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  • Weekly Market Wrap Up, March 9, 2015 | BizNews
    market capitalization of about 736 billion making it the largest publicly traded company in the world It also has 178 billion in cash on its balance sheet Another factor is that Apple was able to adjust closer to the stock prices at which the companies in the DJIA are currently trading with its stock split back in June 2014 This was important as the more expensive stocks are on a per share basis the larger weighting and impact they have on changes in the index s price The amount of shares were multiplied by seven whereas the stock price was divided by seven from 700 to 100 Visa another Dow member has a great impact and influence on the DJIA Visa is currently the highest weighted member of the DJIA trading at 274 compared to Apple s 126 41 which is the fifth heaviest traded stock Visa s upcoming pursuit of undertaking a 4 1 stock split is another reason for Dow s change This means that Visa shares will multiply the amount of shares by four as its price will tumble from about 275 to about 69 per share one fourth the price falling beneath Apple s share price By joining the DJIA Apple opens the doors for a new class of investors to consider Apple to become part of their portfolio Furthermore all Dow members pay dividends which means for Apple investors a sort of regular cash return in addition to the return through its share price Is Apple over expanding According to Al Ries chairman of Atlanta based consulting firm Ries Ries and author of The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding branding is crucial to attain long term success profits and product service existence One of his most significant quotes in this book is If we want to build a powerful brand we should contract it not expand it adding a brand becomes stronger when it narrows its focus How is Apple able to put its name and logo on so many different products and yet does not lose value or brand identity CEO Tim Cook has been pushing the iPhone maker to enter new market segments to further envelop users digital lives with Apple s products and services The Apple Watch debuts on Monday March 9 th and an estimated 30 million watches are supposed to be sold in the course of the first year As a comparison 75 million iPhone were sold in the fourth quarter of last year Reportedly Apple has also been working on an electric auto Apple Car and is pushing to begin production as early as 2020 And who knows what else Apple has in store for the years to come In the case of Apple it seems putting its brand s name on everything is exactly one of the recipes that make Apple so successful giving consumers the choice of variety and innovation Apple has valuable reputation provides quality authenticity and builds a relationship of trust with its customers Not

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  • Weekly Market Wrap Up, February 27, 2015 | BizNews
    many workers in the energy industry were laid off due to low oil prices within the last couple of months the overall U S labor market is strengthening and as a result adding more options for job seekers In order to retain its workers Wal Mart is taking the initiative to raise pay for its 500 000 U S hourly employees to 9 an hour followed to a potential 10 later this year Another retailer is close on Wal Mart heels T J Maxx Marshalls and other chains owned by TJX Cos will also be increasing the pay of U S workers to at least 9 an hour beginning in June The question is now how the market will adjust to the apparent trend in wage increase Will retailers need to raise prices to adjust to the shift How will this affect consumers spending behavior Unemployment rate CPI and Job creations The nation s jobless rate has dropped a full percentage point in the past year and 4 3 percent compared to October 2009 but increased 0 1 percent from December 2014 It was 5 7 percent in January close to the level that Federal Reserve policy makers consider full employment This means that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits rose 31 000 to 313 000 in the week ended Feb 21 from a revised 282 000 in the prior period According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate for teenagers 18 8 percent increased in January The jobless rates for adult men 5 3 percent adult women 5 1 percent whites 4 9 percent blacks 10 3 percent Asians 4 0 percent and Hispanics 6 7 percent showed little or no change The nation s unemployment rate provided by the Department of Labor causes some observers to raise their eyebrows including the potential presidential candidate Rick Perry who claims the data leaves millions of American workers uncounted The issue is that the Labor Department stops counting unemployed workers who have stopped looking for work and consequently does not paint an accurate picture of the unemployment rate January s jobs report showed that 257 000 new jobs were created last month an improvement of 2 000 compared to the numbers in December At the same job openings increased to more than 5 million in December from less than 4 million at the beginning of 2014 More employment choices and fewer people out of work means employers are under pressure to improve wages and benefits or face higher turnover as people look elsewhere for better jobs The Consumer Price Index CPI which measures the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods has slightly dropped because of the impact of low oil prices Excluding the energy cost prices of goods increased overall Article submitted by Natalie von Cieminski of the Capital Markets Lab To learn more about the Capital Markets Lab please visit their web site http business fiu edu capital markets lab View all

