JMU secured its largest private cash donation ever as its College of Business found donors to sponsor the name for its newly unveiled academic building by Newman Lake. Here's an inside look at how the deal happened.
Do immigrants help or hurt the economy, and will more immigrants boost gross domestic product or raise the unemployment rate? Read and decide before heading to the polls.
The College of Business Learning Complex found another donor and landed a name.
Earnings season is kicking off, some vaccines are hitting roadblocks and Congress is still gridlocked on a stimulus deal. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks down what moved the market in this week's market analysis.
A deadlocked Congress is damaging the travel industry, as countless companies desperately need stimulus to survive the pandemic. Political progress would give worldwide travel a much-needed kickstart.
Mergers and acquisitions have fueled the growth of big businesses. Here's how corporations like Uber, Microsoft and Apple are overcoming the odds and expanding.
Bagels weren’t always at the forefront of people’s minds as COVID-19 hit Harrisonburg, but Mr. J's Bagels & Deli found ways to keep making bread.
Financial technology, or fintech, makes global payments seamless and helps people in developing countries manage money. It's been crucial amid the pandemic, though there are limitations.
Combating climate change through the Green New Deal is a massive economic risk given its exorbitant cost, but Senator Bernie Sanders thinks it would pay for itself. Can the U.S. afford to tackle climate change, or can it not afford not to?
Why is it that the 18- to 29-year-old age demographic is seemingly the most politically active yet consistently votes the least? The Madison Business Review's Phillip Roth used economic principles to find the answer.
Distrust of the American media is near an all-time high, and our democracy is in peril. JMU Media Arts & Design assistant professor Ryan Alessi joined Madison Business Review editor James Faris to discuss the state of the media heading into the 2020 presidential election.
These three high-flying software plays can and will win regardless of what happens in the fourth quarter of what’s been a 2020 for the record books in almost every way imaginable.
Uncertainty abounds heading into the fourth quarter of 2020. The presidential election looks to be a toss-up with weeks to go, and there's no precise timeline on a safe vaccine release or an economic recovery. Here’s what's behind September's choppy market action.
It's no secret that Americans love fast food, but what about in a recession? The Madison Business Review's Phillip Roth analyzes consumer behavior at restaurants and grocery stores in economic downturns in this insightful read.
Corporations have found ways to survive and advance amid the pandemic while small businesses got steamrolled. Will the trend reverse?
An opening in the Supreme Court led to talk that the Affordable Care Act could be knocked down, which led to volatility in health care and the broader market. Banks were also weak this week. Madison Business Review contributor Bryce Roth explains what moved the market in this week's market analysis.
Investing is a great way to help ensure present and future long-term financial security. Here are simple steps to help you get started.
The secret is out: Working too hard leads to diminishing returns that often harm employees’ mental health and employers’ productivity. Here's the ideal workweek length and how both employers and employees can benefit from it.
Here's where JMU ranks nationally and in the state, according to The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.
What's next for the stock market heading into the fall and an election year? Madison Business Review contributor Bryce Roth explains what's moving markets in this week's recap.
It takes two hands to count all the dining halls, parking decks, academic buildings and sports arenas built by JMU in recent years. The Madison Business Review's Landon Birsch breaks down the planning behind the moves in this insightful read.
Federal help is on the way for Harrisonburg-based businesses hit hard by the pandemic.
Materialism and the insatiable hunger for new devices leads to the mining of cobalt, used in lithium batteries. Companies like Apple and Tesla are taking note of human rights issues involved in cobalt production and are seeking alternatives.
Employers: Want to save money and boost productivity, workplace satisfaction and worker retention rates? Have employees work fewer hours. Here's why.
While conventional wisdom may be that President Trump's agenda is better for big businesses and the economy, Joe Biden's plan to stop COVID-19 could be better for the economy and investors.
America's economic recovery from the pandemic hinges on the virus's trajectory and Congressional support for individuals and businesses via a stimulus bill. It's just one more mystery keeping investors on their toes this fall.
College isn't for everyone. Teachers and parents who pretend like it is can hurt students and put them in unnecessary long-term debt. Here's why skipping college may be the best investment a young person can make.
Markets were calm before a storm of selling took hold and put the market's trance upward on pause. Madison Business Review columnist Bryce Roth explains what may be behind the move.
Oil spills wreak environmental and economic disaster, and shipping companies at fault have few incentives to combat the problem.
Dukes Dining launched in late August without Panera Bread. JMU Dining told the Madison Business Review why.
In a whirlwind of information and an avalanche of opinions, it can be exhausting to figure out how to handle your money. Here's Madison Business Review editor James Faris' take on what to do as the markets march higher.
All-day breakfast has arrived at JMU thanks to The Den, a fast-casual concept from Denny's. JMU Dining hopes it'll entice upperclassmen to buy meal plans, while Denny's is banking on it building brand loyalty with students.
Stocks are shaking off concerns and sailing to all-time highs, which boosts Trump's image in the eyes of some. Madison Business Review contributor Bryce Roth explains what's behind the big move in this week's market analysis.
JMU students in virtual classes may decide to cheat, which will have unintended consequences on their peers. Here's the game theory behind students' choices.
Harrisonburg businesses crippled by the pandemic got hit with another gut punch: no JMU fall football. Four businesses told the Madison Business Review how they're planning on making it through.
Most drivers pull into gas stations and pay without giving gas prices a second thought. What's behind price moves at pumps?
Millions of students owe trillions in student debt, and there are few clear solutions. Could achievement-based low-interest loans move the needle?
In the frantic race for a COVID-19 cure, scientists are leaving no stone unturned — even those underwater. Lobsters could contain a treatment, a Maine-based researcher and professor believes.
Division on Capitol Hill hasn't translated to the stock market, as investors seemed to shrug off the surprising lack of a stimulus deal. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks that down in this week's market recap.
Apple announced it's going carbon-neutral by 2030 after pressure from environmentally conscious investors. But it's possible for companies to be carbon-neutral while increasing their carbon footprint and emissions. What will the impact on the Earth and other companies be from this move?
One more crushing blow from COVID-19? Efforts to end global poverty have been significantly set back as nations refocus priorities on defeating the virus instead of working to make the world a better place for decades to come.
There's no debate: Investing is one of the most powerful ways to generate wealth. The Madison Business Review's Phillip Roth breaks down differences between top online brokers to help JMU students put cash to work wisely.
Gold is surging in value this summer, just like in the Financial Crisis, while stocks keep climbing to all-time highs. Is a big reversal in the works? The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth gives his take in this week's market recap.
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.