Questions being raised after Kodak’s stock has a big moment

Christel Deskins

Eastman Kodak’s potentially lucrative deal to help the U.S. government make more generic drugs domestically is threatening to turn into a regulatory headache for the fallen photography giant.

Kodak’s depressed stock price surged last week before the company announced its plans to work with the President Donald Trump’s administration in exchange for a $765 million loan. That prompted Sen. Elizabeth Warren to send a Monday letter asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether insider trading laws have been broken.

The SEC is now in the early stages of a probe, according to a report published Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper cited unidentified people familiar with the matter.

The SEC declined to comment on the report.

Kodak said Tuesday that the Rochester, New York, company intends to cooperate with any potential inquiries, without saying whether it has been contacted by the SEC.

The company’s stock soared

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Black scientists, physicians are using hashtags to uplift

Christel Deskins

Black scientists are embracing the hashtag movement that forced the nation to take a hard look at systemic racism.

As #BlackLivesMatter remains a rallying cry across the country, Black researchers and physicians are using tags including #BlackBirdersWeek, #BlackInAstro, #BlackInNeuro and #BlackInChem to lift up the achievements of their peers and call out the discrimination they face on a daily basis.

Racism has long been an issue in academia. Black scientists report high rates of both subtle and overt forms of workplace discrimination and, according to a 2019 study, are less likely than their white peers to receive funding for their research. Research published in April via the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that underrepresented groups are innovative at a higher rate than their majority peers but their achievements are often overlooked.

So Black birders, astronomers, botanists, physicians and neuroscientists, many of them women, have taken to Twitter

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Shopify Is Seizing an $80 Billion Pot of Gold

Christel Deskins

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By Stephen McBride

I’m about to show you the most important table in all of investing. Please look at it closely.

Below, you’ll find the world’s 10 largest publicly traded companies in 2000, 2010, and 2020.

You probably recognize most of these stocks. The 2020 column reads like a “who’s who” of the most popular US stocks today. But you’ll notice a strange pattern when you look across all three columns.

The list completely changes every decade. In other words, most of the world’s dominant companies falter and fall out of the top 10. Only Microsoft has maintained its position since 2000.

And usually when a stock drops off the list, it does not decline gracefully. Investors who owned it get crushed. For example, from 2001–2018, General Electric (GE) stock plunged 79%, Cisco (CSCO) collapsed 89%, and Intel (INTC) dropped 56%.


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Spring Valley Resident Works To keep Tech In Students’ Hands

Christel Deskins

SPRING VALLEY, NY—Schools and students in Hudson Valley rely on technology now more than ever, but technology is not always reliable or widely available. This summer, Jerry Registre, a Google intern from Spring Valley, is undertaking a critical project to help schools keep technology in the hands of their students.

As a summer intern for Google, Registre, a rising senior at Harvard College majoring in biology and computer science, is looking for ways to make it easier for schools to repair Chromebooks – a necessity for today’s learning experience, whether in the classroom or virtual. He is also encouraging students to engage with hands-on STEM and hardware learning opportunities.

“I have a sense that students on the whole are more technical now, in the realms of having more opinions about technology, knowing how different systems work, and getting better at fixing problems,” Registre told Patch. “And I think that Google,

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District 230 Teachers Protest In-Person Instruction This Fall

Christel Deskins

ORLAND PARK, IL — More than 50 Consolidated High School District 230 educators made their way through Orland Park, Palos Hills and Tinley Park in a car caravan Tuesday to voice concerns over the return to in-person instruction this school year.

At about 10 a.m., teachers lined their cars up at the D230 administration building. The caravan then made its way to Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, followed by Carl Sandburg High School, before wrapping up the drive at Victor J. Andrew High School.

The 30 or so cars beeped their horns and formed a line as a way to “highlight unanswered questions” and “[call] for the adoption of remote learning to start the 2020-21 school year,” according to a news release from the Illinois Education Association. The event took place after the district announced plans to implement a hybrid model of half-online, half in-person instruction.

