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COVID pandemic inspires entrepreneurship in students

In March, the creative world ground to a halt. Photographers, designers, creators and more saw their work slow or even cease altogether. Yet for some, the increase in free time offered an opportunity for entrepreneurship. One such person is a California Baptist University student who now runs a modest online store selling her creations. Natalie […]

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Coronavirus threatens the health of U.S. markets

It has become a familiar scene: influential leaders in the scientific and medical fields speaking to virtual audiences in the tens of millions about the dangers of a rampant, deadly epidemic. In one case, however, the details are surprisingly different. This time, the speaker discussing global disruptions from a highly infectious virus was Bill Gates. […]

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Cutting through the noise: why the US responded slower to COVID-19

Many Americans believe the national response to the coronavirus pandemic was too slow. If the topic is brought up in conversation, different feelings can be based on what side of the political spectrum one is on. Approximately 80 percent of left-leaning Americans feel the response was too slow at the federal level, while those who […]

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Study shows Americans prefer receiving gift cards over cash

The best gift you received as a child might stick in your memory for the rest of your life, but in 2020 many Americans want cash or a gift card over traditional gifts. The kicker — many of those gift cards end up wasted and gathering dust. The personal finance website Bankrate.com estimates that American […]

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eSports viewership surpasses the Super Bowl

“League of Legends,” a massive electronic sports (eSports) competition in video gaming, surpassed the Super Bowl’s viewership numbers in 2019, ushering in a new generation of competition. According to numbers released by Riot Games, the company behind the game, the 2019 “League of Legends” World Championship Finals clocked in at more than 100 million unique […]

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Pros and cons to college students buying stock

Most students are wary of risking their money, so investing in stock may seem complicated and intimidating, but buying stock in 2020 could be simpler than many think. Some college students, including members of the California Baptist University Investment Group, are already investing in the stock market with great success. The club experiences a 9 […]