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GMU expanding Arlington campus (thanks, Amazon HQ2)

George Mason University has big plans for Arlington. The Fairfax County university, which runs an Arlington campus near the Virginia Square Metro station, is developing new initiatives to help meet employment demand at Amazon.com Inc.'s future Norther...

NC ranks 14th in the country with highest credit card debt burden

North Carolina ranks 14th among all 50 states in highest credit card debt burden.  A recent CreditCards.com report compared credit card debts with household incomes to arrive at the national ranking. The research found that North Carolinians have the ...

Fifth Third leader gets new role

Fifth Third Bancorp’s Chicago regional president will take on a new position once the Cincinnati-based bank completes the acquisition of a major asset. Eric Smith will become chief operating officer of the region once Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB) acquir...

Verizon to cut 10,400 employees next year

Thousands of Verizon Communications Inc. employees will be exiting the wireless giant in 2019. The New York-based telecommunications conglomerate says 10,400 U.S. employees have accepted a voluntary buyout. These staffers are mainly U.S.-based and e...

McClatchy to centralize design jobs in North Carolina

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher The McClatchy Co. will consolidate the design and copy editing functions of its 30 newspapers across the country into a central hub in Charlotte, North Carolina. The move is part of the transformation of McClatchy ...

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1012, 2018

The US schools enjoying a boom in applications

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on The US schools enjoying a boom in applications

Tech and a global outlook make Colorado and Miami appealing to future MBA students.

1012, 2018

Frank Hodge is named dean of the UW Foster School of Business

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Frank Hodge is named dean of the UW Foster School of Business

Hodge will replace James Jiambalvo, who has been dean of the business school since 2005. Jiambalvo will return to the faculty.

1412, 2018

Here’s why Stetson University wants to fundraise $200M

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Here’s why Stetson University wants to fundraise $200M

Stetson University is nearing the completion of its $200 million "Beyond Success — Significance" fundraising campaign it started January 2013. The private university based in DeLand expects to meet its goal by June 2019. The funding will be used in fo...

1412, 2018

Smithsonian launches new subscription streaming service

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Smithsonian launches new subscription streaming service

CBS Corp. is adding yet another brand to its lineup of subscription streaming services. Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between CBS-owned Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution, is launching Smithsonian Channel Plus, an ad-free platform featur...

1412, 2018

​Facebook faces Irish probe after photo leak

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on ​Facebook faces Irish probe after photo leak

Facebook has been hit with the broadest data protection investigation yet in Europe after the social media group revealed another leak of private photos belonging to millions of people.

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Valley’s top sports venues vary widely in food safety, report says

December 14th, 2018|

The Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals may be struggling this season, but their respective home venues are winning when it comes to food safety. According to an ESPN analysis published this week, Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium, both in Glendale, w...

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Valley’s top sports venues vary widely in food safety, report says

The Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals may be struggling this season, but their respective home venues are winning when it comes to food safety. According to an ESPN analysis published this week, Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium, both in Glendale, w...

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Sports|

Capital Gains: Austin flush with credit card debt, goodwill and refreshed java

On page 3 of our weekly edition we print Capital Gains — a column of interesting tidbits from Austin's business sector. This week we look at Austin's increasing — perhaps alarming — use of credit, a new look for Austin Java and 4.1 million good deeds i...

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Media|

Airbus delivers 100th U.S.-built jet to Frontier Airlines

Airbus this week delivered the 100th aircraft from its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala.  The milestone delivery was an A320 narrow-body jet, a model that includes wing components built by Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: S...

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Budget and Tax|

Director of TMC Innovation Institute steps down

Erik Halvorsen, director of the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute, stepped down from his position, according to multiple sources. Halvorsen led the TMC Innovation Institute since 2015, when he and his family moved to Houston after living in t...

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|