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Influential economist Daron Acemoglu: Forward Thinking on technology and political economy

McKinsey Global Institute | Michael Chui and Anna Bernasek  | Jul 14, 2021 The influential economist connects the dots between artificial intelligence, productivity, wages, and inequality, and how to counterbalance the impacts of automation. In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, hosts Michael Chui and Anna Bernasek speak with Daron Acemoglu.


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Tiger vs. SoftBank: Inside the investing playbooks that upended Silicon Valley

Protocol | Biz Carson | Jul 12, 2021 The two firms invested the most money into startups so far in 2021. But how they do it is completely different. Nylas CEO Gleb Polyakov had been following the Silicon Valley playbook for raising money: meet with firms; deal with associates, then partners; and try to clinch


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Delta variant might be a reason to extend unemployment benefits, say economists

A rise in Covid cases, fueled by the more infectious delta variant, may hamper the economic recovery and cause more layoffs, according to some economists.

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Inside Jack Dorsey’s Next Big Bet on Bitcoin, DeFi

The Street | Anuz Thapa | Jul 16 ,2021 Jack Dorsey has announced the creation of a new business under Square  (SQ) - Get Report, dedicated to decentralized financial services. The Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Report and Square CEO said that the business’ primary focus would be Bitcoin. "Square is creating a new business (joining Seller,


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How to get into angel investing with ‘no’ money

Sifted | Kim Fai Kok | Jul 15, 2021 Even if you don’t have a lot of capital to invest, you can start investing in companies just by giving your time, and gradually transition to investing with your money. Four months ago, I stepped down after a decade at Swedish unicorn Truecaller to become a


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It’s been 12 years since the last federal minimum wage increase. Where efforts to raise the pay rate stand

After aggressive campaigns to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, there still is no change on Capitol Hill.

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What the heck is SSI? (Self-Sovereign Identity)

Liquid Avatar Technologies | RJ Reiser | Jul 14, 2021 What if I told you we are on the brink of another boom as big as the .com boom, creating a tectonic shift in how we live, how we do everyday activities, and how we interact with the world?  The .com boom changed the game,


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35.2 million families just got the first monthly child tax credit payment

Roughly $15 billion has been sent out in the first of six child tax credit payments, according to the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS.

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10 work-from-home jobs that pay six figures

If you want to quit your job as part of the "Great Resignation" and work remotely, here are jobs that pay six figures — and advice on how to land one.

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Report cards are in: 66% of states earn a 'C' grade or worse for personal finance education, new study finds

Although a few states have earned higher grades than they did a few years ago, just 17 were given a grade of A or B for teaching financial literacy.

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ISED: Cyber Security and Policy Statements

Government of Canada ISED | Jul 12, 2021 COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our country and the world. This uncertain environment is ripe for exploitation by threat actors seeking to advance their own interests. Canada's security and intelligence organizations, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and its Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber


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Worldwide gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 to 135.6 years

WEF | Natalie Marchant | Jul 14, 2021 By the numbers: Women in STEM Women made up a third (33%) of researchers in 2018 and have achieved parity when it comes to numbers in life sciences in many countries, the report says. But women make up just 28% of graduates in engineering and 40% of


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Mark Wahlberg-backed F45 pops on IPO day. The actor says the workouts have incredible energy

"The energy is absolutely incredible" at the company's studios, Mark Wahlberg told CNBC from the floor of the NYSE before the stock started trading.

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The best ways to invest when inflation takes off

Inflation surged more in June than it has in more than 10 years, and the news has investors worried. Rising prices can erode a portfolio's profit.

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How to Create a Product Roadmap

For tech startups, there is huge pressure to innovate faster and get to market quicker. Good execution doesn’t just happen­–it requires planning and organization. Meet the product roadmap, a document designed to help startups get their product to market while … Continue reading

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