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With Brexit, AFL gets closer to its European customers

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Will future cross-border regulations and taxes post-Brexit help or hurt U.S.-based companies like Upstate fiber optics manufacturer AFL, which has operations in Britain and customers on the continent? Will Brexit lead to lost business? Furman University Associate Professor of Economics Jason Jones offered his thoughts during a recent Upstate SC Alliance forum covered by Upstate Business Journal. “There’s actually opportunities that are opening up for the United States when trade deals fall,” said Jones.

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A Record-Breaking Giving Tuesday

The Furman family celebrated this year’s Giving Tuesday with a record number of dollars raised during the event.

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FSO and Oratorio Chorus present Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $5-$20.

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Furman professor elected fellow of AAAS

Chemist George Shields is the 11th faculty member at Furman to become a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Furman plays role in NSF grant to advance women in STEM

Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development involves six partner institutions and up to 75 participants from colleges and universities across three regions.