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Halloween store looks for a treat after cruel COVID trick

Adelaide Polsinelli is looking to work her magic on the Halloween store at 808 Broadway. COVID has been the final nail in the coffin for Halloween Adventure in the East Village (pictured top), which has been the ghostly go-to for New Yorkers for two decades. With revelry cancelled, the local... The post Halloween store looks for a treat after cruel COVID trick appeared first on Real Estate Weekly. Adelaide Polsinelli is looking to work her magic on the Halloween store at 808 Broadway. COVID has been the final nail in the coffin for Halloween Adventure in the East Village (pictured top), which has been the ghostly go-to for New Yorkers for two decades. With revelry cancelled, the local haunt has lost an estimated $2 million in sales and announced earlier this year that 2021 would be its last Halloween at the store. The owners have tapped Polsinelli to sell their ground floor, block-through, retail condo that currently houses two floors jam-packed with costumes, props, masks and magic, confirming they will be spirited away when a new owner takes over. “The pandemic dealt a major setback to New York City and the shift in retail shopping patterns to e-commerce, added a double blow to an already struggling retail market,” said Polsinelli, who nevertheless, sees a silver lining in the upheaval. “We are finally seeing signs of a strong resurgence as more retailers commit to long-term positions,” she said. “This boost in activity is just what Manhattan needs to remind retailers and investors that we are in a once-in-a-cycle opportunity and, as we turn the corner on COVID, more businesses will be placing bets on real estate.” Polsinelli expects the retail condo at the base of 808 Broadway, also known as 104-110 Fourth Avenue, is likely to cast a spell on a market rising from the ashes of COVID. “It’s an exceptional opportunity,” she said of the unit. “With 80 ft. of frontage on Fourth Avenue and 40 ft. on Broadway, it’s ideal for multi-tenanted use as well as any combination of owner-user possibilities. The expansive size along with 16 ft. high ceilings, makes it suitable for not only retail, but also medical, educational and office uses.” Located at the crossroads of Greenwich Village and the East Village, the property has entrances on both Avenues. Situated midblock, on Broadway between 11th and 12th Streets, its’ close to Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, the Greenmarket and the Union Square transit hub. Right at the center of NYU’s campus, it’s also near Beth Israel Medical Center and the new tech hub at 1 Union Square. All in, the retail condo totals 25,000 s/f, of which, 18,000 s/f is legal retail selling space. 10,000 s/f is ground floor retail which is duplexed with an 8,000 s/f lower level. There is another 7,000 s/f of sub- basement space. The building was constructed in 1887 with Gothic Revival detail by James Renwick Jr., who also designed the adjacent Grace Church and iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The present seven-story, block-through building was converted to apartments in 1981 and renamed The Renwick, in honor of its architect. Family owned and operated for over 65 years, New York Costume Halloween Adventure is the largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of Halloween costumes and accessories in the world. The company has two other locations in Pennsylvania. Busy Philipps as Sheba Goodman in the Halloween episode of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt filmed inside the 25,000 s/f retail condo. Image via Netflix. As well as being a local landmark, the Broadway store is a star in its own right, appearing in movies Six Degrees of Separation and The Dummy and featuring as a backdrop in an episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In an episode of Friends, Joey pays a visit to the store during a search for a Christmas costume. Polsinelli has listed to condo at $15.95 million. The post Halloween store looks for a treat after cruel COVID trick appeared first on Real Estate Weekly......»»

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Personal finance links: the power of saving

Wednesdays are all about personal finance here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at why... PodcastsRoben Farzad talks with veteran personal finance writer Lauren Young. (soundcloud.com)Jeff Ptak and Christine Benz talk with Hal Hershfield about the importance (and challenge) of getting people to empathize with their future selves. (morningstar.com)Social SecurityWhy despite the hype, Social Security isn't going anywhere. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Despite the numbers, Social Security claiming can be an emotional thing. (humbledollar.com)RetirementSix things as important as your withdrawal rate in retirement. (humbledollar.com)There is a sweet spot between being busy and idle. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Why we become more generous as we age. (wsj.com)What you need to know about annuities. (whitecoatinvestor.com)InvestingBoring is beautiful when it comes to investing. (blairbellecurve.com)What can we do to avoid bad investor behavior? Three routes to take. (humbledollar.com)One investor's experience with Betterment. (mrmoneymustache.com)MistakesFive mistakes people make when buying (and selling) a house. (wsj.com)Four estate planning lessons from the Bob Ross situation. (marketwatch.com)CollegeWhat's new for FAFSA for 2022. (nytimes.com)What parents need to know about health insurance before sending a kid to college. (advisorperspectives.com)Personal financeTony Isola, "There are many surprises investors never expect from wealth accumulation." (tonyisola.com)Four ways to rethink the relationship between money and work. (humbledollar.com)Why is there still so much money in zero yielding bank accounts? (awealthofcommonsense.com)A sensible proposal on how to teach high schoolers about money and markets. (morningstar.com)How to combine a hobby and philanthropy in one. (humbledollar.com).....»»

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Could China"s $18.6B Liquidity Injection Amid Evergrande Crisis Benefit Crypto Markets?

The People’s Bank of China injected $18.6 billion into the banking system after the Evergrande debt crisis sent shock waves through most financial markets, including cryptocurrencies. read more.....»»

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Green Hygienics Holdings To Raise $100M Via Green Bond Offering

Hemp company Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) is about to secure some $100 million in financing through the offering of a green bond exclusively in Europe. read more.....»»

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Why This Chipmaker Is One of The Most Attractive M&A Targets In The Sector

After being on the sidelines for over three years an analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets turned bullish on camera chip Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA). The Ambarella Analyst: Analyst John Vinh upgraded Ambarella shares from Sector Weight to Overweight, with a $185 price target. Latest Ratings for AMBA DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2021KeybancUpgradesSector WeightOverweight Sep 2021Roth CapitalMaintainsBuy Sep 2021Cowen & Co.MaintainsOutperform View More Analyst Ratings for AMBA View the Latest Analyst Ratings read more.....»»

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Gary Marsh Steps Down As Head Of Disney Branded TV: Here"s Why It"s A Big Deal

Gary Marsh, whose 33-year tenure at Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) created generation-defining programming and a wave of new stars, is stepping down from his job as president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television at the end of the year to launch a production company backed read more.....»»

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A Step Towards Blockchain Cross-Industry Integration: Interview With CEO Of Blocto

A year ahead of the gravest health disaster of the modern age, the world continues to embrace the destructive effect of the pandemic caused on all sectors of the economy around the world. Much more than ever before, the people realize the need for connectivity, and the decisive role it’s not going to play in driving businesses forward. read more.....»»

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Former race car driver Bobby Rahal sells Lincoln Park mansion for $3.9M

Rahal took a loss on the Lincoln Park mansion, which he purchased for $3.9875 million in 2014.Rahal took a loss on the Lincoln Park mansion, which he purchased for $3.9875 million in 2014......»»

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EIA reports a weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies, but gasoline stockpiles rise

The Energy Information Administration reported on Wednesday that U.S. crude inventories fell by 3.5 million barrels for the week ended Sept. 17. That was slightly less than the average decline of 3.8 million barrels expected by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts forecast. The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday reported a 6.1 million-barrel decrease, according to sources. The EIA, however, also reported a weekly inventory increase of 3.5 million barrels for gasoline supplies, while distillate stockpiles were down by 2.6 million barrels. The S&P Global Platts survey had forecast supply decreases of about 900,000 barrels for gasoline and 1.4 million barrels for distillates. The EIA data also showed crude stocks at the Cushing, Okla., storage hub edged down by 1.5 million barrels for the week. Oil prices pared some of their gains following the EIA data. November West Texas Intermediate crude was up $1.06, or 1.5%, at $71.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures were trading at $71.80 before the supply data.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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A.K.A. Brands stock has a disappointing debut, opening nearly 14% below the IPO price

A.K.A. Brands Holding Corp. was jeered by investors in its public debut, as the California-based fashion company's stock opened 13.6% below the initial public offering price. The IPO priced at $11 a share, at the low end of the recently lower expected range. The stock's first trade was at $9.50 at 10:35 a.m. Eastern for about 893,300 shares. At that price, the company was valued at $1.20 billion. The stock has bounced slightly since the open, to trade recently down 10.8% at $9.84. It has traded in a range of $9.30 to $10.29 since the open. The stock's disappointing debut comes on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF was rallying 1.1% and the S&P 500 was climbing 0.9%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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DraftKings Puts All Its Chips on a $25 Billion Bet for Entain

It’s not hard to see the online gambling firm’s logic. But the bidder’s hand isn’t as strong as it looks......»»

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A Look Into Utilities Sector Value Stocks

What are Value Stocks? A value stock is traditionally defined in terms of how investors in the marketplace are valuing that company's future growth prospects. Low P/E multiples are good base indicators that the company is undervalued and can most likely be labelled as a value stock. read more.....»»

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5 Value Stocks In The Industrials Sector

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Cryptocurrency Uniswap Falls More Than 5% In 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Uniswap's (CRYPTO: UNI) price has fallen 5.29% to $20.23. This continues its negative trend over the past week where it has experienced a 21% loss, moving from $25.81 to its current price. read more.....»»

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Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash Decreases More Than 4% Within 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin Cash's (CRYPTO: BCH) price has fallen 4.42% to $524.17. This continues its negative trend over the past week where it has experienced a 18% loss, moving from $641.36 to its current price. read more.....»»

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Cryptocurrency Chainlink Decreases More Than 3% Within 24 hours

Chainlink's (CRYPTO: LINK) price has decreased 3.8% over the past 24 hours to $23.02, continuing its downward trend over the past week of -26.0%, moving from $31.16 to its current price. read more.....»»

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Wednesday"s Morning Update On Crypto Gainers and Losers

According to Benzinga Pro, the following are the crypto gainers and losers at the time of publication: read more.....»»

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Patients flood emergency rooms at Chicago area children’s hospitals, causing long wait times. Doctors urge parents not to bring kids to ERs unless necessary.

