagh, associate professor of nursing.
Comments by Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, assistant professor of internal medicine, pediatrics and communicable diseases, were featured in a story about a new treatment that could reduce children's peanut allergies.
Michael Barr, professor of law and public policy, was interviewed about the banking industry moving away from the commodity business amid growing government scrutiny.