JMU Dining continues to face delays in opening the new on-campus Panera Bread after suffering setbacks related to the pandemic last spring. Here's what's behind the latest setback in the fast-casual bakery's launch.
While tens of thousands froze during a massive winter storm that swept the U.S., Bitcoin was scorching hot, though stocks were largely flat. Here's a recap of what happened in the stock market this week.
Amazon's stock hasn't missed a beat after founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced he'd be stepping down in July. Why have shareholders shaken off the surprising news after decades of success under Bezos?
Elon Musk, the world's wealthiest man, is using Twitter to help his followers make a quick buck. By giving market-moving shoutouts to popular stocks and cryptocurrencies like GameStop, Bitcoin and Dogecoin, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO is showing his influence and power as he flexes his social media muscles.
Apple may be planning to enter the auto industry, while Bitcoin is rising with the broader stock market as the vaccine rollout continues. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks down this week in markets.
Is one well-respected financial adviser's method for paying down debt better than the traditional approach? The Madison Business Review's Phillip Roth breaks down two competing strategies for tackling debt, which is an ever-present problem in most Americans’ lives.
CNN struggled with ratings before Donald Trump rose to power and captured the attention of the nation. How will the news network and its cable competitors fare under what's likely to be a less controversial president?
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite surged to new record highs, even though last week’s high fliers — GameStop and AMC Theatres — plunged 80.4% and 48.5%, respectively. Here's what happened in the stock market this week.
Madison Business Review editor James Faris returns to Breeze TV to explain how GameStop's stock surge happened.
Four JMU students joined a massive internet collective and made tens of thousands of dollars by investing in GameStop and AMC Theatres' surging stocks. Here are their stories.
An aggressive army of Redditors took Wall Street hedge funds by storm with wild speculative bets in a massive investing mania that’s quickly becoming one of the most fascinating investing case studies ever. Here’s a detailed breakdown of what’s behind the out-of-control speculation as well as a look at the emotions — greed, fear, euphoria and panic — fueling the Wall Street bloodbath.
GameStop stole headlines this week from Apple and Microsoft, which saw their stock prices slip despite reporting strong earnings. The Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund also released updates. Here's a breakdown of this wild week in markets.
As the world entered lockdown, freelancing grew in popularity tremendously. But as the trend becomes more permanent, workers will face new issues.
Businesses use social media as a marketing staple but now must consider how their methods of driving engagement may help spark unintended negative externalities. Here's how business owners can drive engagement while standing out from competitors.
Netflix surprised Wall Street this week while President Joe Biden peacefully took office, which added up to a winning week for stocks. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth examines what happened in markets this week.
Moderna and Pfizer appear to have promising COVID-19 vaccines, but will that momentum translate to those companies' bottom lines and stock prices? Madison Business Review contributor Will PerDieu considers whether the two pharmaceutical companies are enticing investments.
Democrats and Republicans have found common ground on one issue, though for starkly different reasons: Big Tech may be too big and powerful. Despite bipartisan criticism, is it time to buy the dips in shares of Facebook and Twitter, or will these social media companies keep trending downward? Here’s a look at how each company will fare going forward.
President-elect Joe Biden's planned $1.9 trillion stimulus plan encouraged investors but wasn't enough to lift a market weighed down by backlash tech giants are receiving. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks that down and recaps the week in markets.
Virtual reality and similar technologies have provided a getaway from a world affected by the pandemic and social unrest. Industry experts and a JMU grad explain what’s behind the industry’s growth and what’s next for the rapidly growing technology.
Businesses are feeling pressure to do their part for the planet as global temperatures warm and sea levels rise. The Madison Business Review examines policies aiming to correct climate change, caused in large part by carbon pollution.
Stock market averages reached new highs this week after President-elect Joe Biden's victory was certified by Congress — despite an interruption from rioters. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps a wild week and explains what's driving markets.
Slowdowns in global trade and business investment crippled chipmakers in 2020 as the pandemic spread, but the industry has proved resilient. This comprehensive research report introduces the semiconductor industry and breaks down its structure, firm conduct, performance and trends to watch going forward.
2020 was a year for the record books in more ways than one. While millions of individuals and tens of thousands of businesses suffered during the pandemic, stocks largely soared. As the world hopes to heal in 2021, could the tables turn and leave investors ironically longing for a return to 2020?
The Madison Business Review celebrates 2021 by reflecting on what the staff has accomplished and thanking those who've supported the student-led, business-focused publication's successful launch.
Before the year comes to a close, here are the Madison Business Review’s most-read stories of 2020.
