Category: Marketwatch

White House feeling heat for leaving top Fed seat vacant

MarketWatch Cornelius Hurley, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law The White House is facing criticism this week for long ignoring a 2010 law requiring President Barack Obama to appoint an official at the Federal Reserve who would oversee strengthening the nation’s banks and improving the stability of the financial system… Expert quote: […]

Volkswagen’s PR response made problems worse, experts say

MarketWatch Justin Joseph, College of Communication Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication The scandal rocking car maker Volkswagen AG that has bruised the company’s reputation and crushed its market value has also been marked by a series of corporate communications missteps, public relations experts say… Expert quote: “The biggest thing you’re starting to see is this […]

Regulators line up to crack down on bitcoin

MarketWatch Mark Williams, School of Management It’s not so much a question of whether bitcoin and other virtual currencies should be regulated. Rather, it’s more a question of which government agency or agencies should regulate bitcoins and when it will happen… Expert quote: “There has to be regulation. We have to have more regulation. We have to have, in […]

Bitcoin: ‘Highest risk, highest return’

MarketWatch Mark Williams, School of Management The past year has seen a flood of venture-capital investments into bitcoin-related companies. At the same time, the price of bitcoin has swung wildly and bitcoin investors have been left with little recourse in cases of fraud and theft, most notably with the collapse of the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox… Expert […]