Month: July 2022

Vibed Streaming App: Earn Crypto For Streaming Music

That active participation will be rewarded in crypto indeed! Apes are often thought of as unintelligent and violent. In most cases, the popular notion is that apes pose a threat to human existence. And yet, anecdotal evidence from the field challenges such assumptions, suggesting for example that a class of Apes- the Orangutans- have good problem-solving abilities. In a bid

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: ‘I want this person very uncomfortable’: Corporate landlords harassed tenants, filed evictions during pandemic, House investigation finds

An executive for the Siegel Group, a Las Vegas-based real estate company, allegedly told staff in Texas they could “get rid” of a past-due tenant without an eviction order last May by calling child protective services if too many people were in the home, misleadingly suggesting a federal eviction ban was no longer in effect, or having security knock on

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Outside the Box: Congress’s $76 billion plan to help U.S. chip makers is bad tax policy — and could turn into subsidies forever

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives have approved $52 billion in grants and $24 billion in tax credits that advocates say will strengthen the production of semiconductors in the U.S. while increasing national security. Now U.S. semiconductors SOX, +0.77% could join wool, mohair, helium, soybeans, ethanol, steel and credit unions as industries thought to be so important as

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: Bill to enshrine gig work into federal labor law ‘would effectively get rid of the minimum wage and overtime compensation’

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would amend U.S. labor law to establish a new classification for gig workers, denying them the right to a minimum wage and other employment protections. The “Worker Flexibility and Choice Act,” or HR 8442, would change the Fair Labor Standards Act so that “employee” does not include a person who has

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Living With Climate Change: Flash floods, like in Las Vegas, are deadlier than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning

More people die in flash floods in the U.S. each year than from tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning. That’s a reminder from the National Weather Service (NWS) after sudden, heavy downpours drenched Las Vegas on Thursday night, sending water gushing into casinos and onto city buses, as well as stranding cars and leaving citizens and tourists scrambling. Kentucky and broader Appalachia

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Lawrence A. Cunningham’s Quality Investing: Elon Musk is hitting ‘peak hubris’ with his high-risk Twitter and bitcoin plays. Tesla shareholders should be concerned.

Elon Musk is certainly self-confident, perhaps overconfident, but what about his hubris? Confidence and hubris reside at opposite ends of self-image, with overconfidence in between. Confidence is essential in life and overconfidence can be good or bad in business and investing. Hubris precipitates peril.  Hubris — arrogance or excessive pride — may befall any of us, but Musk may be

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MarketWatch First Take: Big Tech shows its good to be big, as growth slowdown leads to stock gains while smaller rivals find only pain

After super charged, double-digital growth during the pandemic, the results from the five biggest U.S. tech giants this week showed a slowdown as they grapple with inflation, looming recession and an overall slowing economy, but they were largely rewarded by Wall Street because their size shows their strength. During the last week, all of Big Tech reported second quarter earnings,

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: The truckers’ triumph: The incredible story of how a scrappy group of blue-collar retirees rescued their pensions

After a long, loud battle, the victory has come quietly. Over the past few months, deposits have started appearing in the accounts of former truckers, iron workers and other retirees across the country–restoring pension benefits that these people had earned after decades working some of America’s most back-breaking jobs, only to have them ripped away in their retirement years. The

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Outside the Box: The Fed vowed to crush inflation with higher rates. Then the stock market rallied. Here’s why. (It’s not good news.)

‘‘We are now at levels broadly in line with our estimates of neutral interest rates, and after front-loading our hiking cycle until now we will be much more data-dependent going forward.’’ — Jerome Powell, July 2022 FOMC press conference The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by another 75 basis points despite acknowledging that economic growth is clearly slowing.

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: Moderna and Pfizer to start clinical trials for COVID-19 boosters that target BA.5 ‘in the near future’

Moderna MRNA, +3.81% and Pfizer PFE, -0.41% have not yet started clinical trials for the new COVID-19 shots that are expected to better target the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the virus.  It has long been expected that the COVID-19 vaccines need to be reformulated to better protect against currently circulating variants. The Food and Drug Administration in June recommended

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: Is the housing market in a recession? Here’s what economists are saying

The housing market is cooling off. After two years of red-hot sales, economic data paints a tale of a market that’s seeing weaker sales, plunging sentiment among homebuilders, and rising mortgage rates.  But economists are divided over whether the U.S. housing sector is in a recession. Some economists say it is. Given that the decline in housing activity is across

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: Revenge of the inflation-weary customer: Yelp reports more complaints due to smaller portions and higher prices

First inflation came for grocery bills and gas prices, now it’s showing up in Yelp reviews complaining of meager portions at dining establishments and rising costs at businesses generally.  Customers mentioning the word “inflation” in Yelp reviews or describing “inflationary experiences” such as higher prices hit a record high in the second quarter, rising 7% from the previous quarter and

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FTX Exchange FZE Obtains Approval from Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority

FTX Exchange FZE confirmed yesterday that the company has received approval from the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai to enter Dubai’s MVP program for virtual assets. The approval will help the company in the expansion of its presence in one of the fastest-growing crypto regions. Take Advantage of the Biggest Financial Event in London. This year we have

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Immunify.Life Poised to Transform Global Healthcare with Real-World Blockchain Use Cases

Immunify.Life leverages fast, secure, and cost-effective Cardano Blockchain to revamp patient data collection and provision Infections and diseases kill millions of people around the world every year, but ineffective healthcare processes and policies have a significant negative impact on patient outcomes as well. From relapsed patients and delays in providing care to inaccurate patient data and misaligned incentives between different

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