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UK Pandemic Spending Reeks of Scandal

By Samantha Bader After recovering from COVID-19, Boris Johnson must have thought he was through the worst of this pandemic. Unfortunately for him, it appears otherwise. The British National Audit Office (NAO) has come out with their report about the British government’s spending response to the pandemic, and it does not paint a pretty picture. In a frantic attempt to procure personal protective equipment and … Continue reading UK Pandemic Spending Reeks of Scandal

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Doordash Delivers IPO

By Sandhya Anand Following the gig economy trend, Doordash is speeding to deliver an IPO. Will this recover the company’s huge losses and questionable payment practices?  As with every delivery app in the food and beverage industry, DoorDash increased its revenue for more than 200% in 2020 than for the same period of 2019. The company operates in the US, Canada and Australia and claims … Continue reading Doordash Delivers IPO

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Canada’s Inflation Rate: Food for Thought

By Momal Khan Canada’s inflation rate has been driven higher and higher over the past couple of months, with a jump of 0.7% in October- the fastest that the consumer price index has risen in a long time.  Statistics Canada’s report from October says that food inflation has gone through the roof, with fruits and vegetables leading the way for the increase. The price of … Continue reading Canada’s Inflation Rate: Food for Thought

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Wish[ing] on an IPO

By Jonathan Paglialunga Wish, a popular e-commerce marketplace, filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) prospectus on Friday November 10th, alongside various other major companies including Airbnb, DoorDash, and Roblox, marking a significant week for the stock market and surrounding industries. ContextLogic, Wish’s parent company, plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq stock market index and utilize the title WISH. This filing allows the public … Continue reading Wish[ing] on an IPO

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COBOL: The Ancient Programming Language Working Behind the Scenes

By Nataly Kehyayan What is COBOL? COBOL is everywhere but is rarely talked about. Common Business Oriented Language is a 50-year-old programming language that still runs a considerable chunk of business, financial, and administrative systems as we know them today. Invented by a group of people led by Grace Hopper, who coined the term “bug” to be associated with computer failures, COBOL was one of … Continue reading COBOL: The Ancient Programming Language Working Behind the Scenes

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Pfizer’s Vaccine Cures the Market: But is there Foul Play?

By Dylan Howse On November 9th, the world got its first piece of good news relating to COVID-19 as Pfizer released that it had developed a vaccine with the potential to prevent 90% of infections. Quite like an actual needle, the news release acted like an injection of adrenaline into a pandemic- ridden economy, yet suspicious insider selling activities have caused concern in recent days. … Continue reading Pfizer’s Vaccine Cures the Market: But is there Foul Play?

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Amazon’s Antitrust Issues

By Daniel Tortis     Amazon is a globally renowned company that is currently the 4th largest company in the world based on market capitalization. It currently operates on three continents and is trying to enter new national markets and industries as we speak. However, Amazon’s European division was slapped with an antitrust lawsuit, where it could face a fine of up to 28 billion USD. This … Continue reading Amazon’s Antitrust Issues

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You (Bit)ter Believe it

By Isabella Diez The year 2020 has been quite a year for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin surged, trading above $15,000 during the US election week, the highest in 3 years.  Created in 2009, Bitcoin is a virtual currency and is the most popular and largest cryptocurrency. The creator of Bitcoin is unknown but goes by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Each individual Bitcoin is mined. This is done … Continue reading You (Bit)ter Believe it

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Renewable Energy on the Horizon

By Rowland Goddard, Staff Writer It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. The Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the globe forcing us to change how we go about our lives. Although the pandemic has been ruthless in many regards, it has brought about change and made many societies rethink issues relating to the environment. Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, … Continue reading Renewable Energy on the Horizon

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WireCard in Hot Water

By Nithusa Sinnadurai, Staff Writer How does a company go from being the “Investor’s darling” to being known as the “Enron of Germany”? The financial world was shocked to find Europe’s largest FinTech company under scrutiny for falsifying its financial reports. WireCard is a German company that provides online payment services and is known for its ability to safely and quickly transfer payments between consumers … Continue reading WireCard in Hot Water