This experimental pilot project was ambitious. Blockchain may be going more mainstream, but harnessing it for non-fintech applications is still nascent. We encountered challenges around costs, ease of use, data digitization and integration, engineering talent, literacy, reliable internet access, the lack of hardware needed to take a survey, and an unprecedented global pandemic that has
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Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about taking early retirement benefits before survivor’s benefits, switching from disability benefits to retirement benefits at 62 and ideas for writing a letter appealing a benefit reduction. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more
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The muni market’s current dynamics – scarce supply, low rates, tight spreads and a stable credit landscape – means issuers are enjoying one of the strongest markets in modern history. So said Matt Fabian, a partner at Municipal Market Analytics, speaking Thursday at the Government Finance Officers Association’s MiniMuni conference. That means investors are forced
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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Tidal Wave” by BRASKO. Image credit: Michael Hurcomb/Corbis Entertainment/Getty
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In her monthly Expert Take column, Selva Ozelli, an international tax attorney and CPA, covers the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainability, and provides the latest developments around taxes, AML/CFT regulations and legal issues affecting crypto and blockchain. Lately, news headlines are focused on regulators’ concerns over the lack of investor protections in the cryptocurrency
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The S.C. Johnson family was last estimated to have a net worth of $30 billion, placing it among the wealthiest families in the United States. Samuel Curtis Johnson founded the company in 1886 after acquiring a parquet flooring company. This led to an expansion into floor wax and finishes. His son Herbert Fisk Johnson ran
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Hello and welcome to the working week. The environment will take centre stage in world news this week as we approach the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. What is known about COP26 is that there will be a lot of talk, a lot of uncollected rubbish and the cost of staying in
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Sharing is Caring! by BidensAlzheimerMeds More and more people wake up every day thanks to the dedicated efforts of a dedicated group of truth seekers. We’re reaching critical mass and TPTB are doing everything they can to extinguish the sparks that will ignite humanity They’ll do everything they can to attack and undermine every action
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It appears the Puerto Rico Plan of Adjustment may collapse as the Senate lacked the votes to approve a bill to back the plan and missed the Oversight Board’s deadline for such action. On Friday, Bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain ordered an “urgent status conference” in the Puerto Rico bankruptcy to commence at 9 a.m.
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Technical indicator shows a possible bottom… by Morris Hubbartt  Super Force Signals A Leading Market Timing Service We Take Every Trade Ourselves! Email: [email protected] [email protected] Here are today’s videos and charts. The videos are viewable on mobile phones as well as computers. Double-click to enlarge the charts. SGS Key Charts, Signals, & Video Analysis Super
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Dividend Ratios Dividend stock ratios are used by investors and analysts to evaluate the dividends a company might pay out in the future. Dividend payouts depend on many factors such as a company’s debt load; its cash flow; its earnings; its strategic plans and the capital needed for them; its dividend payout history; and its
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Women are still very underrepresented in leadership roles at financial services institutions, despite incremental progress in closing gender and racial gaps, according to new data from McKinsey. But companies have a rare opportunity right now, thanks to the pandemic’s workplace upheavals, to make changes that could permanently improve the situation for women, according to Jill
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Some employers are announcing staffs can work from home permanently. Others have demanded all employees return to the office. A third group will embrace some form of compromise solution, meaning in-office employees will have to share square footage with space and equipment enabling video conferencing by home-based workers. Most offices will need to accommodate videoconferencing
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In oral argument before a federal appeals court, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association contended that a Securities and Exchange Commission temporary exemption for municipal advisors during the height of the pandemic, was “arbitrary and capricious and unsupported by substantial evidence.” Making SIFMA’s case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
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