Disney has been slammed by the pandemic as its theme parks and cruise lines closed while ABC and ESPN struggled to find content. Disney+ was a bright spot, but is that enough of a reason to put money to work for the House of Mouse?
Consumers have held corporations accountable on environmental issues in recent years, but airlines are lagging behind. Can the industry, shaken to its core by COVID-19, make positive moves toward sustainability with carbon-free flight?
Looking for good long-term investments? Madison Business Review contributor Christian Boynton shares three top stock picks for the month ahead. Some are familiar and some are obscure, but all can make investors money.
President Trump has a history of being friendly toward corporations, but a recent tweet of his may indicate otherwise as tech giants obliterate competition amid the pandemic. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks that down and much more in this week's market recap.
Tech companies continue to outperform and dominate competitors, but many are skeptical about the power of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Here's what that means for investors and other stories you may have missed in July.
It's never wrong to invest on the right side of history, and ESG is the way to do that. The Madison Business Review's Phillip Roth explains why it's wise to reward responsible companies.
Positive vaccine data was washed out by ominous coronavirus case counts and anxiety in Washington as the deadline to solidify a new stimulus deal approaches. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth analyzes all that and more in this week's recap.
Opponents of capitalism have grown more vocal in recent years, and the pandemic may provide a springboard for left-of-center ideas and policies. How will COVID-era fiscal and monetary policies shape America going forward?
Countries are looking to cut down on carbon emissions, companies are responding and investors are paying attention. Here's what you need to know about the trend.
With a global pandemic and social justice issues in America, it's easy to forget about human rights violations abroad. China's new national security law may cripple Hong Kong's economy and powerful banking sector, which could create a ripple effect worldwide.
Tesla is at a crossroads heading into its Q2 earnings. Stocks were volatile this week, and the national debt is ballooning amid the pandemic. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth analyzes all that and more in this week's recap.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates changed the world by founding Apple and Microsoft, and today, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are doing the same at Amazon and Tesla. Here's what all four leaders have in common.
As the saying goes, only death and taxes are certain in life. But what about a wealth tax? Support from the left has grown as the wealthy are less trusted and respected than ever, but is a wealth tax constitutional, and would it work?
Generational gaps exist, especially at the workplace, but that doesn't have to be a barrier between employers and employees. Here are practical insights for business owners through the perspectives of young workers.
Interviews are stressful, and that's without fears of dogs barking in the background or the internet connection giving out. Here are practical ways to impress your future employer from a distance.
What's worse than a global pandemic? Geopolitical unrest, a global recession and human rights violations in addition to a global pandemic. Here's insight into whether the U.S., Europe or China will emerge stronger from the pandemic.
Instead of receiving diplomas, college graduates got tossed into the most challenging job market since the Financial Crisis while unemployment went from a 50-year low to a 80-year high.
Coronavirus case counts surged alongside stocks while unemployment numbers continued to outshine expectations. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened this week in markets and breaks it all down.
Looking for good long-term investments? Madison Business Review contributor Phillip Roth shares three top stock picks for the month ahead. Some are familiar and some are obscure, but all can make investors money.
Many young investors outsmarted Wall St. veterans amid the pandemic. Is that success sustainable, and what's going on with Bitcoin? This quick, informative read breaks down and recaps what happened in stock and cryptocurrency markets in June.
Nike's stock has been a winner for years, thanks to a high-quality product line, a strong brand and unparalleled marketing power. After a recent pullback due to pandemic headwinds, is now the time to "just do it" and buy low?
Investors are wrestling with hopes of more stimulus and fears of more coronavirus breakouts. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened this week in markets and breaks it all down.
Trade talks between the U.S. and China are moving markets again after recent comments from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and President Trump. Who will win in the faceoff between the two world powers?
Ironically, China's efforts to limit pollution led it to ban recycling, which increased recycling costs increased in the U.S. Here's what that means for those concerned with the environment.
The contenders have emerged in the streaming wars, and there are more options for audiences than ever. This in-depth look at the industry presents pros and cons of each service for streamers on a budget.
Markets saw mixed action this week, and Trump's administration is considering a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened and breaks it all down.
No matter who wins the 2020 election, it appears big businesses will continue to lead the battle against climate change. Here's why and how.
Think outside the box office: That's the challenge for Hollywood as streaming services cemented their roles in society during the pandemic. While theaters closed, movie studios were forced to rethink their business models as hours spent streaming skyrocketed.
Markets were in a long uptrend before a massive sell-off on Thursday. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened and breaks it all down.
The shuttering of shops across the nation due to the pandemic has crippled countless small businesses, which have been disproportionately harmed by mandated closings. Some may never recover.
This fascinating, insightful look into the logic, strategy, emotion and luck behind short trading gives investors a better understanding why some stocks soar and others suffer.
The growth of e-commerce has accelerated in recent years, and online retail has become essential for both businesses and consumers amid the pandemic. Here's what's next for e-commerce and traditional retail.
Social unrest across America this week didn't seem to bother the stock market as major indices shook off concerns. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened and breaks it all down.
Madison Business Review contributor Ryan Shuman shares three top stock picks for the month ahead. Some are familiar and some are obscure, but all can make investors money.
E-commerce, at-home fitness and video conferencing are secular tech trends that have rapidly accelerated amid the pandemic. Here's a recap of the biggest tech news of the month and a few standout companies making waves that may be worth a look.
Is there a disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street? At first glance, it appears so, as the recent price action in the stock market appears to defy logic. This quick read breaks down and recaps what happened in markets and the economy in May.
Memorial Day made this trading week shorter, but it was still full of news and drama, as tensions between the U.S. and China ramped up. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened and breaks it all down.
A crystal ball is yet to be invented, but it could be by 2030. Until then, "fake news," data privacy, virtual reality and artificial intelligence to bound to rise, for better or worse.
It's human nature to overestimate one's abilities and knowledge, though these patterns of thinking ruin companies and relationships. Be a better leader by recognizing and avoiding harmful biases, and do this instead.
In recent years, many investors started targeting companies that treat workers and the environment well. Here's why the economic downturn is accelerating that trend.
The end of another news-filled week is near, and the Federal Reserve's Jerome Powell and Moderna's potential vaccine drove markets. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened and breaks it all down.
Everbridge CEO David Meredith, a JMU graduate, is leading his team and helping hundreds of others while COVID-19 spreads around the globe.
Despite a deluge of negative news in recent months, a look at history shows how important it is to take the long-view, and a deep breath, in economic downturns.
The end of another news-filled week is near, and talks are swirling around reopening the economy and a new fiscal stimulus package. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened and breaks it all down.
The global COVID-19 outbreak disrupted crude oil demand, storage and production as oil futures contracts fell below zero in an unprecedented move. Here's clear, straightforward analysis of what happened and what's next.
After viewing final grades this semester, upset students should look to the mirror, not their professors, for answers. Here's why.
How people spend money matters, especially at a young age. Learn what credit scores are and how to better manage them with these simple steps.
If you're reading this sentence, thank you for your continued support of the Madison Business Review. Here's how we're growing next to better serve the JMU and Harrisonburg communities.
Many people's bank accounts may be far from healthy amid COVID-19. Here are simple, practical steps to save for this summer and get on track.
Not a dollar has "disappeared" during COVID-19, even as unemployment spikes and demand drops have damaged the economy. This begs the question: Where'd all the money go, and are there economic winners and losers amid the outbreak?