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How a Sponsor Can Help Your Career — Early in her accounting career, Kristen Rampe, CPA, noticed a colleague looking out for her. She was invited to work on special projects, speak at industry conferences, and participate in numerous opportunities. Though she didn't know what it was called at the time, the colleague was her "sponsor"-someone who advocates on a promising employee's behalf.

How to Teach Ethics When Your Syllabus Is Packed — Accounting faculty often grapple with the question of how-and how often-to teach ethics. Some departments offer full classes in ethics (especially in states where an ethics class is a prerequisite for taking the CPA exam), and others coordinate how ethics will be taught across the curriculum.

Home on the High Seas — Without ever leaving their home, Mark and Deb Bennett can spend a few nights in Copenhagen. And Italy. And even Antarctica. Between 2011 and 2012, their residence on the high seas sailed to the seven continents, where adventures included visiting a tropical rain forest and watching walruses in the wild.

Designer Show Houses: An Open House-For 10,000 People — When real-estate agent Sarah Pomphrey took on a $4.9 million home listing last year, she found a way to make sure more than 10,000 people came to see it: She persuaded the seller to turn the Little Silver, N.J., mansion into a designer show home.

Capital Area's Apartment Boom Could Fizzle — WASHINGTON-The construction cranes that have crowded this city's skyline for the past few years were symbols of its red-hot apartment market. But now, the sight of them could be an ominous sign of overbuilding. This year alone, developers are expected to deliver more than 15,000 new apartment units in the greater metro area, with 11,000 more expected in 2014.

Resort Living Comes to Campus — Residents at a new rental community in Orlando, Fla., lounge around a resort-style pool in private cabanas. They practice their golf swings at the putting green and meditate in a Zen garden. Videogamers sip complimentary coffee while playing "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" on a multiscreen television wall.

Hotel Deal Marks Another Break From Fort Lauderdale's Past — A Fort Lauderdale hotel once popular with spring-break revelers recently was demolished to make way for an 18-story beachfront luxury condominium tower. On the site of the former Howard Johnson hotel, Encore Housing Opportunity Fund is developing a $100 million-plus condo called Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Cortland Beefs Up Its Portfolio — A portfolio of apartment buildings that was at the center of one of the largest alleged real-estate frauds in Utah history is set to change hands. Cortland Partners LLC, an Atlanta-based apartment owner and developer, is under contract to buy the portfolio for $338.5 million from a court-appointed receiver that has operated the buildings since the Securities and Exchange Commission took control from Management Solutions Inc.

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot — HENDERSON, Nev.-It has been nearly three years since builder Josh Anderson purchased 36 distressed lots just outside of Las Vegas for an average of about $90,000 each, hoping that a bet on troubled land would pay off once the market turned. If all goes well this week, his gamble could result in a jackpot.

Lavish Wet Bars Leave the Basement — They conjure images of 1950s-era sitcoms, Formica countertops and basement rec rooms. Now, despite their image, wet bars are still managing a comeback into high-end homes. While real-estate agents warn that the term "wet bar" won't necessarily attract buyers, builders and designers say more homeowners aren't only installing the feature, they are eschewing the basement in favor of first-floor prominence.
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