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Small Businesses Incur Greatest Loss of Cyber Attacks | 67% Suffer Repeat Attacks Within 12 Months

CPO Magazine | Alicia Hope | Jun 23, 2022 Two-thirds of companies that suffered cyber attacks were hit again within a year, according to a global Cymulate Data Breaches Study.  According to the report, 40% of the businesses were attacked within 12 months, with an average of 1.3 cyber attacks per year. However, 10% of the


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CFTC Alleges South African Commodity Pool Operator Ran a Fraudulent $1.7B Bitcoin Trading Scheme

CFTC | Release | Jun 30, 2022 Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against Cornelius Johannes Steynberg of South Africa and Mirror Trading International Proprietary Limited (MTI), a South African company, alleging that they operated a fraudulent scheme


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FTX Agrees Deal With Option to Buy BlockFi for up to $240M

Techcrunch | Lucas Matney | Jul 1, 2022 Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX is taking advantage of rampant instability in the crypto lending market to assert itself while propping up major institutions. The company’s U.S.-based arm has a deal in place with troubled crypto lender BlockFi that gives them the option to buy the startup, recently valued


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AI Learns in New Ways When it Explores Virtual Worlds

Quanta Magazine | Allison Whitten | Jun 24, 2022 Smart beings learn by interacting with the world.... artificial intelligence researchers have adopted a similar strategy to teach their virtual agents new skills. In 2009, a computer scientist then at Princeton University named Fei-Fei Li invented a data set that would change the history of artificial


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After the Feast, The Fast: The great Silicon Valley shake-out

The Economist | Jun 28, 2022 No year was fatter than 2021 According to cb Insights, a research firm, global tech startups raised $621bn in 2021. That is twice as much as the year before and ten times more than in 2012. Then the music stopped. First to feel it were publicly traded firms. nasdaq


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What’s a Consumer Proposal and How Does It Work? Here’s the Answer

Jul 3, 2022 If you're struggling with debt, you may be considering a consumer proposal. What is a consumer proposal? How does it work? In this article, you will get the answer to all of your questions about consumer proposals and help you decide if this is the right solution for you! What Is A


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Some experts say a recession is coming. Here's how to prepare your portfolio

Some 68% of chief financial officers expect a recession to occur during the first half of 2023, according to a CNBC survey. Here's how to prep your portfolio.

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What Happens When You Miss Paying a Vehicle Insurance Premium?

July 2, 2022 Even though no one wants to think about it, there could come a time when you can't pay your car insurance premium. If this happens to you, the best thing you can do is learn about the effects and take steps to fix the problem. Here's what happens if you don't pay


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Op-ed: This 'unfamiliar' type of bond fund may offer opportunities for fixed-income investors

After a recent sell-off, closed-end municipal bond funds now present opportunities for both income and potential share-price growth.

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Most workers want their employer to share their values — 56% won't even consider a workplace that doesn't, survey finds

Research shows addressing hot-button social issues can influence a firm's ability to find and keep talent. But many workers want a boss who shares their values.

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The S&P 500 just had its worst first half in more than 50 years, which 'stressed' this classic investment strategy

A classic 60/40 asset allocation strategy for investors has been stressed this year as both stocks and bonds plunge. But it's still solid, advisors say.

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Bear vs Bull Markets

Bear and bull markets have been frequently discussed in recent months as the United States has been facing higher unemployment and rising interest rates, and many economists argue whether the U.S. has moved into bear market territory. These terms generally … Continue reading

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Settled medical debt is now dropping off credit reports — here's how to check your record and make sure it's right

As of Friday, your credit report should no longer include paid-off medical debt. You may want to confirm your report is right, consumer advocates say.

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Social Security Administration addressing 'deficiencies' in handling mail during pandemic, says government watchdog report

A new report details the results of an investigation into deficiencies in the Social Security Administration's handling of mail during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Top Security Investments For Your Recently Funded Startup

Guest Post | Jul 1, 2022 3 out of 5 startups have fallen victim to a security breach in the last two years. If you have just received funding for your startup, you need to invest in security technologies to ensure your sensitive data and assets remain secure. Which security technologies should a startup business


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