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Consolidation in Higher Education: Thoughts From the Trenches

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Combining institutional resources through merger or consolidation, while not a panacea for all, is an option that should be seriously considered for a greater number of schools than is currently recognized.

Should We Worry About the Big 6?

Frederic Colier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Frederic Colier

Should we worry about the survival of the six main publishing houses? This question has been occupying lots of minds, given the massive change in technology and arrival of new players.

Children in Distressed Schools Need a Viable Solution

Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes | Posted 08.19.2013 | Detroit
Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes

Last Tuesday, Gov. Snyder's school consolidation legislation applied to every school district in Michigan. The next day, it applied to nearly every school district. When it was passed the House late Thursday night, it only applied to two school districts in Michigan -- Buena Vista and Inkster.

Beware of This Bacon Behemoth

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Wenonah Hauter

We should all be leery of deals like Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.'s proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods Inc. They further consolidate our food system, which is already dominated by a mere handful of Big Ag players.

Finding the Right Balance to Adjusting Public Spending

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

When it comes to adjusting public spending, getting the balance right is important. Fiscal adjustment is taking place in economies around the world, but risks remain high.

Maui Condos or Public Trusts?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.12.2012 | San Francisco
Tracy Rosenberg

As part of an epidemic of higher education institutions ridding themselves of educational TV and radio licenses, the San Mateo Community College District announced the upcoming sale of KSCM-TV, the noncommercial TV station it has owned and operated for 48 years.

The EU 'Rescue Fund' -- Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

There is still much to be decided before EU leaders can claim to have provided a comprehensive and credible plan to end the sovereign debt crisis.

IT Services Markets Crumble - Driving Detroit's Rut, Is the Media Business Next?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Media firms are the early adopters of new tech. You have to love them for taking arrows in the back and mounting themselves on the fireplace alter as trophies.

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.

Burton Group, Research Firm, Acquired By Gartner In Major Research Industry Move

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Burton Group, a research firm specializing in IT, has been acquired by competitor Gartner today in a major research consolidation move. Burton Grou...