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Better Being abandons IPO plans

Better Being Co. has filed to withdraw its initial public offering, in which the Utah-based whole-body wellness platform company was looking to raise up to $212.5 million and be valued at up to $896.0 million. The company did not provide a reason for the withdrawal, only that it is "no longer pursuing an initial public offering of its common stock at this time." The company originally filed an S-1 for an IPO on July 6, and in an amendment on July 26 said it planned to offer 12.5 million share in the IPO, which was expected to rrice between $15 and $17 a share. Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Jefferies were the lead underwriters of the planned IPO. The withdrawal comes during a record year for IPOs, and at a time of relatively strong investor interest, as witnessed by the 6.3% gain in the Renaissance IPO ETF over the past three months while the S&P 500 tacked on 3.0%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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Existing-home sales retreat in August as buyers wait for better prices

Existing-home sales dropped 2% to a seasonally-adjusted, annual rate of 5.88 million in August, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Compared with August 2020, home sales were down 1.5%. Economists polled by MarketWatch had projected existing-home sales to come in at 5.87 million. The median sales price of an existing home was up nearly 15% year-over-year at $356,700. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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U.S. stocks rally as Evergrande worries ease and investors wait on the Fed

U.S. stocks rally as Evergrande worries ease and investors wait on the Fed.....»»

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WiMi Hologram Cloud Clocks 202% Revenue Growth In 1H

Holographic augmented reality (AR) comprehensive technology provider WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc (NASDAQ: WIMI) reported revenue growth of 202.2% year-on-year to $79.9 million for the six months ended June 30, ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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EquityNet Surpasses 200,000 Members & $600 Million Raised

Salt Lake City, UT, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EquityNet, the pioneer of business crowdfunding, is announcing today that its crowdfunding platform has surpassed $600 million in funding raised by over 1,000 businesses. The EquityNet platform now includes over 200,000 entrepreneur and investor members and 10,000 listed companies, making EquityNet one of the industry's largest business crowdfunding platforms.   Judd Hollas, founder and CEO of EquityNet, stated, "We're excited to announce the continuing growth of our platform and are delighted with our new milestones of 200,000 members and $600 million raised. Since its inception in 2005, EquityNet has allowed entrepreneurs from all industry sectors to connect with angel investors to raise one of the largest amounts of business ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Why FedEx Shares Are Falling Today

FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) is trading lower Wednesday after the company reported worse-than-expected earnings results and cut full-year earnings guidance before the MTM retirement plan accounting adjustments. FedEx reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $4.37 per share, which came in below the estimate of $5 per share. The company reported quarterly revenue of $22 billion, which beat the estimate of $21.91 billion. FedEx said its first-quarter operating results were negatively impacted by a constrained labor market which impacted labor availability and caused network inefficiencies, higher wage rates and increased purchased transportation expenses. The company said that FedEx Express operating results declined as a result of higher operating expenses, ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Price Over Earnings Overview: Jefferies Financial Group

    Right now, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) share price is at $36.23, after a 1.51% increase. Moreover, over the past month, the stock fell by 1.52%, but in the past year, increased by 98.63%. Shareholders might be interested in knowing whether the stock is overvalued, even if the company is performing up to par in the current session. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. The ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Price To Earnings Ratio Insights For Raymond James Financial

  Looking into the current session, Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE:RJF) is trading at $86.86. Over the past month, the stock decreased by 6.90%, but over the past year, it actually went up by 87.59%. With questionable short-term performance like this, and great long-term performance, long-term shareholders might want to start looking into the company's price-to-earnings ratio. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. The stock is currently below from its 52 week high by 39.32%......»»

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Price Over Earnings Overview: First Industrial Realty

    Right now, First Industrial Realty Inc. (NYSE:FR) share price is at $53.70, after a 0.59% increase. Moreover, over the past month, the stock fell by 1.10%, but in the past year, increased by 37.08%. Shareholders might be interested in knowing whether the stock is overvalued, even if the company is performing up to par in the current session. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Robinhood Is Making A Long-Awaited Move

On Monday, Bloomberg News reported that Robinhood Markets Inc (NASDAQ: HOOD) is making a long-awaited move as it is testing a crypto wallet feature for its app which would allow its customers to send and receive digital currencies. The company's team is very much at work as evidence appeared in the software beta version of its Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL)-owned iPhone app in the form of a hidden image portraying a waitlist page for users to sign up for the feature, with the app having a code for cryptocurrency transfers as it's already possible for Robinhood customers to buy and sell popular cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum and Dogecoin along with bitcoin. But this time, they will be able to manage all of their crypto holdings through a wallet in the app, without converting them into dollars. Its industry peers such as Coinbase Global Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN) already offer their own crypto wallets which offer a single place for customers to store all virtual currencies which are protected by a private key. Crypto Wallet Is A Priority On the latest earnings call, CEO Vlad Tenev already mentioned that this feature is a priority for the company's developers. However, being able to deposit and withdraw cryptocurrencies on a large scale is complex the company wants to make sure the process is done correctly. He didn't disclose any dates regarding the launch, but the support and testing in its app suggest a debut could be in the near future. Second Quarter Earnings During ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Price Over Earnings Overview: Iteris

    Right now, Iteris Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI) share price is at $5.28, after a 2.33% gain. Moreover, over the past month, the stock decreased by 6.90%, but in the past year, went up by 30.85%. Shareholders might be interested in knowing whether the stock is overvalued, even if the company is performing up to par in the current session. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. The ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Price Over Earnings Overview: Piper Sandler

    Looking into the current session, Piper Sandler Inc. (NYSE:PIPR) is trading at $132.90, after a 0.1% drop. Over the past month, the stock fell by 7.30%, but over the past year, it actually went up by 95.35%. With questionable short-term performance like this, and great long-term performance, long-term shareholders might want to start looking into the company's price-to-earnings ratio. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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After Today"s Fed Meeting, Investors Are Stuck With Contradictory Reports On Evergrande And The Debt Ceiling

Stocks appear set to open higher on Wednesday ahead of the Fed announcement. However, there’s no expectation that interest rates will change. Instead, investors will likely be looking for any signals of a delay in tapering plans. Currently, the feeling is that the risk of Evergrande becoming a “Lehman-type event” for China is unlikely and won’t affect the Fed’s plans. Evergrande assured investors on Wednesday that it would make an interest payment on time. Although the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is still expected to miss a separate payment due to international investors. Investors appear to have an expectation that the Chinese government will step in to stave off any negative ripple effects that the Evergrande situation could cause. The U.S. has its own government funding issues. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling that would fund the government until December 3. However, it’s unclear if the bill will make it through the Senate. Republicans have their own plan to fund the government without raising the debt ceiling, but it’s failing to make traction outside of the minority party. Democrats don’t need Republicans to pass the bill because of their majority. The problem is that the progressive wing of the Democrat party doesn’t want to pass the bill without passing the infrastructure bill that moderate Democrats have stalled.  After today’s Fed meeting, Evergrande and the debt ceiling will give investors something to “look forward” to.  Unfortunately, it will likely be with contradictory information.  U.S. tech companies certainly don’t need government help to buy real estate because they’re flush with cash. Despite the expectation for a hybrid workspace where workers may split time between the office and home, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google announced plans to buy $2.1 billion office building in New York City. This is just the latest in the trend by tech companies buying up office space. Google is among the biggest property buyers that include Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) per the Wall Street Journal.   First In Business Worldwide Cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: GIS) announced better than expected earnings ahead of the market open. Pet food and cooking from home continue to show strength. GIS also reiterated issues ...Full story available on Benzinga.com.....»»

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Bitcoin Mining Produces 30,700 Tons Of Waste Every Year

According to estimates by researchers Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll, bitcoin mining produces almost 30,700 tons of waste in electronic waste every year. As cryptocurrencies become more common, they are likely to grow into a bigger environmental problem. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Bitcoin Mining, An Environmental Issue The BBC reports […] According to estimates by researchers Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll, bitcoin mining produces almost 30,700 tons of waste in electronic waste every year. As cryptocurrencies become more common, they are likely to grow into a bigger environmental problem. .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Bitcoin Mining, An Environmental Issue The BBC reports that, according to the researchers’ estimates, the 30,700 tons average 272g (9.5oz) per transaction, while an iPhone 13 weighs 173g (6.1oz). This is because bitcoin mining utilizes a large amount of energy. “Attention has been focused on the electricity this consumes –currently more than the Philippines– and the greenhouse gas pollution caused as a result.” Amid the calculations, the computers that miners use for bitcoin mining have an average lifespan of 1.29 years, which results in thousands of e-waste tons annually. “The amount of e-waste produced is comparable to the ‘small IT and telecommunication equipment’ waste of a country like the Netherlands researchers said  –a category that includes mobile phones, personal computers, printers, and telephones.” According to Quartz, any downtime in the bitcoin mining system makes the next coin harder to earn, “and the only way to get an edge over competitors is to run more computers.” So, when the price of bitcoin increases, so does the mining activity, the energy usage, and the carbon footprint. Bitcoin Mining Efficiency In the quest for using increasingly efficient processors that consume less, the bitcoin industry has come across highly specialized chips that go by the name of “Application Specific Integrated Circuit” or ASIC. However, according to the researchers, once they become obsolete, these chips cannot be reused since “they cannot be repurposed for another task or even another type of cryptocurrency mining algorithm." These findings are seen against some critical data, which states that as little as 17% of all electronic waste is recycled, partly due to a lack of laws that define what to do with the products that complete their life cycle. Further, electronic devices are becoming increasingly expensive due to the global chip shortage, as industries like automotive and consumer goods have had to reduce their production output and are struggling to keep up with the demand. The experts told the BBC that “The rapid passage of millions of devices used for cryptocurrency mining may disrupt the global supply chain for other electronic devices.” To lessen the environmental effect of bitcoin mining, they believe it is necessary to switch to another mining system that utilizes less hardware. Updated on Sep 22, 2021, 9:17 am (function() { var sc = document.createElement("script"); sc.type = "text/javascript"; sc.async = true;sc.src = "//mixi.media/data/js/95481.js"; sc.charset = "utf-8";var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }()); window._F20 = window._F20 || []; _F20.push({container: 'F20WidgetContainer', placement: '', count: 3}); _F20.push({finish: true});.....»»

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Will Biden Make Future Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Automatic Without a Vote?