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  • Weekly Market Wrap Up, February 23, 2015 | BizNews
    in return for a commitment to continued economic reforms However Monday evening and Tuesday morning will show if the mutual deal will be successfully put into action Greece has to meet certain conditions and therefore submit a list of measures on Monday We stood up right from the beginning of the negotiations to the very end Especially when faced by immense pressure and we showed that we were committed to skillful negotiations for the purpose of achieving a mutually beneficial agreement between us and our European partners said Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis at the news conference in Brussels after the 19 euro area countries meeting Week s Flashback It has been an ongoing rollercoaster ride for months amidst disputes and signs of hope followed by an exhausting week of attempts to resolve the clash over Greece s bailout program Greece s finance ministry aimed at an anti austerity program including a six month aid extension On the other hand German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is striving to stick to the austerity plan in an attempt to achieve shrinkage in Greece s decade long growing budget deficit Germany is the biggest country contributing to Greece s 240 billion euro rescue Without an agreement nor implementation for extending Greece s bailout program Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras government may risk receiving no financial aid They would be left with no cash beginning March as Greece s bailout program would officially expire at the end of this month Feb 28 Grexit In the course of achieving a consensus a risky possibility of a Grexit has aroused since December implying the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone and reducing the members to 18 countries If Greece s list of measures does not get approved on Monday Feb 23 and possibly results in Greece exiting the Eurozone Germany will possibly experience a fair amount of hardship Greece the Eurozone s weakest country could run into a financial disaster if it is cut off from financial markets and aid due to the separation As a result the rise in the euro area consumer confidence on Friday Feb 21 indicated a slow recovery from the latest signs of a deflation Consumer Confidence rose from minus 8 5 in January to 6 7 in February while gross domestic product GDP also showed an incline These positive numbers are a result of the consistent decline of oil prices the weakening of the euro that caused an increase in export and a decline in import Therefore an increase in GDP as well as the eagerly anticipated monetary stimulus package known as Quantitative Easing from the European Central Bank starting in March should support growth through 2015 Effects on U S Stock market Standard Poor s 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average spiked after the eagerly anticipated news about Greece s bailout program extension were released Friday evening S P 500 jumped 0 6 percent to 2 110 30 while the Dow achieved an all time high with 18

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  • About Us | BizNews
    opportunities with the SBDC at FIU Discipline and academic success make FIU Business students Worlds Ahead DW Focus Home Categories Landon Undergraduate School Chapman Graduate School Executive Education Faculty News Alumni More College News Weekly Market Wrap Up Contributors Student Bloggers Uncommon Thinkers Faculty Experts Media Coverage Media Coverage 2016 Media Coverage 2015 Media Coverage 2014 Media Coverage 2013 II Media Coverage 2013 Media Coverage 2012 Media Coverage 2011 Media Coverage 2010 Media Coverage 2009 Media Coverage 2008 Media Coverage 2007 Media Coverage 2006 Media Coverage 2005 Media Coverage 2004 Media Coverage 2003 Calendar RSS Feeds Contact Us Trending now Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May 2 days ago Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 11 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 About Us BizNews fiu edu provides a single site for the latest information about Florida International University s College of Business students faculty alumni events and more The Office of Marketing and Communications led by its director Luisa Perez maintains the site updating it often Please send comments or suggestions to perezlui fiu edu Luisa Perez CBC 204A Director Marketing and Communications Phone 305 348 6165 In Case You Missed It Hall of Fame inductees share the limelight with FIU s College of Business Monique Hamaty Simmonds BBA 96 named as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders Developer Chad Moss shares insights into new real estate technology at Hollo School Developers Luncheon Pool side perspective CEO credits teamwork people

