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Bitcoin's Price Drop Doesn'tCoindesk's annual conference showed the financial industry is still drawn to bitcoin and blockchain. But the regulatory outlook is uncertain.
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We asked 10 kids toWhen adults are asked to draw a leader, they draw a man. But the kids we talked to had a lot more ideas. Kids have a lot of traits commonly identified in good leaders–brilliantly perceptive,... brutally honest, ruthlessly observant, steadily curious. Read Full Story
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Banks are sitting ducks for ADA lawsuits

American Banker - 21 May 2018 18:08
Several dozen banks have been accused of operating websites that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's why trial lawyers are targeting them and are expected to sue more.
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U.S. Workers: Stuck on the Debt Treadmill

Barron's - 19 May 2018 01:53
U.S. Workers: Stuck on theWith pay rising, it should the best of times for workers, but indebtedness is climbing, too. And there's no free lunch when it comes to stock buybacks.
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A Dell Deal That Could PleaseHolders of the Dell tracking shares lay out a reverse-merger scenario that while complex could work.
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China Won't Dominate Lithium Forever

Wall Street Journal - 17 May 2018 14:08
China Inc. wants to lock up supply of lithium, a critical battery component, and is reportedly closing in on a key mine in Chile. Electric-vehicle investors shouldn't panic.
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A bipartisan group of senatorsDrew Angerer/Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators — 14 Republicans, 12 Democrats, and a Democrat-leaning independent — sent a letter to top Trump officials about current trade negotiations... with China. The bipartisan group warned against granting China's request for the US to loosen export controls on key technologies. "Any such move would bolster China’s aggressive military modernization and significantly undermine long-term US national security interests," the letter read. A bipartisan group of 27 senators sent a letter to Trump administration officials on Tuesday urging caution in trade negotiations with China. The group — which including a wide array of members from the second-highest ranking Republican, Sen. John Cornyn, to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — warned...
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Leon Cooperman rails againstLeon Cooperman is still smarting from his costly battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has some suggestions for Wall Street's watchdogs. To prevent others from seeing their businesses... harmed by regulatory overreach, Cooperman suggested the SEC reimburse their target's legal expenses for failed cases and privately offer explanations for why the case was...
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10 McDonald's Workers FileThe McDonald's workers, from across the U.S., alleged groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors
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Starbucks' new open-doorStarbucks elaborated on its open-door policy on Monday as the controversy over allowing anyone free use of its facilities roared over the weekend. The "third-place policy" announced by Starbucks on... Saturday had many customers wondering if it would make the cafes the first place to gather for drug users and the homeless. The policy posted...
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The Simple Formula To ClosingSteal these proven strategies to take your business to the next level.
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More Americans are strugglingJoe Raedle/Getty Images Late payments on credit-card debt remain on the rise. This contrasts the trend in other forms of credit including auto loans and mortgages, where late payments of 30 days or... more are on the decline. Michael Pearce, an economist at Capital Economics, said higher interest rates have left more families struggling to pay promptly. Paying off credit-card debt on time is one of the most important ways to maintain a good credit score. It's getting more expensive to borrow from banks in America, and some credit card holders are struggling to keep up. Interest rates, which influence the cost of borrowing, are on the rise after the Federal Reserve kept them near zero for years. That period of super-low interest rates achieved one key outcome: encouraging Americans to borrow,...
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Jim Cramer hears from Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff about the company's recently announced move into flipping homes.
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(Reuters) - U.S.-based Harbour Energy raised its bid for Australia's Santos Ltd to $10.8 billion on Monday, hiking its offer for a fifth time in nine months after a steep rise in oil prices and... potentially deterring any rival bids.
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Asian markets gained in early trading Monday, after fears of a trade war between the U.S. and China receded following weekend developments.
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Microsoft today announced it has acquired Semantic Machines to bolster its conversational AI offerings like Cortana, the Azure Bot Service, and Microsoft Cognitive Services. Semantic Machines works in... areas like speech synthesis, deep learning, and natural language processing and will help Microsoft compete with conversational computing initiatives from Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and Samsung’s […]
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Thank Goodness For U.S.U.S. natural gas exports are increasingly important, and exporting surplus supply is critical for our domestic industries. We seek a fair natural gas price.
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Elon Musk announced details about a high-performance upgrade for Tesla Inc.'s Model 3 electric cars in a series of tweets Saturday night, including one version that almost doubles the sedan's cost.
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So far this semester, Adrianna Schroeder has observed a bladder tumor removal, two knee replacements and two tonsil removals. Shadowing surgeries at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital has given the... Wahlert Catholic …
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US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

Miami Herald - 20 May 2018 06:29
The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce" America's massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit …
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US banks want to restart riskyWillie Sutton was right. US banks are rolling in so much dough they are begging regulators to let them return to the days of risky proprietary trading -- all the while stiffing their interest-starved... customers, critics say. With cash deposits surging 50 percent at the top three banks since 2012, critics say it's time the...
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Strong earnings give retailers new hope

New York Post - 20 May 2018 04:12
Strong earnings give retailersLast week's good earnings report from Macy's appeared to jump-start the beleaguered retail sector. The resurgence in retail stocks also followed the Census Bureau's report of a 0.3 percent increase in... April retail sales on the heels of an upwardly revised 0.8 percent March spike, and may be viewed as marginally good news for the...
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The CBI just made a majorReuters Britain's largest business group, the CBI, makes a major intervention in the Brexit debate. The group argues that Britain should remain a customs union with the EU "unless and until an... alternative is ready and workable." Theresa May's government is currently deadlocked on the kind of trade partnership to pursue with the EU after Brexit. Failure to secure a beneficial partnership could lead to major economic issues for the UK. Britain's biggest business group, the CBI, has told Theresa May's government to "break the Brexit logjam" or risk doing major damage to the UK economy. In a major speech, CBI's president, Paul Drechsler, group, will on Sunday argue that the government's indecision over what kind of customs partnership it will pursue is crippling the UK economy.See the rest of...
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5 Tips For Building AnIt's now possible to run an international business, even as a cash-strapped startup. But, doing business can be fraught with challenges, from differences in communication to perceptions of time. Learn... five easy tips to make sure that your global expansion goes right.
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