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Jeff Bezos Once Again The World's Richest Person After Rollercoaster Week

6 hours ago   |   Forbes

The Amazon founder ended the week on top of the world, but he wasn't one of the 10 biggest gainers of the past 7 days.
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China's consumers are turning against the homegrown Big Tech giants they once revered

17 hours ago   |   Fortune

In 2014, a group of university students in Beijing founded Ofo, a bike-sharing startup that let customers scan QR codes to rent bikes for short rides around cities, picking up...
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New Chief's Ties Shock Radio Free Asia, While Pompeo Visit to VOA Stirs Outcry

New Chief's Ties Shock Radio Free Asia, While Pompeo Visit to VOA Stirs Outcry

19 hours ago   |   NPR

The demotion of a Voice of America White House reporter led to an outcry. And the new head of sister network Radio Free Asia had registered as a lobbyist for Taiwan just days...
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Obama Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Elected Chair Of Top U.S.-China Group Ahead Of Biden Inaugural

21 hours ago   |   Forbes   |   15 articles

Joe Biden becomes U.S. president on Jan. 20.
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JPMorgan eyes commercial bank's international expansion with goal of $1 billion in revenue. 'This is an extraordinary opportunity to hire bankers.'

JPMorgan eyes commercial bank's international expansion with goal of $1 billion in revenue. 'This is an extraordinary opportunity to hire bankers.'

22 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Summary List Placement JPMorgan Chase CEO and chairman Jamie Dimon addressed the firm's plans to drive global revenues by expanding its international commercial-banking...
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Asia-Pacific Weekly Highlights and Preview: 15 January, 2021

1 day ago   |   Economy   |   4 articles

China's economy powered ahead in 2020.
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Will New Hire From Chanel Enhance L'Occitane's Asian Growth?

1 day ago   |   Forbes

The appointment comes as sales in the U.S. market are likely to be overtaken by China this year.
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Grab's financial services arm has raised $300 million to expand its services

Grab's financial services arm has raised $300 million to expand its services

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The Singapore-based ride-hailing giant's financial services arm, dubbed Grab Financial Group , has raised a $300 million Series A funding round led by...
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COO and cofounder of Southeast Asia's most valuable startup, Grab, shares how the company grew from a ride-hailing service to a 'super app'

COO and cofounder of Southeast Asia's most valuable startup, Grab, shares how the company grew from a ride-hailing service to a 'super app'

1 day ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Chief Operating Officer and cofounder of Grab Grab Tan Hooi Ling is the cofounder of Grab, an 8-year old company now considered to be Southeast Asia's most valuable...
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GOLDMAN SACHS: Buy these 12 stocks set to soar at least 30% or more as they benefit from a surge of investment in Europe's digital economy

GOLDMAN SACHS: Buy these 12 stocks set to soar at least 30% or more as they benefit from a surge of investment in Europe's digital economy

1 day ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs believes Europe's digital economy is at a tipping point. In a new research note released on January 7, Goldman Sachs equity analysts take a...
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India has begun the world's largest vaccination drive, as it gears up to...

India has begun the world's largest vaccination drive, as it gears up to carry out 300,000 inoculations a day

Summary List Placement India on Saturday began what is expected to be the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, with a goal of about 300,000 people a day. The country set... Read more ...

Biden official accuses Trump administration of 'sabotage,' following a...

Biden official accuses Trump administration of 'sabotage,' following a string of controversial foreign policy decisions in the final days of the presidency

Summary List Placement A member of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team has said that recent foreign policy moves by President Donald Trump's administration "feel like... Read more ...

Joe Biden said his Cabinet would be 'the most diverse in history.' We ran...

Joe Biden said his Cabinet would be 'the most diverse in history.' We ran the numbers on 7 different metrics to see how diverse his staff really is

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden is pushing for diversity in his administration, saying his Cabinet would "look like the country" and be the most diverse in... Read more ...

Nestle recalls more than 760,000 pounds of Hot Pockets because they might...

Nestle recalls more than 760,000 pounds of Hot Pockets because they might contain bits of plastic and glass

Summary List Placement Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling about 762,615 pepperoni Hot Pocket products because they may contain "pieces of glass and hard plastic," the USDA... Read more ...

OpenAI's text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator

OpenAI's text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator

DALL-E brings AI one step closer to human-like creativity, and the images it generates could seed all kinds of new ideas. Read more ...

A medical exam is part of the life insurance underwriting process, and it...

A medical exam is part of the life insurance underwriting process, and it can lower the premiums you'll pay

Summary List Placement Traditional life insurance policies include a medical exam as part of the underwriting process. The medical exam is paid for by the insurance company and... Read more ...

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets

Angel Garcia, a single father approved for a mortgage loan of $300,000, had high hopes in early 2020 of finding a house he could afford in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. Read more ...

Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion for cybersecurity...

Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion for cybersecurity and IT hidden at the end - and experts say it's critical for the nation's recovery

Summary List Placement On Thursday night, the Biden-Harris administration released plans for a nearly $2 trillion spending package for pandemic relief and economic recovery... Read more ...

Progressives want Joe Biden's inauguration team to be more transparent

Progressives want Joe Biden's inauguration team to be more transparent

Summary List Placement When Joe Biden becomes president Wednesday, it'll be the high point of numerous inaugural festivities , most of them virtual or made-for-TV because of... Read more ...

Taco Bell fans are demanding the chain bring back Mexican Pizza after...

Taco Bell fans are demanding the chain bring back Mexican Pizza after announcing the return of potatoes. Here's why a top Taco Bell exec says not to give up hope

Summary List Placement Taco Bell cut the Mexican Pizza from menus back in November, but some fans now have renewed hope that it might come back soon. The Mexican Pizza was one... Read more ...