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  • Jane Schreier Jones | BizNews
    relatives along with FIU President Mark Rosenberg Acting Dean Jose Aldrich and the business school faculty witnessed 1 064 students in the College of Business at Florida International University FIU being conferred Tags Claudia Suarez Commencement Donald Roomes José Aldrich S Christopher Ellis Denise Codorniu Natalie Gonzalez Omar Jesus Larrazabal Gonzalez Sasha Maldonado Liezel Maria Quintana Constance Sodjiedo Raise your glass to the Class of 2015 Grads enjoy Dean Aldrich toasting their success Jane Schreier Jones December 14 2015 Graduate School In the hectic days before commencement many students in the College of Business at Florida International University FIU answered the open invitation for a champagne toast held in their honor The toasting event was held the evening of November 19 2015 at the college s Special Events Center At the Tags José Aldrich Silvia Arrastia Yanyn San Luis Jennifer Quintana Sergio Tigera Amazon Going Global challenges FIU students at CUIBE competition in Boston Jane Schreier Jones December 4 2015 More College News Business problems don t come any bigger than this create a plan to expand Amazon s global reach with specific strategies to expand products and services in advanced and emerging markets That was the challenge for four students from the College of Business at Florida International University FIU who traveled to Boston Tags Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education CUIBE David Wernick Donald Roomes Alessia Tacchella 6th annual CUIBE International Business Competition Fayez Abboud Manuella Monteiro Y Mota Aymara Cristina Salazar Sungu Amargan Monique Hamaty Simmonds BBA 96 named as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders Jane Schreier Jones October 27 2015 Alumni In Case You Missed It AACSB International AACSB the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools has announced that an alumna of Florida International University FIU College of Business has been recognized as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders Monique Hamaty Simmonds BBA 96 entrepreneur and founder of Tortuga Imports Inc is Tags Jose M Aldrich Monique Hamaty Simmonds Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes Tortuga Imports Inc Mentor program for business students doubles in size Jane Schreier Jones October 16 2015 More College News Ask the people in the Office of Advancement in the College of Business at Florida International University FIU why the mentor program has more than doubled in size and they will give you one good reason more business professionals are willing to step forward to provide help for students This Tags Francis Hondal Jose M Aldrich Yanyn San Luis Jennifer Quintana Jennifer Mohammed Miguel Horvath Alpha Kappa Psi becomes first FIU student organization to establish their own First Generation scholarship Jane Schreier Jones September 16 2015 More College News Reaching back and helping others climb the same mountain makes everyone stronger The men and women of Alpha Kappa Psi a professional business fraternity at the College of Business at Florida International University FIU have raised funds to establish a First Generation Scholarship at FIU making them the first student Tags Alpha Kappa Psi Litong Chen

