University of Virginia pays highest faculty salaries in the state (Times-Dispatch)
University of Virginia professors earn the highest average salaries in the state, followed closely by their peers at the University of Richmond, according to a survey of faculty salaries by the American Association of University Professors.
Economy takes toll on commercial properties, too (Roanoke Times)
Banks are not in the property management business, but waves of foreclosures increasingly are forcing them to become landlords. Some Roanoke commercial real estate companies say they are coming to the rescue.
The Tables Turn (NY Times)
Restaurants all over the country are beginning to see signs of a potential recovery after a dismal 2009. Sales at some restaurants have risen in the last few months, and the industry has hired thousands of additional workers.
Obama calls together congressional leaders in push for new financial regulation (Washington Post)
Republican leaders criticized the Democrats’ proposal for leaving the door open to future bailouts of big financial firms. But the president, who has turned his attention to the financial overhaul after winning passage of health-care legislation, said he was confident that a bipartisan bill could be worked out to ensure that the economy is protected from the collapse of large financial companies.
Real-Estate Bust Hurts Lending for Little Guys (WSJ)
Since the mortgage meltdown, business owners can no longer reliably count on homes or commercial properties to secure financing.
Twitter’s New Ad Plan Is Stubbornly Brilliant (Slate)
Advertising was always a part of Twitter, even when it wasn’t. That Twitter’s new ad platform is conscious of that narcissism is what makes it so promising.