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Summary of the Wall Street Journal Study on College Rankings

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Wall Street Journal recently published its inaugural Higher Education Rankings with Times Higher Education in an article by Melissa Korn and Douglas Belkin. It was posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:40 p.m. Use this link to access the articles if you subscribe to The Wall Street Journal. I have summarized the article for those who are unable to access it. More

Business Lessons I Learned from My Church

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My church, Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church, just celebrated its 191st birthday! In the past 191 years the United States has had 39 presidents and entered 90 military conflicts. The church members have endured 34 business cycles. Few churches have a longer history. Why have we survived when so many others have failed? Several members shared their thoughts. I believe their answers also explain the keys to survival for businesses. More

Pipeline Fracture in Southeast Disrupts Oil Supply - A Lesson in Supply and Demand

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I live in North Carolina. Since Sunday there have been long lines at gas stations; that is if they have gasoline to sell. On September 9th a leak was discovered in a major pipeline carrying gasoline from the refineries in the Gulf States to Linden, New Jersey. Between 252,000 and 356,000 gallons of gasoline More

Brexit Impacts Small Businesses

Monday, September 19, 2016

Teachers looking for a real life example of how the value of currency can impact a business should consider this story. Last week I reached out to several of our freelance writers and asked them to pick an economic event and write about how the event affected them. One writer tells how she benefited from Brexit while some of her colleagues were hurt by it. More

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