Tapering – the end of quantitative easing – has finally arrived, bringing an epilogue to the era of cheap money. How will tapering impact the economy, and what does it mean for the common public? In this article, Financial Literacy columnist Bradley Tian examines the working and implications of the tapering process.
All the data is pointing to a significant decline in sales revenue and demand, signaling that a similar end to that of Toys R Us is near for many toy manufacturers. Or is it? The toy industry is still raking in more than 20.7 billion dollars in sales a year, which begs the question: is the toy industry actually in danger?
Contactless payments have taken the world by storm, with its boasted efficiency and how it makes it easy for customers to purchase products with one less step in the process of transactions. Learn more about the intricacies of contactless payments, and how they will impact consumers, businesses, and the overall society from a macro perspective.
The sports card market is scorching hot as of late, and there is no end in sight. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has catapulted forward, shattering previous sales records and growing a loyal consumer base. In the following article, investing columnist Robert Liu explores the world of sports cards and investigates the factors that have caused this industry to boom.
Xenophobia and racism have been endemic throughout American history, but the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how it affects the Asian American community in the United States. From suffering Asian-owned businesses to high rates of unemployment to lacking government programs, learn more about how the Asian American community is battling both discrimination and the pandemic.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has posed difficulties globally, menstruators and young girls in sub-Saharan Africa have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic due to period poverty. Sub-Saharan Africa’s financial struggles during the pandemic, which have exacerbated period poverty, is a threat to women’s healthcare, mental well-being, gender equity, and autonomy.
The online education industry is expected to experience rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic since the majority of schools are closed. The leading online education companies such as Chegg, Coursera, and Udacity may have promising long-term growth due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but they may not be optimal investments as of now.
Over the past year, COVID 19 has impacted buying decisions and seller practices. As cases continue to rise across the world, how have businesses been impacted by closures and online commerce?