Economy

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion was the largest acquisition ever for the company. Economics expert John Kwoka, from Northeastern University, talks about why an e-commerce company that started with selling books bought a grocery chain.   Talking about the acquisition, Kwoka says, that Amazon is an unpredictable company. What the company intends to do with Whole Foods is something nobody can be sure of....

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At South End stands the cosy little shop called Leokadia that has a wide, assorted range of jeans, belts, boots, and umbrellas. This European-themed store is run by an alumna of Northeastern University called Jessica Lynn. Named after her mother who was also a shoe fashionista who owned a 1000 square feet closet filled with shoes and handbags, this shop has been featured by the...

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In April, many of us might still be wondering if any of us have fulfilled the New Year resolution of saving more and spending less yet. Most of us might not have been able to do so till now. So, here are some tips to achieve the goal by a personal finance expert Timothy Gagnon, who is an assistant Academic Specialist of Accounting at Northeastern...

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Think for a minute of all the consequences if you could not talk. This makes us realise that communication is an integral part of human life. All activities stand zero without communication. It is the transfer of facts, feelings, ideas, emotions, etc. from one person to another for mutual understanding. It is needed everywhere, from family to the workplace. In a family or a relationship,...

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Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in western Asia constituting the bulk of Arabian peninsula. With Riyadh as its capital, the country has gone through an immense amount of changes in terms of its politics, culture, human rights, and education. While some of its features make Saudi Arabia stand out, there are many factors which makes it unappealing...

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The number of cars on the streets has majorly become cabs which, in this age of technology, can be summoned by just a small click of a button on our mobile screens. The most popular of all apps, Uber has a near-monopoly on this business of taxis, with Lyft seconding the position. The unprecedented success of Uber worldwide can be boiled down to reasons including...

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COVID-19 travel guide

  The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) which has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has strewed upon almost all over the earth. The total number of cases has crossed the number 1,70,000 which comprises of more than 6,500 deaths. Although the fatality rate comes out to be 0.038%, yet appropriate precautions must be taken as this family of viruses is transmitted from...

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An outbreak of deadly diseases is common these days. They can be caused by many microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. The most recent outbreak is caused by the virus known as Coronavirus.   The disease was found in China in December 2019, when the public health officials of china reported the World Health Organization (WHO) about it as an unknown virus. This virus is usually...

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Natural disasters are called so because of the amount of destruction they bring along with them. In 2019 itself, we experienced over 400 natural disasters worldwide, including tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Not only do they affect the economy drastically, but these natural disasters also leave hundreds of people homeless. They can also give birth to an epidemic disease due to lack of hygiene in crowded...

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Madhavi Venkatesan is an assistant professor of Economics at Northeastern University who teaches the paper called “Economics of Sustainability” where they discuss the consequences of excluding social priorities and personal values from the field of economics. She is also the executive director of an NGO called Sustainable Practices, which works to establish a municipal ban on non-emergency single-use plastic bottles across Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She...

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