Posts in Business
MTA to overhaul MetroCard system

The MTA rolled out its new One Metro New York turnstile pilot program on May 31 to test out a new method of payment. Using OMNY, commuters will no longer have to use a MetroCard to swipe into the station — instead, they will tap a “contactless” credit card, debit card, smartphone or smartwatch onto scanners called validators.

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Marriott hotels go up against Airbnb rentals

Home-share companies are expanding into the hotel industry, it is becoming increasingly difficult for hotels to compete. Marriott International combatted the overtake by joining the competition. The hotel chain confirmed its plans to expand their company and create a new home-rental business named Homes and Villas by Marriott International aimed at targeting Airbnb and other home-share companies.

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

In 2018, the World Economic Forum published the “Future of Jobs Report”, outlining the effects that the fourth industrial revolution will have on businesses and organizations, and the roles in which their employees work. 

The report writes that institutions will take advantage of advances in emerging technologies and fundamentally change the way they function. 

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Students should start building credit

While struggling with schoolwork, college students tend to forget about a very important financial step that needs to be taken as early as possible in life. That step is building their credit score. A credit score is a number that sums up one’s financial history. The score range typically starts as low as 300, or very poor, to the highest score being 850, or excellent. 

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

The information technology sector has been the leading sector year-to-date in the S&P 500 with an average return rate of 26.69 percent.

Within the information technology sector, both the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries have been driving this growth in returns with each industry attributing an average return rate of 26.19 percent and 37.07 percent respectively.

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CUNY students present startups at eventful 2019 Demo Day

After six weeks of learning, designing and building, 13 teams of CUNY student entrepreneurs presented their projects in front of a panel of judges at CUNY Startups Demo Day 2019. With newly established companies tackling problems in areas ranging from education to fitness and travel, the ideas presented at the conclusion of the 2019 CUNY Startup Accelerator cohort reflected the drive for innovation and advancement from all of the CUNY schools.  

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New York City will roll out 5G in 2020

New York is getting 5G coverage, which is expected to bring a more reliable and efficient network and transform the way business is conducted in the city. The network was tested throughout 2018 by Neutral Connect Networks, Fiberless Networks and Edge Fibernet as part of the NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge.

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A smart student's guide to stocks, brokerage firms and understanding how to invest money wisely

By graduation, students have racked up a significant amount of debt: student loans, credit card bills and other mounting costs. With this, if you are moving into your first place, you have rent, utilities, cable and other necessary expenses. It takes some time to figure out your budget and put aside some extra cash. The question is what to do with this money? Is it the right time to invest in stocks? And if so, how much should you put in?

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