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UVa mulls reduced ticket prices (Daily Progress)
he department has proposed an idea in which a $10 ticket would be offered in some upper-deck end zone seat locations of the arena where tickets have not been sold (sections 305-311) for select ACC home games. Those tickets are currently selling for $30 and $35.

Colorado man arrested for ‘unfaithful’ Tiger Woods labels (Houston Chronicle)
Not exactly business news, but amusing. Federal agents today arrested a Denver-area man accused of placing pictures of Tiger Woods and his wife on Tropical-Mango Gatorade bottles and putting them on store shelves. The man told a federal agent that he considered his altered sports drinks bottles, which also said “Unfaithful,” to be something akin to Andy Warhol’s works of art, according to a court affidavit. Federal authorities apparently considered his work more akin to several felonies.

Foreclosures jump in December after months of declines (USA Today)
Foreclosure filings increased 14% in December from November, the first monthly increase since foreclosure activity peaked in July, according to a RealtyTrac report out Thursday.

Business Owners Try to Motivate Employees (WSJ)
As the recession lingers, business owners are finding it necessary to take extra steps to make employees feel valued. They say their efforts—many of which cost little or nothing—are critical for maintaining employee productivity, confidence and satisfaction.

Foot Locker Shoe Sale Begins the Retail Store-Closing Parade (BNET)
Foot Locker is the most significant so far, but the chain is not the only victim of a rough economic climate. Other outfits are at risk for store closings, though 2010 is bound to be better than last year, which saw the demise of iconic chains like Linens ‘n Things and Circuit City.

UVa mulls reduced ticket prices (Daily Progress)
he department has proposed an idea in which a $10 ticket would be offered in some upper-deck end zone seat locations of the arena where tickets have not been sold (sections 305-311) for select ACC home games. Those tickets are currently selling for $30 and $35.

Colorado man arrested for ‘unfaithful’ Tiger Woods labels (Houston Chronicle)
Not exactly business news, but amusing. Federal agents today arrested a Denver-area man accused of placing pictures of Tiger Woods and his wife on Tropical-Mango Gatorade bottles and putting them on store shelves. The man told a federal agent that he considered his altered sports drinks bottles, which also said “Unfaithful,” to be something akin to Andy Warhol’s works of art, according to a court affidavit. Federal authorities apparently considered his work more akin to several felonies.

Foreclosures jump in December after months of declines (USA Today)
Foreclosure filings increased 14% in December from November, the first monthly increase since foreclosure activity peaked in July, according to a RealtyTrac report out Thursday.

Business Owners Try to Motivate Employees (WSJ)
As the recession lingers, business owners are finding it necessary to take extra steps to make employees feel valued. They say their efforts—many of which cost little or nothing—are critical for maintaining employee productivity, confidence and satisfaction.

Foot Locker Shoe Sale Begins the Retail Store-Closing Parade (BNET)
Foot Locker is the most significant so far, but the chain is not the only victim of a rough economic climate. Other outfits are at risk for store closings, though 2010 is bound to be better than last year, which saw the demise of iconic chains like Linens ‘n Things and Circuit City.

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