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UK online lender Zopa valued at $1 billion in SoftBank-led funding round

37 minutes ago   |   CNBC

British online lending start-up Zopa has raised $300 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, adding to the soaring investment flowing into European fintech.
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Primer raises $50M at a $425M valuation for a framework designed to help merchants build more powerful payment flows

1 hour ago   |   Tech Crunch

Primer - a UK startup that has built a drag-and-drop framework to help merchants easily build payment stacks to sell online - has seen rapid take-up of its services in the 20...
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The Inflation Rate Formula & How to Calculate It

The Inflation Rate Formula & How to Calculate It

3 hours ago   |   Mint

You might've heard your grandparents talk about how the prices of goods and services used to be way cheaper, and you might have imagined how great it would've been to pay 5...
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Government investment on the decline: U.S. government fixed asset investments are shrinking as a fraction of GDP

Government investment on the decline:  U.S. government fixed asset investments are shrinking as a fraction of GDP

4 hours ago   |   FRED

One role of government is to invest in public infrastructure: roads, bridges, public water and sewage, the military, etc. The FRED graph above shows this investment in fixed...
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Ford invests $316M to build electric power units at UK transmission facility

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Ford Motor Company is investing $316 million to transform its Halewood, UK vehicle transmission facility into an electric power unit plant, making it Ford's first EV component...
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Facebook tests cross-posting your Facebook feed posts to Instagram

Facebook tests cross-posting your Facebook feed posts to Instagram

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Facebook already allows users to cross-post their Instagram Stories and Reels to Facebook. Now it's testing a new feature that would see posts flowing in the other direction...
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Aiven snags $60M investment on $2B valuation, up from $800M in March

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Aiven , a Finnish startup that helps companies combine various open source technologies with public cloud infrastructure resources, announced a $60 million investment on a $2...
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What is ROI? This simple metric can offer greater insight into the profitability of the assets in your portfolio

5 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Return on investment, or ROI, is a widely used financial ratio that measures the profit or loss from an investment relative to the amount of money initially put into it. Alyssa...
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Bitcoin investing could get boost from exchange-traded fund

5 hours ago   |   Finance Commerce   |   2 articles

ProShares said Monday it plans to launch the country's first exchange-traded fund linked to Bitcoin.
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Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

5 hours ago   |   Stl Today   |   2 articles

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next ten years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation...
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A side by side comparison of ship congestion off the Port of Long Beach in 2019 and 2021. Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite imagery The Port of Long Beach is home to a backlog of... Read more ...

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The EV Supply Chain Has a Well-Kept Secret

Scientists are now playing with battery architecture and chemicals to make ambitious bets on what may ultimately lead to a more realistic path to mass electrification. Read more ...

UK online lender Zopa valued at $1 billion in SoftBank-led funding round

British online lending start-up Zopa has raised $300 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, adding to the soaring investment flowing into European fintech. Read more ...

Singapore-based Geniebook's personalized learning platform raises $16.6M...

Singapore-based Geniebook's personalized learning platform raises $16.6M Series A

Founded in 2017, Geniebook is a Singapore-based learning platform that uses a combination of machine learning and human teacheres to personalize each student's education. The... Read more ...

Amazon seeks to hire nearly 7K seasonal workers in Nevada

Retail giant Amazon is looking to hire nearly 7,000 seasonal employees across Nevada - mostly in Las Vegas - in anticipation of a busy holiday shopping season. Read more ...

Clark County looks to buy south Strip land near airport for $55M

The Clark County Commission is scheduled to consider a proposal for the Department of Aviation to purchase around 17.3 acres of mostly vacant real estate across from Mandalay Bay. Read more ...

Primer raises $50M at a $425M valuation for a framework designed to help...

Primer - a UK startup that has built a drag-and-drop framework to help merchants easily build payment stacks to sell online - has seen rapid take-up of its services in the 20... Read more ...

Scopely Buys SPE's GSN Games For $1 Billion

Sony Pictures Entertainment is selling its GSN Games unit for $1 billion to mobile-first publisher Scopely, and keeping a minority stake. The 14-year-old division has hugely... Read more ...

China still has room for some stimulus if needed, says economist

Tian Zhu from the China Europe International Business School discusses policy options for China's central bank in the wake of problems in the property market, which he says is... Read more ...