Month: December 2019

Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge Laura Taylor Swain extended the mediation and stay periods for Puerto Rico’s central government debt by about a month. Swain issued her order Friday afternoon in Puerto Rico District Court. Mediation Team Leader Barbara Houser said that mediation has recently been “productive” and should be given more time. On Dec. 23
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When you’re making an investment during uncertain economic conditions, you’d like to be able to separate the short-term zigs from the long-term zags. This is especially true for investors in rental property because it’s so difficult to get into or out of a market; you can’t just call up someone and place an order. 2020
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Libra, the much-scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has “failed in its current form,” according to Swiss President and Finance Minister Ueli Maurer. Swiss President Critical of Libra Basket Maurer, who is in the final days of his year-long term as President of the Swiss Confederation, was speaking to the country’s national TV network SRF
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Logo and mascot ‘Ali cattle’ at the headquarters of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images Technology and bank stocks in Asia dominated the top picks for analysts in 2019, as shares in the region made strong gains this year. Mainland Chinese stocks also rallied this year, with the Shanghai composite
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An organization that combats corporate fraud will issue guidance for firms using blockchain technology. The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), commonly referred to as the Treadway Commission, will issue guidance to strengthen controls over uses of blockchain in supply chain management and financial services. The Wall Street Journal reported first on
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Follow these tips to crush your financial goals in 2020. Getty In a survey by Fidelity Investments, 67% of Americans said they’re planning to make financial resolutions for 2020, with saving more and paying down debt topping the resolution chart. Of course making such resolutions is easier than keeping them. A  third of New Year’s
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s decision to scrap a possible privatization of the city’s airport came amid growing political opposition and deep-rooted questions over whether private interests stood to gain more than the public. The potential privatization of the city-owned St. Louis Lambert International Airport under a federal program began when then Mayor Francis Slay
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This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Alex McDougall in the co-founder Bicameral Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Striking it rich. The phrase
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The U.S. housing shortage may be frustrating consumers, but the housing market is in a “very healthy state” compared with a decade ago, Marcus & Millichap CEO Hessam Nadji said Friday. “The lack of speculation now being applied versus other expansions by the developers … not only is that not happening because of lenders being
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A security researcher was able to use a bug in the Twitter Android app to identify millions of Twitter users, connecting their phone numbers to their Twitter IDs. The exploit could expose failures in the company’s two-factor authentication system and give other security developers pause. According to a TechCrunch report, the researcher, Ibrahim Balic, created
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Prices in the British capital have surged 74% over the last decade. (Photo by Frédéric Soltan/Corbis … [+] via Getty Images) Corbis via Getty Images London has seen the largest price growth in the U.K. since 2010, a new report by online property portal Zoopla has revealed. Prices in the British capital have surged 74%
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