The Complicated Aspects in Assessing Harvey’s Economic Impact
Economics

The Complicated Aspects in Assessing Harvey’s Economic Impact

Today, Hurricane Harvey continued to slowly move towards southwest Louisiana and through Houston, as the confirmed death toll rose to 30 amidst a record-setting rainfall of around 52 inches. Harvey, which is now being called by some as the “Storm of the Decade”, has left behind billions of dollars in damages after initially being overlooked. … Continue reading

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep
Business Ethics / Campus News

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep

How does one construct a monopoly? A good place to begin searching would be to consider past examples. Carnegie or Rockefeller would be a start; both managed costs closely and used a variety of unscrupulous means to destroy competition. Was there any other another potential path to building large companies in the Gilded Age of … 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

Is Warren Buffett Predicting the Fall of Retail?
Finance

Is Warren Buffett Predicting the Fall of Retail?

On Tuesday, Berkshire Hathaway revealed its latest stock holdings, announcing to the public which shares it increased or decreased during its fourth quarter. The biggest findings from its report was that it increased its shares in airline stocks, specifically American Airlines, United, and Delta, and decreased its shares in Walmart and Verizon. I want to … Continue reading

Facebook’s Newest Problems: Advertising and Fake News
Advertising / Business Ethics / Marketing / Technology

Facebook’s Newest Problems: Advertising and Fake News

You may not have heard of Facebook’s recent advertising blunders, and this is probably because of the nonstop Election 2016 coverage. Since Facebook’s creation in 2004 and rapid growth afterwards, Facebook has rarely encountered major setbacks. In fact, the only significant setback in the social media giant’s history was the doubt it faced in the … Continue reading