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UT MBA program makes Businessweek rankings

What a difference a year makes. The University of Tennessee’s full-time Master of Business Administration program is among the best MBA programs in the country, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s recently released 2012 rankings.

UT’s program is No. 60 overall and No. 26 among U.S. public universities that offer full-time MBA programs.

Last year UT did not make the rankings.

“The Businessweek ranking recognizes the overall quality of our full-time MBA program and reflect’s the program’s contribution to the university’s goal of becoming a Top 25 institution,” Annette Ranft, associate dean for academic programs at the UT College of Business, said in a news release.

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What will Ben say? Will it matter?

Market watchers have been speculating all week about what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
federal reserve.jpgBernanke will say Friday when he talks about what’s needed to spur the economy.

 Is QE3 in the works? How will the market react? Will whatever he says help the economy?

Here’s a sampling of what some pundits and experts expect.

Bloomberg: Bernanke May Forgo Easing as Data Point Higher

Forbes: Bernanke’s Jackson Hole Hamlet Moment: To QE Or Not To QE?

BusinessWeek: Bernanke Signaling No QE Backed by Data From Prices to Freight

CNBC: Bernanke Speech to Set Market Course Friday and Beyond

The Economic Times: US crisis: Ben Bernanke’s Jackson Hole speech could rattle the markets

Photo: Associated Press files

UT MBA program makes Poets & Quants Top 100

career02_13783.jpgThe Poets & Quants social network has ranked the University of Tennessee’s full-time MBA program among the Top 100 MBA programs in the country.

P&Q is an online “community of people interested in graduate business school education,” according to its website.

The social network’s rankings are a composite of the international rankings by Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.

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Bank bailout makes money for taxpayers

Bailing out banks is proving to be a money-maker for U.S. taxpayers. Whether or not you agree with the politics of the bailout, there’s no denying the Troubled Asset Relief Program has paid off for the U.S. Treasury.

Stimulus+Checks.jpgMost of the money has been repaid, although a handful of banks have yet to pay us back for keeping them alive.

“Of the $205 billion the Treasury doled out to 707 banks, $137 billion has been repaid. From the 61 banks that have fully repaid, the Treasury has earned a tidy $13 billion profit,” Forbes.com reports.

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