Retirement Requirements

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For a number of years, policymakers have been focused on finding ways to help Americans become better financially prepared for retirement. Studies have found having access to payroll-deduction retirement savings plans at work makes it 15 times more likely Americans … Read More

Online Sales Aren’t The Only Threat to Brick & Mortar

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Direct-to-consumer (DTC – also abbreviated as D2C) companies have been implementing a brand new business model. They’re skipping retailers and selling direct to consumers. Early entries in the DTC space targeted product areas dominated by big, established companies that have … Read More

Are You Bullish About Pet Tech?

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Early in the last century, authors like Anna Sewell (Black Beauty) and Jack London (White Fang) wrote stories that encouraged readers to understand and empathize with animals. Today, entrepreneurs are developing devices to help people better understand pets. Here are … Read More

India: the Leader in Biometric Identification

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Remembering passwords, especially if you follow best practices and have unique 12-to15-character passwords for each account, can be challenging. Even when you follow best practices, which many people do not, passwords are vulnerable to data breaches. The Harvard Business Review … Read More

The Herd of Unicorns is Growing

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Since 1996, the value of companies listed on American stock exchanges has increased from 105 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to 136 percent of GDP, according to The Economist. (GDP is the value of all goods and services produced … Read More

Is The U.S. Government Well Run?

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Stop rolling your eyes. The Economist reported Steve Ballmer, former head of a large tech company, has been working on a new project – completing Form 10-K for the United States of America. The project is called USA Facts: Our … Read More

Robotic Bartenders & Pizza Makers

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  I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE…ROBOTS! If you take a cruise anytime soon, the bartender may not be able to lend an ear. According to Financial Times, one cruise line has installed robotic bartenders that produce one drink per … Read More

Pro-Growth Policies Propelled Stocks to Record Highs

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A grand slam! Major U.S. stock markets were positively euphoric following President Trump’s speech on February 28. Optimism about the new administration’s pro-growth policies propelled the four major U.S. stock indices to record highs, despite a dearth of policy details, … Read More

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