Wall Street investors seek out small business for profit

Column: Will’s Business Corner By: Will Pembroke, Multimedia Show Manager Small businesses are likely not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Amazon, but think again. As of late, major players on Wall Street, Advent International and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have begun dabbling in the market of small business by pumping billions of dollars into startups, mom and pop shops and other currently unprofitable businesses. With their access to capital and business expertise, investors believe they can find popular products on Amazon and turn them into global brands.  This new wave of high-risk gambling … Continue reading Wall Street investors seek out small business for profit

America, you can’t buy responsibility

By: Josh Bozzick On Saturday night the Powerball jackpot lottery failed to have a winner in yet another drawing. This would not be headline news if this was its first drawing, but this was its 18th drawing since Nov. 7. All Powerball jackpots begin at $40 million and grow until there is a winning ticket. That number has ballooned to an estimated and unthinkable $1.3 billion. In case you were wondering, that is the largest jackpot in any lottery in North American history. If a winner is announced this week, he or she could receive the winnings as a lump … Continue reading America, you can’t buy responsibility