18
DEC
2015

In the Headlines – December 18th, 2015

In The Headlines High Yield Debt Market Woes: Echoes of 2008? A day after a prominent Wall Street firm shocked investors by freezing withdrawals from a credit mutual fund, things only got nastier in the junk-bond market. Prices on the high-risk securities sank to levels not seen...
11
DEC
2015

In the Headlines – December 11th, 2015

In The Headlines Amazon’s Prime Threatens Walmart and Target According to a new survey, there are now nearly 41 million members of Amazon.com’s Prime. The program keeps attracting more and more members, and new data from Wall Street firm Cowen & Co suggests the subscription...
04
DEC
2015

In the Headlines – December 4th, 2015

In The Headlines SpaceX Contract Advances the Commercialization of Space NASA has placed an order with private spaceflight company SpaceX for a manned mission to the International Space Station in 2017. The Dragon spacecraft can carry up to seven people in lower Earth orbit. “The...
20
NOV
2015

In the Headlines – November 20th, 2015

In The Headlines Are Robots Taking American Jobs? One central bank has some frightening predictions when it comes to job stability in the future. A Bank of England (BoE) official warned that 80 million jobs in the United States are at risk of being taken over by robots in the...
13
NOV
2015

In the Headlines – November 13th, 2015

In The Headlines Men’s Wearhouse Discovers Customers Don’t Forget a Good Deal Shoppers will not part easily with their beloved deals, as countless retailers have found out the hard way. Men’s Wearhouse is the latest to learn that painful lesson. The clothier recently reported...
06
NOV
2015

In the Headlines – November 6th, 2015

In The Headlines Will the JOBS Act Disrupt the Venture Capital Markets? The Securities and Exchange Commission is about to vote on Title III Crowdfunding regulations, designed to open up investments in private companies to all investors—rather than just the accredited investors...
30
OCT
2015

In the Headlines-October 30th, 2015

In The Headlines Microgrids and Energy Storage Products Give Solar Energy a Boost The first World’s Fair, held in Chicago in 1893, showcased products that shocked and delighted, but one dazzled like no other: the revolutionary scientific invention that lit up the night, with over...
23
OCT
2015

In the Headlines-October 23rd, 2015

In The Headlines Google Wins a Major Copyright Infringement Case Google won a decisive victory in a copyright-infringement case that the Authors Guild originally launched almost a decade ago. A federal appeals court ruled that the company’s book-scanning project, which has turned...
16
OCT
2015

In the Headlines-October 16th, 2015

In The Headlines Could Troubles in Emerging Markets Bring Recession to the U.S.? As far as economic expansions go, ours is pretty long in the tooth. Since World War II, the average length of time between recessions is about 58 months. With the current cycle clocking in at 81, it...
09
OCT
2015

In the Headlines-October 9th, 2015

In The Headlines Businesses in the Crossfire: The Growing Threat of Cyber Warfare While the Cold War never turned hot between the major world powers, throughout Asia there were a number of border disputes and other regional small wars. For instance, India and Pakistan engaged in...