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Industries Most Impacted by the Coronavirus

Friday, April 24, 2020

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization and is causing havoc on global economies, including the United States – the world’s largest economy. Businesses have been forced to close. The effect has drastically slowed the world economy. Millions of people have lost their jobs in the United States and throughout the world. More

16 Items that Have Been Replaced by Your iPhone

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Apple released its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Smartphones in general are not cheap, but the iPhone 8 retails for $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus comes in at $799. I have heard many of my friends debating over whether or not it’s worth such a high price tag. While those prices seem extremely steep at first glance, I began thinking about all of the items that our smartphones have replaced. As all of these things are added up, it makes the price surprisingly more reasonable. More

Toys "R" Us Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday evening Toys “R” Us, joined a large list of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy protection. Growth of the internet, a large debt load, and frightened suppliers all contributed to its demise. More

Can You Identify These Well Known Companies?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Test your knowledge of some well-known American corporations. However, there is a twist! You may know the correct company, but can you recognize its stock symbol? Don't forget to share your results on social media, and pass this along to anyone who might be interested! More

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