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?
With the recent (as of the writing of this article) nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, the issues of police brutality and systemic racism against African Americans has re-emerged in the media. This resurgence has highlighted the double standard and prevalent societal inequalities which African Americans face, and has revealed the deterioration of race relations in America. According to a recent Gallup poll, “nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said that they were somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the state of race relations in America.”
On Sunday, March 15th, the United States Federal Reserve lowered the interest rate to 0 percent in an effort to prevent the country from falling into another financial crisis due to the Coronavirus. Although this strategy is common for the Fed to implement to encourage investments, this situation is entirely different.