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The Need to Move towards Sustainable Energy

During the third week of February in 2021, most of Texas was drenched in snow that caused power outages to millions of its residents. During that week, Texas officials claimed that “green energy” was responsible for said power outages, and the state should therefore not switch from oil and natural ...

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From Public Scorn to Progressive Trailblazer: Walmart’s Decision to Raise the Average Wage

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the US economy, Democratic legislators have pushed to add a law doubling the federal minimum wage into a recently proposed stimulus bill aimed at easing some of the economic hardship that many Americans have faced during the pandemic. One company in particular, Walmart, ...

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Google Fires AI Ethics Lead

By: Emily Smith February 23, 2021 Source: YahooFinance As of Friday February 19th, Margaret Mitchell made an announcement via twitter that she was fired from Google after making claims about discrimination within the company. Prior, Mitchell worked as the lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence team. Google confirmed her firing ...

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Facebook’s Automated Intelligence System

Christian Sutton- February 21, 2021 About three million businesses advertise on Facebook since it is such a large social media platform with over 2.8 billion users. As these businesses target different audiences, certain companies, like Mighty Well, target their clothes and apparel for people with disabilities and pursue to advertise ...

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Apple’s New Privacy Policy with iOS 14 Update

CJ Oravec – February 21st, 2021 Source: CNet Apple has recently unveiled a new privacy policy when it comes to data-tracking across websites and platforms on their devices.  The feature, App Tracking Transparency (or ATT), is Apple’s way of allowing the user to decide whether or not they want their ...

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Globalization: How To Be A Good Sibling

By: Maya Lescano (2/21/21) Original Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy/global-economy-can-shake-off-pandemic-in-2021-leaders-say-idINKBN29I1KV Image source: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Feconomictimes.indiatimes.com%2Ftopic%2FSouth-Asia-Global%2F9&psig=AOvVaw36VGwrQJDwVpdySRJ7aea2&ust=1613986724649000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCIjvlKTX-u4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAE Globalization has a direct impact on the integration of international trade and financial flows in the world economy. Due to the current weakened economy, wealthy countries must take on the role of older siblings in guiding developing nations through the ...

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Getting Drunk off Carbon Negativity

Zoe Parsons // February 18, 2021 https://www.forbes.com/sites/annakang/2020/08/31/from-co2-to-vodka-air-company-launches-worlds-first-carbon-negative-spirit/?sh=43289eb54f5a Sustainability and environmental consciousness have become consumer priorities, in which companies are working to change their practices in order to meet these social and environmental norms. Air Co. is the perfect example of a socially and environmentally conscious business. Air Co. is a ...

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India’s Farmers and the Push for Globalization

Jenna Stetter February 18 On January 26th, 2021, protests in India turned violent when farmers took to the streets of New Delhi calling to the government to repeal new agriculture laws. However, to understand why these protests came to happen, we need to rewind a few months. Reporters Mashal, Schmall, ...

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English Court Decision about Nigeria Could Change Impacts of Globalization

On February 13, 2021 the UK Supreme Court ruled that the communities of the Niger Delta could sue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts. This decision has a lot of history. Since 1989, there have been at least 40 oil spills in the region. The pollution has made water undrinkable ...

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