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Penn State and the Demand for College Football

Monday, December 05, 2016

I confess that I was very disappointed yesterday when the NCAA selection committee revealed that the four teams to compete for the NCAA National Championship in Division I football did not include my Penn State Nittany Lions. Just the night before, Penn State fans celebrated a great win against the sixth- ranked Wisconsin Badgers to win the Big Ten Conference. They earned a spot in the championship by winning the Big Ten East Division. Most of the experts agreed that the Big Ten was the best conference in the country, and the Big Ten East Division was the toughest division in college football largely because the More

Holiday Greetings from the US Economy - A Summary of Recent Economic Statistics

Friday, December 02, 2016

Figures released in November point towards a continued improvement in the US economy. There was real economic growth, an increase in personal income, and a drop in unemployment with no alarm in inflation. More

Successful Brands: 11 Products that Became Nouns or Verbs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You know a company has become an industry leader when the name of the company or product becomes a noun or verb people use to describe a good or service. In other cases, companies have created and trademarked products that we use as the common term for a good even if a substitute is made by another company. Can you think of any others? More

Abraham Lincoln Gives Thanks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Isn't it ironic that throughout history we give "Thanks" when we are in the deepest trouble? Perhaps it is because we take so much for granted. The Pilgrims were living in some of the harshest conditions imaginable when they celebrated their first Thanksgiving. Abraham Lincoln initiated our Thanksgiving Day celebration in some of our country's darkest moments - the middle of the Civil War! Read his speech, It will make you think. More

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