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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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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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Solar Rise in the U.S.

The rise of global warming and non-renewable energy is something that has been an issue for a long time and has created numerous conversations. Cities lately has been trying to adopt to clean energy, and already 25 major cities are already working towards having 100% renewable energy since March 2017. ...

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Shareholders Fall in the Middle of Battlefield

Hostile takeovers are just that- they are hostile. Large investment firms buying up large sums of a public company’s stock until the firm is the majority shareholder and in control of the company. This is considered hostile because the public company who’s shares are being bought up does not want ...

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L’Oreal Establishes Sustainability Strategy

L’Oreal has increased production across all brands by %24 in the past ten years, while simultaneously reducing it’s greenhouse gas emissions by %67 and wants to increase that percentage.  How is this possible for such a large company especially in the cosmetics industry? The company started by examining every corner ...

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Uber and Greyball

https://www.ft.com/content/2ab3c0e8-0076-11e7-96f8-3700c5664d30 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/technology/uber-greyball-program-evade-authorities.html?_r=0 In the midst of sexual harassment allegations, a lawsuit from Google and a video of the CEO talking poorly to a driver, Uber has recently come under fire for yet another controversial action. Since as early as 2014, Uber has been using a program called Greyball to track ...

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Dodd-Frank in the Trump Administration: Repeal, Replace or…Neither?

Bloomberg recently reported, on March 2 2017, that contrary to President Donald Trump’s persistent statements stating the need to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, it may not even happen. (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-02/dismantling-dodd-frank-may-have-to-wait) The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was established in response to the 2008 financial crisis. ...

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Seattle Divests from Dakota Access Pipeline Funder Wells Fargo

Seattle, a notoriously progressive city, is no stranger to big business. Seattle residents share their hometown with companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, and, of course, Starbucks. It makes sense, then, that the Seattle community would be concerned as employees, investors, and neighbors with the ethical practices of big businesses—so ...

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An Uber Backlash

  With about 36,000 drivers currently positioned in the New York City area, Uber has grown its vehicle presence by roughly 260% over the span of just one year. However, despite their remarkable success and lead in the independent transportation service industry, is Uber truly immune from public opinion while ...

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