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Why emerging markets are slowing down

Emerging mar­kets are cur­rently expe­ri­encing an eco­nomic slow­down, according to scholars and busi­ness leaders who spoke at the fifth annual Emerging Mar­kets Sym­po­sium on Tuesday at North­eastern.

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Alumnus launches allergen-​​free snack startup

Less than 60 hours after their 30-​​day Kick­starter cam­paign went live on Sunday, they sur­passed their ini­tial $20,000 funding goal. With more than three weeks remaining in the cam­paign, the couple aims to con­tinue to build on its ini­tial suc­cess.

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From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

According to the old adage, one man’s trash is another man’s trea­sure. For North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers, it’s actu­ally an entire South Amer­ican country’s trash that he is hoping to turn into a sus­tain­able business.

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Global learning opportunities abound

Northeastern’s inau­gural Inter­na­tional Co-​​op Fair gave about 30 co-​​op stu­dents the chance to tell their sto­ries to peers con­sid­ering expe­ri­en­tial learning in a for­eign country.

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Big data’s role in business innovation

A tweet. A product review on Amazon​.com. A Face­book pic­ture with a loca­tion stamp. All of these rep­re­sent dig­ital foot­prints left behind by online users, and col­lec­tively amount to large data sets—or so called “big data”—that researchers use to ana­lyze human behavior and social trends.

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