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Investing During Times of War

By Ethan Currie, Staff Writer The Russian-Ukrainian War had begun in February 2014. Conflicts between Ukrainian and Pro-Russian separatist forces, rising political tensions, cyberwarfare and naval incidents had all contributed to a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s border. A full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine was launched on February 24, 2022, nearly a decade since the conflict had begun. The past month alone has had a … Continue reading Investing During Times of War

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Bids are In to Buy Chelsea

By Samantha Bader, Co-President In yet another example of the many impacts that  the illegal invasion  of Ukraine has had around the world, the Premier League football club Chelsea is about to be sold. Chelsea had been previously owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, and when the British government announced the sanctions they were implementing against certain Russian nationals, Abramovich was included on that list.  … Continue reading Bids are In to Buy Chelsea

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The Future of Electric Vehicles

By Runisan Natheeswaran, Staff Writer As the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine continues to unravel, the rest of the world continues to feel the impacts of the invasion, especially as already inflated oil prices skyrocket to new levels. In Canada, the annual inflation rate rose to 5.7% in February and gasoline prices rose 32.3%, climbing up to $1.86 per litre on March 8, as … Continue reading The Future of Electric Vehicles

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Nike Cuts Out Foot Locker

By Jawad Abbas, Staff Writer The shoe industry is well regarded as one of the most lucrative markets worldwide. “In 2020, the global footwear market was estimated to be worth over 365 billion U.S. dollars.” One of the biggest retailers in the footwear market is Foot Locker, who suffered a fatal blow when CEO, Richard Johnson, announced in an earnings call that “Nike, one of … Continue reading Nike Cuts Out Foot Locker

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Barcelona Teams Up With Spotify

By Isabella Diez, Co-President One of the most expensive and innovative partnerships in the sports industry has just been confirmed and is expected to elevate both the sports and entertainment spaces.  FC Barcelona and Spotify have secured a strategic long-term partnership that will make the music streaming giant be the Main Partner of the Club and Official Audio Streaming Partner beginning in the 2022/2023 season. … Continue reading Barcelona Teams Up With Spotify

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The Business Behind Lifting Vaccine Mandates

By Forrester Sorensen, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, Ontario’s Provincial Government lifted the province’s vaccine mandate, meaning that proof-of-vax is no longer required for indoor, non-essential settings. Additionally, capacity limits in all indoor public settings such as gyms and theaters were lifted entirely. The Ford government also announced that the majority of mask mandates will be dropped next Monday. Though these changes provide us with … Continue reading The Business Behind Lifting Vaccine Mandates

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The War on Wheat

By Samantha Bader, Co-President As Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine continues to unfold, people in Canada are already beginning to notice the impact of the war Russia decided to start. Gas prices are rising to new heights, there’s an influx in refugees seeking shelter in Canada, and underneath it all, there looms a massive threat to the global food supply.  Ukraine and Russia together … Continue reading The War on Wheat

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China Eyes Taiwan

By Rowland Goddard, Director of Finance Taiwan is a small country located on an island just 130 km away from mainland China. What was referred to as the Republic of China is a fully democratic state that opposes any governmental affiliation with China. Over the past decade, relations between the two countries have deteriorated and the effects of this can be felt in business internationally. … Continue reading China Eyes Taiwan

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The Rise and Future of Sports Gambling

By Runisan Natheeswaran, Staff Writer Over the past couple of years, the sports betting industry has changed dramatically. Due to many countries ruling this activity illegal, labeling it as “sinful”, and the lack of places to place a wager, the industry struggled for a long period of time. Fast forward to today, and the sports betting industry has experienced unprecedented growth. In 2021, the U.S … Continue reading The Rise and Future of Sports Gambling

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Investing in Innovation

By Ethan Currie, Staff Writer The S&P 500 index has returned an average of roughly 10.5% every year since its inception in 1926. Acting as a benchmark for the overall market, investment firms have been attempting to outpace S&P returns for decades. While many portfolio managers offer risk-averse solutions, other firms take a different approach in attempting to maximize investor gains. In this regard, ARK … Continue reading Investing in Innovation