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Brazilian President is Impeached

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Yesterday, Dilma Rousseff, the beleaguered Brazilian President, was impeached in a 61 – 20 Senate vote. She was accused of manipulating the books to give a false impression on the state of the economy. She was also accused of being part of a scandal involving Petrobras, Brazil’s largest company that has implicated over 50 of Brazil’s leaders. More

How to Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

Friday, August 26, 2016

It seems as if every day we read about another hack. Most recently there has been speculation that the New York Times was hacked by Russian intelligence. I recently received a text from a friend. When I responded, the deal sounded too good to be More

Uber and Driverless Taxis

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I don't know how I will respond when a driverless taxi pulls up to the curb to drive me to my destination - probably with a bit of excitement and fear. We aren't there yet, but Uber introduced something close to a driverless taxi in Pittsburgh on August 18th. More

Lessons from Brazil's Economic Story

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Every four years I become spellbound by the Olympics. I love the competition. I find the personal stories about the athletes inspiring, and I enjoy learning about the host country's history and geography. Brazil's recent economic story More

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