Another stimulus check may never come, and one reason for this is the lack of consensus among lawmakers. However, going forward, the process to get approval for stimulus checks could get relatively easier. It is possible that President Biden could make future coronavirus stimulus checks automatic, meaning it wouldn’t require voting for approval. Q2 2021 […] Another stimulus check may never come, and one reason for this is the lack of consensus among lawmakers. However, going forward, the process to get approval for stimulus checks could get relatively easier. 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Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Making Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Automatic: What It Means? Congress approved the first stimulus checks last year in March. However, the lawmakers took more than eight months to approve the second stimulus checks. Even for the third round of stimulus checks, the Democrats had to use the reconciliation process to approve the American Rescue Plan. If Democrats hadn’t used that process, it would have been almost impossible to approve the third round of stimulus checks. This is something that many don’t want to happen again, and thus, they are requesting that Biden make stimulus checks dependent on the needs of the country. This means the stimulus checks would kick in automatically if certain economic parameters were to trigger. For instance, stimulus checks would start going out if the unemployment rate drops below a certain limit, and stop once the rate goes above that level. Those in support of the idea argue that such a feature would assure families that they would get continued support to pay their basic bills in case of a pandemic. Who All Supports The Idea Of Automatic Stabilizers? A few months back, 26 Democrats sent a letter to the White House requesting them to make future payments automatic. Since then, many more Congress members have come up in support of this feature, called “automatic stabilizers.” One such letter came from Congressman Andrew Gomez, who stressed the importance of making future payments automatic. “Tying recurring direct cash payments and federal unemployment benefits to the country’s economic conditions not only makes sense, but it also shows the American people that their government is prepared to help them in the event of another economic catastrophe,” Gomez said in the letter. In May, the Economic Security Project talked about automatic stabilizers with 50 staff members from the Senate Finance Committee. Moreover, the organization also had a talk with the Biden administration, and was hoping that the president would include it either in the American Families Plan or the American Jobs Plan. President Biden, however, is yet to address the calls for making future stimulus checks automatic. In fact, Biden hasn’t even talked about giving another stimulus check. Rather, the White House and Democrats are focusing on another kind of stimulus payments, the temporary expansion of the child tax credit. Moreover, the Congressional Budget Office also doesn’t seem to favor the idea of automatic stabilizers. As per the reports, the Congressional Budget Office, which scores legislative proposals depending on how they impact the federal budget, believes that such stabilizer payments would have an enormous cost. Updated on Sep 22, 2021, 9:26 am (function() { var sc = document.createElement("script"); sc.type = "text/javascript"; sc.async = true;sc.src = "//mixi.media/data/js/95481.js"; sc.charset = "utf-8";var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }()); window._F20 = window._F20 || []; _F20.push({container: 'F20WidgetContainer', placement: '', count: 3}); _F20.push({finish: true});.....»»

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Amazon Presses On U.S. Government To Legalize Marijuana

Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has urged the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, as the e-commerce giant is prompting Congress to pass a federal law to decriminalize its use. With this, the company intends to ease the employee screening process amid the labor shortage. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Marijuana Screening According to CBC […] Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has urged the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, as the e-commerce giant is prompting Congress to pass a federal law to decriminalize its use. With this, the company intends to ease the employee screening process amid the labor shortage. if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined') { document.write(''); } .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Walter Schloss Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Walter Schloss in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Marijuana Screening According to CBC News, Amazon is pursuing the legalization of marijuana, as “screening job applicants for cannabis makes it hard for the company, the nation's second-biggest private employer, to expand its workforce.” Beth Galetti, Amazon's senior vice president of human resources, wrote on the company’s blog on Tuesday: “We strongly believe the time has come to reform the nation's cannabis policy, and we are committed to helping lead the effort.” “Today's status quo is unfair and untenable,” she added, as retailers are facing difficulties to come up with cannabis rules for workers due to inconsistencies between local statutes and the federal law. The e-commerce giant reported that conducting interviews and tests with future employees could be reduced by up to 30% due to the application of marijuana detection tests. As a result, Amazon announced in June that it would stop conducting marijuana toxicology screenings on those who apply to work for the company. Other Interests Amazon is the second-largest private employer in the U.S. after Walmart (NYSE:WMT). The e-commerce firm is changing its hiring policy, as states continue to legalize the use of marijuana and change the laws that prohibit employers to carry out cannabis tests. “Pre-employment marijuana testing disproportionately impacts people of color and acts as a barrier to employment," Galetti wrote. "We've found that eliminating pre-employment testing for cannabis allows us to expand our applicant pool.” Still, Amazon conducts toxicological tests on workers for other drugs and carries out "impairment checks." The company also said that some positions in the company may require a cannabis test according to Department of Transportation guidelines. However, another compelling reason for Amazon and other big companies to push for cannabis legalization through pressure on the federal government is the business potential. It is estimated that the legal marijuana products industry could reach $100 billion annually by 2030. This market generates more than 300,000 full-time jobs, a figure that even exceeds the number of dentists in the U.S. Amazon and Walmart are part of the Entrepreneur Index, which tracks 60 of the largest publicly traded companies managed by their founders or their founders’ families. Updated on Sep 22, 2021, 9:28 am (function() { var sc = document.createElement("script"); sc.type = "text/javascript"; sc.async = true;sc.src = "//mixi.media/data/js/95481.js"; sc.charset = "utf-8";var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(sc, s); }()); window._F20 = window._F20 || []; _F20.push({container: 'F20WidgetContainer', placement: '', count: 3}); _F20.push({finish: true});.....»»

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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas applauded border enforcement for a miles-long "steel barrier" of vehicles deterring Haitian migrants in Del Rio

Abbott lauded state troopers and border officials for stopping migrants from entering the US while blaming the Biden administration for the situation. Gov. Greg Abbott talking to reporters at a news conference along the Texas-Mexico border. Julio Cortez/The Associated Press Gov. Greg Abbott lauded Texas state troopers for a "steel barrier" of vehicles at the border. He said Texas wanted anyone thinking of crossing the border illegally to know they might be jailed. Thousands of people seeking to enter the US are camped under a bridge near Del Rio, Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday praised border officials and state troopers for erecting a "steel barrier" of police vehicles stretching miles along the southern US border to deter Haitian migrants from crossing into Texas."One day there were countless people coming across the border, then that very same day the Texas Department of Public Safety put up all these DPS vehicles, and suddenly, in an instant, people stopped crossing the border in this location," he said at a news conference.Abbott added that the state was taking "unprecedented steps" to control the border and was sending a message to anyone trying to cross the Rio Grande that they "may wind up having handcuffs on their hands going straight to jail."Thousands of Haitians are camped under a bridge near Del Rio - a Texas border town of about 35,000 on the about 150 miles west of San Antonio. They have fled Haiti after President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in July and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the country in August. Reports differ on exactly how many people are now gathered at the Texas border, but estimates place the number at about 8,000 after some were sent back or processed by immigration authorities.Footage of border agents on horseback confronting migrants has sparked criticism from the White House and politicians, and prompted the Department of Homeland Security to launch an investigation. Some are decrying the situation as inhumane and cruel.As Abbott spoke with reporters on Tuesday, he said President Joe Biden was not doing enough to secure the southern border and said the president's policies prompted the flood of people to seek illegal entry in Del Rio, per CNN."When you have an administration that is not enforcing the law in this country, when you have an administration that has abandoned any pretense of securing the border and securing our sovereignty, you see the onrush of people like what we saw walking across this dam that is right behind me," he told the network.It's unclear why so many migrants have amassed at Del Rio so quickly, but misinformation that the border would be easier to cross there may have played a part, The New York Times reported."False information, misinformation, and misunderstanding might have created a false sense of hope," Guerline Jozef, the executive director of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a group that works with migrants, told The Times.The Biden administration had been denying entry at the border under Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy that allows migrants to be deported as a measure to keep COVID-19 from spreading. Last week, however, a judge ruled that Title 42 was "likely unlawful" and issued a preliminary injunction against it. The Biden administration has said it's appealing the decision. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report on Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn"t "electric"

The New York Times said Zuckerberg used an "electric surfboard" in a July video. He says he was powering the surfboard "with my own legs." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Times that claimed he approved a project that pushed pro-Facebook stories into users' news feeds.In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg focused on a line from the report that mentioned a video he posted on July 4. The Times report said the video showed him riding an "electric surfboard" while flying the US flag. The board wasn't electric, Zuckerberg said."Look, it's one thing for the media to say false things about my work, but it's crossing the line to say I'm riding an electric surfboard when that video clearly shows a hydrofoil that I'm pumping with my own legs," Zuckerberg wrote Tuesday. A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) While some electric hydrofoil surfboards carry motors, manual hydrofoils are powered by the rider pumping their legs. Zuckerberg has ridden electric hydrofoils. Lift Foils, a company that makes electric hydrofoil surfboards, told Insider in July 2020 that Zuckerberg owned its $12,000 electric hydrofoil surfboard after he was photographed riding one while on vacation in Hawaii. Zuckerberg did not specify in his latest Facebook post what "false things" he thought The Times had published in its report, and Facebook did not immediately respond when contacted by Insider.Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne refuted The Times' news feed reporting in a Twitter thread. "There is zero change in the News Feed ranking. This is a test for an informational unit clearly marked as coming from Facebook. It's not the first of its kind, and is similar to corporate responsibility initiatives people see in other technology and consumer products," Osborne said in a statement.The New York Times reported that the news-feed project, codenamed "Project Amplify," was first proposed at a meeting in January, citing one source who was present at the meeting. In total, the publication cited six current and former employees in its reporting.Osborne said in his Twitter thread that the meeting never happened.Three sources told The Times that Zuckerberg approved the project. Two sources said Facebook tested the project in August in three US cities following Zuckerberg's approval.The Times also reported that in January, Facebook's communications team created a document outlining a new, less apologetic media approach for Zuckerberg. The Information previously reported on the same document.The Times' article came after a series of reports in The Wall Street Journal that cited internal Facebook documents. The documents showed the company was aware of numerous problems, including the spread of misinformation and Instagram's impact on the mental health of teenage girls, per the reports.Facebook's Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said in a statement on Sunday The Journal reports contained "deliberate mischaracterizations" of the company.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Bill Gates questioned about his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein in a new PBS interview: "Well, he"s dead, so in general you always have to be careful"

