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China plants seeds of economic colonialism within Africa
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China plants seeds of economic colonialism within Africa

Colonialism, in the traditional sense, was about establishing more than a presence in a foreign land. It was about creating a trade path that was specifically designed with the colonizer in mind, with the development of the colonized as an afterthought. This trade path consisted of mainly two macroeconomic trends: to utilize colonized natural resources…

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Ticker Tape: A Financial Briefing by Baruch College’s Investment Management Group

As the geopolitical landscape continues moving with uncertainty and the world is entering a phase of heightened technological development, a constant focus is the aerospace and defense sector. Overall the aerospace and defense industry strengthened in 2018 as revenues increased by 7.65 percent, almost quadrupling last year’s 2.1 percent growth. Events such as the political…

Rising rents burden New York’s low-income residents
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Rising rents burden New York’s low-income residents

New York City has one of the highest rent prices in the United States, which makes it difficult for those with lower incomes to find affordable housing. Though the Mayor Bill de Blasio administration has been working toward creating and preserving affordable housing, according to a recent study done by nonprofit group Citizens Budget Commission,…

WeWork continues to expand, though critics remain skeptical
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WeWork continues to expand, though critics remain skeptical

WeWork, a startup that offers rentable space to companies and businesses, is now the largest office tenant in New York City and has plans to expand further. Though it is valued at $20 billion and is growing quickly, critics are skeptical about how the company is turning a profit. WeWork currently opens at least 20…

The cocoa grind: one Bearcat’s path to becoming a franchisee
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The cocoa grind: one Bearcat’s path to becoming a franchisee

Many students attend Baruch College to gain the skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Some go on to start their businesses after college, but some start early. Ehab Elshinawy is not your average student: he started his business while getting a college education. His business, Cocoa Grinder, is a trendy chain of coffee…

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Amazon takes on retail with new brick and mortar location

Amazon is set to open its Amazon 4-star store in a new location within Manhattan, where it will sell various highly rated products, which can also be found on its famous e-commerce website. This is not the first venture into brick-and-mortar retail that Amazon has made, as its acquisition of Whole Foods and opening of…

Baruch career fair offers job opportunities at top companies
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Baruch career fair offers job opportunities at top companies

Resumes in hand, dress shoes on their feet and money on their minds, a total of 640 Baruch College students embarked on a networking extravaganza on Friday, Sept. 21. Students gathered in Baruch’s Auxiliary Gym for the annual career fair in hopes of landing jobs, internships or fellowships. Talented and motivated students used this opportunity…

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Dorming at Baruch: An Analysis

Many college students turn to dorms as an option when browsing living spaces for the next few years of their lives. Although oftentimes seen as the better option, college dorms can also be a financial burden, adding a large fee to the already high tuition costs of some schools. First-year students can be unaware of…

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How much do internships matter?

Many college students seek out internships each year in order to gain job experience and beef up their resumes. An internship is a position in a company or program offered to student applicants that can be either long- or short-term. Internships are usually found through colleges’ career centers, job fairs or alumni associations. Internships bring…

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