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Jun 11, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday June 11, 2014

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In an unexpected turn of events, House Majority leader Eric Cantor (R- VA) lost the Virginia Congressional Primary last night to Tea Party opponent David Brat. In an even weirder turn of events, Brat and his Democratic challenger, Jack Trammell, who will also be vying for the seat previously held by Cantor, are both professors at the Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Will having two candidates in one of the most high-profile congressional races mean a boost for Randolph Macon? We offer a mini profile of the school and it’s jump into the spotlight. 

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A surprise winner in Virginia: Randolph-Macon College

Jun 11, 2014
Does the 'Flutie Effect' apply to politics?

What elite universities can learn from high fashion

Jun 11, 2014
Harvard Business School launches new online classes, geared to the masses

A new landscape in the House after Cantor falls

Jun 11, 2014
Eric Cantor will resign as Majority Leader after a primary loss. That'll cost.

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Jun 11, 2014
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Jun 11, 2014
A Mississippi barge line owner says new money is flowing from an unlikely place.

Trivia: Who was the last PhD economist in Congress?

Jun 11, 2014
Win our political dork happy hour.

Getting tickets for the NBA Finals is a game itself

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In an unexpected turn of events, House Majority leader Eric Cantor (R- VA) lost the Virginia Congressional Primary last night to Tea Party opponent David Brat. In an even weirder turn of events, Brat and his Democratic challenger, Jack Trammell, who will also be vying for the seat previously held by Cantor, are both professors at the Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Will having two candidates in one of the most high-profile congressional races mean a boost for Randolph Macon? We offer a mini profile of the school and it’s jump into the spotlight. 

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