The Week in Review

KWHS recaps the most important business news of the week. Students and educators are invited to discuss the impact of the news on their lives.

The Week in Review:

What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to You?

Young entrepreneurs from around the world recently gathered in New York City to be honored during the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Global Showcase. KWHS checked in with several of them — from Maryland to Ireland — to find out what they consider to be the true essence of entrepreneurship.

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The Week in Review:

Blogger Zina Kumok: Saving Money Helped Me Prepare for My Future and Even Find Love

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The Global Money Week 2015 theme is “Save Today. Safe Tomorrow.” The message is pretty clear – if you want a more secure financial future, then you need to start doing something about it today. In honor of global money awareness, personal-finance blogger Zina Kumok, 26, writes about one of her favorite topics: saving money.

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The Week in Review:

A Senator, a Snowball and Global Climate Change

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Global climate change often tops the national and international news, most recently as a cause for the Syrian War and in the shape of a snowball landing with a thud on the U.S. Senate floor. Whether you believe global warming to be a myth or reality, the issues around climate change have taken the world stage. KWHS talks with high school students who recently researched and debated the issues at the World Affairs Council Philadelphia’s International Climate Summit.

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Economic News from Davos, Switzerland: How Much Does that Big Mac Cost?

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It was a week of big economic news. Delegates had a lot to talk about at the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland — everything from a weakening global economy to the cost of a value meal at the local McDonald’s. It turns out that Switzerland is an economic case study for lots of reasons, including having an expensive Big Mac. A look inside The Economist’s burgernomics.

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South Sudan: Business Ethics Can Help the World’s Youngest Country

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South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. When it broke from Sudan a few years back, many were hopeful that it would build a stronger economy. However, it is struggling. KWHS teen contributor Mats Terwiesch spoke with Eric Kacou, an expert on Africa, about the role of businesses and investors in helping the country rebound and find its way.

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The Week in Review:

Poor Perfume Sales Reveal the Powerful Connection between Business and Celebrity

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Sometimes even Swifties need to take the good with the bad. On August 18, fans tuned in for Taylor Swift’s much-anticipated Yahoo Worldwide Live Stream. The next day, cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden blamed its worst quarterly financial results ever on slow sales of celebrity perfumes, especially scents endorsed by Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. It’s a reminder that behind every brand is a business working hard to be profitable, and celebrity endorsements can influence success.

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Is Bossy the Other “B” Word?

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Seldom does one word get people talking so much, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg couldn’t be happier. Her new “Ban Bossy” campaign is meant to elevate the conversation around what prevents women from becoming leaders in hopes of ultimately encouraging more women to step up. KWHS called on Wharton student Katlyn Grasso, founder of a company that works to empower high school girls, to offer her perspective on “bossy.”

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A New Kind of Money: Bitcoin Basics Amidst a Week of Mt. Gox Mayhem

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Have you checked into the cryptocoin scene lately? Even if you haven’t, you may have heard talk of the mysterious Mt. Gox, bitcoin and freaked-out investors. Following the news of the first and most widely known bitcoin exchange suddenly going dark, KWHS helps to demystify the world of digital currency.

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