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Solving business problems for a lifetime

(12/09/02 11:44pm)

The lighting dims as the classroom grows quiet. Two projections of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets appear on either side of the wall displaying statistics on the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks. As a professor of Decision Sciences in the business school, Dr. Wayne Winston's job is to instruct his MBA students to use mathematical and analytical tools to solve business problems.

Dollars and sense: learning to budget and save

(01/20/03 11:26pm)

Jenny Ravellette is scared about the future. As cash keeps slipping through her fingers, the 21-year-old junior feels increasingly unprepared to manage her money. "I have no idea what I'm going to do after school," she said, eyebrows raised in seriousness. "I've never had a real job with a lot of money, with big money coming in. I won't know what to do with it."

Business in Brief

(02/03/03 11:24pm)

Howie's Bagels & Cafe, 2620 E. 3rd St., served its customers for the last time Sunday. Some southern Indiana residents are mad about new 96-gallon red "Hoosier Hoppers" recently delivered to their homes for trash collection. West Lafayette, Ind. -- Four new sponsors have increased the prize in Purdue University's 2003 Life Sciences Business Plan Competition to $144,000.

Dollar decline disconcerting

(02/24/03 11:37pm)

The wild swings in global exchange rates are worrying the financial and economic policymakers around the world. After two years of recession, falling equity markets and economic confusion, it is believed that the world exchange rates might be the next source of economic turmoil. Many economists recently have been primarily concerned with the euro-dollar parity.

Business in Brief

(03/04/03 12:11am)

AUSTIN, Texas -- After more than a half century in radio, the family of former President Lyndon B. Johnson said Monday it has sold its interest in LBJS Broadcasting Co. BRYANT, Ind. -- The owner of the Bearcreek Farms resort plans to open on schedule in March despite an explosion and fire that destroyed its main restaurant and caused damage estimated at more than $1 million. INDIANAPOLIS -- Eli Lilly & Co. and 3M Co. have suspended clinical trials of their genital herpes treatment, resiquimod, because preliminary data showed the drug wasn't as effective as expected.