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291 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"After this week's strong Jobs Report, it's becoming conventional wisdom that the economy is heating up for real this time. After numerous false starts and disappointments since the financial crisis, it appears we've kicked into a higher gear. A stron..."

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"While startup founders are typically optimistic both about their technologies and the future, a new survey of startups in 2015 from First Round Capital found a surprising number of founders who are expecting fundraising to get a lot harder in the nex..."

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513 words • intermediate • 4 years, 5 months ago
"Not all jobs are equally easy to fill. It’s an obvious point, but one that sometimes gets missed in the debate over whether the American economy is suffering from a “skills gap.” Companies complain that there is a shortage of talent, economists count..."
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127 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower, led by steep declines in energy companies as the price oil takes another tumble. The price of oil sank below $30 Friday a barrel and is trading at the lowest level since 2003. The sharp slump in crude from ove..."
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155 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"The Chicago Board Options Exchange's volatility index, which is commonly known as the Vix or the 'Fear Index', just hit a 2015 high. The Vix, whichusesoption prices to gauge expectations of volatility, jumped 27.9% to 24.48 in trading Friday. That is..."

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127 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower, led by steep declines in energy companies as the price oil takes another tumble. The price of oil sank below $30 Friday a barrel and is trading at the lowest level since 2003. The sharp slump in crude from ove..."
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157 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Yesterday, news broke that office space provider WeWork is raising a new round that will value the company at $17 billion. This flies in the face of recent talk about a popping tech bubble and dying billion-dollar "unicorns." But perhaps this isn't a..."

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152 words • intermediate • 3 years, 7 months ago
"The premise of experiential marketing is to create a closer bond between the consumer and the brand by immersing them in a fun and memorable experience. If a branded event stirs positive emotions in people then they are more likely to associate those..."

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127 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower, led by steep declines in energy companies as the price oil takes another tumble. The price of oil sank below $30 Friday a barrel and is trading at the lowest level since 2003. The sharp slump in crude from ove..."
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127 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower, led by steep declines in energy companies as the price oil takes another tumble. The price of oil sank below $30 Friday a barrel and is trading at the lowest level since 2003. The sharp slump in crude from ove..."
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112 words • advanced • 3 years ago
startups
"Business incubators have been around since the 1950s. Typically attached to universities, these entities offered a proving ground with back-office resources for fledgling entrepreneurs. Now a new breed of incubator, catering mainly to technology type..."

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265 words • intermediate • 4 years, 6 months ago
"It's a quiet week for the economy. After last week's whirlwind, there's decidedly less data coming out over the next few days. But today we get a survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) that you should get excited about. ..."
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345 words • intermediate • 3 years ago
business
"FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Markets are waiting for the European Central Bank to announce Thursday that it will unleash another round of monetary stimulus for the eurozone's shaky economy.The ECB could cut the interest rate on deposits by commercial ba..."
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317 words • intermediate • 2 years, 8 months ago
business
"Businesses in the Asia Pacific region, including those that are here in the Philippines, will face major changes in the span of five years amid the fast-evolving technology and its growing role to the corporate world but not even half of these firms ..."

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293 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
agriculture
"Washington: Falling numbers of wild bees and other pollinating insects are hurting global agriculture, a study released on Thursday found. Managed populations of pollinators are less effective at fertilizing plants than wild ones, the researchers sa..."
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280 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
글로벌 은행들 실적 추락…경기악화ㆍ저금리ㆍ유가하락 영향 Global banks haven't been doing so well in the face of weak global growth and falling commodity ...
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"Economists and central bankers hate deflation because of "deflationary spirals." A "deflationary spiral" occurs when lower prices cause consumers to wait for even lower prices, creating excess production capacity, excess inventory, and ever-lower pri..."
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199 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"The pace of home sales is off sharply from a year ago, but strip away “distressed” sales–foreclosures and short sales–and the picture looks much brighter. Existing-home sales rose 4.9% in May to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million, the ..."
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215 words • advanced • 4 years, 1 month ago
"Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's finance minister, has reportedly said that the European Central Bank's low interest rates will allow the country to balance its budget beyond 2015. The news will dash hopes of any possible deficit-funded stimulus from the..."
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231 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
it
"Applying an intelligent transportation system (ITS) into the highway network in north Vietnam was discussed during a seminar in Hanoi on August 20. Vietnam plans to build 2,500 kilometres of highways by 2020 and 6,400 kilometres by 2030, 700 kilomet..."

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