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 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

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

From Uber to Sears: The Business Cycle from the Perspective of an Investor
Business Ethics / Economics / Finance

From Uber to Sears: The Business Cycle from the Perspective of an Investor

Disclaimer: Stock prices are updated as of 10/3/16. The opinions stated in this article do not reflect the opinions of the Pitt Business Review and should not be taken as investment advice by a registered professional. When you wake up every morning and go out into the world, you often don’t think of the companies … Continue reading