Author: Sammy Bravo

Stanford Tops 2013 List Of America’s Best Business Schools

Stanford Tops 2013 List Of America’s Best Business Schools

The M.B.A. graduating class of 2008 entered the job market in the teeth of the Great Recession.  It was slim pickings for jobs for those outside the elite programs. Even grads of top schools...

Activision Completes Vivendi Stock Buyout

Activision Completes Vivendi Stock Buyout

Yesterday the courts lifted a temporary injunction threatening to demolish the Activision buyout of now-former parent Vivendi. Today the deal has been sealed, and Activision is officially free of its debt-plagued parent. The stock...

Crisis Could Weaken the Almighty Dollar

Crisis Could Weaken the Almighty Dollar

The U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency of choice. It’s the currency that most of the planet’s business is conducted in, and it’s what most nations hold in their central banks, in addition...

Why the FBI Can’t Get Its Hands on Silk Road Kingpin’s $80 Million Hoard

Why the FBI Can’t Get Its Hands on Silk Road Kingpin’s $80 Million Hoard

The FBI made headlines last week when it announced that it had shut down the illegal online drug bazaar Silk Road and arrested its alleged operator Ross Ulbricht. According to the FBI’s complaint, the...

JPMorgan Blames Third Quarter Loss On Legal Costs

JPMorgan Blames Third Quarter Loss On Legal Costs

JPMorgan Chase reported a third quarter net loss of $380 million Friday, resulting in a net loss of 17 cents a share. “While we had strong underlying performance across business, unfortunately, the quarter was...

Rockstar Compensating GTA Online Players With A Stimulus Package

Rockstar Compensating GTA Online Players With A Stimulus Package

The launch of Grand Theft Auto Online was rocky. The servers buckled under the weight of a billion dollars worth of sales all flooding in at once. Players lost characters, progress, cars, properties, and...

The Key to Fixing America’s Savings Crisis

The Key to Fixing America’s Savings Crisis

If we’re ever going to solve the retirement savings crisis in America, something must be done to beef up tax-advantaged savings plans at small employers. Companies with fewer than 500 people on their payroll...

Why We Want—But Can’t Have—Personal Finance in Schools

Why We Want—But Can’t Have—Personal Finance in Schools

The drumbeat for teaching personal finance in schools has been heard. Doing something about it is proving more difficult. A nearly unanimous 99% of adults now agree that personal finance should be taught in...

U.S. Shutdown Disrupts NSA Transparency Case, Review Groups

U.S. Shutdown Disrupts NSA Transparency Case, Review Groups

The U.S. government shutdown has closed large portions of the federal apparatus and forced hundreds of thousands of workers to stay home. Another consequence of the shutdown? A high-profile legal battle over transparency between...

THQ Sues Over Licensing Agreement, Demands All Profits From EA’s UFC Game

THQ Sues Over Licensing Agreement, Demands All Profits From EA’s UFC Game

THQ might be a shell of its former publishing glory, but the corporation still exists. It’s sole purpose is to see the remaining assets divested and as many creditors repaid as possible through the...