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Baruch administration should reconsider Plaza construction

Since February 2017, the New York City Department of Design and Construction has been conducting renovations on the 25th Street Plaza. According to a statement issued by Katharine T. Cobb, vice president of administration and finance, the underground construction began in order to “replace aging underground infrastructure” in advance of the above-ground construction. Both will…

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Waymo sues Uber for alleged theft of self-driving car technology

To better compete with Uber, Lyft has partnered with nuTonomy, a startup founded by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab that develops software for autonomous cars and robots. Since August 2016, nuTonomy has tested its self-driving technology in Singapore, with plans to make the service publicly available in 2018. In the partnership between…

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Trump prepares to announce conservative picks for Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump may be preparing to announce the names of two of his nominees for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, multiple reports from Washington claim. The Trump administration has yet to deny press accounts from numerous trusted sources that the president selected Marvin Goodfriend and Randal Quarles as nominees for two of three…

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Bitcoin prices boost cryptocurrency market cap to $100 billion

On June 6, cryptocurrencies achieved a $100 billion market cap, with Bitcoin leading the way. These gains are in line with Bitcoin’s overall recent growth. According to Market Watch and CoinDesk, in the last year alone, Bitcoin prices more than tripled. The currency gained more than 7 percent, surpassing $2,900 per share at one point….

Sports

Golden State defeats Cleveland in 5 games to win 2017 NBA Finals

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Klay Thompson; these names signify one thing. They signify the clash of the titans—the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Golden State Warriors—in the NBA Finals. For the third straight year, NBA fans were treated to a battle between the NBA’s two finest…

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Real defeats Juventus and defends title

This season of European soccer saw predictable results: league champions included favorites like Chelsea FC in the English Premier League, FC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga and Real Madrid CF in the Spanish La Liga. The UEFA Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24 saw Manchester United FC defeat AFC Ajax, 2-0. United’s…

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