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The Next Bubble Is A Matter of If Not When

April 24th, 2015 in 2015, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business

Add to the list of life’s certainties – taxes and death topping that inventory – the inevitability of another financial bubble…

Expert quote:

“The Fed is resigned to the fact that the low interest rates are a necessary evil. The consequences of a bubble are much less than the consequences of low growth and economic stagnation.”

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Yellen Should Remain Cagey Over Rate-Hike Timing

July 15th, 2014 in 2014, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will answer a whole lot of questions on Tuesday and Wednesday during her semi-annual monetary policy testimony before two separate Congressional committees…

Expert quote:

“She needs to send the message that the course is going to be steady and that she has a firm hand on the rudder.”

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Yellen’s Strongest Tool May Be Bully Pulpit

April 10th, 2014 in 2014, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Janet Yellen, a hugely influential voice as the quarterback of the world’s largest economy, is on a mission to help 10.5 million unemployed Americans get back to work…

Expert quote:

“We’re not creating job growth by throwing money at the problem and we’re not going to see the Fed move off the course they’re currently embarked on. What Yellen’s doing is she’s trying to entice the business community by saying QE4 is not on the table.”

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Pros and Cons of Bitcoin for Small Businesses

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

On Wednesday, experts testifying at the House Small Business Committee’s first-ever hearing on the digital payment method debated the IRS definition — and the pros and cons of its usage for small businesses…

Expert quote:

“Bitcoin has gained increased media attention. As a result, more small businesses view accepting Bitcoin as a way to gain market exposure. Posting a sign on a door front, on a website or gaining local media coverage increases free advertising and brand awareness. For example, Grass Hill Alpacas, a Massachusetts lama farm and purveyor of wool socks, has gained considerable visibility being an early acceptor of Bitcoin.”

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Altcoins: Brave New World Beyond Bitcoin

March 19th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Bitcoin has gone from a little known and little understood technology to front-page news in the past year. But just as Americans start to wrap their minds around Bitcoin, a slew of alternative virtual coins — altcoins — are waiting in the wings, hoping for their chance in the spotlight…

Expert quote:

“Bitcoin is the standard bearer at this point. As (Bitcoin) tries to charge the hill, there are over 100 other virtual currencies right behind it, ready to pick up the flag and carry it to the top.”

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Yellen Faces First Congressional Grilling as Fed Chair

February 10th, 2014 in 2014, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Janet Yellen’s appearance before a Congressional committee on Tuesday, her first as the newly installed chair of the Federal Reserve, is likely to be a bit more contentious than her nomination hearings in December…

Expert quote:

“This is her first meeting as leader of the Fed. It’s extremely important for her to demonstrate confidence. She’s very good in this type of forum. She’s an academic and she’s used to this kind of debate.”

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Hilton Eyes Record Hotel IPO With $2.4B Offering

December 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Christopher Muller, FoxBusiness.com, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Hilton Worldwide increased the size of its initial public offering on Monday, saying it plans to raise up to $2.4 billion in what would be the largest offering by a hotel company…

Expert quote:

“The Blackstone Group has timed the Hilton IPO at the perfect market inflection points of increasing global consumer travel demand, daily room rates, and occupancy.”

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Fed Deja Vu? Yellen Doesn’t See A Bubble

November 20th, 2013 in 2013, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

If a group of Senators, some of them Republicans who have strongly opposed the Federal Reserve’s long-running easy-money policies, didn’t question Janet Yellen’s fitness to run the Fed, I won’t either…

Expert quote:

“Cheap money policies allow investors to spend money that perhaps isn’t practical.”

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Weak Data Could Sharpen Resistance to Yellen Confirmation

October 26th, 2013 in 2013, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Janet Yellen’s confirmation as Federal Reserve chair could be dicier than initially anticipated if the U.S. economy continues to sag and an end to the Fed’s easy-money stimulus policies recedes further into the horizon…

Expert quote:

“I think there will be more resistance to her as the economic numbers continue to come in weak.”

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Does It Matter Who Leads the Fed? Yes and No

August 28th, 2013 in 2013, FoxBusiness.com, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Does it really matter who President Obama nominates to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve?…

Expert quote:

“It absolutely matters who sits in the corner office. The leadership sets the tone at the top.”

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