“The overseas activities of Chinese banks shift up a gear” Article Analysis

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/10/28/the-overseas-activities-of-chinese-banks-shift-up-a-gear During the midterm, class discussions, and even in previous class presentations we have talked about the World Bank, and how its primary purpose is to provide loans and financial assistance to developing countries across the world. This is not the only form of economic financial assistance that occurs in ...

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Sustainability Projects From the Oil Industry

According to the International Energy Agency, it would be almost impossible for the world to reach its climate targets without finding a way to capture and store carbon emissions. However, bp oil industry is leading the charge with other European energy companies to begin carbon capture projects within the UK.  ...

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The Panama Papers

Lucas Browne, October 2020 The “Panama papers” affair in 2016 was the biggest data leak in corporate history. 2.6TB (2600GB) of data was leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonesca to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The leak consisted of some 11.5 million documents and over 20 million emails. ...

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Lawsuit exposes Apple’s recycling program

Apple recycling robot. In January, Apple filed a lawsuit against Canadian recycling company GEEP, claiming that they violated their contract. The tech giant accuses GEEP of reselling their products, instead of shredding them like they were supposed to. According to the lawsuit, no less than 100,000 iPhones and iPads that ...

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Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine

Evan Steinberg, October 20, 2020 On Friday, October 16, Pfizer announced that they will not be seeking an emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week in November. This represents a stark shift from previous statements the company CEO, Dr. Albert Bourla, has made stating that their vaccine ...

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The Invisible Crisis: Fiscal Policies in a Pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought lasting impact on every aspect of previous normality and has most importantly led to the death of approximately 1.1 million individuals. In addition to this invisible threat, the pandemic has demonstrated the true resilience of national governments and their ability to protect its citizens, ...

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US Blocks Malaysian Palm Oil Producer for Human Rights Violations

US Blocks Malaysian Palm Oil Producer for Human Rights Violations Two weeks ago, an AP news article exposed troubling information regarding the palm oil industry in Malaysia, the second largest producer of palm oil in the world behind Indonesia. Last year, a petition was filed by various nonprofit organizations, asking ...

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Yelp Takes A Proactive Stance Against Racism on Their Platform

Yelp Takes A Proactive Stance Against Racism on Their Platform             Since the murder of George Floyd in May, many businesses have taken steps to combat racism on their online platforms and in their physical communities.  A recent example of a commitment to combat online racism comes from the company ...

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Why Are There Still So Few Black CEOs?

By: Grace Tonrey Article By: Te-Ping Chen Article From: The Wall Street Journal “Out of the chief executives running America’s top 500 companies, just 1%, or four, are Black.” According to Te-Ping Chen’s article titled ” Why Are There Still So Few Black CEOs?”, “Among all U.S. companies with 100 ...

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The News Media of the Digital Age

The election for “the soul of our democracy” is also the battle for the soul of social media. By Hunter Stephens 9/29/20 In the coming months, we will watch one of the most important elections to ever face the country unfold between Donal Trump and Joe Biden. The campaigns have ...

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