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3 Dividend Investing Tips That Can Earn You Thousands
There are factors far more important than yield when it comes to picking good dividend-paying stocks.
Sep 18, 2019 23:59 UTC Business Read More

UofSC continues to offer digital-based mental health to students for 2019-2020 year
A digital platform is back for another year at the University of South Carolina that's designed to connect students to mental health counseling in a way that…
Sep 18, 2019 23:41 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Amazon Alexa now accepting 2020 candidate donations, but expert warns against using feature
Want to see your favorite 2020 candidate on the next debate stage? Now you have the option of donating to their campaign through e-commerce giant Amazon's…
Sep 18, 2019 23:40 UTC Business Read More

New nonprofit seeks to employ people with disabilities Washington Daily News
A new Beaufort County nonprofit has a powerful mission: providing employment and public interaction for local people with physical and mental disabilities.
Sep 18, 2019 23:30 UTC Jobs Read More

AI can't offer protection from 'deepfakes,' new report says
Artificial intelligence-based solutions may not be able to save us from deceptively altered videos, known as deepfakes, according to a new report from Data and…
Sep 18, 2019 23:29 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

SEC Charges Token Sale Platform For Illegal $14M Securities Offering
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an illegal securities offering…
Sep 18, 2019 23:14 UTC Business Read More

Richard Kind Enters Virtual Reality in ‘Auggie’
Over the past three decades, Richard Kind has worked steadily in theater and on screen, amassing more than 230 credits in film and television, including.
Sep 18, 2019 23:13 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Saultite recognized as One to Watch by Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
Skritswap Inc. founder and CEO named one of five to receive the award in 2019.
Sep 18, 2019 22:59 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

AB5: Newsom signs bill rewriting California employment law
California businesses will soon face new limits in their use of independent contractors under a closely watched proposal signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom…
Sep 18, 2019 22:55 UTC Jobs Read More

Peter Berger: What has been will be again
Editor's note: This commentary is by Peter Berger, who has taught English and history for 30 years and writes “Poor Elijah's Almanack.” The column appears in…
Sep 18, 2019 22:54 UTC Health-Care Read More

Two Arrested for ‘Old-Fashioned Shakedown’ of Cryptocurrency Startup
U.S. authorities arrested two men for allegedly threatening to destroy a crypto startup after demanding millions of dollars in a shakedown.
Sep 18, 2019 22:44 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Two Arrested for ‘Old-Fashioned Shakedown’ of Cryptocurrency Startup
Authorities in the United States have arrested two individuals who allegedly threatened to destroy a startup crypto company if they were not paid millions of…
Sep 18, 2019 22:44 UTC Business Read More

Climate change: Why Bill McKibben keeps fighting after 30 years
Bill McKibben in 2015. McKibben's organization is helping to plan this week's Global Climate Strike. File photo by John Herrick/VTDigger. The Deeper Dig is a…
Sep 18, 2019 22:40 UTC Health-Care Read More

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say
A panel of scientists issued new nutritional guidelines for children on Wednesday, describing in detail what they should be allowed to drink in the first years of…
Sep 18, 2019 22:31 UTC Health Read More

Amid compression in recordkeeper industry, one start-up is banking on its technology to buck the trend
Consolidation of recordkeeper *service* providers to the defined contribution market may not yet be as torrid as some early predictions, but it's happening.
Sep 18, 2019 22:21 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Why FedEx Tanked by 13% on September 18
FedEx (FDX) stock fell sharply today after releasing its Q1 earnings on Tuesday after the bell. FDX's adjusted earnings per share fell 11.8% YoY to $3.05.
Sep 18, 2019 22:20 UTC Business Read More

Why FedEx Tanked by 13% on September 18
FedEx (FDX) stock fell sharply today after releasing its Q1 earnings on Tuesday after the bell. FDX's adjusted earnings per share fell 11.8% YoY to $3.05.
Sep 18, 2019 22:20 UTC Markets Read More

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Quantum Computing, Blockchain
Ginni Rometty, chair, president and chief executive officer at IBM, discusses quantum computing and blockchain. She speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde…
Sep 18, 2019 22:19 UTC Computing Read More

Microsoft to Buy Back Up to $40 Billion in Stock
The software giant also said it plans to raise its dividend 11%, as the company maintains its record of sharing its flood of cash with shareholders.
Sep 18, 2019 22:17 UTC Computing Read More

International Space Station Visible Tonight Over Western Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A bright object will be visible in the Western Pennsylvania sky tonight. Wednesday evening's clear skies will provide an opportunity to…
Sep 18, 2019 22:17 UTC Science Read More

Tribe XR Launches its VR DJ School on Oculus Quest with a Mission to Help Aspiring DJs Become Performing Artists
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tribe XR, the immersive skills training platform, launches its DJ School on Oculus Quest, harnessing Virtual Reality to…
Sep 18, 2019 22:13 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Y Combinator, Ginkgo Bioworks partner for synthetic biology startups
Y Combinator and Ginkgo Bioworks unveiled a deal to give startups access to tools in exchange for equity. The goal: disrupt the $5 trillion chemical…
Sep 18, 2019 22:12 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Eight Tips For Using The New Steam Library
Yesterday, Steam's first big library overhaul in eons entered open beta. The *fresh* coat of paint and (virtual) new shelves make for welcome additions, but it's…
Sep 18, 2019 21:59 UTC Technology Read More



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