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Leonard M. Tannenbaum To Receive The 2013 M&A Advisor Leadership Award

By Staff, on Dec 11, 2013

December 10, 2013
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NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The M&A Advisor is proud to announce that Leonard M. Tannenbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Management LLC is a recipient of the 2013 M&A Advisor Leadership Award. Mr. Tannenbaum is to be honored for his contribution to the advancement of middle market M&A at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 in New York, NY.

Promote Computer Science in Connecticut

By Staff, on Dec 10, 2013

Computer Science in Connecticut
Computer science is driving job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. More than half of projected jobs in STEM fields are in computing occupations; these occupations dominate "help wanted" ads; and computer science is one of the hottest degrees for new college graduates. Despite this, computer science education is marginalized throughout our K-12 education system – denying access to this critical knowledge, particularly among underrepresented groups. In fact, only 14 states and the District of Columbia allow rigorous and engaging computer science courses to satisfy a math or science requirement for graduation from high school.


U.S. High-School Students Slip in Global Rankings

By Staff, on Dec 5, 2013

December 3, 2013
By Stephanie Banchero
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U.S. 15-year-olds made no progress on recent international achievement exams and fell further in the rankings, reviving a debate about America's ability to compete in a global economy.

The results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which are being released on Tuesday, show that teenagers in the U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which gathers and analyzes the data in the U.S.

Munis on the Mend: Barrons releases its list of best and worst states – CT ranks at the bottom

By Staff, on Oct 14, 2013

October 12, 2013
By Andrew Bary
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Yes, there are still problems in the municipal-bond market. But they're less dire than many investors think.

Despite ominous headlines about municipal bonds -- given Detroit's bankruptcy and Puerto Rico's problems -- most of the $3.7 trillion market is in excellent financial condition.

States account for more than $500 billion of debt, and they remain among the strongest credits in the muni market, with 14 carrying triple-A credit ratings from Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's. In contrast, only four U.S. companies have triple-A ratings from both rating agencies, and even the U.S. government lost its AAA rating from S&P in 2011.