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Indonesia Sinks into Recession

By Samantha Bader The largest economy in South East Asia is the latest to fall prey to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia has officially entered its first recession in twenty-two years. In the third quarter of 2020, the GDP contracted by 3.49%, compared to the third quarter of 2019. This comes after GDP declined 5.3% in the second quarter of the year.  … Continue reading Indonesia Sinks into Recession

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Government Clamping Down to Protect Canadian Creatives

By Momal Khan Streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime have already chosen to invest in Canada; Ottawa has proposed changes to regulate what this exactly means for the Canadian creative community. In a press conference delivered last Tuesday, Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault discussed the Liberals’ proposed new policy changes to the Broadcasting Act. With the aim of protecting Canadian original content, the … Continue reading Government Clamping Down to Protect Canadian Creatives

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Pick Up Trucks to the Rescue: GM’s Unifor Deal

By Jonathan Paglialunga, Staff Writer December 20th, 2019 marked a significant endpoint for the automotive industry in Oshawa, Ontario as General Motors Corporation (GM) was set to close its doors after 100 years. This dramatic decision would have left nearly 3000 workers unemployed and sparked controversy around the ethics of employer-employee relations as CEO Mary Barra earned roughly $22 million in salary, stock awards, and … Continue reading Pick Up Trucks to the Rescue: GM’s Unifor Deal

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Big Tech Goes for Big Earnings

By Nataly Kehyayan, Staff Writer The highly anticipated big-tech earnings report released on Thursday, October 29 was a pleasant surprise for investors. A total of $220.28 billion in revenue was realized by Big Tech companies including,  Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google in the last quarter. The release took place a day after the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before congress.  Perhaps Google deserves … Continue reading Big Tech Goes for Big Earnings

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Inspire Brands’ Dunkin’ Deal

By Sandhya Anand, Staff Writer Did you ever think that wings and donuts could make a great combination? While a concoction of barbeque sauce and chocolate glaze sounds horrific, owning both Buffalo Wild Wings and Dunkin donuts could be a sweet, sweet deal.   Dunkin’ has experienced various ups and downs in its lifetime. It first went public on July 27th, 2011 at an offering price … Continue reading Inspire Brands’ Dunkin’ Deal

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Holiday Shopping Bonanza

By Daniel Tortis The holiday season is quickly approaching. It is a critical part of the year for retailers, with many expanding their inventory size and making their largest profits of the year. Consumers benefit by finding great deals on gifts for their loved ones as well as themselves.  Holiday shopping usually starts on Black Friday- right after American Thanksgiving- and ends on Boxing Day. … Continue reading Holiday Shopping Bonanza

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Boards to Billions: Shopify’s Success

By Isabella Diez Initially beginning as an online snowboard equipment provider in 2006, Shopify has evolved over time into a worldwide e-commerce platform. The enterprise has grown to become a versatile space where customers are able to create their own e-commerce platform with the ability to manage inventory, fulfill and ship orders, and have access to analytics. Launched during the rise of Amazon, Shopify entered … Continue reading Boards to Billions: Shopify’s Success

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The Pandemic Gold Rush

By Dylan Howse Since March of 2020 when the virus truly began to take hold of the world, gold miners’ stock and gold futures have all risen dramatically. Why?  Fear and interest rates.  Gold acts in the market as a safety net against a declining economy and dollar. If the economy is performing poorly, the government and banks will start to reduce interest rates to … Continue reading The Pandemic Gold Rush

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Controversial Ballot Proposition Up for Vote

By Samantha Bader The American election is fast approaching, and while many people are by now well- aware of the presidential nominees, there has been less attention paid to other measures on state ballots. One such measure will be up for a vote in California this November. The proposition is called Proposition 22, and it is being hotly contested. Proposition 22 is widely supported by … Continue reading Controversial Ballot Proposition Up for Vote

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Getting Individual Stimulus Right

By Rowland Goddard The past 6 months have pushed many Canadian and American families to their breaking point. For some of these families, individual stimulus plans have been one of the big reasons they have been able to stay afloat. It is no secret that many people were out of work for either all or the majority of this summer. The Canadian unemployment rate got … Continue reading Getting Individual Stimulus Right