Bill Gates told PBS that his meetings with Epstein were a mistake. "They didn't result in what he purported and I cut them off," he said. Bill Gates (left) told PBS NewsHour that he regretted having dinners with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images/Insider Bill Gates answered questions about Jeffrey Epstein in a PBS NewsHour interview. Gates said he regretted having dinners with Epstein and that their meetings were a mistake. "Well, he's dead, so in general you always have to be careful," Gates said when asked about lessons learned. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates answered questions about his meetings with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a PBS interview on Tuesday.Asked about Epstein, the Microsoft cofounder told PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff: "I had dinners with him. I regret doing that."In response to Woodruff's question about whether there was a lesson to learn from the experience, Gates said, referring to Epstein: "Well, he's dead, so in general you always have to be careful."Gates' ties to Epstein were reported in 2019, including in The New York Times. The Times' investigation found that Gates and Epstein met several times between 2011 and 2013, after Epstein pleaded guilty to sex crimes in Florida state court in 2008.Gates first addressed his ties with Epstein in November 2019. In a panel discussion, Gates said he "made a mistake in judgement in thinking those discussions would go to global health ... that money never appeared." Gates didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.Gates told Woodruff that Epstein had relationships with people who would give money to global health causes, adding: "not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction."Gates made a decision to cut off the meetings, he told PBS NewsHour."Those meetings were a mistake," Gates told Woodruff. "They didn't result in what he purported and I cut them off," the Microsoft cofounder added.The meetings were a long time ago, Gates said in the interview. He told Woodruff that there was "nothing new" to say.Epstein died by suicide in August 2019 while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.Following the divorce of Gates and Melinda French Gates in May, sources told The Daily Beast that French Gates had warned her husband about his relationship with Epstein, and was upset after the couple met Epstein in New York in 2013. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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How a 29-year-old marketing expert used a weird resume to get 30,000 interviews in a week

David Vidal wanted to get recruiters' attention, so he decided to create a resume bot that would answer all the questions they wanted to ask him. 29-year-old marketing professional David Vidal wondered how to get recruiters' attention. SDI Productions/Getty Images 29-year-old marketing professional David Vidal created a resume-bot to answer recruiters' questions. Question choices included "What does success mean to you?" and the bot provided responses. Vidal's bot was used 30,000 times, and he got 14 online interviews and 11 job offers as a result. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. From visual resumes to using the perfect template, there are lots of approaches to choose from if you want to try to stand out from the crowd when applying for a role.Some candidates like to really go the extra mile - one animator built an interactive game based on his skills and experience, while a marketing professional impersonated a delivery guy to hand out "doughnut-box resumes" to his prospective employers.A marketing professional, 29-year-old David Vidal, had a solution that was more innovative than most - a resume-bot."I don't think a conventional resume works anymore," Vidal told Insider. "The most important thing for me was demonstrating my marketing and communication skills and proving that I'm a creative person who thinks outside the box."The resume-bot worked in an interactive format, with recruiters having to press a button that says, "Let's start the interview." Automated messages then popped up presenting Vidal as a candidate before the next prompt was issued.The questions available for recruiters to ask included: "What's your biggest professional achievement?", "What does success mean to you?", and "Tell me three of your weaknesses" and the resume-bot provided the answers."I wanted to stand out from the other candidates and allow recruiters to get to know me better before an in-person interview," Vidal said. More than 30,000 people have used Vidal's résumé-bot. David Vidal The Spanish native from Valencia used an application called Landbot, a non-AI automated conversation creator. No coding was involved, and Vidal didn't even have to pay for the premium version to set up his resume-bot.After creating the bot, all he had to do was include the link with the document form of his resume and his LinkedIn profile, and he was good to go."This has all gone beyond my wildest expectations," Vidal said. "My resume-bot has gone viral and has been used by more than 30,000 people."However, going viral aside, Vidal wanted a job - and so he needed an in-person (or rather, online) interview. Naturally, this was one of the questions the chat-bot offered up: "How do we meet for an in-person interview?"In response, the recruiters were issued with Vidal's email address, LinkedIn profile, or the option of filling out their contact details so that he could get in touch with them.Vidal told Insider he was given 14 job interviews through his resume-bot, which is no easy feat in today's job market. And that's not all - he's had 11 job offers."I've asked all the companies for between two and three weeks for me to think about all the options," Vidal said.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Robinhood is launching its long-awaited crypto wallet next year and will begin testing the feature with users starting in October

The uncapped waitlist for the crypto wallet will be released on Wednesday ahead of the launch. Rivals Coinbase and Gemini already offer their own. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Robinhood is launching its crypto wallet early next year. It will test the wallet as part of an "alpha program" in October, Robinhood crypto COO Christine Brown told Insider. The uncapped waitlist for the wallet will be released on Wednesday ahead of the launch, she added. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Robinhood Markets is launching its long-awaited cryptocurrency wallet early next year after the online brokerage firm fine-tunes the new product based on user feedback, cryptocurrency chief operating operator Christine Brown told Insider. The firm will test the new product as part of an "alpha program" in October. Alpha testing will enable Robinhood to give some users early access to pre-released versions of the app while receiving real-time comments."We're building in public," Brown told Insider. "We're going to have a handful of select customers come in and build alongside us ... We're giving them the ability to actually shape what we end up releasing later on."The feedback they gather, Brown said, will be shared in the company's blog. The uncapped waitlist for the cryptocurrency wallet will be released on Wednesday ahead of the launch, she added.Robinhood's users have been waiting for a cryptocurrency wallet feature, and rivals Coinbase and Gemini already offer their own. Robinhood Although Robinhood users can trade cryptocurrencies, a wallet will allow them to manage their holdings within the app. At the moment, users cannot store, manage, or swap digital assets in and out of their accounts, making exchanges like Kraken and CEX.IO more attractive for crypto traders. But beginning October, some users will be able to store and secure their crypto on the investing app and receive supported cryptocurrencies into their account.Though it has lagged some rivals in the space, chief product officer Aparna Chennapragada said the phased rollout of the wallet was deliberate. The popular trading app, she said, was prioritizing three things backed by research: general accessibility, product safety, and customer feedback. "Robinhood has always been about broadening the access and expanding access to the market so we want to develop the product in a way that works for everybody," Chennapragada told Insider, adding that the wallet is meant for both "crypto nerds" and beginners. With the new feature, she said Robinhood is building towards its vision of being a one-stop-shop service where users can trade stocks and cryptocurrencies. CEO Vlad Tenev announced in July that the company was aware of the demand for a wallet, and users could expect one at some point. In March, he promised the company would get one to users "as fast as possible."Robinhood, which says it will maintain commission-free crypto trades, said nearly 60% of its users bought or sold digital assets on its platform, and that many new customers made their first trade in crypto, rather than stocks.The platform also launched its recurring crypto investment feature on Wednesday. It allows users to automatically invest in tokens on a set schedule.Digital assets made up 51% of Robinhood's transaction-based revenue in the second quarter of this year, with dogecoin trades making up 62% of crypto revenue, the company said.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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An error with Square"s point of sale system cost workers hundreds of dollars in tips

"Their customer service wasn't available, and it's our biggest paycheck day," a barista told the Washinton Post. "The timing of it all was just awful." Florida, Orlando, Little Saigon, Sticky Rice Lao Street Food, employee processing Square credit card reader, remote payment Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images An update to Square's point of sale systems removed tipping functionality for several hours. The removal happened over the weekend and reportedly cost workers hundreds of dollars in tips. "Their customer service wasn't available, and it's our biggest paycheck day," said one impacted barista. See more stories on Insider's business page. An hours-long error in Square's point-of-sale software cost workers hundreds of dollars in tips across the US over the weekend.The system's tipping screen, which appears after a customer has inserted a card or tapped their phone, disappeared on Saturday morning after a software update, workers in restaurants and small shops in various cities told The Washington Post, which first reported on the issue.Saturday is one of the busiest times of the week for many restaurants, cafes, and shops. Workers in San Diego, New York, and Miami told The Post that other parts of Square's systems also became unresponsive on Saturday."Their customer service wasn't available, and it's our biggest paycheck day," one Houston-based barista told The Post. "The timing of it all was just awful."Square representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company did post updates about the glitch on its website on Saturday. The updates showed that it took the company about four hours to resolve the issue."For about 3 hours on Saturday, Sept. 18th, our systems experienced an issue that prevented some sellers from being able to sign into their accounts or accept tips," a Square spokesman told The Post in an email. "We understand how important it is to never miss a sale and how critical tip collection can be for our sellers' teams."The spokesman said that Square apologized and is set to share more information on stopping similar issues from occurring in the future.Andrew Sinclair, owner of Mad Lab Coffee in Hollywood, told The Post that his employee lost out on an estimated $150 to $250, and plans to pay him back, but hoped that Square would reimburse him the money.Meanwhile, Trina Perez, owner of Buzzed Coffee Truck in Salt Lake City, told The Post that she estimated that her employee missed out on about $150 in tips because of the glitch. It is unclear if Square plans to reimburse its clients.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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10 quick tips to be your most disciplined, productive, happy, and healthy self while working from home

