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Starting a business is a significant achievement for many entrepreneurs, but maintaining one is the larger challenge. There are many common challenges every business faces, whether they are large or small. These include hiring the right people, building a brand, developing a customer base, and so on. However, some are strictly small business problems, ones most large
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Sam Edwards | Getty Images The day before Goldman Sachs announced its $2.2 billion purchase of fintech lender GreenSky, someone placed options trades that immediately soared in value, moves that market participants say indicates advance knowledge of the deal. On Sept. 14, the trader bought 8,000 options that would only pay off if the price
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If you are looking for a new job or career, there are industries producing many new opportunities for salespeople or skilled workers, including in medical fields, construction, and home health care services. Below are the top careers you can get into from the ground level, as well as the skills needed to start things right.
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In this article GSBD David Zalik, founder and CEO of GreenSky. Chris Hamilton | GreenSky Goldman Sachs is acquiring digital lender GreenSky for $2.24 billion as the investment bank pushes further into consumer finance. The all-stock deal for GreenSky, called the biggest fintech platform for home improvement loans in a release announcing the transaction, is
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Acorns president David Hijirida Courtesy: Mo Osborne | Acorns Investing and savings app Acorns has hired a former Amazon executive and fintech CEO to lead day-to-day operations ahead of the start-up’s debut as a public company, CNBC has learned. The company is set to announce Wednesday that it named David Hijirida as president, according to
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The Inspiration4 crew in their SpaceX spacesuits, from left: Chris Sembroski, Dr. Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux John Kraus / Inspiration4 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida — SpaceX is set to make history as Elon Musk’s space company prepares to launch four civilians to orbit. They will become the first full crew of non-professional astronauts to fly to
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A loan officer represents a bank, credit union, or other financial institution and finds and assists borrowers in acquiring loans. Loan officers can work with a wide variety of lending products for both consumers and businesses. They must have a comprehensive awareness of lending products and banking industry rules, regulations, and required documentation. Loan officers
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The Walt Disney Company (DIS) plans to release its remaining slate of 2021 movies in theaters before showing them on its streaming platform Disney Plus, the company has announced. The entertainment behemoth’s latest decision is a contrast to the previous day-and-date release in theatres and on its streaming platform for Black Widow, a high-profile summer
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What Is a Cryptocurrency ETF?  A cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a fund consisting of cryptocurrencies. While most ETFs track an index or a basket of assets, a cryptocurrency ETF tracks the price of one or more digital tokens. Based on investor sales or purchases, the share price of cryptocurrency ETFs fluctuates on a daily
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Investing in unprofitable companies is generally a high-risk, high-reward proposition, but one that many investors seem willing to make. For them, the possibility of stumbling upon small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner that unearths a major mineral discovery, means the risk is well worth taking. While hundreds of publicly traded
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Maskot | Maskot | Getty Images Company: Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG) Business: Vonage is a collection of three main businesses: (i) the legacy consumer VOIP business; (ii) Application Programing Interface (API) business, which helps companies communicate to their customers through text messaging and (iii) Cloud-based Enterprise Communication as a Service business (CaaS). Stock Market Value:
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In this article RKLB An Electron rocket gets ready to launch. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab signed a five-launch contract with European satellite data company Kinéis, in a deal that adds to the space company’s backlog. Kinéis is building an Internet of Things connectivity constellation with 25 satellites, all of which will be launched to orbit
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Brian Moynihan, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp, speaks in New York City, September 25, 2019. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan announced the most sweeping management overhaul of his 12-year tenure atop the giant financial institution. In a memo distributed to employees on Friday, Moynihan named
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Death, just like taxes, is inevitable, although most people may not be keen to dwell on it. But ensuring that you have the right financial resources in place, including life insurance, is important if you have loved ones who depend on your income. Life insurance can help cover funeral and burial expenses, pay off lingering
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In this article MA The MasterCard logo on a smartphone arranged in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mastercard has agreed to acquire blockchain analytics start-up CipherTrace, in the latest sign of how major companies are warming to cryptocurrencies. The payments giant said Thursday it entered into an agreement to
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Health conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine. A hard seltzer craze is sweeping the United States as Generation Y and Generation Z pursue healthier lifestyles, influenced by viral trends on Instagram and YouTube. TIMOTHY A. CLARY | AFP
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Every investment has costs. Of all the expenses, however, taxes can sting the most and take the biggest bite out of your returns. The good news is that tax-efficient investing can minimize your tax burden and maximize your bottom line—whether you want to save for retirement or generate cash. Key Takeaways The higher your tax
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When couples divorce, assets are usually divided. However, that asset split doesn’t automatically extend to retirement plans. This is where a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) can come into play. A QDRO is a court order used to divide the assets that are in specific types of retirement plans, including 403(b) and qualified plans, such as 401(k)s.
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The CEO of the investment firm running the world’s biggest bitcoin fund sounded off on comments made by Securities and Exchange Commission chair Gary Gensler about the likely approval path for the first U.S. bitcoin ETF. Michael Sonnenshein, CEO of Grayscale Investments, warned on Tuesday that the SEC would be making a mistake if it
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Financial markets love nice round numbers. In early August, COMEX gold futures crossed $2,000 dollars per troy ounce of gold for the first time ever, with the nearby COMEX GC contract for August delivery settling at $2,001. The December 2020 delivery contract reached a price of $2,069 on August 6, before the market came back
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Lyft vs. Uber: An Overview Sometimes it’s safer or more convenient to leave the driving and traffic headaches to someone else. This is the thought that eventually grew into Uber Technologies Inc. (UBER) and Lyft Inc. (LYFT), the two quintessential transportation service companies. In a race to the finish line, Uber released its long-awaited initial
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