Author: Mac Venucci

Mac Venucci is a columnist for Fox Chronicle. He has been a freelance investigative reporter for over ten years.  Mac was born in New York and raised in Barcelona, Spain. His career in investigative journalism has taken him to Russia, France, Italy, and Hong Kong.  Mac is married with two children and is presently living in Amalfi, a small town in the province of Salerno on the southwest coast of Italy. Mac can be emailed at [email protected]

Will you be able to survive an economic depression? It seems the coronavirus may be leading us there. While things do look bleak now, it’s only a matter of time until humanity overcomes this challenge. The economic fallout, however, can’t be denied. Nevertheless, we have to do what we can to get through this time of economic downturn. “It’s not like this is unprecedented. Depressions have taken place throughout recorded history – from the banking panic of the Gilded Age to the Great Depression of 1929, etc.” according to author Scott Cooper Florida Based on the lessons we have learned…

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Sustainability is an important concept, but there has been some discussion about whether it is economically viable. While there is some pressure to bring sustainable methods to the forefront immediately, a more balanced course of action may be called for. Douglas Healy explores the concept of sustainability and its economic ramifications. Fox Chronicle: Douglas Healy explores the concept of sustainability Douglas Healy on Sustainability Sustainability is defined as a development meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future. Sustainability also means preserving and protecting “natural capital,” or the products and systems of nature.Sustainability supports economic, human, and ecological…

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Credit card issuers have heeded the call and are standing up for the little guy by offering coronavirus assistance to vulnerable consumers. Credit Card Issuers Step Up To The Plate American Express American Express intends to waive late fees and interest charges. They will reduce their interest rates based on a case-by-case assessment of customers who are in need of help. The New York Times has revealed that American Express plans to enable cardholders to dodge payments without incurring any penalty .i.e. no interest will be accrued if you don’t pay at the moment. If you want to skip a…

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Contagion: Coronavirus’ Favorite Movie As we are now in the midst of a global pandemic, it seems apt that we should take a look at a film to depict such a crisis. Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, released in 2011, is one of those films. Boasting an all-star cast, including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, and Marion Coultard, among other names, it simply shows how a contagion, such as the Coronavirus, can slowly and almost inevitably become uncontrollable in its attack on the population. The film attempts to show the real fears that such a Contagion can cause the…

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Outbreak: The Coronovirus of the 1990s With news of the Coronavirus sending shivers down people’s spines all over the world, it is only right that we review Outbreak, which is an American film from 1995. The film is directed by Wolfgang Peterson. It is based on The Hot Zone, which is a non-fiction book that was written by Richard Preston. The medical disaster film is about the outbreak of Motaba, which is a fictional virus that is like Ebola. The virus breaks out in Zaire and then starts to spread in a little town, which is in the United States.…

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Marc Rich is known as one of the great creators of wealth of our time – a commodity trader who pioneered the spot oil market and eventually amassed a fortune. He flouted many international rules and embargoes and eventually fled the U.S. in 1983 after being indicted for wire fraud and tax evasion. He lived until the age of 78, passing away in a hospital near his home in Switzerland in June 2013. Here, we’ll take a look at his life. Early Life, Marriage, Career Marc Rich was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1941…

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Have you been laid off? Do you have to pay large medical bills for a family member? Are you struggling to make both ends meet? Regardless of the personal challenges you are facing, the algorithm behind your credit score is merciless and will not hold back if you are late with payments. Having a poor credit score then makes it harder to get approval for a credit card application and you are left behind with paying off your loans with higher interest rates. Another problem with having a low credit score is that you can become financially desperate. It doesn’t…

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The Roast of Alec Baldwin is part of The Comedy Central Roasts that date back to 1998. During this time, the channel televised the annual roasts held at the New York Friars Club. These were a tradition since 1950. When the original contract ended, Comedy Central began to produce its own roasts which followed in the same type of spirit. These began in 2002 with Dennis Leary. Other roastees include Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, and Justin Bieber. The Roast of Alec Baldwin is the latest special, originally broadcast in 2019. Baldwin is an academy award-nominated actor…

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Mattress Men is a Revealing Documentary by Colm Quinn Mattress Men is a film set in Ireland, against the backdrop of a failing business that’s in desperate need of a revival. Released in 2016, Mattress Men is a fine example of a documentary meant to make you think, whilst also keeping things light-hearted enough to be watchable and enjoyed all the way through. It’s not hard to sit through a viewing of Mattress Men, thanks to the fine work of director Colm Quinn. Advertising Disclosure: We receive referral fees from advertisers when you buy products through our links. Learn More.…

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