How to Invest in Cryptocurrency Blockchain technology has been heating up in the past several months, thanks in large part to the surge in Bitcoin’s price since early May. The cryptocurrency skyrocketed from less than $1,000 in March to an all-time high of $4,440 on August 14. Given this meteoric rise, it’s no surprise that
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WhatsApp is going corporate. The Facebook-owned messaging app has started verifying business accounts and is preparing a standalone app for corporations to chat with customers, according to a recently posted page hidden in its support website and an analysis of the app’s code. In the support page, titled “Verified Business Accounts,” WhatsApp explains that it will display
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Despite years of customers begging the burrito chain to add queso to the menu, Chipotle has stubbornly denied their demands — until now. In this great compromise called democracy, sacrifices must be made. On Monday, Chipotle did just that: debuting a menu item it had said it would never serve. Despite years of customers begging the burrito
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Sara Nainzadeh, a longtime portfolio manager at Millennium, is prepping a new fund called Centenus Global Management with the backing of the $35 billion fund. A longtime portfolio manager at Izzy Englander’s $35 billion hedge fund Millennium is setting off on her own. Sara Nainzadeh is in the early stages of prepping a new hedge
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Nelson Griggs, president of the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, heads up the listing business at the $12 billion financial-services firm. Griggs told Business Insider that Nasdaq is hoping to attract 150 listings to the exchange by year end. There have been 74 so far. He outlined Nasdaq’s blueprint to make the capital markets more attractive for
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Over the past decade, Etihad has distinguished itself as one of the finest international airlines in the world. One of the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based carrier’s calling cards is it swanky first and business class cabins. In 2017, consumer aviation research firm Skytrax named Etihad’s first class cabin the best in the world. While its business
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In May, workers in St. Louis started making a minimum wage of $10 per hour. But a Missouri law forced the city to revert to the state minimum wage of $7.70. St. Louis’ minimum wage has reverted to $7.70 after a brief increase to $10, due to opposition from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. In July,
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Xoom, a PayPal-owned digital-first remittance platform, recently announced several updates that will enable consumers to make faster, higher-value international money transfers. Xoom is now offering better exchange rates and improving its user authentication process by integrating real-time social security verification. Additionally, several countries, including India, the UK, Canada, and Australia, will have higher send limits, allowing Xoom
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Since its bombshell hepatitis C treatments hit the market in 2013, the company has been amassing a staggering war chest. The company ended fiscal 2016 with $32 billion in cash on its balance sheet, up from $2.6 billion at the end of fiscal 2013. But aside from a few small deals, Gilead’s last major transaction
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The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has withdrawn its threat to stop the conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Kanu agreed to sheath sword at a meeting organised by the Ala-Igbo International Foundation,  a non-governmental organisation, held in Owerri, Imo State. With deliberations still ongoing, leader of the foundation, Professor Uzodinma Nwala,
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