China and Russia are growing cybersecurity threats to the U.S. Does a recent attack on cybersecurity firm SolarWinds mean American technology infrastructure is vulnerable?
A drastic drop-off in Kris Kringle appearances at malls cut into the incomes of those who relied on the seasonal supplemental income. Needless to say, it also dampened the spirits of children.
New COVID-19 strains abroad and concerns the last-minute stimulus deal could get vetoed didn't frighten investors in a holiday-shortened week. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks down what happened this week in markets.
The world’s most famous cryptocurrency has soared in value in recent weeks and months. Is Bitcoin a fad and worth less than coal, or is it digital gold? Read what’s behind the resurgence and decide.
The October explosion at Miller Circle left a number of businesses in ruin and with uncertain futures. Two months later, it’s revealed the strength of those affected and the generosity of the community.
Congress dodged a shutdown, and a stimulus deal may be in the works. Vaccine distribution has begun, the Federal Reserve made headlines this week and fresh lawsuits were filed against Google and Robinhood. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth recaps what happened this week in markets and breaks it all down.
Beer is beloved by millions in America, but few consumers consider how the brewing industry works. This comprehensive research report introduces the industry and breaks down its structure, firm conduct, industry performance and trends to watch going forward.
Employers and psychologists are pushing back on conventional wisdom that grades are an accurate reflection of aptitude and mastery of subject material. Here's what matters more to today's employers.
Airbnb and DoorDash excelled in their trading debuts while Facebook got slapped with an antitrust lawsuit. Madison Business Review contributor Bryce Roth explains what happened in the stock market this week.
Business owners across America are running their organizations more effectively and efficiently as the pandemic that crippled the business landscape continues to spread rapidly. Here are some of their secrets to success.
JMU postponed several construction projects after the university's revenue dropped during the pandemic. The Madison Business Review learned what projects are on hold and what's still to come for JMU.
Pfizer announced vaccine news that sent stocks tumbling, while Republicans and Democrats have yet to strike a stimulus deal to help individuals and businesses. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth explains what moved markets this week.
November saw double-digit gains for major U.S. stock market averages despite a spike in COVID-19 cases as contentious elections got settled. Here's what's behind recent moves in the market.
Harrisonburg coffee shops saw sudden sales drops as the pandemic redefined normal, but some are coming back stronger than ever. The Madison Business Review spoke with four cafe owners to hear how business has been after a horrific spring and a dull summer. Here are their stories.
Investors should be thankful for strong stock performances in a turbulent 2020. Madison Business Review editor James Faris breaks down what happened in markets this week.
Refugees — an often overlooked minority group — are beginning to fall victim to the coronavirus. Their exposure presents a series of unique and nuanced problems, from a worsened humanitarian crisis to a prolonged pandemic.
Jack Brown’s and Billy Jack’s have a bit more breathing room in the social distancing era, thanks to a new dining space between the two restaurants that was previously home to a T-shirt shop. The Madison Business Review checked in with the eateries to hear how business has been amid the pandemic.
Economic analyses of the effects on workers show mixed results at best in cities that have implemented a $15 per hour minimum wage. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean modestly raising the minimum wage after years of stagnation would cripple the economy. Here’s how economists view the hot-button issue.
Madison Business Review editor James Faris spoke with Breeze TV's Colby Johnson about how investors were reacting to President-Elect Joe Biden's victory, an effective vaccine from Pfizer and the Department of Justice's lawsuit filed against Google.
Bitcoin has soared since October and may be approaching new all-time highs. Here's an in-depth look at how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin work and both the catalysts for continued growth and risks to the highly volatile digital asset.
The world is eagerly awaiting a COVID-19 vaccine, but pharmaceutical companies are embattled by political pressure on both sides of the aisle as well as dips in drug sales. Here's what's happening in the pharmaceutical industry and what's next for the industry.
Positive vaccine news overshadowed politics this week for the first time in months. The Madison Business Review's Bryce Roth breaks down the latest on vaccines, spiking COVID-19 case counts and the stock market's performance.
Google is under antitrust scrutiny from the Department of Justice, but investors appear unfazed. Here's a breakdown of the case and what it means for tech giants.
President Donald Trump promised there would be "a depression the likes of which you’ve never seen" if Joe Biden won the White House. Wall Street appears to strongly disagree after stocks soared last week. Here's what's behind the move higher in the market.
The world is waiting to hear who the next president is, as are JMU students, faculty, staff and others in the Harrisonburg community. The Madison Business Review spoke with JMU professors to add historical context to the roles politicians and the media are playing in this monumental moment in U.S history.