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There are a lot of great things to be said about the United States economy right now. As US markets celebrate their longest ever growth streak, economically, a lot of Americans are satisfied with their financial well-being. Unemployment fell to a 50-year low, falling from 3.9 to 3.7 percent in September, as the US economy added another 134,000 jobs...
On September 8th, Serena Williams faced Naomi Osaka in the US Open Final match when it quickly spun out of her control. Williams became engaged in a heated dispute with the match umpire Carlos Ramos after she was handed a series of code violations that made her lose points at a critical time in the match. Ramos first gave Williams...
If you live in or around Pittsburgh, it’s likely you’ve heard of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but have you ever thought about the marketing strategy behind the Penguins organization? Does a sports team in Pittsburgh even really need a marketing strategy? Well, they do. To keep growing its fan base, the Penguins have had to continually evolve their marketing campaigns....
Hailed as one of the best running backs in the league, Le’Veon Bell was looking for a record-breaking contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both sides could not come to an agreement this past offseason, leading to a franchise tag being put on Bell (a one-year contract that makes Bell the highest paid player at his position). There’s only one...
Nike has long been one of the most recognizable American companies and is currently the most valuable sports brand in the world. The firm has cemented its market share through innovative advertising campaigns and partnerships with professional athletes. Nike has produced Michael Jordan’s iconic Air Jordan line since 1984, catapulting the company to success and other prominent signings like...
The startup culture in Argentina is still growing, but Julian Sorsaburu, CEO and one of the founders of Beathey, feels they are entering at just the right time. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Beathey is a music streaming service, record label, and booking agent for emerging electronic music artists in Argentina. I have been interning with Beathey for a...
Elon Musk has always been a dreamer. He has been a visionary in space travel in the 21st century with his company SpaceX while also revolutionizing the automobile industry through his company Tesla. He is considered one of the most powerful people in the world by many standards. However, his new contract as CEO of Tesla could result in...
Another royal wedding is on its way! If you have not heard by now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, 2017. Reports have stated that the happy couple will wed spring of 2018. The last British royal wedding was in 2011 when Prince William married Kate Middleton. Six years has passed and the...
If one ever had to offer a summation of what makes a market thrive, many of those respondents would probably have their own individual ideas, but they will all probably revolve around the same concept: lots and lots of growth. Over the course of modern history, the growth of industry and the flourishing of bigger and brighter ideas have...
To call Blade Runner 2049 a disaster would be far from the truth. For thirty-five years, creating a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner was considered (by most) a bad idea. The original 1982 Blade Runner is a cult-classic about a cop called a ‘blade runner’, played by Harrison Ford, who has to hunt down bioengineered people called ‘replicants’....
Over the course of American history, there have been a countless number of shifts in the role of regulatory bodies and how they function. The most recent change occurred when there was a power shift on January 20th, 2017 - the date of the 45th Presidential Inauguration. This, of course, marked a shift in power in the scope of...
As Thanksgiving approaches and people stock up their food pantries for the big meal, retailers are preparing themselves for their biggest day of the year: Black Friday. One company that is looking to make a rebound after a streak of recent losses is Toys-R-Us. In September, the company filed for bankruptcy as their long-term debt now totals over $5...
Go to your local Starbucks and ask someone to list the most powerful technology firms today - you'll probably hear Google, Facebook, Apple, or Amazon. Compared to these firms, Palantir has largely gone unnoticed, yet it may have just as much influence in our daily lives as its peers. Valued at $20 billion in 2015, Palantir shares its spot...
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