Pros and Cons of Bitcoin for Small Businesses 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 […]

Yellen Faces First Congressional Grilling as Fed Chair 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 […]

Hilton Eyes Record Hotel IPO With $2.4B Offering 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 […]

Fed Deja Vu? Yellen Doesn’t See A Bubble 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.” View full article