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Big Tech Layoffs Shouldn’t Scare You – Here’s Why

(Image via hrdailyadvisor.blr.com) Business Manager: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu (This Article is Not Financial Advice) Starting back in November of 2022, America’s biggest tech companies like Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon began the process of laying off a significant number of employees. This could be a bad thing for not only the individuals affected by the layoffs but also for the whole economy. In this article, I intend to explain why… Continue reading Big Tech Layoffs Shouldn’t Scare You – Here’s Why

Top 10 Toy Brands You Will Probably be Purchasing from This Christmas Season

(Image via eparenting.co) Volunteer Writer: Brendan Flaherty Email: bflaherty1@umassd.edu We have all surely realized by now that the holidays are upon us. It’s that lovely time of year when people can exchange gifts or celebrate their favorite holidays with family. It might be challenging to create a list of gifts that appeal to the younger members of your family, so we did the research for you to ease the stress… Continue reading Top 10 Toy Brands You Will Probably be Purchasing from This Christmas Season

Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster Disaster

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu Ticketmaster has received extreme backlash resulting from the botched sale of tickets for Taylor Swift’s newest stadium tour. The process of Swift’s tour ticket sales has prompted the Department of Justice’s antitrust division to investigate Ticketmaster and LiveNation for monopolizing the ticket sale industry.   On November 1st, Taylor Swift announced that she would be going on tour in 2023. Her Instagram post announcing The… Continue reading Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster Disaster

LiveNation-Ticketmaster Monopoly Generates Tension Over the Live Entertainment Industry

(Image via ew.com) Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu As the Holiday season takes hold, many of us remember the years we sat together with family and older relatives, talking about “the good ol’ days.” Uncle Jimmy always rambling on about all the concerts he went to in the early 90s.  You’ve heard all his stories before, it’s practically an unofficial holiday tradition at this point.  Jimmy always points out… Continue reading LiveNation-Ticketmaster Monopoly Generates Tension Over the Live Entertainment Industry

Popular Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX Exposed for Misleading Users

(Image via http://www.businessinsider.com) Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu This article is not financial advice On November 9th, users of the popular cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, lost a collective $6 billion. An exchange is a place where you can use money to buy equities like stocks, bonds, and as of recently, cryptocurrencies. Buyers are paired with sellers on the exchange, making equities incredibly easy to trade. On FTX, users can buy… Continue reading Popular Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX Exposed for Misleading Users

Interest Rates are Increasing to Combat Inflation: Here’s Why

(Image taken from: http://www.forbes.com) Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu On November 2nd, 2022, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) confirmed that they will be hiking interest rates by 0.75%. This article explains how the interest rate hike will affect inflation. Before going into details on the interest rate increase it’s important to clarify what the FOMC is, what purpose it serves, and who are the members of the committee.… Continue reading Interest Rates are Increasing to Combat Inflation: Here’s Why

The Stock Market Bleeds Red Following A Disappointing Quarter Three for America’s Largest Companies

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu The biggest week for company earnings reports just wrapped up. All the data released by these companies reflect their performances during Q3 (Quarter 3) of this year. Microsoft, Alphabet (Google), Meta (Facebook), Ford, Apple, Amazon, Intel, and McDonald’s are a few of the largest companies that reported earnings data between October 24th and October 28th, 2022. Wall St. and retail investors had their attention… Continue reading The Stock Market Bleeds Red Following A Disappointing Quarter Three for America’s Largest Companies

China Delays the Release of its Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Report

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu For the first time ever, China delayed the release of its quarterly gross domestic product report. Financial analysts and politicians are questioning if China is intentionally lying about its economic performance to maintain its image as a powerful nation. For decades China has surged in economic growth, consistently rivaling the U.S. economy. However, after the recent release of their quarterly GDP, the data shows… Continue reading China Delays the Release of its Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Report

Consumer Price Index Report for September 2022: Where are we Going?

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu Disclaimer: This article is not financial advice For information on what the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is, go here to my article on the CPI report for March. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released the CPI data for the month of September on October 13th. Based on the data provided, the BLS determined that the year-over-year increase in inflation for all consumer… Continue reading Consumer Price Index Report for September 2022: Where are we Going?

What You Need to Know for the Fall 2022 Business Career Fair

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu The Fall 2022 business career fair is right around the corner. It will take place on Thursday, September 29th from 2-4pm in the Woodland Commons. Here’s what you’ll need to be prepared. On September 21st Heather Connell of Career Services held a workshop to help students prepare for the career fair. Here is what I learned. Before any tips and tricks, it is important… Continue reading What You Need to Know for the Fall 2022 Business Career Fair

Consumer Price Index Report: March 2022, What The Data Means For You

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady jcassady@umassd.edu Imagine waking up in your dorm at midnight, stomach growling because you waited too long to get a meal before the dining hall closed. All you can think of is food, and you remember that there’s a vending machine in the common area with all of your favorite $2.00 candy bars. Stumbling out of bed, you absentmindedly grab two one-dollar bills and begin on your… Continue reading Consumer Price Index Report: March 2022, What The Data Means For You

Chicken Grab

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu *This article is written as a parody for the Torchure. Kentucky Fried Chicken has just announced a special promotion available in select locations, dubbed “Chicken Grab,” which will be available starting on April 1st, 2022. There will be a buffet-style table with various portions of its famously seasoned fried chicken available to customers in the seating area. KFC has hinted in press releases that… Continue reading Chicken Grab