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  • Ben Norman
  • 8 Hours ago
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Steel manufacturer invests in new factory following Trump tariffs

Steel tariffs are showing promising economic growth In March, President Trump imposed a 25% tariff on imported steel, hoping to bolster US manufacturing. JSW Steel USA may finally be the saving grace to his policy, as it invests $500 million in a new US manufacturing plant. The Indian-owned company will not only invest half a […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 22 Days ago
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GM and Softbank invest in autonomous cars

All aboard the self-driving bandwagon GM and Softbank are the most recent firms to invest in self-driving cars. Japanese holding company Softbank announced its investment of $2.25 billion into GM’s self-driving development. In December, the firm purchased a 15% stake in Uber, who is also testing self-driving functionalities. GM will follow suit, investing $1.1 billion […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 23 Days ago
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Warren Buffett nearly invested in Uber

Uber misses out on Buffett’s investment When Warren Buffett invests in or even comments on a company, every investor takes notice. Indeed, he has the ability to send shares skyrocketing solely because he is confident in it. Further, when he announced that he bought 75 million shares of Apple (AAPL) in the first few months […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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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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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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Has Elon Musk finally come to terms with the real problem?

Tesla Model 3 sedan’s production is on another “planned production pause”. There are problems in its highly computerized assembly line. Tesla Inc. has recently faced an abundance of problems in its production. Just two months ago, the company had opted to bring to halt the Tesla Model 3 production line. It lasted for about four […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

Studies reveal a number of Android applications are violating the U.S. COPPA law. Children under the age of 13 require more supervision in the use of applications. Not long ago, there was some uproar about data sharing between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The internet has become so complicated in recent years such that nothing online […]
  • 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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Are we giving up that cup of Joe? California Judge Takes Stand

Coffee contains acrylamide, a substance that causes cancer. California requires coffee companies to put warning labels on the item.  Almost a hundred companies that produce coffee, including Starbucks have been filed a lawsuit against by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a nonprofit group. The charges were based on the grounds of violation […]
  • 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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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 […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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SEC filing shows anomaly in Spotify’s data report, are Users Abusing the System?

Users have found a way to overcome Spotify advertisements without paying. SEC filing shows 2 million users unaccounted for.  While Youtube has recently revealed its reason for inserting an abundance of advertisements that interrupt music videos, they are not the first music streaming service to do so. Youtube, in an effort to promote its new […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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“Streaming Apps” to “Instant Apps,” Why the Change?

Google has introduced the new technology “Instant Apps”. It is a variation of the previous “Streaming Apps”. Google has brought a new feature to the Play Store in celebration of the Annual Game Developers Conference last week. A few games on Android will now allow users to access them before officially downloading them. This “Try […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users’ permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has supposedly worked for President Trump in the 2016 electoral campaign. Following that, several […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Youtube Red & Google Play Music combined, is it Destined for Success?

While there is already a significant amount of advertisement on Youtube that frustrates users, it seems like the situation will be worsening. Gradually, the commercials that interrupt music videos will be boosted. Rumor has it that Youtube has come up with a single new invention that encompasses the Google Play Music as well as Youtube […]
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