Jules Rogers was homeschooled and is now a work-from-home writer. From paper planners to self care, these are Rogers' top tips for working from home. Justin Lewis/Getty Images I was homeschooled from first through eighth grade, and now I'm a work-from-home writer. Years later, I still use my homeschooling experience to create a healthy and productive work routine. These are my 10 tips to get the most out of working from home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Homeschooled from first through eighth grade with my three brothers and one sister, I grew up in a strict orthodox group and was generally only allowed outside of the property to take walks for P.E. class, the church, ballet class, the library, and the grocery store until I was 14 years old.There, the internet password was a secret, the TV was kept in a cupboard, and only 30 minutes of screen time was allowed on the weekends - including video games. In our free time, we played outside, read books, or created art.Today, I use my homeschooling experience and apply it to my work-from-home life as a writer. Here are my top tips to maintain productivity, mental health, and sense of self while working or studying mobile.1. Keep a paper calendar, planner, or bullet journalDuring my homeschool years, our mom would set each of us lesson plans in a three-ring binder articulating the week's assignments - it's simple enough for a first-grader to do alone, and there are all kinds of formats, including styles targeted toward neurodiverse adults.As an adult, I love having a beautiful planner with monthly pages and weekly spreads so I can plan events, daily deadlines, and monthly budgets while watching my progress. I never forget a deadline because I have a dedicated place to write everything down immediately, and I always know where to start my day as soon as I sit down.2. Leave your home at least once a dayIn homeschool, we would regularly meet our elderly neighbor outside for a brisk, three-mile walk at 7 a.m., do indoor ab workouts, and take long family hikes and bike rides on the weekend. Working from home, it's easy to accidentally become sedentary as the weeks pass. I make sure to at least walk to the mailbox or take out the recycling, plus I incorporate yoga and light weights into my day.3. Have at least one extracurricular hobbyWe were each allowed to choose one extracurricular hobby growing up, and mine was ballet. I danced, and I could also be found cheering for my siblings on the sidelines of a soccer field or watching their horseback-riding lessons at the barn.Even when I can't get out of the house now, I fill my free time at home with things that bring me peace such as yoga, typing with my vintage Royal Tab-O-Matic, or reading library books. My sister enjoys spinning, knitting, felting, and crocheting. Creative hobbies like these are the key to avoiding becoming a TikTok couch potato in the off hours.4. Make a routine for starting the day and for winding downI use tips from Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit" to set up my cue for my habit loop, be disciplined enough to sit down and write, and then get my reward - in my case, playing Nintendo Switch after work.Every morning, I wash my face and brush my hair and teeth, and then I'm ready to sit down and work. In homeschool, we would sing the national anthem and some prayers every morning before starting.Before bedtime growing up, we always chanted group prayers after reading something like C.S. Lewis aloud. Now, the hour before bedtime is my sacred, screen-free time to read books, journal, meditate, set goals, or just think. Pull a tarot card, read a bible verse, or whatever resonates with you, but take quiet time to connect with your spirituality, if applicable.5. Make yourself a hot brunchWhile discipline and keeping to a schedule are important to sanity, it pays to be flexible in other areas. Most days, I make myself hot brunch in the late morning and a healthy afternoon snack instead of traditional mealtimes.Homeschool meals inspired this, as they could be anything - grilled-cheese sandwiches, toasted bagels, oatmeal, or even blueberry pancakes and muffins.6. Have a dedicated work zoneCommit a space for work that you don't have to set up or take down. Some projects need to be spread out for days - like childhood crafts, a manuscript, or a newspaper layout. In our homeschool, we shared a big dining room table in our schoolroom, each of us having a place, a shelf for books, and a chair.Sometimes it's OK to grab your laptop and change up the scenery, but using a small screen all the time gives me migraines. Now, I've gone back to my habitual ways and installed an oversized desk for my iMac and a tall bookshelf in an exclusive area.7. Manage your breaksAs a child, admitting to boredom resulted in farm chores such as bringing in logs for the wood-burning cast iron stove, trimming the fruit trees, or harvesting berries and veggies from the garden.I still take intentional breaks today. For a short break, I manage the budget or do household administration. For a medium break, I make the bed, do one step of laundry, or do the dishes. For a long break, I swiffer, vacuum, or clean the bathroom.8. Cut your own hair (and self-care)My mom has never gone to a hair salon during my living memory. My dad would always buzz my brothers' hair, and my two options were to keep it long or have dad bob off my ponytail.This is a tough one for me as an adult, but I'm choosing to let my hair grow long for now - however, I deeply enjoy an elaborate daily skincare routine to keep me grounded, even when the salons are closed.9. Clock out when you clock outGrowing up, if I didn't finish all the homework on my daily schedule, I would sit there all evening working on it - even if my brothers finished at lunchtime. I could break at bedtime at 9:30 p.m., and then would start up again on the task in the morning - in addition to the new day's agenda.If I didn't finish all the piled-up tasks by the end of the school year, I would have to continue the course over the summer. If I failed an exam, I had to retake new versions every week until I passed.Today, even when I don't write as much as I want, I set the work aside when I hit the appropriate deadlines or 2,000 words a day. I use time-management skills to know when I can still hit all my deadlines - and when I'm burned out for the day and no longer efficient. My new mantra is: You did enough for today. There will always be more than enough work to do until bedtime, and you still have a full to-do list for tomorrow.10. Dream about a long-term goal As a child starting a new year at school that was destined to be exactly the same as the last, I told myself someday I would grow up and go out to experience the whole world.As an adult in 2021, I dream about the day we will be able to plan trips to Hawaii, New York, and Sacramento again - the places we were supposed to go, but were canceled. I can still research and plan the trips, and studies show the anticipation alone can have mental health benefits.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Bitcoin successfully tests key support level near $40,000 but crypto positioning remains risk-off

Once the current pullback in bitcoin matures, Katie Stockton expects the recent peak near $53,000 to serve as a "minor hurdle to all-time-highs." Bitcoin Nurphoto / Getty Images A deterioration in short-term momentum for bitcoin led to a 13% sell-off in the past week.But bitcoin managed to successfully test a key technical support level near $39,900 on Tuesday.Cryptocurrencies still remain in risk-off mode as bitcoin continues to outperform ether on a relative basis.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.A sell-off in bitcoin on Tuesday tested a key technical support level for the cryptocurrency, but there could still be more downside ahead based off of deteriorating momentum indicators.Bitcoin has dropped 13% over the past week, with much of the decline coinciding with the $300 billion Evergrande debt crisis in China. But bitcoin managed to bounce higher off the $39,900 level late Tuesday night, a key horizontal support level monitored by technical analyst Katie Stockton of Fairlead Strategies.Despite successfully testing support on Tuesday, bitcoin isn't out of the woods yet according to Stockton. Bitcoin's RSI indicator, which helps identify oversold and overbought levels, remains in a downtrend but has not yet hit oversold levels. Meanwhile, a continued decline in the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicator, which measures momentum, is accelerating.For now, the bias in the short-term is bearish for bitcoin, and a weekly "sell" signal in the MACD indicator would be enough to turn the intermediate-term bias for bitcoin to bearish from bullish, Stockton highlighted in a note on Monday.But Stockton still sees long-term upside ahead for the cryptocurrency as "the long-term uptrend still has a hold on bitcoin." Stockton said that once the current pullback matures, the recent peak near $53,000 will serve as a "minor hurdle to all-time-highs" near $65,000, representing potential upside of 54% from current levels.Bitcoin isn't the only cryptocurrency experiencing a current period of weakness. Ether is also down sharply from its recent highs, and the relative outperformance of bitcoin over ether in the past week suggests that the cryptocurrency space remains in risk-off mode, according to Stockton. Stockcharts.com Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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How Insider correspondent Kate Taylor exposed allegations of discrimination and sexual exploitation at teen retailer Brandy Melville

Insider correspondent Kate Taylor discusses her investigation into cult teen retailer Brandy Melville, where she uncovered widespread allegations of discrimination against Black people. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Insider correspondent Kate Taylor Hollis Johnson/Insider Insider is taking you behind the scenes of our best stories with our series "The Inside Story." We'll provide readers with an in-depth look of how these stories came together and a peek inside the reporter's notebook. This week, Insider fellow Phil Rosen spoke to features reporter Kate Taylor about her recent investigation into teen clothing brand Brandy Melville. Tell me a bit about your background and how you began covering retail. I've been at Insider for almost six years now, coming from Entrepreneur Magazine, where I covered the franchise industry. I joined the retail team back in 2015, focusing on fast food as my primary beat. A lot of my reporting has attempted to make business news interesting for the average reader and, conversely, reporting on consumer trends through a business lens. In other words, I have penned many fast-food reviews alongside beat reporting and investigations. I joined the Business News team last year, and moved to the Features team under Dana Schuster this summer! How did you realize that Brandy Melville was worth digging into? I first became interested in Brandy Melville when Rachel Premack tweeted about the retailer having a sub-brand named John Galt. When I tried to figure out who made this decision, I realized that it is impossible to find Brandy Melville's CEO by Googling. This caused me to discover the strange and complicated corporate structure behind the brand, which helped me unearth two lawsuits related to allegations of racial discrimination. One of the lawsuits mentioned some of the racist and graphic text messages that I cited in the story - which all convinced me that this was a story looking into further. How long did it take for the story to come together, and what was the hardest part of reporting it? I started doing some casual Googling at the very end of June, and began reporting in earnest in July. The story went live in the beginning of September, so it took about two solid months of reporting. Having joined the Features team in late June, this is the first time I've worked on a piece without doing at least some beat reporting on the side. For years, I would like to have at least one story finished every day before lunch time. Transitioning from that very speedy pace to spending weeks on one investigation was an adjustment - especially since reporting the article had a somewhat slow start. I think that the roller coaster nature of reporting the story was probably the biggest challenge for me. For a lot of June, I was reaching out to 20 to 40 people a day and hearing back from maybe one. If I was still a beat reporter, I probably would have either thrown in the towel or written a less ambitious article with fewer sources. After I finally started finding people willing to talk with me, the central idea of the article changed drastically multiple times, since people kept sharing such horrifying and bizarre stories. Letting the story evolve and trying to do justice to all the people who were willing to speak with me ended up being the hardest part of the process. Talk about your process for getting sources for this story. How did you go about finding people to trust you?Finding sources and getting them to trust me was a very long, drawn out process - especially since I didn't go in with any sources at the company. I started by creating a spreadsheet and reaching out to dozens of people who worked at Brandy Melville, finding them mostly via LinkedIn and Instagram. (I found a few really good sources by searching on Twitter for former employees.) I reached out to roughly 200 people for the piece, most of them cold reach outs. The vast majority never responded. Once I was able to speak with a few former employees, it became much easier to find other people to talk to me. Almost every worker had other people who they thought I should speak with, and so on. It still involved a lot of follow-ups and chasing people down - so many people were on vacation! - but sourcing snowballed as time went on. Some employees were really excited to talk about their experiences at Brandy Melville, but it took time to build trust with others. This required numerous conversations, on and off the record, both on the phone and via text or email. In general, I think it's helpful to keep sources in the loop on how a piece is coming together - what the timeline might look like, what our legal team does, that I will fact check everything before publication, etc. We talk a lot about "no surprises" journalism in terms of critical stories, but it is also important when thinking about sources who are sharing intimate and potentially traumatizing information. What excites you most about your job? I feel really lucky to have the opportunity to go deep on stories that may otherwise be ignored. It's also endlessly exciting to be able to work with so many smart, creative people at Insider - especially having seen the company grow so much since I started in 2015.You can read some of Kate's stories about Brandy Melville here: Brandy Melville employees describe racism, Hitler memes, and sexual exploitation at the 'evil' cult teen brandBrandy Melville's partnership with Pacsun is in jeopardy amid allegations of racism and sexual exploitation at the 'one-size-fits-most' brandBrandy Melville's CEO loves libertarianism so much he named one of his brands John Galt and used copies of 'Atlas Shrugged' as store propsBrandy Melville executives exchanged pornography, memes featuring the N-word, and photos of Hitler in a private group chatRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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US stocks rise as Evergrande fears subside and investors await Fed meeting outcome

