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  • Peter Boyer
  • 5 Days ago
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Uber Releases Two New Projects

Waiting for your Uber driver just became a way of saving money on travel. Uber, the ridesharing company founded back in 2009, now offers a new feature which lets riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares. The new feature offers a new traveling experience. So Far, the option has been tested in Los Angeles […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 15 Days ago
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Millennials are relocating to Sacramento

Sacramento has come in third as the city that millennials are moving to. This should motivate employers to move to the city as well. A recent report published by Smart Asset, a personal finance information company has revealed some of the top cities that millennials are opting to move to. One of which, unsurprisingly, is […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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Starbucks’s new policy towards non-paying customers

Starbucks’s new policy allows non-paying customers to sit in their cafes and use their restrooms. A video centered on two African American men in a Starbucks in Philadelphia spiraled out of control on the internet. It caught world-wide attention not long ago. The two men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were seen to be ushered […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 1 month ago
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PayPal acquires Swedish firm iZettle for $2.2 billion

On Thursday, the online payment system PayPal announced its purchase of iZettle, a mobile-card reader and point-of-sale analytics system, for $2.2 billion. The strategy is twofold for PayPal – first, this helps them breach the brick-and-mortar market by having a mobile card reader that is widely becoming popular in the US due to a similar […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Are you willing to pay $999 for an iPhone?

iPhone X is not selling well because of its high price. Apple’s earnings report show an increase. Perhaps it’s because of how frequent each generation of iPhones are getting released, or maybe because of the increased number of competitions in the market, the latest iPhone, the iPhone X, seems to be lacking behind in the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Is Amazon making its profit off Prime members?

Amazon’s earnings in the first quarter is twice of its earnings before. The company plans to increase its Prime membership fee by 20%. Towards the end of last month, Amazon has announced that its earnings have exceeded expectations, reaching an astronomical sum of $1.6 billion. That is twice of its earnings before. With that said, […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Are synthetic cannabinoids causing severe bleeding?

Rat poison has been found in synthetic cannabinoids. The use of synthetic cannabinoids has been reported to cause severe bleeding.  As recreational marijuana becomes legalized in more states, the market behind it has become much larger. As such, companies have come up with an alternative good, which is the synthetic cannabinoid. However, some health risks […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Did the scandal actually affect Facebook’s stocks?

Facebook first-quarter reports show that its earnings and shares are all soaring up. The company has far exceeded Wall Street predictions. Despite the horrendous scandal that Facebook had gone through just weeks ago, it seems that the company is still going strong in its stocks, as reported by Business Insider. Click here to be directed […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Why is dark chocolate “healthy”?

Health benefits only occur when there is 70% cacao in the chocolate’s content. Cacao consumption can reduce stress, strengthen the immune system and improve memory.   For all the chocolate-lovers out there, binge on because a new study has further confirmed its pre-existing benefits. Have you ever wondered why dark chocolate has always been the ‘healthy’ option […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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What is #RedForEd about?

#RedForEd stands for the walkout initiated by K-12 educator in Arizona. It is also connected to Governor Ducey’s “20 by 2020” initiative.  By now most people are already aware of the latest trend #RedForEd inspired by the walkout organized by the teachers in Arizona. Schools are shutting down for the rest of the week for […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Netflix CEO says they’re not on a ‘price-first basis’

Netflix will not be increasing its prices unless it has earned it. The shares, revenues, net income and even subscribers have all increased drastically.  Netflix is doing really well in every aspect recently. To begin with, the shares of the company has vastly increased by over 22% in the past three months. The company’s net […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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IRS gives the taxpayers an extension

IRS is extending its tax filing deadline because its server crashed on Tax Day. October 15 is the extended deadline for the filing of tax returns. The actual deadline to file tax forms was April 17, Tuesday. However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced an extension for taxpayers. This leniency is because of the complications […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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How does tax liability affect the value of Bitcoin?

The changes in the value of Bitcoin has been explained by tax burdens. The $20 billion downdrafts in the past two weeks may be because of the selling of $1 billion of Bitcoin. Once again, investors are startled by the sudden fluctuations of the largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Unlike the usual, however, the changes in the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Can Apple’s commitment to Renewal make an impact?

Apple continues to show its dedication towards sustaining the environment. Apple and Google have both purchased RECs such that they are 100 percent running on clean energy. With all the commotion about climate change and the role we have assumed in the contribution of it, it is no wonder that large multinational corporations are taking […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Will wealth loss lead to the end of one’s life?

Chicago researchers found that sudden wealth loss increases mortality rate. Majority of the affected individuals belong to the middle-age group. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a finding on Tuesday. It confirms what we have known for some time now. Apparently, losing a fortune really can end one’s life. This came from a group […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

Recently approved New York state budget includes a surcharge in ride-hailing services. The additional funds will go into the maintenance and upgrade of the subway. Governor Cuomo is moving forward with the congestion-pricing plan. We live in a generation where everything comes down to money. It will be the ultimate deciding factor in every step that […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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2018 New York International Auto Show: Toyota to Tesla

The annual New York International Auto Show is happening right now. The highlights of the event are vehicles that holds a level of practicality, now combined with groundbreaking technology.  The 2018 New York International Auto Show is bringing the audience a series of trailblazing motor vehicles ranging from Toyotas to Teslas, that contains the most […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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McDonald’s reduced tax rate led to education opportunity

McDonald’s have allocated $150 million into the Archways to Opportunity program.  The funds came as a result of the lowered income tax rate, a change implemented by the Trump administration.  To maintain an orderly society, people must first be educated. However, in today’s society, everything has become a business deal, including education. A proper tertiary […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Microsoft imposes strict Code of Conduct, Severe Punishments

Microsoft is reinforcing and revising its Code of Conduct terms. Microsoft has threatened to suspend or ban people for infringements.  Due to the anonymity that exists in cyberspaces, there is an astronomical amount of unsolicited content on the internet nowadays. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is revising its terms and conditions to […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Grab Acquires Uber’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

Uber Technologies is experiencing global challenges. Grab has procured Uber in Southeast Asia. Grab is a ride-hailing and logistics service based in Singapore. Its services are available in most of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. These include countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and so on. The company has excelled in recent years such […]
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