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Every Business Needs an Angel

What’s the most important thing required to start a new business? Money! But often, funding is the missing ingredient that prevents an entrepreneurial idea from becoming a successful enterprise. Sure, …

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Replay: Virginia Wines

In traveling across Virginia, you’d be hard pressed not to encounter a regional vineyard somewhere along the way. Entire sections at wine stores offer Virginia wines, many of which have …

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Virginia Wines

In traveling across Virginia, you’d be hard pressed not to encounter a regional vineyard somewhere along the way. Entire sections at wine stores offer Virginia wines, many of which have …

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She’s the Boss

When she was named CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 1999, Carly Fiorina proudly proclaimed that the glass ceiling that kept women from the executive suite did not exist.  Fiorina quickly drew …

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Corporations with a Conscience

The Enron scandal has revived the old question about whether business and ethics are mutually exclusive. From the robber barons of the late 19th century to the insider trader scandals …

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Replay: Power Play – Deregulating the Old Dominion

California’s decision to deregulate the energy industry plunged the state into a near crisis situation, with blackouts becoming alarmingly common. Now, with Virginia poised to follow California’s lead and loosen …

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Replay: Leaded Gasoline and Big Business: A Poisonous Combination

In the early 1920s, scientists working for General Motors made a discovery they believed could eliminate the engine knock that plagued early automobiles. By adding lead to gasoline, they were …

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Power Play – Deregulating the Old Dominion

California’s decision to deregulate the energy industry plunged the state into a near crisis situation, with blackouts becoming alarmingly common. Now, with Virginia poised to follow California’s lead and loosen …

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Take This Job and Love It

Before you take a job, figure out whether you’ll be entering a healthy workplace. Management professor Pamela Hopkins (Mary Washington) and psychologist Paul Stepanovich (Old Dominion University) offer a list of vital signs prospective …

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Leaded Gasoline and Big Business: A Poisonous Combination

In the early 1920s, scientists working for General Motors made a discovery they believed could eliminate the engine knock that plagued early automobiles. By adding lead to gasoline, they were …

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The Hot Seat: The Allen-Robb Race

While few question which candidate will take Virginia in the Presidential race, many are wondering who will next occupy one of Virginia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Political scientist Larry Sabato …

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African-American Fortunes and Misfortunes

African-American hospitals have been major caregivers in black communities for most of this century.  Yet, their continued existence in the 21st century is in doubt.  Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Norfolk State University) is …