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ASEAN and China
A New Chapter

By Alex Boylston Last summer, following years of hostilities, island building, and close encounters on the South China Sea, The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines and stated that China’s claim to much of the sea had no basis in history or law. China, sticking to its “9…

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The Stock Market’s Reaction to Trump

By Jep McNair On election night, as the voting results poured in and showed that Donald Trump was likely to be the next President, the Dow Futures index dropped 750 points. Presumably, the Dow Jones Industrial Average would plummet the next day. Instead, it closed up 250 points and in the days since has hit…

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Markets Respond to a Fragile Agreement in Algiers

By Seamus Murrock Last week, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (O.P.E.C.) met in the Algerian capital of Algiers to discuss the two-years long decline in the price of oil. To the surprise of many, the cartel agreed to cut production by around 700,000 barrels a day, down to about 33 million. The agreement comes…

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Downtown Developing

Examining economic growth and conflicting narratives in Athens By Caskey Dyer This article originally appeared as the cover story of the Spring 2016 GPR Magazine. My roommate and I walked through the doors of the Standard as the sun was setting. The manager agreed to us taking pictures, and passed us off to one of…

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When Profit-Hungry Airlines Try to Achieve a Monopoly

By Vineet Raman The last decade of American commercial aviation has seen the advent of several foreign airlines, along with the expansion of existing services from foreign carriers in terms of frequency of flights and capacity. Several of these foreign carriers, mainly those based in Europe, have formed joint-venture and codeshare agreements with American airlines…

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Fan (Courtroom) Duel

By Joseph Hendricks In 1979, Daniel Okrent unknowingly commenced a fantasy sports revolution with his invention of “rotisserie baseball.” Founded as a medium for self-proclaimed baseball “know-it-alls” to competitively test their convictions via head-to-head contests, rotisserie baseball has evolved into the fantasy sports industry which encompasses all major sports in season-long competitions. Daily fantasy sports…

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