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Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal

Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal

Brazilian State-Run Oil Company Caught Siphoning Much More Than Oil by Jaeden Graham BRAZIL – In the midst of a federal government corruption scandal, allegations against state-run oil giant Petrobras in the spring of 2014 led public prosecutors into launching a criminal investigation later that year.  Though current President Dilma Rouseff denies any knowledge ofContinue Reading Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal

The Threat of AirBnB to Traditional Hotels

The Threat of AirBnB to Traditional Hotels

With over one million listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, recently-valued $25-billion company Airbnb [1] is growing at a rate alarming the traditional hospitality industry. However, expert opinions differ on the actual impact of Airbnb on hotel profits. While events like Pope Francis’ recent US visit demonstrate the power of Airbnb, the extensive legalContinue Reading The Threat of AirBnB to Traditional Hotels

Segovia: Transfer Payments Modernized

Segovia: Transfer Payments Modernized

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn Corp, announced on Thursday, September 17th that he would be leading a $13 million initial investment round for Segovia Technology Co., along with investors such as Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund Inc., and Arif Naqvi, CEO of Abraaj Capital Ltd. The New York-based company, founded in 2014 byContinue Reading Segovia: Transfer Payments Modernized

Consumer Confidence in Light of the Volkswagen Scandal

Consumer Confidence in Light of the Volkswagen Scandal

The auto industry hit a major bump in the road this past week with Volkswagen’s emission scandal. On September 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they were fining Volkswagen under allegations that they cheated on their diesel-fueled cars’ emissions tests. Three days later in a public statement, Volkswagen confirmed they cheated the emissions testsContinue Reading Consumer Confidence in Light of the Volkswagen Scandal