Dow industrials looked to break a string of four consecutive losses, with investors looking toward a key Fed policy update. Traders on the trading floor of the NYSE. Brendan McDermid/Reuters The Dow on Wednesday was on course to break a four-session losing streak. A bond payment by an Evergrande unit helped calm nerves about the Chinese property developer's debt crisis. The Federal Reserve will conclude its two-day policy meeting. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stocks advanced Wednesday, with investors latching onto some progress in the Evergrande debt crisis that sent global equities plummeting this week while they prepared for the Federal Reserve's policy update. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground after four straight losses. The S&P 500 rose after falling in three of the past four sessions, including Monday's slide on fears about Chinese property developer Evergrande defaulting on more than $300 billion in debt. On Wednesday, Evergrande unit Hengda said would make a coupon payment and the Chinese central bank pushed about 90 billion yuan ($13.9 billion) of liquidity into the financial system. Evergrande on Thursday, however, has an interest payment due on one of its dollar bonds, which could stoke further volatility.Here's where US indexes stood at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday: S&P 500: 4,375.74, up 0.49% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 34,104.41, up 0.54% (184.57 points)Nasdaq Composite: 14,790.13, 0.32% The Fed will conclude its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. The central bank's policy announcement will be accompanied by its summary of economic projections, or the so-called dot-plot chart of interest-rate expectations. "We believe that the Fed will take a very measured tone, and will not yet announce a set date for tapering to begin. The Fed is likely to leave itself room to adjust if economic conditions continue to soften," said Cheryl Smith, economist and portfolio manager at Trillium Asset Management, said in a note Wednesday. The central bank is expected to start reducing the $120 billion a month in Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities it purchases each month as it winds down stimulus measures. "Economic data, including expectations of GDP growth and payroll changes, have been softer over the last three months, and Treasury yields have been largely trendless. These factors reduce pressure on the Fed to begin its tapering process," said Smith. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will hold a press conference at 2:30 pm Eastern Time on Thursday. Around the markets, retail investors pushed $1.9 billion into US stocks during the Evergrande-driven selloff on Monday, data from VandaTrack show, the fourth-biggest day of net purchases since the start of the pandemic. Stable coins are equivalent to "poker chips" at the casino and crypto is not a viable long-term form of private money, says SEC chief Gary Gensler. Gold declined by 0.3% to $1,773.50 per ounce. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note edged up to 1.34%. Oil prices rose. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 1.3% to $71.39 per barrel. Brent oil, oil's international benchmark, picked up 1.3% to $75.29. Bitcoin slipped about 2%, trading near $42,300 Wednesday morning. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Service workers saying "I quit" are pushing up wages and shutting down the tradition of tipping your waiter

Restaurants are desperate to hire, so some are revisiting the federal minimum for tipped workers of $2.13/hour. It's the beginning of the end of tips. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images More restaurants are forgoing tips and upping wages to attract workers, according to the New York Times. It's the latest iteration of the labor crunch felt across the economy as workers quit in droves. It's also bringing tipped wages over the federal minimum wage of $7.25, something Democrats failed to pass. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nex time you go out to eat, you may pay a service charge instead of a tip. That's because there's a huge labor crunch in the service industry, and employers can't risk the chance their workers get stiffed. The New York Times' Jane Black reports that, as service workers leave the restaurant industry in droves, and employers attempt to lure them back, some restaurants are doing away with tips altogether. It's yet another way the labor shortage is changing how much - and now, how - workers are paid, as some either take advantage of a hot labor market to switch roles or quit due to burnout and compensation concerns.One chef interviewed, Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe in Chicago, said that he raised his hourly wages to come in between $18 and $24 - which would be offset by a 20% service charge on all checks. At Hammel's restaurant, any tips that came in on top of that service charge would be split by employees. And, unlike many other anecdotal restaurateurs, Hammel hasn't had issues with hiring new staff. In the majority of states, service workers can be paid a "tipped wage" - essentially a lower minimum wage meant to take tips into account and bring workers up to the minimum wage through those tips. That rate is just $2.13 an hour, over $5 below the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Seven states are what some activists call "one fair wage" states, meaning that the minimum wage for tipped workers is the same as the minimum wage for all other workers.A February analysis from the National Women's Law Center found that female tipped workers were more likely to be in poverty. In those one fair wage states, the poverty rate for Black tipped female workers was 34% lower than states with the $2.13 wage. And a March report from advocacy group One Fair Wage found that, during the pandemic, tips were down for female tipped workers - but harassment was up. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been one advocate for ending the subminimum tipped wage. In a March press call for Equal Pay Day, Sanders said: "I know there's a lot of talk about equal pay for equal work. If that's the case, maybe we want to raise the tipped wage."Sanders led the charge on the Raise the Wage Act, which would have brought the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and would phase out the subminimum tipped wage. While Democrats failed to advance the measure through President Joe Biden's first stimulus package, the current labor shortage seems to be tackling the restaurant industry's lower minimum wage on its own.A new analysis from One Fair Wage looks at how wages have changed in restaurants across the country. The report comes as workers quit in record-breaking droves for the fourth month in a row, and employers find themselves hiking pay to try and lure in prospective employees. A recent survey by job site Joblist found that 45% of the respondents leaving the industry were switching out for higher pay.The One Fair Wage analysis, which spans two weeks, found over 1,600 restaurants with wages at the full - not tipped - minimum wage, with tips on top of that. Those restaurants are in 41 states where, earlier in the year, the "vast majority" of restaurants paid $5 or less.Now, the average wage is $13.50 - a rate just below the $14 minimum Democrats hoped to set by 2024.Expanded Coverage Module: what-is-the-labor-shortage-and-how-long-will-it-lastRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Invesco is partnering with Mike Novogratz"s Galaxy Digital to launch crypto ETFs

First in the pipeline is a bitcoin-holding ETF that Galaxy proposed last year, which Invesco joined as a sponsor, The Wall Street Journal reported. Edward Smith/Getty Images Invesco is partnering with Galaxy Digital to launch a crypto ETF to be ready if the SEC OKs digital-asset funds. The companies are aiming for the ETF to track the performance of crypto while trading like a stock. "We ultimately think we can define this new market," John Hoffman of Invesco said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Invesco confirmed in a regulatory filing on Tuesday it is partnering with Galaxy Digital Holdings to launch cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds, joining a long list of over two dozen companies pining to be the first in the country to launch a fund backed by digital assets.Invesco, one of the biggest operators of ETFs in the US, and Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital is aiming for their ETF to track the performance of cryptocurrencies while trading like a stock.First in the pipeline is a bitcoin-holding ETF that Galaxy proposed last year, which Invesco joined as a sponsor after the market closed on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal first reported."This is about expanding the horizon," John Hoffman, head of Americas at Invesco, told The Journal. "We ultimately think we can define this new market."Invesco and Galaxy are preparing their ETF to be ready if the SEC ever approves crypto funds.For now, Hoffman said Invesco partnered with Galaxy, which cryptocurrency enthusiast and former hedge fund manager Novogratz founded in 2018, due to the firm's expertise in the space.In June, Invesco also filed two cryptocurrency-focused ETFs - Invesco Galaxy Blockchain Economy ETF and the Invesco Galaxy Crypto Economy ETF- that will invest in stocks focused on digital assets and technology. "There's a multitude of ways you can package these exposures. It's no different than other asset classes," Hoffman told The Journal. "We started with equities, investing in companies involved in the exploration and production of energy. We then went into futures and continued to add more ways to obtain these various exposures."Yet despite enthusiasm from various companies - with Cathie Wood's Ark Invest the latest fund provider to submit its own application - the SEC does not seem to share the same fervor.Currently, the regulator, under the leadership of Gary Gensler, has yet to approve any cryptocurrency ETF, including those proposed by VanEck, Valkyrie Investments, and FirstTrust/SkyBridge. It has extended the decision to approve VanEck's ETF by 60 days to November 14. Gensler previously taught classes on blockchain and cryptocurrencies at the MIT Sloan School of Management, leading some to assume he would be more receptive towards digital assets. But while leading the SEC, he has been clamping down on cryptocurrencies. Most recently, he compared stablecoins to poker chips. He has, however, indicated that he is more open to cryptocurrency ETFs, suggesting those that comply with the strictest rules for mutual funds could provide investor protection. He has also seemed to lean towards approving a futures-based ETF.The US lags behind other countries in approving bitcoin ETFs, with Canada this year approving the first publicly traded bitcoin ETF in North America, the Purpose Bitcoin ETF, as well as ethereum ETFs. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Bolt"s CEO explains how 5-kilometer walking commutes and sleep hygiene help him ace 12-hour workdays

