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Week of 10/5/2020 Recap

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1. Stocks Firing On All Cylinders U.S. equities have continued to rise amidst talk of a $1.8 trillion stimulus package endorsed by President Trump. However, opposing takes from both Democrats and Senate Republicans threaten to derail the package. The S&P 500 closed at $3,477.13, approaching its all-time high at $3,588.11. The Dow Jones and NASDAQ […]

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M&A Activity During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has principally altered the condition of the United States economy, prompting a significant deviation from the typical amount of business activity seen in the past few years. Many companies have attempted to pivot to recent events through mergers and acquisitions — transactions where a company’s ownership changes or transfers to another business.  […]

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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Draws Controversy

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Facebook’s announced cryptocurrency, Libra, has made quite the splash since it was first announced. For starters, it is already more well-known among the public than any other crypto besides Bitcoin. That includes staples of the cryptocurrency world, such as Litecoin and Ethereum, both of which have been around for years. While masses sit on the […]

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Facebook to Launch Cryptocurrency

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Facebook. This web-based tech giant has become a household name over the past 15 years. Many associate it with social media, photo-sharing, and due to recent events, a danger to personal privacy. However, through acquisitions and mergers, Facebook has bled into multiple other industries, such as fitness, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. The February 2019 […]