Month: June 2021

For running a business in Europe is rather like author Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities.” It can be the best of times or the worst of times. It all depends where you set up shop. And that’s something investors need to consider when sinking money into ventures overseas. Denmark, the Scandinavian country squished between
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In this article BBBY Source: Bed Bath & Beyond Bed Bath & Beyond fiscal first-quarter sales climbed nearly 50%, as the retailer’s turnaround initiatives including launching new brands and remodeling stores helped to draw in customers for everything from blenders to bath mats. The progress coming ahead of the key back-to-school shopping season was enough
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In this article NWGC People exit the headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters A lawyer for a Minnesota man criminally charged with hijacking multiple dormant shell companies in a pump-and-dump stock scheme abruptly withdrew on Wednesday from a civil lawsuit in which
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Jose Luis Pelaez | Getty Images Investors who want to capitalize on emerging trends — i.e., electric vehicles or remote work — may want to check out “thematic” exchange-traded funds. These ETFs provide a way for investors to engage in so-called thematic investing, which generally means buying stocks or other investments that may benefit from
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New travel companies are making it easier for remote workers to live and work abroad without the long-term commitment. So-called “workcations” are on the rise, with 74% of Americans who are working from home saying they would consider taking one, according to a report published in March by The Harris Poll. But rather than booking
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In this article BRK.A Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Los Angeles California. May 1, 2021. Gerard Miller | CNBC Legendary investor Warren Buffett said the economic consequences of the pandemic are falling disproportionately on small businesses and the unpredictability of Covid-19 is far from over. “The economic impact has been this extremely
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Today’s column addresses questions about the timing of spousal benefits and how restricted application differ from filing and suspending, when divorced spousal benefits can be available and options when disability benefits are discontinued. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc, which markets
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Jason York | Getty Images State lawmakers around the country are increasingly tackling the retirement-savings gap head on. Maine has become the latest jurisdiction to enact a law to require most employers that don’t offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll their workers in an individual retirement account through a state-administered program. The New York
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In this article DOGE.CM= Germany-based travel site GetYourGuide has debuted U.S. offerings and the ability to pay with dogecoin. GetYourGuide German travel booking site GetYourGuide marked its expansion into the U.S. market Tuesday with the announcement that it now accepts dogecoin for payment. The Berlin-based firm, which says it’s booked 45 million-plus tours in 170
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Voyager Innovations said it has raised $167 million to accelerate the expansion of fintech unit PayMaya Philippines, as the company seeks a digital banking license from the country’s central bank. The fintech company said existing shareholders, including U.S. private equity firm KKR, Chinese tech giant Tencent and the Philippines’ largest telco PLDT, invested in the latest funding round. A
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A longtime market bull sees an under-the-radar trend that should calm runaway inflation fears, and it has nothing to do with Federal Reserve policy. According to The Leuthold Group’s Jim Paulsen, private money coming from individuals and companies has been acting as a “very encouraging” market mechanism to help curb inflation. “We make decisions about
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While Argentine President Alberto Fernández hogged the spotlight a few weeks ago with a racist gaffe, a digital auction held by Sotheby’s netted US$17.1 million selling digital art, including a CryptoPunk known as “Covid Alien” that went for US$11.75 million. Indeed, a new report indicated that Argentina ranked 21st in the world in realized bitcoin
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The Covid-19 pandemic and economic shock that followed has made it more difficult for many parents and students to afford college. Yet even fewer families applied for financial aid this year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, serves as the gateway to all federal aid money, including loans, work-study and grants, which are the most
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