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How to Deal With the Rental Car Crunch

2 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The pandemic has wreaked havoc in the rental car industry, leading to a shortage of cars and sticker shock for travelers. Here are some tips for finding an affordable one.
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Meet Virtual Reality, Your New Physical Therapist

2 minutes ago   |   NY Times

While use of the gaming technology for improving physical ailments is still in the early stages, it shows promise - and it's fun.
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Boris Johnson in lobbying scandal as leaked texts reveal he promised to 'fix' tax issue for James Dyson

Boris Johnson in lobbying scandal as leaked texts reveal he promised to 'fix' tax issue for James Dyson

6 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally texted a billionaire entrepreneur to assure him that he would "fix" a tax issue for his company, as the ongoing...
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UK startup Causal raises $4.2M to kill Excel with a better number-crunching app

14 minutes ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Excel and Google Sheets can only address pure ‘number crunching' in a limited way. A new UK startup, Causal hopes to tackle this issue and has now raised a $4.2 million seed...
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Russia on course to keep global grain supplies high despite export cap

Russia on course to keep global grain supplies high despite export cap

42 minutes ago   |   RT

Exports of Russian wheat and meslin flour more than doubled in January-February when compared with the same period of 2020, amounting to 7.59 million tons, according to the...
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Global stocks wobble as concerns of rising COVID-19 virus cases overshadow robust earnings

Global stocks wobble as concerns of rising COVID-19 virus cases overshadow robust earnings

44 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Summary List Placement Global stocks were trading lower on Wednesday, as investors weighed up the potential economic impact of rising coronavirus cases across multiple regions...
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Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

1 hour ago   |   Tech Crunch

The last five years have seen a plethora of fintech applications in Nigeria grow at an astonishing rate. But most of these companies and developers find it difficult to access...
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Rep. Marie Newman and her husband are packing their stock portfolio with COVID-19 vaccine makers and other pandemic-sensitive companies

Rep. Marie Newman and her husband are packing their stock portfolio with COVID-19 vaccine makers and other pandemic-sensitive companies

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Jim Newman, husband to freshman Democrat Rep. Marie Newman of Illinois, has bought and sold numerous pandemic-affected stocks since January, according to...
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We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck delivery payments startup Deliverect used to raise $65 million

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck delivery payments startup Deliverect used to raise $65 million

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement Delivery payments startup Deliverect has raised $65 million in its second funding round during the pandemic. The Belgian startup connects the likes of...
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Asian shares slide as virus casts shadow over recovery

1 hour ago   |   Chron

BANGKOK - Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower for a second straight day, led by drops in technology companies and banks. Worsening coronavirus...
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Global stocks wobble as concerns of rising COVID-19 virus cases overshadow...

Global stocks wobble as concerns of rising COVID-19 virus cases overshadow robust earnings

Summary List Placement Global stocks were trading lower on Wednesday, as investors weighed up the potential economic impact of rising coronavirus cases across multiple regions... Read more ...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck delivery payments startup...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck delivery payments startup Deliverect used to raise $65 million

Summary List Placement Delivery payments startup Deliverect has raised $65 million in its second funding round during the pandemic. The Belgian startup connects the likes of... Read more ...

New Zealand to consolidate health care into national service

New Zealand to consolidate health care into national service

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand announced Wednesday it will consolidate its fragmented health care system into a national service similar to the one revered by many in... Read more ...

Daily Crunch: Apple announces a new iPad Pro and much more

Daily Crunch: Apple announces a new iPad Pro and much more

Apple announces new devices, Amazon opens a hair salon and Venmo adds cryptocurrency support. This is your Daily Crunch for April 20, 2021. The big story: Apple announces a new... Read more ...

Apple event fails to save the company's stock from broader market sell-off

Apple event fails to save the company's stock from broader market sell-off

Today's Apple event, chock-full of the company's products that will help decide whether the company meets, exceeds or undershoots Wall Street expectations for its future growth... Read more ...

Companies continue to prioritize AI and cloud for innovation investment...

Companies continue to prioritize AI and cloud for innovation investment, according to the latest Transforming Business poll

Contactless payment with facial recognition technology. Getty Images Cloud and AI top the list of innovation investments by companies according to the latest Transforming... Read more ...

Apple's new iPad Pro is the best explanation for why we'll never see a...

Apple's new iPad Pro is the best explanation for why we'll never see a touchscreen MacBook

Summary List Placement Apple's iPad Pro has always seemed like an alternative to the laptop. After all, it has a laptop-sized screen, it's designed to work best with a... Read more ...

Betterment checking and cash reserve review: Get cash back and high interest...

Betterment checking and cash reserve review: Get cash back and high interest rates

Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky Should you use Betterment? You might like Betterment if you... You might not like Betterment if you... Are comfortable... Read more ...

$4 billion Clubhouse keeps raising more money, but its monthly installs are...

$4 billion Clubhouse keeps raising more money, but its monthly installs are slipping. Something's gotta give

Summary List Placement The rocketship-growth of audio app Clubhouse is starting to sputter. The number of monthly app installs worldwide fell dramatically last month, to 2.7... Read more ...

Foxconn deal with Wisconsin lowers tax breaks to $80 million

Foxconn deal with Wisconsin lowers tax breaks to $80 million

MADISON, Wis. - Foxconn Technology Group will be eligible for just $80 million in taxpayer subsidies under a new contract signed Tuesday, down from nearly $3 billion it could... Read more ...