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Ferrari-driving former MCV liver surgeon performed unecessary transplants, says WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about a Ferrari-driving liver surgeon. According to the WSJ, Amadeo Marcos, who was pressured to leave the VCU School of Medicine in 2000 after a colleague filed a sexual assault complaint, was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to boost the number of lucrative liver… Read more »

Local teams win with season ticket sales

For local sports fans, season tickets are one expense that’s not getting cut. Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond are reporting strong season ticket sales for the upcoming men’s basketball season. Both schools, however, are taking measures to bring in casual fans who might be watching their wallets more closely this year. “We… Read more »

Office space getting cheaper

Richmond office vacancies continue to rise, which means prices are likely to fall. The vacancy rate in the central business district rose about 3.5% from the last quarter for a total rate of 13.5%, according to Thalhimer’s recently released third quarter reports. The office vacancy rate for the whole metro area was 8.9% in the… Read more »

Free D. Matthews tickets not so free now

Economists say there’s no free lunch. There might not be free concert tickets, either. Tickets to next Sunday’s Dave Matthews Band’s concert – an Obama campaign-sponsored event at VCU meant to encourage people to vote –were supposed to be free. But they’re all “sold out” now, and, if you want a pair, you’ll have to… Read more »

Business students wary of job market

Employers are cutting back on recruiting efforts, and that portends a rough hiring season for soon-to-be graduates. Mike Eisenman, director of the VCU’s Business and Engineering Career Center, said that at a job fair last week two employers canceled. About 40 firms participated in the fair.