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The Covid-19 pandemic staged a takeover of the world’s largest electronics trade show this week, forcing the event online and dominating the line-up of new gadgets on display. The 2021 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which traditionally draws tens of thousands of buyers to Las Vegas to see and touch the latest televisions,
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If you’ve recently been contacted by a debt collector for the first time, or you’re worried that a collector will contact you soon because you’ve fallen behind on your bills, you probably have many questions and are understandably nervous about the process. This article will introduce you to the debt collection business so you can
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Communism and socialism are umbrella terms referring to two cooperative schools of economic thought, both apparently antithetical to capitalism. These economic ideologies have inspired various social and political movements since at least the 18th century. Several countries have been or are currently governed by parties calling themselves “communist” or “socialist,” though these parties’ policies and
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity reaches space for the first time. Source: Virgin Galactic Ark Invest, which operates the largest actively managed exchange-traded fund, plans to add a “Space Exploration ETF” under the ticker ARKX, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. While the ETF’s constituents have yet to be announced, shares of space companies Virgin
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Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain, said pre-Christmas travel restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus contributed to sales falling by more than half. Accommodation sales were 55 per cent below last year’s levels in the three months to November 26, which included strict restrictions and a lockdown in England from November
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Over the past several years, blockchains have evolved in a variety of flavors depending upon their build and configuration. The content stored on the blocks of the blockchain as well as the activities performed by the various participants on the blockchain networks can be controlled depending upon how the blockchain is configured and how it is
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Many investors undertake tax-loss harvesting at the end of every tax year. The strategy involves selling stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and other investments carrying a loss to offset realized gains from other investments. It can have a big tax benefit. But tax-loss harvesting may or may not be the best strategy for all
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The first AR1 rocket engine Aerojet Rocketdyne Aerojet Rocketdyne finished building the first in its next-generation AR1 engine series, despite lacking both a customer and plans to test fire it for about two years. The AR1 rocket engine is located at the company’s facility at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi – and its completion
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America’s increasing reliance on the 401(k) plan and other defined-contribution retirement accounts is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, because investors (and not pension managers) decide how the funds are invested, they have more control over the funds they’ll need during their later years. But gone are the days when most investors could count
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are federally backed home mortgage companies created by the U.S. Congress. Neither institution originates or services its own mortgages. Instead, they buy and guarantee mortgages issued through lenders in the secondary mortgage market. The two entities virtually monopolized the secondary mortgage market until the 1990s. That’s when growing federal regulation
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Many of the largest oil-producing countries in the world are part of a cartel known as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In 2016, OPEC allied with other top non-OPEC oil-exporting nations to form an even more powerful entity named OPEC+ or OPEC Plus. The cartel’s goal is to exert control over the
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