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Some businesses, like their customers, deserve to survive

    It was quite fortuitous this past month when, even as I was looking for small businesses affected by baby boomer retirements, Roberta Jaynes called me.    Would I help her tell the public that she wants to sell her business and retire, she asked me.    Gladly, I replied.    Jaynes and I go way back, at…

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Making higher education affordable is in our best interests

    Up until 1862, college in America was reserved for the wealthy. Sons of the elites were schooled in the classics, law or medicine. If a poor boy wanted to attend college, the only means to do so was one of the military academies.    But that began to change during the Civil War when the…

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