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Paul Volcker, inflation-busting economist who served under six presidents, dies at 92

“Volcker was the man who made America a country that was regarded as not willing to take inflation anymore,” one financial analyst said. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who guided economic policy for more than half a century and served under six presidents, died Sunday. He was 92. Perhaps best known in recent years…
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The No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 — and its hiring growth has exploded 74%

On Tuesday, career and job site LinkedIn released its annual “Emerging Jobs” list, which identifies the roles that have seen the largest rate of hiring growth from 2015 through this year. No. 1 on the list: Artificial Intelligence Specialist — typically an engineer, researcher or other specialty that focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence,…
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Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook archive searches

Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook Inc’s searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers’ ability to track ads two days before Britain’s general election. Facebook’s ad library, which it launched in the UK in 2018, is a public tool for users to view political advertising on the platform. The problem, first reported…
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Labor, environment, drugs top changes to North American trade deal

Stronger worker and environmental protections top the changes to a new version of the North American trade deal signed by top U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials on Tuesday that clears the way for a long-delayed vote in the U.S. Congress. The full text of revisions has not yet been made public, but the following are…
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Most Generous People in the World – part 2

Last week we show you 5 most generous people in the world, moving on, we will show you top 5 most generous people in the world : 5. Charles Francis Feeney Lifetime donations: $6.3 billion Net worth: $1.5 million Generosity Index: 420,000% Known as the “James Bond of philanthropy,” retail magnate Chuck Feeney is on…
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Most Generous People in the World – part 1

As 14th February is the day of love, what else is the love if not spreading your own wealth in the finance world? Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: “No man can become rich without himself enriching others,” he said. “The man who dies rich dies disgraced.” Scores of…
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3 Trends Happening to Fintech

We are now over a decade into the third era of finTtech innovation, which grew out of the fallout from the 2008 global financial crisis and the advent of the smartphone. With record amounts of investment flowing into the sector again in 2018, this innovation train shows no signs of slowing. However, in the past…
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12 Top Fintech Companies to Watch

The mark of a fintech company that will truly succeed all boils down to audience acquisition. Remember, 90 percent of startups fail – and fintech is no different. In fact, one might argue that fintech companies have a much more difficult road than most startups because their technology specifically deals with the transfer of money,…
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The Psychology of Making Money

Regardless if you need to earn some fast cash or we’re just talking about making money in the grand scheme of things, there’s an important psychology that needs to be mentioned before getting into the strategies. If you study Freud’s model of the mind, you’ll discover the Psychic Apparatus. It’s the three-part construct in your…
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Peloton loses $1.5bn in value over ‘dystopian, sexist’ exercise bike ad

Almost $1.5bn (£1.1bn) has been wiped off the value of the exercise bike firm Peloton after a backlash against a Christmas advert widely derided as “sexist and dystopian”. The advert, which has been viewed almost 2m times on YouTube, shows a woman receiving an exercise bike from her partner on Christmas morning. The gift inspires…
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