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1 September 1, 2021

SEC Fines Eight Investment Firms Over Cybersecurity Deficiency 

2021-09-01T07:04:29+00:00September 1, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced sanctions on Aug. 30 against eight firms in three actions for failures in their cybersecurity policies and procedures. The SEC said the failures in cybersecurity policies and procedures resulted in email account takeovers that exposed the personal information of thousands of customers and clients at [...]

1 September 1, 2021

Ikea Launches Buyback and Resell Program in U.S.

2021-09-01T06:43:01+00:00September 1, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste Swedish furniture giant IKEA is launching a new furniture buyback and resale service in the U.S. The pilot program, known as the Buy Back & Resell service, will be available at a store near the company's North American headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, from Aug. 30 through Sept. 19 before expanding to more [...]

31 August 31, 2021

Ongoing Antitrust Case Reveals Google’s Monopolistic Practices

2021-08-31T06:58:00+00:00August 31, 2021|

By Natalie Decoste The gift that is antitrust lawsuits keeps on giving as more complaints against Google have been released as part of a multistate suit against the company for engaging in monopolistic behavior through its play store. Following Epic Games' lawsuit against Google, a separate lawsuit was filed by state attorneys general against Google [...]

31 August 31, 2021

Amazon Partners with Affirm to Offer ‘Buy Now and Pay Later’ Option

2021-08-31T06:32:25+00:00August 31, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste Amazon continues to find ways to bring consumers to its platform, and the latest way has the retail giant teaming up with Affirm to offer customers a buy now, pay later service. The deal, announced Friday, Aug. 27, brings Affirm's payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth to Amazon.com. Amazon [...]

30 August 30, 2021

Summer 2021 Movie Recap

2021-08-30T14:56:18+00:00August 30, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste Superhero Blockbuster: Black Widow Typical for most summers, one of the must-sees of summer 2021 comes from Marvel. This year's Marvel movie comes in the form of the long-awaited "Black Widow" film. After a year plus delay, "Black Widow" arrived in early July and put up a good fight on streaming services [...]

30 August 30, 2021

How To Edit Your iPhone Home Screen

2021-08-30T14:43:07+00:00August 30, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste With the addition of iOS 14, Apple introduced several new features for its users. One of these features, which Android users are familiar with, is customizing your home screen. The process of customizing your screen to be both aesthetic and functional can be difficult, so we are here to help! Step 1: [...]

30 August 30, 2021

Facebook Considers an Election Commission

2021-08-30T14:39:39+00:00August 30, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste The invention of social media has brought on many changes to how Americans communicate with friends and get the news. Social media has also impacted the way elections in America play out, leading one company to consider taking proactive steps for election oversight. New reports have revealed that social media giant Facebook is considering [...]

26 August 26, 2021

Activision Blizzard Under Fire for More Wrongdoing

2021-08-26T17:44:36+00:00August 26, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste The accusations and scandal surrounding gaming company Activision Blizzard are ramping up with the latest allegations in California’s lawsuit. Activision Blizzard is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit on June 21, 2020, accusing the gaming company of fostering years of abuse and [...]

25 August 25, 2021

Mortgage Rates Fall, Mortgage Demand Remains

2021-08-25T19:31:57+00:00August 25, 2021|

The latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association revealed that mortgage rates are now falling, but the decline has had little impact on mortgage demand. The numbers from the Mortgage Bankers Association revealed a reversal of a three-week trend that had mortgage rates on the rise. Now, the numbers reflect that the average contract interest rate for [...]

23 August 23, 2021

Amazon Steps Up Fight in Battle Against New Antitrust Laws

2021-08-23T20:11:32+00:00August 23, 2021|

By Natalie DeCoste Amazon is upping its fight against Congress and its proposed antitrust laws with the launch of a new website. On Friday, Aug. 20, Amazon launched its new website called Support Small Sellers. The website allows the ecommerce giant to communicate with sellers about the newly proposed antitrust legislation. In June, the U.S. House Subcommittee [...]

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