Teachers association President Michelle

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Online skills make students a whizz at working from home

Christel Deskins

girl with laptop - Stuart Nicol
girl with laptop – Stuart Nicol

The Coronavirus pandemic has left the economy struggling: a reality that is particularly threatening to students who face severe setbacks in the job market for the next few years.

However, students might have found a way around this, as they leverage the internet to earn money under a range of job roles. The ease of technology for students is second-nature, thus allowing them to fulfil a variety of positions remotely online. 

Repercussions of the pandemic have caused a higher demand for certain jobs- many of which students can fulfil. The need for extra child care at home has become supplementary to the economy, while time-off from formal education has given rise to tutoring outside of schools. 

Becky Marsden, a 20 year old student at the University of Stirling has been earning money online as a tutor for Based in Scotland, Becky has been

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Dad’s viral video talks about the reality of fatherhood: ‘Bro, this is HARD’

Christel Deskins

In an Instagram video that has more than 430,000 views, parenting vlogger Kier Gaines is keeping it real for all the young men out there who might see one of his vlogs and think that being a father and creating a happy family is easy.

“A lot of young men, particularly young Black men, hit me up being like, ‘Yoooooo! I can’t wait to be a dad, I can’t wait to be a father,'” Gaines says in the video as he carries his toddler daughter through a neighborhood.

Gaines, who creates what he describes as “millennial family content” with his wife Noémie on the website Kier & Them, says he feels that he owes it to the young men who follow his videos “to tell them — like, ‘Bro, this is hard!'” Gaines says.

“Because it exposes things about you that you don’t know about yourself. It exposes all of

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These 3D Technologies Are Changing the Way Shoes Are Made

Christel Deskins

3D technology is not the future for footwear design — it’s already here, changing the way brands design and market their product. When it comes to footwear production, 3D technology has been introduced at multiple stages. Significant attention has been given to 3D printing for its tangible results, but 3D software, whether utilized for product ideation or marketing visualization, is emerging as an influential solution at both ends of the footwear journey.

“If you look at the major footwear manufacturers, there’s been conceptual modeling in some way for quite some time,” said Scott Green, director of product management in the software business unit at 3D Systems. “They have artists who do 2D paper drawings and designs, but then at some point, someone has got to make a looks-like, feels-like model.”

As software design has improved, this 3D modeling has been brought forward in the production process so that designers frequently

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

Christel Deskins

With coronavirus cases spiking in dozens of states, the prospect of anything resembling a normal school year is fading fast.

Schools can’t safely reopen if infections are exploding in the communities they serve.

But in regions where the pandemic appears to be under control, it is most important to get the youngest children back into school buildings, to stop the alarming slide in their learning. Older students, especially those in college, are better equipped to cope with the difficulties of online education.

That is the broad consensus among experts on back-to-school priorities. But, as things stand now, much of the United States is preparing to do exactly the opposite.

In many towns, college students are more likely than kindergartners to return to school for in-person instruction. An example is my home of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where schoolchildren will be learning completely online and university students will be attending at least

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Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Hits EU Roadblock

Christel Deskins

Europe isn’t letting up on antitrust scrutiny of tech behemoths like Google.

The European Commission said Tuesday it has opened an “in-depth investigation” into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, which makes and sells smartwatches focused on activity tracking. Google said in November that it was paying $2.1 billion for the company, giving Google an immediate foothold in the wearables market, which is dominated by rival Apple with its popular Apple Watch.

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“The data collected via wrist-worn wearable devices appears, at this stage of the commission’s review of the transaction, to be an important advantage in the online advertising markets,” the regulators wrote in a statement. “By increasing the data advantage of Google in the personalization of the ads it serves via its search engine and displays on other Internet pages, it would be more difficult for rivals to match Google’s online advertising services. Thus, the transaction would raise

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