The co-founder and CEO of Bolt, rival to Uber, says he walks the 5-kilometer round trip to the office every day in preparation for his 12-hour day. The Estonian entrepreneur has been running the company for eight years. Bolt The CEO of Uber rival Bolt Markus Villig walks a five-kilometer commute every day. The CEOs of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Apple also back walking meetings and commutes. Research suggests walking meetings bring people together and that walking supports creativity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Running a startup is stressful - it can interfere with your health, your family life, and your peace of mind.But one startup CEO, Bolt's Markus Villig, has found a way to combine running a business with healthy habits.The Estonian entrepreneur has run the company since the age of 19.Bolt has now become a unicorn startup, operating driverless cars and bicycles as well as shared scooters and food delivery services.Valued at around $1.9 billion in May 2020, the company's worth has increased substantially in the last year thanks to annual revenue and the raising of a $182 million sum for its geographic expansion.Estimates by TechCrunch in December put the Uber rival's value at just over $4 billion.Villig's secret to coping with his 12-hour working day is walking five kilometers each day, covering a round trip to and from the office.In an interview with Insider, he revealed how he juggles his working life with maintaining a healthy mind and body. Bolt was valued at around $1.9 billion in May 2020. Bolt A five-kilometer commuteVillig's primary driver is his desire for longevity, and so fitness is a natural part of that. He wants to run Bolt for decades to come and has no intention of selling it for a big cash payout and moving on."I walk to the office," he said. "It's a very simple trick. I do it for the exercise, but it also helps you clear your mind and get ready for the day, as well as to cool down at the end of it."It's also a technique he recommends to his team and to other CEOs and their employees."You have to make sure your employees don't get too stressed or burn out because that's not productive in the long term," he said. "So we tell people they have to take care of themselves."For Villig, that means ensuring he gets enough sleep and playing sports several times a week. He also makes a point of clocking off at the weekend for a bit.Other CEOs back walking commutes and meetings tooHe's not the only one, either - Jeff Raider, co-CEO of men's grooming company Harry's, told Insider his walk to work is a "sacred" time to have a think about the direction of his company.Austin Russell, CEO of lidar startup Luminar, also said he copes with 100-hour weeks by walking eight kilometers during phone calls as it "keeps you going and reduces the fatigue."According to CNBC, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly takes potential employees for a stroll through the woods, whilst others including Google's Sundar Pichai and LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner also enjoy walks.Perhaps the most famous example is former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who Inc said used to hold meetings on the go.Research published by the University of Hong Kong in 2020 showed it was a valuable way of bringing people closer together.A 2014 Stanford study also proved that walking improved creativity with a person producing twice as many creative responses when walking as opposed to when sitting down.Earlier this year, the ex-CEO of car rental company Amovens and current leader of startup Vamos, Mario Carranza, told Business Insider España it was important to get your priorities in order."This isn't the most important thing in the world," he said. "Sure, it's very important and for me it comes first but I think everything will work out better if I'm happy."Villig also subscribes to the same mindset, and his work is a great source of happiness. "I'm not doing this for money, but because I like it," he said.The walks are no doubt helping Villig to deal with the continued successful expansion of Bolt, which launched its own electric scooter model in May last year. This was followed by the introduction of their electric bike in June after Uber backed out of the market.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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NBC"s Savannah Guthrie got Boris Johnson to admit that he has 6 children, a fact British journalists have failed for years to confirm

The number of children Johnson has fathered has long been a subject of speculation in British politics. Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. Karwai Tang/WireImage UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed for the first time that he has 6 children in an interview with NBC. Johnson and his wife, Carrie Johnson, welcomed a son in April 2020 and are expecting their second child. The number of children Johnson has fathered has long been a source of speculation in the UK. See more stories on Insider's business page. On his trip to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rode Amtrak, threw shade at the French over the submarine fracas, and resolved a long-standing mystery over how many children he's fathered. Johnson also admitted in an interview with NBC News' Savannah Guthrie that he has six children."Since you became prime minister, you became a father again, you have a new baby, you're expecting another baby, you have six kids," Guthrie said."Yes," Johnson nonchalantly replied, confirming a fact that British journalists have tried and failed to nail down for years.Johnson has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, a child as a result of an extramarital affair, born in 2010, and one child with his wife Carrie Johnson (née Symonds).In 2013, when Johnson was the mayor of London, a British court ruled against one of his children's mother, Helen Macintyre, in her drawn-out legal fight against the parent company of the Daily Mail to keep the paternity of her daughter's father secret and out the press. At the time, the court ruled that "the core information in this story, namely that the father had an adulterous affair with the mother" constituted "a public interest matter which the electorate was entitled to know when considering his fitness for high public office." The Johnsons, who welcomed their son Wilfred Nicholas in April 2020, were married in a small, private ceremony in May 2021 and are now expecting their second child, which will be Johnson's seventh. "It's fantastic," Johnson told Guthrie of having a baby while serving as prime minister. "It's a lot of work, I'll tell you that much, but I love it, I absolutely love it. I change a lot of nappies."Johnson had previously refused to confirm how many children he'd fathered and been evasive in interviews on the subject amid rumors that he could potentially have a seventh child, also a result of an affair. "I love my children very much but they are not standing at this election and I'm not therefore going to comment on them," Johnson told LBC radio in 2019. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Existing-home sales fall 2% in August to 5.88 million annual rate, Realtors say

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U.S. stocks add to gains on Wednesday after housing data

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Dow rises over 300 points or 1% early Wednesday

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S&P 500 advances 0.8%; Nasdaq Composite advances 0.6%

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Muss fills Staten Island shopping center with two new tenants

Muss Development has announced that both Sofia’s Taqueria, Staten Island’s first taco and tequila bar, and Juicy Lucy BBQ, are now open at the developer’s Eltingville Shopping Center. Known for its authentic cuisine and décor, Sofia’s Taqueria has opened a new 4,800 s/f location, the eatery’s second on Staten Island. With the addition of Juicy... The post Muss fills Staten Island shopping center with two new tenants appeared first on Real Estate Weekly. Muss Development has announced that both Sofia’s Taqueria, Staten Island’s first taco and tequila bar, and Juicy Lucy BBQ, are now open at the developer’s Eltingville Shopping Center. Known for its authentic cuisine and décor, Sofia’s Taqueria has opened a new 4,800 s/f location, the eatery’s second on Staten Island. With the addition of Juicy Lucy BBQ, a 2,250 s/f space, the center is now fully leased. JASON MUSS “After a challenging time for the restaurant industry, we are thrilled to see these business have continued to grow and that both have expanded their Staten Island presence by opening new stores at the Eltingville Shopping Center,” said Muss Development President Jason Muss. “There is tremendous demand to start dining out again, and as the economy continues to improve, Sofia’s Taqueria and Juicy Lucy BBQ are welcomed additions to the neighborhood.” Muss Development was represented internally by Bill Bergman, Vice President of Leasing, in both transactions. Sofia’s Taqueria was represented by Robert Kelly of Master Realtors. Located on Amboy Road, Muss Development’s Eltingville Shopping Center is the major shopping destination for residents of a diverse, densely populated community of mostly single-family homes, and is highly visible in a main business district. Other notable retailers at the shopping center include Rite Aid, Santander Bank, Alphonso’s Bakery, Advanced Auto, GoHealth Urgent Care, Richmond University Medical Center, and China Chalet. Including the adjacent 4434 Amboy Road and 4456 Amboy Road fully occupied office buildings, the property totals approximately 100,00 s/f. The post Muss fills Staten Island shopping center with two new tenants appeared first on Real Estate Weekly......»»

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Is This Mysterious $17M Ethereum NFT Whale Actually Snoop Dogg?

American rapper Snoop Dogg claims to be the NFT whale Cozomo de’ Medici with a collection worth $17 million. read more.....»»

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From Medical To Recreational: What Does Report Show About Cannabis Sales During This Transition?

What does the transition from medical to recreational sales look like for an emerging market? In a recent report, Headset analyzed data from real-time sales to identify patterns in US markets that have made this transition, looking into unifying trends between them. read more.....»»

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Philadelphia 76ers Announce Crypto.com As Jersey Patch Partner, NFT For NBA Season

The National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers announced a new jersey patch partnership Wednesday morning. What Happened: The 76ers have partnered with Crypto.com, one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency platforms. read more.....»»

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10 Tips For Trading And Investing From Zinger Nation

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Are You Ready for the "Commodities Supercycle"?

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Ford invests $50 million into EV battery supply chain company Redwood Materials

Ford Motor Co. said it has invested $50 million in lithium-ion battery supply chain company Redwood Materials, as the companies announced Wednesday they were teaming up to build out a U.S. battery supply chain and battery recycling for electric vehicles. Ford's stock rose 0.6% in premarket trading. The companies said "closing the loop," in which materials used to make batteries are recycled and used again, will lower costs and reduce reliance on imports and mining raw materials. "Creating a U.S. circular supply chain is a major step toward making battery electric vehicles sustainable, accessible and affordable for more Americans," the companies said in a statement. Automaker Ford said the investment in Redwood Materials is part of its plan to invest more than $30 billion in electrification through 2025. Ford's stock has dropped 14.4% over the past three months through Tuesday, while shares of rival General Motors Co. have slumped 16.7% and the S&P 500 has gained 2.5%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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EV company Workhorse shares slide 10% on news to suspend deliveries of C-1000 vehicles and recall 41 already delivered

Electric vehicle company Workhorse Group Inc.'s shares slid 10% in premarket trade Wednesday, after the Cincinnati-based company said it is suspending delivering of its C-1000 vehicles and recalling 41 it has already delivered. The company said its new management team has determined that the vehicles require enhancements to increase payload capacity and that further testing and modifications will be required to certify the vehicle under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The company is expecting to complete testing in the fourth quarter and will offer an update on operating and commercial plans on its coming third-quarter earnings call. "We continue to be confident in our ability to be a leading manufacturer of last-mile delivery vehicles over the long term," CEO Rick Dauch said in a statement. Workhorse has filed a report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the need for testing. Shares are down 59% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 16%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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Incyte gets FDA approval for atopic dermatitis drug

Shares of Incyte Corp. were down 4.0% in premarket trading on Wednesday, the day after the company announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved Opzelura as a treatment for some patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. The FDA approval for the topical drug came with a warning for serious adverse events - also referred to a black-box warning - that is consistent with oral JAK inhibitors, according to Mizuho Americas analysts. "Bigger picture, this marks yet another approval for INCY as the company attempts to diversify away from a prevailing over-reliance on Jakafi," J.P. Morgan analysts told investors on Wednesday morning. Information about the drug's price is expected to be disclosed at an investor call on Wednesday. Incyte's stock is down 12.5% for the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 15.9%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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Weyerhaeuser to pay one-time special dividend, sets new $1 billion stock buyback program

