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SULLIVAN: Strong Dollar Helps Students, Hurts Countries

By almost every indicator, the American economy is seeing the other side of the Great Recession. Consumer confidence, S&P 500 prices, exports and even employment have all restored or have almost reached their pre-Recession highs. Despite how rosy things look in the United States, other countries aren’t faring so well.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

SULLIVAN: McDonald’s Worrisome Future

There may not be a more American restaurant company than McDonald’s. “Billions and billions” served has translated into the golden arches becoming one of the most recognizable brand images in the world. Things are not looking so golden, though, for the American stalwart. Instead of steady growth or steady decline,[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top

SULLIVAN: Oil Prices Depict Global Fiscal Trends

At the time of this column’s writing, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil — the international benchmark for the commodity’s global price — stands at $79.74. This price point is down from a high of approximately $127 in 2011. Common intuition would suggest that lower prices would[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Investors Win With Corporate Splitsville

If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “It’s not you it’s me” or “I just need time to focus on myself for a bit,” then you know that sometimes breakups can be rough. In the world of corporate finance, however, more often than not a breakup is just what the companies[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

SULLIVAN: As HQs Go Overseas, Expect Steep Taxes

While taxes may not be the sexiest topic in finance (unlike, say, “corporate raiders,” easily the coolest name in the industry), tax inversion has come to the forefront of both the financial news media and the political dashboard in recent months. First, we need a working definition. Tax inversion is[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

I should start with a disclaimer: My trip to Spain has been my first real trip outside the United States, and, for that matter, off of the Eastern Seaboard. Despite an orientation session, my expectations and preparation for study abroad were nonexistent. The weeks leading up to my departure were[Read More…]

by December 10, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

SEAN SULLIVAN/THE HOYA I should start with a disclaimer: My trip to Spain has been my first real trip outside the United States, and, for that matter, off of the Eastern Seaboard. Despite an orientation session, my expectations and preparation for study abroad were nonexistent. The weeks leading up to[Read More…]

by December 7, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized