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Venmo, the virtual wallet

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

November 21, 2019

Over the last four years, the college generation has been able to watch a revolutionary new idea boom with success. Never again do we need to carry cash around or worry about missing that $10 our friend owes us. We’ve all known that our phones will continue to improve and become more and more of a part of ...

The stock market: A look at Q3

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Let’s take a look into what’s moving the stock market this fall. As we all know, the economy is hitting a fragile point in which companies are changing, foreign relations are changing, and stocks are changing. Just a few months ago, many economists were expecting our doom. After the shift in the yield cu...

Striking against the anti-Big Tech rhetoric

Striking against the anti-Big Tech rhetoric

Nathan Harman, Contributor

October 26, 2019

This is a legitimate quote from Elizabeth Warren in a post on the Medium. This is just one example of many of the resounding call against quote “Big Tech”companies from politicians on both sides of the aisle. But why is this? To start, let’s breakdown some of the common arguments for breakin...

Crypto currency, volatile, catastrophic

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William Engstrom, Writer

September 16, 2019

On December 17th, 2017 Bitcoin topped off at being worth $19,723.21. At Bitcoin's inception, just a few years ago, Bitcoin sold for less than a cent. It’s no wonder how popular and important an understanding cryptocurrency is in todays world. At first glance, most people, whether investors or not, si...

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