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Should Equifax Have Been More Transparent?

  In May Equifax was hit with a massive data breach that compromised the personal information of 143 million people, and apparently this is not the first time that this has happened. We are now starting to learn per the Wall Street Journal that back in March the company had ...

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Should Facebook be held responsible for the influence of fake advertisements and news stories?

Last week, several new sources reported that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has served Facebook with a search warrant to gather information on Russian-linked accounts. Facebook claims that these accounts purchased at least $150,000 worth of advertising throughout the 2016 election. This story, combined with other “fake news” that has propagated ...

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Convenience Stores not Convenient Enough? Start-Up Company Faces Societal Backlash After Launch

On Wednesday last week, two ex-Google employees started their own start-up company named Bodega. The idea behind this company is to make a pantry box that acts as a larger version of the vending machine. Inside of the box are snacks, drinks, toiletries, and other things that one might find ...

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Going Global: The Growing Approach

Globalization has impacted almost everything surrounding us, so it is simple to see how it features in my own life. From almost every electronic gadget I own to the fuel I use in my car, everything is either imported from another country or requires a spare part or intermediate good ...

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Globalization: Friend or Foe?

by: Courtney Steininger As a student of the humanities, I am constantly forced to reckon with the fact that we live in a post-colonial world. While we may no longer live under imperial rule, it is a fact that between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84% of the globe (Hoffman, ...

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Foster Parents: Employees or Volunteers?

Foster care. A term that we hear far too often and have become far too complacent with. When thinking about this term, the first thing that comes to mind are the children in the foster care system. The second thing that comes to mind are the foster parents and how ...

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“Charging Bull” vs. “Fearless Girl”

On Wednesday last week, the sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue, Arturo di Modica, accused New York City of violating his legal rights, by allowing the “Fearless Girl” to be installed facing his bull without his permission. The “Fearless Girl” was installed near Wall Street on March 7, the ...

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Posted by: Irena Volkov, Apr 9, 2017 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a government agency that strives to protect consumers through empowerment, enforcing company consumer protection laws, and educating financial companies about the responsibilities they have regarding consumer protection. ...

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