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Quantum Computing on a Chip: Brace for the Revolution

Tom's Hardware | Francisco Pires | Jul 16, 2021 The development is being compared to the desktop computing system revolution of the 1960's. In a moment of triumph that’s being hailed as equivalent to the move from room-scale silicon technology down to desk-sized machines, quantum computing has now gone chip-scale — down from the room-scale


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A majority of Americans think children will be financially worse off than their parents, survey finds

The Covid-19 pandemic has made parents even more pessimistic about their children's future, according to a survey by Pew Research.

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Colleges and unvaccinated students are set for a standoff this fall

Fewer 18- to 24-year-olds are vaccinated than any other age group. And yet, if college students want to register for classes, many will need to get shots.

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Holding too much cash isn't growing your personal wealth. Do this instead

Investors in their 20s are holding nearly as much cash as retirees in their 80s and 90s, according to Personal Capital. Here's what they might do instead.

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How decentralized finance will transform business financial services – especially for SMEs

WEF | Rebecca Liao | Jul 19, 2021 Decentralized finance had a resurgence last summer. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether are now becoming more widely accepted for payments and USD Coin (USDC) has made significant progress towards being an asset that will maintain its value without future depreciation. Since its inception, DeFi – literally decentralized


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A wave of Canadians quitting their jobs is about to squeeze the labour market

Financial Post | Victoria Wells | Jul 21, 2021 Combination of job vacancies, people quitting or retiring will make labour shortages worse into the fall, RBC says It seems like everyone is quitting their job these days. Headlines out of the U.S. speak of mass resignations and a “summer of quitting,” as Americans leave because


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What you need to know about applying for rental assistance as national eviction ban comes to an end

The national eviction ban will lift in less than 10 days. There are still tens of billions of dollars available to help keep struggling renters in their homes.

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Consider this move before rolling company stock from your 401(k)

Those retiring with company stock in their 401(k) may consider this move to reduce future taxes. Here’s what to know before rolling over the balance to an IRA.

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Used car prices have surged. Here's how to make that work to your advantage

Although dealerships aren't negotiating much on price, there may be ways to capitalize on the current elevated values of used cars.

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White House officials encourage states to get rental assistance out faster

Biden administration officials urged states and cities on Wednesday to move quickly to get rental assistance to households that have fallen behind.

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Another 2.2 million stimulus checks have gone out. Here's who received the payments

The latest batch of stimulus payments brings the total disbursed to more than 171 million since the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law in March.

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Thomas Peterffy says he owns some cryptocurrency because 'you have to play the odds'

"Even I myself have put a little bit of money into crypto," online brokerage pioneer Thomas Peterffy told CNBC on Wednesday.

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Ethereum co-founder says safety concern has him quitting crypto

Bloomberg | Olga Kharif | Jul 16, 2021 Anthony Di Iorio, a co-founder of the Ethereum network, says he’s done with the cryptocurrency world, partially because of personal safety concerns. Di Iorio, 48, has had a security team since 2017, with someone traveling with or meeting him wherever he goes. In coming weeks, he plans


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Employers are planning larger pay raises. Here’s how to negotiate for even more

The pandemic caused companies to cut back on salary increases, and now companies are planning to offer raises to levels not seen in several years.

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College is more expensive than ever. Here's how families are paying the tab

Very few families pay for the entire cost of college out of income and savings. Most use a combination of scholarships, grants and loans to bridge the gap.

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