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Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales set new records this year—even against the backdrop of continued economic uncertainty driven largely by prolonged high inflation.

Most gifts are already in stores, but a rail strike would impact the holiday season in a more devastating way, says Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management at Northeastern. Prices and access to items needed for everyday life would be directly impacted.

Northeastern professor Jamie Ladge interviews entrepreneur and jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher as part of the Women Who Empower Innovator Awards event held in the Raytheon Amphitheater on Northeastern's Boston campus.

Facebook parent company Meta's value has been tanking due to its investment in the virtual Metaverse. Experts at Northeastern say it's failing to take flight because it is outdated, misguided and out of touch with the rest of Big Tech.

Since Elon Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion on Oct. 27, speculation about how the short-form text-based platform will change has run wild.
Will Musk work to curb hate speech and misinformation on the platform? Will he charge users a subscription fee? Will there be layoffs? And, perhaps most saliently, will Twitter survive the change-of-hands against the backdrop of years of unprofitability?

Antisemitic comments from Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, have led to his corporate partners distancing themselves from the artist. But even though his remarks are recent, the sentiment behind them goes back millenia.

McKim, co-chair of the campaign and member of the Northeastern Board of Trustees, told News@Northeastern that the gift is intended to honor the leadership of Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun. The money will be used to establish eight new endowed chairs across the university.

After a months-long bidding war, JetBlue Airways has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion. While Spirit shareholders have approved the buyout, the deal could still face a challenge from federal antitrust regulators.

It's always been hard to collect information on abortions in the United States. Post-Dobbs legislation in various states could make it even harder.

This post originally appeared on News@Northeastern. It was published by Noah Lloyd. Blockchain—a highly encrypted method of transmitting data across a network—first came to public consciousness with the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, but major businesses have been slow to adopt the technology. Now, a new book by Northeastern professor of international business and strategy…