Shares of Weyerhaeuser Co. tacked on 0.4% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the real estate investment trust focused on timberlands and the manufacture of forest products announced a one-time special dividend and a new $1 billion stock repurchase program. The interim supplemental dividend of 50 cents a share is payable to shareholders of record on Oct. 5 on Oct. 19. That's on top of the company's regular quarterly dividend of 17 cents a share. At Tuesday's stock closing price of $35.26, and including the special dividend, the new annual dividend rate would imply a dividend yield of 3.35%, which compares with the yield for the SPDR Real Estate Select Sector ETF of 3.01% and the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 1.38%. The new stock buyback program represents about 3.8% of Weyerhaeuser's market capitalization of $26.44 billion as Tuesday's closing. Separately, the company said it will invest $1 billion to grow its timberlands portfolio by the end of 2025. The stock has edged up 5.2% year to date through Tuesday, while the REIT ETF has run up 26.6% and the S&P 500 has advanced 15.9%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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House includes cannabis banking measure in National Defense Authorization Act

Alliance Global analyst Aaron Grey on Wednesday said a vote by lawmakers to include the SAFE Banking bill in the U.S. House of Representative's National Defense Authorization Act is encouraging, but subsequent actions by the Senate remain key to its passage. As proposed, the law would protect depository institutions by prohibiting regulatory banks from terminating deposit insurance for institutions that service legitimate cannabis businesses, including loans to state-compliant cannabis businesses. The passage of the bill would help lower cost of capital and allow credit card use in dispensaries. "The biggest questions for stocks [is] whether the SAFE act would allow plant-touching companies to uplist to major exchanges," Grey said. Shares of cannabis companies rose modestly in pre-market trades. Canopy Growth rose 1.1%, Tilray added 0.6% and Acreage rose 3.7%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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News Corp sets new $1 billion stock-buyback program

Shares of News Corp rose 0.6% in premarket trading Wednesday as the media and information services company said it has authorized a $1 billion stock-repurchase program. The new program replaces the $500 million program authorized in May 2013, of which there was $429 million remaining to be bought as of July 30. The new program, which the company said has no time limit, represents about 7.8% of News Corp's market capitalization of $12.83 million as of Tuesday's close, according to FactSet. News Corp's stock has lost 10.1% over the past three months through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 2.5%. News Corp is the parent of MarketWatch publisher Dow Jones.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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Stocks open higher ahead of Fed decision

U.S. stocks opened with gains Wednesday, as investors awaited the conclusion of a meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 225 points, or 0.7%, to 34,144, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.5% to 4,374 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% to trade at 14,773. The Fed will release a policy statement at 2 p.m. Eastern, followed by Chairman Jerome Powell's news conference at 2:30 p.m. Investors will be looking for indications to the timing of the eventual tapering of the Fed's monthly asset purchases, while also paying close attention to updated forecasts on the path of interest rates.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news......»»

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Instagram Is No Place for Kids

Internal research at Facebook found that its photo-sharing app is having a terrible effect on teens’ mental health. So why is the company creating a new version for children?.....»»

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Tracking stolen crypto is a booming business: How blockchain sleuths recover digital loot

The crypto market allows hackers and tax evaders to launder money secretively, outside of the traditional banking system. But forensics investigators are getting savvier at mapping activity on blockchains and figuring out who is behind specific accounts......»»

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Asthma group warns against social media trend of inhaling hydrogen peroxide to treat coronavirus

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America called the practice “concerning and dangerous," emphasizing that it is harmful to the lungs......»»

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Column: America is not facing a civil war — only loudmouthed extremists

Talk of America's polarization ignores the large majorities that favor abortion rights, COVID restrictions and gun control.Talk of America's polarization ignores the large majorities that favor abortion rights, COVID restrictions and gun control......»»

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NOCD raised $33 million to bring OCD treatment online

These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 22. Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:More startup funding news, as we reported exclusively that NOCD has raised $33 million for its approach to online OCD treatment;Verily has a secret plan to disentangle itself from Google's technology as it looks toward the future;Our politics team looked at Congress' vaccine approach, where members of Congress decide whether to enact a mandate for staff. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at lramsey@insider.com or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... NOCD CEO Stephen Smith NOCD NOCD just raised $33 million to bring OCD treatment online as mental-health startups look to break through a crowded fieldNOCD raised $33 million to offer online therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.NOCD's therapists specialize in OCD and exposure treatment, and the company partners with payers.Analysts expect more telehealth companies to specialize in specific conditions.Get the full scoop here>> Getty Images Alphabet life-sciences unit Verily is pursuing a secret plan to untangle itself from Google as it readies for a potential IPOVerily wants to untangle itself from Google's technology and prepare for a future beyond Alphabet.The project is internally called Flywheel and kicked off earlier this year.Verily aims to get "fully on public tools and services," according to presentation seen by Insider.Check it out>> Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican of North Carolina, and Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat of Delaware, talk as they head to the Senate Chamber. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Inside Congress' patchwork vaccine approach where some staffers are wary of sharing cafeterias, bathrooms, and staircases with unvaccinated colleaguesEach member of Congress gets to decide whether to force their workers to get the COVID vaccine.The vaccine remains the most effective way to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19.A document for House members guides them on how to make the vaccine mandatory if they want to.Find out more>>More stories we're reading:A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time (Insider) Apple is working on an iPhone feature that could help detect depression and cognitive decline (The Wall Street Journal)4 leading public-health experts describe what it would take for them to fully return to normal life (Insider) After their baby died in the hospital, they got caught in the middle of a payments dispute and received a $257,000 bill (The New York Times)- Lydia Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Bill Gates answered questions about his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein in a new PBS interview: "Well, he"s dead, so in general you always have to be careful"

Bill Gates told PBS that his meetings with Epstein were a mistake. "They didn't result in what he purported and I cut them off," he said. Bill Gates (left) told PBS NewsHour that he regretted having dinners with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images/Insider Bill Gates answered questions about Jeffrey Epstein in a PBS NewsHour interview. Gates said he regretted having dinners with Epstein and that their meetings were a mistake. "Well, he's dead, so in general you always have to be careful," Gates said when asked about lessons learned. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates answered questions about his meetings with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a PBS interview on Tuesday.Asked about Epstein, the Microsoft cofounder told PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff: "I had dinners with him. I regret doing that."In response to Woodruff's question about whether there was a lesson to learn from the experience, Gates said, referring to Epstein: "Well, he's dead, so in general you always have to be careful."Gates' ties to Epstein were reported in 2019, including in The New York Times. The Times' investigation found that Gates and Epstein met several times between 2011 and 2013, after Epstein pleaded guilty to sex crimes in Florida state court in 2008.Gates first addressed his ties with Epstein in November 2019. In a panel discussion, Gates said he "made a mistake in judgement in thinking those discussions would go to global health ... that money never appeared." Gates didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.Gates told Woodruff that Epstein had relationships with people who would give money to global health causes, adding: "not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction."Gates made a decision to cut off the meetings, he told PBS NewsHour."Those meetings were a mistake," Gates told Woodruff. "They didn't result in what he purported and I cut them off," the Microsoft cofounder added.The meetings were a long time ago, Gates said in the interview. He told Woodruff that there was "nothing new" to say.Epstein died by suicide in August 2019 while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.Following the divorce of Gates and Melinda French Gates in May, sources told The Daily Beast that French Gates had warned her husband about his relationship with Epstein, and was upset after the couple met Epstein in New York in 2013. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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How a 29-year-old marketing expert used a weird résumé to get 30,000 interviews in a week

David Vidal wanted to get recruiters' attention, so he decided to create a résumé-bot that would answer all the questions they wanted to ask him. 29-year-old marketing professional David Vidal wondered how to get recruiters' attention. SDI Productions/Getty Images 29-year-old marketing professional David Vidal created a résumé-bot to answer recruiters' questions. Question choices included "What does success mean to you?" and the bot provided responses. Vidal's bot was used 30,000 times, and he got 14 online interviews and 11 job offers as a result. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If you've ever wondered how to make your résumé stand out, you're not alone. From visual résumés to using the perfect template, there is no end to the tips and tricks out there to get recruiters to notice you.However, there are some candidates who've gone the extra mile. One animator built an interactive game based on his skills and experience, while a marketing professional impersonated a delivery guy to hand out "doughnut-box résumés" to his prospective employers.A fellow marketing professional, 29-year-old David Vidal, also wondered how to get recruiters' attention. His solution was more innovative than most - a résumé-bot."I don't think a conventional résumé works anymore," Vidal told Business Insider. "The most important thing for me was demonstrating my marketing and communication skills and proving that I'm a creative person who thinks outside the box."The résumé-bot worked in an interactive format, with recruiters having to press a button that says, "Let's start the interview." Automated messages then popped up presenting Vidal as a candidate before the next prompt was issued.The questions available for recruiters to ask included "What's your biggest professional achievement?", "What does success mean to you?", and "Tell me three of your weaknesses" and the résumé-bot provided the answers."I wanted to stand out from the other candidates and allow recruiters to get to know me better before an in-person interview," Vidal said. More than 30,000 people have used Vidal's résumé-bot. David Vidal The Spanish native from Valencia used an application called Landbot, a non-AI automated conversation creator. No coding was involved, and Vidal didn't even have to pay for the premium version to set up his résumé-bot.After creating the bot, all he had to do was include the link with the document form of his résumé and his LinkedIn profile, and he was good to go."This has all gone beyond my wildest expectations," Vidal said. "My résumé-bot has gone viral and has been used by more than 30,000 people."However, going viral aside, Vidal wanted a job - and so he needed an in-person (or rather, online) interview. Naturally, this was one of the questions the chat-bot offered up: "How do we meet for an in-person interview?"In response, the recruiters were issued with Vidal's email address, LinkedIn profile, or the option of filling out their contact details so that he could get in touch with them.Vidal told Business Insider he had so far obtained 14 job interviews through his résumé-bot, which is no easy feat in today's pandemic-affected job market. And that's not all - he's had 11 job offers."I've asked all the companies for between two and three weeks for me to think about all the options," Vidal said.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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