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On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve declared its intent to raise short-term interest rates and to continue raising them throughout the year, as part of a more aggressive tactic to drain money from the financial system as economic growth continues. According to Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve has “confidence in the robustness of the economy and its resilience to shocks”. Officials have intentions to raise the benchmark rate by a quarter percentage point to...


What’s next for Snapchat? Will it reach beyond the heights of Facebook, or stagnate like Twitter? Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public on Thursday. Snap was one of the biggest offerings in the tech sector since Alibaba. However, many venture capital and private equity firms are steering clear of the 15-year startup sector for now. Startups like Friendster, which once had over 75 million users, or Yik-Yak, the former viral gossiping app, cut down on...


Trump’s optimistic tone in his Tuesday night speech and a hawkish Fed sparked the 300 point Dow push, surging to 21,000 points. Stocks have gone through the roof since November, with the Dow index surpassing 19,000, 20,000 (and now 21,000) points since Trump’s Election Day. President Trump’s plans to cut taxes, loosen regulations, and increase fiscal spending combined with a seemingly stronger U.S. economy have had a more-than-bullish effect on the markets. The Dow rose...

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