Articles by Jacqueline Witwicki

China reallocates billions of dollars

China has begun to make plans for recovery after the Shanghai stock exchange bubble burst last summer. In recent years, China has faced major problems with crowding. Regarding employment in various sectors, this issue has spiraled into the problem of Zombie companies, which are state-run businesses that are no longer necessary or functioning, but keep…

Global Business: Pittsburgh gets Uber technical

    Everybody feels awkward when they have to make small talk with their Uber driver, but thanks to new advancements out of Uber’s Pittsburgh facility, this feeling will soon be a thing of the past.  Earlier this month, the technology startup out of San Francisco released its new fleet of self driving cars.  This…

Virgin Galactic restarts space tourism

Accomplishing dreams of becoming an astronaut has just become a step more attainable thanks to Virgin Galactic.   On Thursday Sept. 9, Virgin Galactic announced the return of their space tourism program with a test flight of their WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo. According to Virgin Galactic’s update from Mojave, where the test flight took place, the…

Last chance tourism affects local economies and environments

As world heritage sites and natural formations begin to experience the effects of climate change, a mad dash of tourism has begun as people embark on mass exodus to view these historic and natural sights before they die out. Among the endangered sites are The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras, The Everglades National Park…

Boler School ranks among Bloomberg’s top business schools in America

  In Bloomberg’s recent 2016 Business School Rankings, John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business has been named number 30 in top business schools and ranked number 1 in the nation in student preparedness for employment.   Bloomberg has been compiling lists of top business schools in order to guide the selection process of incoming…

Tesla sets a precedent for the future of the automotive industry

  In the past several years and especially so far this year, Tesla Motors has been consistently setting the standard in the automotive industry as a company pushing for this tech savvy and energy efficient future.   Tesla recently revealed its design and features on the all new Tesla Model 3 Sedan, and made the…

Chipotle expands to burger market

In the past several months, Chipotle has been making the headlines for the all the wrong reasons due to multiple E. coli incidents.   Now, Chipotle hopes that this new announcement will appear as good news for the public. On March 31, Chipotle stated that they are making plans to open a burger market called…

Jobless claims hit new low in U.S.

  It can often be difficult to gauge the current state of the American economy.   In this election season, political rhetoric from both sides would make one believe that the economy is in shambles and that unemployment is skyrocketing.   This political discourse can easily be observed in popular opinion through the lens of…

Apple’s response to FBI demands after San Bernardino shooting

  On Dec. 2, 2015, a married couple opened fire on their coworker’s holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. In this attack 14 individuals lost their lives and upwards of 20 others were wounded. The attackers were cornered by the authorities and died in a gun battle.   This event…

Upwrapping the truth behind Obama’s healthcare plans

  Since President Barack Obama’s initial start to developing a healthcare program in March of 2010, the purpose of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been to ensure that all Americans have access to healthcare.   This would involve providing subsidized healthcare for individuals who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.   Medicare covers…

A shortage of skill places the United States under pressure

      Last week, Bloomberg reported the global skills gap is widening, especially in the United States.   The global skills gap refers to the difference between the skills that the work forces, particularly students recently out of college, possess and the desirable skills that employers are looking for.   In Bloomberg’s article, “the metric…

The housing market: either in recovery or relapse?

    The effects of the 2008 housing crisis were felt on a global scale.   According to Forbes, the federal reserve lowered their interest rate to less than one percent.   This made it almost pointless to invest in treasury bills through the Fed, otherwise known as the Federal Open Trade Committee, but incredibly…