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Congress must at on PR referendum

Puerto Ricans voted to become the 51st state in a referendum that took place on June 11. Because the referendum is nonbinding, Congress will make the final decision on Puerto Rico’s status. This is the fifth time that Puerto Ricans held such a referendum. However, the island’s current situation is more dire than it was…

Science & Technology

SpaceX’s Dragon safely returns cargo to Earth

A refurbished SpaceX Dragon cargo ship successfully reached the international space station earlier this month, marking the first time that a Dragon spacecraft was flown after already having already been used once. A Dragon spacecraft, which in 2012 became the first commercial spacecraft to carry cargo to the international space station and safely return cargo…

Business

Congress debates repealing pro-consumer Dodd-Frank Act

After the financial crash in 2008, lawmakers wanted to ensure that a catastrophe of that magnitude would never happen again. As a result, former President Barack Obama’s administration passed a bill called the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This bill, commonly referred to as Dodd-Frank, was enacted in July 2010 and has…

Business

US Department of Justice begins criminal investigation into Uber

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently launched a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc. The investigation is focused on Uber’s use of a software tool, known as Greyball, that allows the company’s drivers to avoid local transportation regulators. According to Reuters, the company has admitted that Greyball  helped drivers identify and keep away from…

Business

Paul Stuart’s Garafalo speaks at Mitsui USA Lunchtime Forum

In the final lecture of the annual Mitsui USA Lunchtime Forum series, the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College hosted the President and CEO of Paul Stuart, Paulette Garafalo. The talk, titled “Running a Man’s World,” focused on some of the challenges of managing a high-end luxury apparel company at a time when…

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