Congressional delegation backs Northeastern push to restore military tuition aid

Prompted by North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun’s recent letter urging Defense Sec­re­tary Chuck Hagel to rein­state mil­i­tary tuition assis­tance for active duty stu­dents, the Mass­a­chu­setts con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion joined forces to […]

3Qs: As debt-​​limit deadline nears, more economic pain looms

Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Tim­othy Geitner says Con­gress has until August 2nd to approve an increase in the fed­eral debt limit — enabling the Trea­sury to borrow more money — or the U.S. gov­ern­ment will not be able to meet all of its finan­cial oblig­a­tions. Here, North­eastern finance and eco­nomics instructor Richard Goettle dis­cusses what could happen to the economy if Con­gress and the White House fail to find common ground.