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Chocolate Economics

Melanie Marks (Longwood University) has written a textbook “Chocolate Economics” to teach 2nd & 3rd graders about everyday finance. Also: Many of us struggle to balance our monthly budgets—car payments, …

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Retreat from the Rankings Race

Twenty-four years after U.S. News and World Report first asked college presidents to rank their rival institutions, top spots in the magazine’s annual college survey have become so coveted that some schools …

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Replay: Little Big Minds

Marietta McCarty (Piedmont Virginia Community College) has written a new guide book for parents and educators who want to share the enduring ideas of the “biggest minds”–thinkers like Plato, the Dalai Lama, …

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Little Big Minds

Marietta McCarty (Piedmont Virginia Community College) has written a new guide book for parents and educators who want to share the enduring ideas of the “biggest minds”—thinkers like Plato, the Dalai Lama, …

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Replay: Why We Do Good

What makes ordinary people do “good deeds” without expecting anything in return? Why do people give money to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts but far less to earthquake victims in Pakistan? …

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Why We Do Good

What makes ordinary people do “good deeds” without expecting anything in return? Why do people give money to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts but far less to earthquake victims in Pakistan? …

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Tobacco Buyout – The End of an Era

After years of subsidizing tobacco, the federal government ended its tobacco quota program one year ago. Agricultural economics professor Dixie Reaves (Virginia Tech) is the daughter of a tobacco farmer, and Cliff Sommerville advises …

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Replay: The Art of Negotiation

Cut-throat negotiating may be fine in a corporate situation but it spells disaster in a marriage. Russ Crescimanno (Piedmont Virginia Community College) has been teaching “Marriage and Family Relations” for 30 years. …

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Replay: The French Connection

Is the American friendship with France a thing of the past, or was it never for real, just a convenient cliché that had little basis in reality? The two nations …

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The French Connection

Is the American friendship with France a thing of the past, or was it never for real, just a convenient cliché that had little basis in reality? The two nations …

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The Art of Negotiation

Want a raise? The No. 1 mistake most people make is not even trying to negotiate their salary. Negotiating for a pay increase is a learned art and Dale Henderson (Radford …

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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, …