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Washington Update - October 13, 2019

Billy Moore

President Donald Trump buoyed markets Friday by announcing a first phase truce in the trade war with China. He suspended an October 15 tariff increase on Chinese imports in exchange for agricultural and financial concessions – postponing more difficult disputes. The agreement won’t be committed to paper for 3-5 weeks.

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Higher Education Infographic

Blaine Bull

In the last 15 years, big-name universities have built extremely valuable brands and are seeing unprecedented growth. However, in the current era of increased scrutiny, higher education faces significant public risks.

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How Starbucks Calmed a Brewing Crisis

Mike Shannon

Starbucks recently put on a crisis management clinic after a social media post showed two African-American men being arrested for no apparent reason at one of their Philadelphia stores on Thursday April 12. The coffee giant moved with incredible speed and took decisive action.

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