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The Week in Review:
Past KWHS essayist Jonathan Heckman will soon graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and start a job as an aviation analyst with United Airlines. Drawing on his experience as an aviation blogger and business student, Heckman takes a look at this week’s merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
Dagne Dover, a new brand offering luxury quality accessories, like handbags at affordable prices, will be launching this spring. KWHS sat down with founder Deepa Gandhi to talk fashion, finance and the journey of a young equities trader turned entrepreneur.
The Week in Review:
Publishing houses are scrambling to determine how to cope with the rise in digital reading. The iPad, the Kindle, the Nook and the Sony Reader, the strongest players in the eReader market, are four of the biggest threats to the print publishing industry. With everyone reading on a screen, how do publishers make a profit? Just this week, on December 18, Pearson Plc’s Penguin Group, a book publisher, reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a case in which Penguin was accused of forging a deal with Apple to prevent other ebook sellers from discounting their prices. KWHS explores this bold deal between Apple and book publishers, the resulting anti-trust lawsuit and the future of traditional book publishing.
Street fairs, like Crafts on Columbus in New York City, are a competitive market for small, independent craft businesses. Take, for instance, BugsdeluxT, a seller of bug-embellished t-shirts, which depends on craft fairs to showcase its unique fashion creations. And even though business is down during a tough economy, the artists-turned-vendors keep coming back for more.
The Week in Review:
On November 6, voters re-elected Barack Obama, a Democrat, as the 44th president of the U.S., defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. KWHS spoke with high school students around the country to get their insights on, and reactions to, the election process and the issues it raised for voters.
These days the business of art is a high-priced game that favors big-name collectibles, such as Andy Warhol’s “Statue of Liberty” and Mark Rothko’s “No. 1 (Royal Red and Blue).” And while auction powerhouses Christie’s and Sotheby’s expect a busy November, the global art market is feeling the effects of a weak economy.
In case you haven’t heard, Apple recently released the iPhone 5. The uproar about universal compatibility aside (the new iPhone doesn’t fit the old charging connector), Apple’s smart phone continues to be a huge success. At least one young job prospect watches Apple’s product launches with especially keen interest. College student Josh Hornthal started his employment love affair with Apple in high school and has since had two internships at the company’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. Hornthal shares details of his on-the-job training at the almighty Apple.