Author Archives: Jessica Summers

About Jessica Summers

My name is Jessica Summers. I graduated as valedictorian from Marymount Manhattan College in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Journalism and Political Science. During college, I spent a summer abroad studying at Oxford University and also held internships at CNN International, CNBC Business News, and WABC-TV, among other news organizations and media outlets. I am currently a graduate student at New York University’s Business and Economic Reporting program. I am an aspiring broadcast journalist, especially interested in covering the world of business and finance.

Dumbo, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood Transformed By Its Vibrant Tech Industry

Don’t let the relaxed vibe in Dumbo fool you – its technology industry is flourishing and newcomers are eager to join in its success. However, with this great expansion, problems have come about – expensive rent, a shortage of space … Continue reading

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The European Financial Crisis: Can It Be Solved?

An Interview with NYU Stern School of Business Professor Itamar Drechsler on the Eurodebt Crisis  Problems continue in Europe, especially in countries like Greece and Spain, where we see record high unemployment rates. What are the central issues that are still … Continue reading

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US Multinationals Face Declining Profit in Europe, Tapping Into Latin America Instead

US multinational companies are facing declining sales in Europe, with some companies barely making any profit. According to an InvestorPlace article, “The double whammy of a shrinking Eurozone economy and weaker euro makes an already depressed revenue picture for some … Continue reading

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An Interview With NYU Stern School Of Business Professor Kim Ruhl On Multinational Companies And Their Impact On Underdeveloped And Developing Countries

Are multinational companies more helpful or hurtful to the underdeveloped countries in which they operate? “They’re probably good in most cases. They tend to provide higher wages than domestic firms do. Usually, there are some transfers of technology that are … Continue reading

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Google, Microsoft and FedEx Top List of “The 2012 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces”

A list of “The 2012 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” was recently published by Great Place To Work, a global consulting and training firm, who compiled the list by surveying 350 multinationals out of the 5700 that participated in its “Best … Continue reading

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Homes Damaged By Hurricane, Yet Neighborhoods Remain Desirable

Property damage from Hurricane Sandy is estimated in the billions of dollars, but many prospective Manhattan property owners, and sellers, remain undeterred. Home prices in Manhattan don’t appear to be going down, even in the hardest hit neighborhoods. New York … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey Believes In Business Model That Is Not Solely Profit-Driven

“I do not believe maximizing profits for the investors is the only acceptable justification for all corporate actions. The investors are not the only people who matter. Corporations can exist for purposes other than simply maximizing profits” – John Mackey, … Continue reading

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