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Pittsburghers Gentrifying and Promoting Pittsburgh?  What This Means for Everyone Involved.
Business Ethics / Corporate Social Responsibility

Pittsburghers Gentrifying and Promoting Pittsburgh? What This Means for Everyone Involved.

Nearly everyone knows that Pittsburgh has been undergoing a transformation for some time.  From the last steel mill closing in Southside in 1997 to companies like Uber, Apple, Disney and now Ford moving into the city (the latter making a $1 billion investment in Pittsburgh-based autonomous-vehicle research firm Argo AI[1]), Pittsburgh has certainly been reinventing … Continue reading

Google Expanding its Cloud Platform by Investing in a Pittsburgh Startup
Finance / Technology

Google Expanding its Cloud Platform by Investing in a Pittsburgh Startup

  On March 21, a small Pittsburgh startup made headlines when Google corporate made a surprising investment in it. The storage company, called Avere Systems, announced $14 million funding from both Silicon Valley venture investors and Google. Avere Systems, a Google Cloud partner since 2015, provides storage products to help large businesses utilize the cloud … Continue reading

As an Advertising Medium, Podcasting is Now a Force to be Reckoned With
Advertising / Marketing / Technology

As an Advertising Medium, Podcasting is Now a Force to be Reckoned With

The internet has continuously introduced new forms of advertising for marketers to familiarize themselves with. Well, the attention of marketers everywhere is now being captured by yet another digital form: the podcast. It’s not exactly a new form; podcasts have been around since the the internet began, and the popularity of the form began rising … Continue reading

As Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Takes Shape, Many Already Have Concerns How It Will Be Funded
Economics / Finance

As Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Takes Shape, Many Already Have Concerns How It Will Be Funded

Part of President Trump’s promise to voters was to deliver his $1 trillion infrastructure plan to congress within his first 100 days in office. While it now seems unlikely to be completed in that time horizon, or possibly even in 2017, work has begun to shape what Trump’s infrastructure plan will resemble and it already … Continue reading

The Fiduciary Rule is Necessary to Protect Consumers from Advisor Conflicts of Interest
Business Ethics / Economics / Finance

The Fiduciary Rule is Necessary to Protect Consumers from Advisor Conflicts of Interest

On February 3rd of this year, President Trump ordered the Department of Labor to delay and review the Fiduciary Rule. The regulation, enacted by President Obama last year, was set to go into effect on April 10, 2017, but now faces delay for six months. This delay is being widely interpreted as an attempt by … Continue reading