The Devastating Impact of Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria, the fourth major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season, struck the Caribbean in mid-September, but the region is still in deep trouble several weeks later. Reaching Puerto Rico as a category four hurricane, it shattered the area and left over thirty people dead. Surrounding areas, like Dominica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the United States Virgin Islands, and Guadeloupe, also suffered tremendous losses.

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Earthquakes in Mexico - Sept. 7 and Sept. 19

On September 7th, 2017, a cogent earthquake battered Mexico city at 1 p.m., rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for two weeks. The earthquake, 100 miles from Mexico city and with a registered magnitude of 7.1, disintegrated 40 buildings and the airport, leaving shattered glass spilled onto the streets.

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Amazon’s Whole Foods Purchase & Hunt for New Headquarters

On August 28, Amazon closed a deal with Whole Foods Market and bought the company for $13.7 billion. Amazon proposed that one of its main goals was to lower prices and this claim seems to ring true. Prices were cut as much as forty-three percent on Amazon’s first day as the official owner. With the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon has demonstrated that it is ready to face retail competitors like Wal-Mart and Costco. The company hopes to bring in more customers by dramatically reducing costs.


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