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  • Misha Kuryla Gomez | BizNews
    for a half day seminar on leadership entrepreneurship health and financial wellness This Power Up summit is the first event Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Sharon Fine Ruthy Ocasio Natalia Loeb Vanessa Carrasquel Power Up Summit Women s Alumni Council Tainah Georges College of Business students learned firsthand about the tough road to entrepreneurship Cynthia Corzo October 29 2015 Alumni More College News Entrepreneur Being your own boss Independence The words sound fabulous and easily roll off the tongue but getting there isn t a smooth road In fact four local entrepreneurs and FIU alumni told College of Business students it s a long term work in progress Representing businesses in the technology office furniture bakery Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Seema Pissaris Jose Manuel Diaz HOF Hall of Fame 2015 Hall of Fame Andres Campo Lorenzo Perez Jr George Rodriguez FIU Business alumni entrepreneurs to share insights at 2015 Hall of Fame panel Cynthia Corzo October 13 2015 More College News What s the best way to start or grow a business Do you need guidance in dealing with challenges that may arise Four local entrepreneurs will share their stories of success and the lessons learned on their path to business leadership as part of the FIU College of Business 2015 Hall Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Seema Pissaris Jose Manuel Diaz HOF Hall of Fame 2015 Hall of Fame Andres Campo Lorenzo Perez Jr Alumni Notes April 2015 FIU Business May 12 2015 Alumni Marquis Bank has promoted Jessica Nieves BBA 00 to assistant vice president personal banker and lending assistant She will be opening and managing accounts for four different banks and will be responsible for loan administration Emery Sheer BAcc 77 has opened Sheer Company a CPA and business advisory firm Tags Alumni Notes Frank Gonzalez Misha Kuryla Gomez Barbara Pestana Sharon Fine Ruthy Ocasio Natalia Loeb Vanessa Carrasquel Alex Alonso Elizabeth Vento Daniel Salgado Jessica Nieves Emery Sheer New Women s Alumni Council formed to support FIU s College of Business Cynthia Corzo April 3 2015 Alumni In the quest to help women alumni grow professionally and engage with their alma mater FIU s College of Business has recently established the Business Women s Alumni Council The focus is on networking and professional development said Yanyn San Luis assistant director alumni relations for the College of Business who serves Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Yanyn San Luis Barbara Pestana Business Women s Alumni Council Five high profile graduates join the College of Business Alumni Board Cynthia Corzo March 26 2015 Alumni FIU s College of Business has added five South Florida business leaders to its Alumni Board which aims to increase engagement between and college and its 47 000 plus graduates The new Business Alumni Board members are Yuni Navarro BBA 99 executive vice president of Human Resources at Ocean Bank Fidel Chacon Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Yuni Navarro Barbara Pestana Fidel Chacon Claudio Cury Alumni Notes February 2015 Ellen Forman March 10 2015 Alumni Lourdes De Los Santos

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  • Sharon Fine | BizNews
    Coverage 2010 Media Coverage 2009 Media Coverage 2008 Media Coverage 2007 Media Coverage 2006 Media Coverage 2005 Media Coverage 2004 Media Coverage 2003 Calendar RSS Feeds Contact Us Trending now Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May 2 days ago Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 11 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Tag Archives Sharon Fine Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May Jane Schreier Jones 2 days ago Top Stories Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May Jane Schreier Jones 2 days ago Top Stories Empowering business women is the key objective of Power Up a summit to be held for the first time on Friday May 27 2016 Women leaders from South Florida will gather for a half day seminar on leadership entrepreneurship health and financial wellness This Power Up summit is the first event Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Sharon Fine Ruthy Ocasio Natalia Loeb Vanessa Carrasquel Power Up Summit Women s Alumni Council Tainah Georges Alumni Notes April 2015 FIU Business May 12 2015 Alumni Marquis Bank has promoted Jessica Nieves BBA 00 to assistant vice president personal banker and lending assistant She will be opening and managing accounts for four different banks and will be responsible for loan administration Emery Sheer BAcc 77 has opened Sheer Company a CPA and business advisory firm Tags Alumni Notes Frank Gonzalez Misha Kuryla Gomez Barbara Pestana Sharon Fine

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  • Ruthy Ocasio | BizNews
    Coverage 2010 Media Coverage 2009 Media Coverage 2008 Media Coverage 2007 Media Coverage 2006 Media Coverage 2005 Media Coverage 2004 Media Coverage 2003 Calendar RSS Feeds Contact Us Trending now Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May 2 days ago Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 11 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Tag Archives Ruthy Ocasio Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May Jane Schreier Jones 2 days ago Top Stories Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May Jane Schreier Jones 2 days ago Top Stories Empowering business women is the key objective of Power Up a summit to be held for the first time on Friday May 27 2016 Women leaders from South Florida will gather for a half day seminar on leadership entrepreneurship health and financial wellness This Power Up summit is the first event Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Sharon Fine Ruthy Ocasio Natalia Loeb Vanessa Carrasquel Power Up Summit Women s Alumni Council Tainah Georges Alumni Notes April 2015 FIU Business May 12 2015 Alumni Marquis Bank has promoted Jessica Nieves BBA 00 to assistant vice president personal banker and lending assistant She will be opening and managing accounts for four different banks and will be responsible for loan administration Emery Sheer BAcc 77 has opened Sheer Company a CPA and business advisory firm Tags Alumni Notes Frank Gonzalez Misha Kuryla Gomez Barbara Pestana Sharon Fine

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