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Dominion plans timetable on power restoration (Times-Dispatch)
Dominion Virginia Power reports about 288,000 customers without power in the Richmond area this morning as it prepares to release by midday a timetable on when it will restore power to residences and businesses left in the dark by Hurricane Irene.

Gilbert Yochum takes over ODU business school (Virginian-Pilot)
Yochum was named interim dean of the College of Business and Public Administration in July 2010 after Nancy Bagranoff left for the University of Richmond. His appointment was made permanent in March after a nationwide search.

 

It’s the Economy, Dummkopf! (Vanity Fair)
Editor’s Pick. Great reading if you don’t have power and want to sit down with an awesome business story. With Greece and Ireland in economic shreds, while Portugal, Spain, and perhaps even Italy head south, only one nation can save Europe from financial Armageddon: a highly reluctant Germany. The ironies—like the fact that bankers from Düsseldorf were the ultimate patsies in Wall Street’s con game—pile up quickly as Michael Lewis investigates German attitudes toward money, excrement, and the country’s Nazi past, all of which help explain its peculiar new status.

A Warning for Some, Entertainment for Others (NY Times)
Delivering on its promise to take people into the path of hurricanes makes the Weather Channel a must for viewers, who tune in to see storm coverage and wind-battered reporters.

Now you can savor that cigar flavor — in a beer? (USA Today)
When a friend gave Joey Redner a taste of a beer that had been aged with Spanish cedar — the wood used to wrap and box cigars — he knew it was an idea worth stealing.

Spending Wisely on Technology (WSJ)
For people used to working in an office stocked with various tech tools and gadgets, starting up a solo enterprise may mean having to face a painful reality. From computers and high-speed Internet to off-the-shelf software and customized programs, technology is often a pricey prerequisite for getting a new business up and running.

10 Inc. 5000 Growth Strategies (Inc.)
Armando Montelongo and nine other Inc. 5000 CEOs share the secrets behind their explosive growth.

Rachael Ray on Catching Her Big Break (Business Week)
The home chef impresario and endlessly expanding brand icon recalls how leaving New York ignited her career.

 

Dominion plans timetable on power restoration (Times-Dispatch)
Dominion Virginia Power reports about 288,000 customers without power in the Richmond area this morning as it prepares to release by midday a timetable on when it will restore power to residences and businesses left in the dark by Hurricane Irene.

Gilbert Yochum takes over ODU business school (Virginian-Pilot)
Yochum was named interim dean of the College of Business and Public Administration in July 2010 after Nancy Bagranoff left for the University of Richmond. His appointment was made permanent in March after a nationwide search.

 

It’s the Economy, Dummkopf! (Vanity Fair)
Editor’s Pick. Great reading if you don’t have power and want to sit down with an awesome business story. With Greece and Ireland in economic shreds, while Portugal, Spain, and perhaps even Italy head south, only one nation can save Europe from financial Armageddon: a highly reluctant Germany. The ironies—like the fact that bankers from Düsseldorf were the ultimate patsies in Wall Street’s con game—pile up quickly as Michael Lewis investigates German attitudes toward money, excrement, and the country’s Nazi past, all of which help explain its peculiar new status.

A Warning for Some, Entertainment for Others (NY Times)
Delivering on its promise to take people into the path of hurricanes makes the Weather Channel a must for viewers, who tune in to see storm coverage and wind-battered reporters.

Now you can savor that cigar flavor — in a beer? (USA Today)
When a friend gave Joey Redner a taste of a beer that had been aged with Spanish cedar — the wood used to wrap and box cigars — he knew it was an idea worth stealing.

Spending Wisely on Technology (WSJ)
For people used to working in an office stocked with various tech tools and gadgets, starting up a solo enterprise may mean having to face a painful reality. From computers and high-speed Internet to off-the-shelf software and customized programs, technology is often a pricey prerequisite for getting a new business up and running.

10 Inc. 5000 Growth Strategies (Inc.)
Armando Montelongo and nine other Inc. 5000 CEOs share the secrets behind their explosive growth.

Rachael Ray on Catching Her Big Break (Business Week)
The home chef impresario and endlessly expanding brand icon recalls how leaving New York ignited her career.

 

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