Month: February 2019

Marc Andreessen first posited that software was eating the world, and indeed one industry after another has learned software mastery is essential to winning (and keeping) digital-centric consumers. But how will consumers react when money can also function like software? Cryptocurrency, when paired with other blockchain functionality, offers the potential to inject new software-driven features
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People often talk about profit sharing as a way for workers and employees to gain a stake in the success of American businesses. But there’s been a way for the public to share in corporate success for more than a century: A dividend. Companies like General Mills, Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, have been paying
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Grey Divorce and its challengeswashingtonpost.com Grey divorce is a new demographic trend, and it is rather concerning that this trend has accelerated in the 21st century.  In the 1990s, only 1 in 10 people over age 50 were divorced. Currently, 1 in 4 people are going through grey divorces, and the rates may double in the
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Facebook is keeping its cryptocurrency plans under wraps, even when it comes to other company employees. The social media giant silos off its secretive cryptocurrency team in an office that requires entirely different key-card access so that other Facebook employees can’t enter, according to a New York Times report, citing two Facebook employees. Facebook’s blockchain
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Despite gains in income and wealth for black families in America, white families often have a net worth up to 10 times higher. Discriminatory financial practices such as redlining or credit discrimination have increased the wealth gap and held black families back from being able to create generational wealth. Times are changing. Black millennials are
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Bezos allegations of blackmail against AMI, the parent company of the Enquirer are splashed across the news.  As a veteran of 28 public boards and many more private companies I’ve seen my share of drama and this situation makes me wonder, what are these two boards doing about it? Had Jeff Bezos decided to keep
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Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, forecast strong revenue and profit growth in 2019, with a focus on increasing beer sales rather than just prices, after higher- than-expected earnings at the end of 2018. The brewer of Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois is seeking to draw developed world consumers back to beer from wine and
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HP Inc. reported quarterly revenue that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, due to weaker-than-expected sales in both its personal computer and printing businesses, sending shares down 12 percent after hours. HP is the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co., which split in 2015. Sales in the personal systems business, which accounts
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