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Currency Crisis Hits Lebanon

By Samantha Bader It has been a remarkably hard year for the country of Lebanon – from the pandemic to the Beirut port explosion and a collapse of the government. Now, the situation on the ground is being made even worse by the official currency crumbling. On the unofficial market, widely considered to be a more accurate measure of the Lebanese economy, the US dollar … Continue reading Currency Crisis Hits Lebanon

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A Glimpse Into the Future: Saudi Arabia’s NEOM

By Momal Khan A city without cars, conventional streets, and carbon emissions: just miles and miles of pink sand with towering mountain ranges and technology embedded beneath the surface to serve your every need. Sound like utopia?  Saudi Arabia has announced plans for a $500 billion mega-development in its northwest region called ‘NEOM’. The city’s futuristic development plan includes the building of residential and commercial … Continue reading A Glimpse Into the Future: Saudi Arabia’s NEOM

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Sports Cards Skyrocketing

By Jonathan Paglialunga I believe that most people have felt the joy of opening a pack of sports cards and seeing their favourite player in the mix. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented boom in the sports card industry has occurred, prompting people of all ages to go searching for the location of their old collection. With the pandemic shutting down stores, workplaces and … Continue reading Sports Cards Skyrocketing

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The 2013 Taper Tantrum

By Nataly Kehyayan When the US government decided to tighten monetary policies and reduce bond-purchases, in 2013 global markets increased in volatility, and emerging markets were hit by a huge wave of uncertainty and turmoil in capital flows and exchange rates. While the effects of the taper tantrum were felt across the world, ultimately, developing economies paid the heavier price. Decisions made by the central … Continue reading The 2013 Taper Tantrum

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Google’s Cookie Apocalypse

By Sandhya Anand Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Well, apparently Google has decided to throw them all out.  Google has decided to stop supporting third party cookies. Now what really are cookies, you may ask? Cookies are text files that contain small pieces of data. These tiny amounts of data are used to identify your device as you browse the internet. They … Continue reading Google’s Cookie Apocalypse

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Making All Her Own Moves: the Whitney Wolfe Herd Story

Nithusa Sinnadurai, Staff Writer On February 11th, 2021, history was made as Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of the popular dating-app Bumble, became the youngest, self-made, female billionaire. At the age of 31, Wolfe has achieved such extreme success, yet her road to prosperity was definitely not an easy path.  After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Wolfe was faced with the same question most graduates find … Continue reading Making All Her Own Moves: the Whitney Wolfe Herd Story

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Invasion of Privacy

Isabella Diez, Director of Operations It has become obvious that the war on privacy is encroaching upon the digital space. Currently, two big tech companies are in conflict regarding the issue of privacy, each having differing stances on user and digital privacy. Apple has announced that later this year the new iOS 14 operating system update will be asking users for permission to access all … Continue reading Invasion of Privacy

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Bond Yields Disrupt the Financial Market

Rowland Goddard, Staff Writer The last week of February saw stock market monthly gains depleted by the rise of treasury bond yields. A sell-off in tech shares caused the Nasdaq index to fall 4.9% for the week; its worst weekly performance since October. Similar results were seen in the other major indices. There is a growing concern that treasury yields will continue to rise in … Continue reading Bond Yields Disrupt the Financial Market

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In 2021, the Chips are Down

By Jonathan Paglilaunga, Staff Writer In spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was in its early phases and lockdown was in full effect, the demand for chips to supply technological computing devices was completely depleted. In these several months where the economy has begun to recover slightly, there was a severe difference in the high demand for semiconductors and the ability for various companies … Continue reading In 2021, the Chips are Down