Wells Fargo aggressive with consumers, careful with companies

While Wells Fargo branch employees aggressively pressured consumers to sign up for new accounts, commercial bankers adopted a relatively stingy approach to lending money to companies. While Wells Fargo branch employees aggressively pressured consumers to sign up for new accounts, commercial bankers adopted a relatively stingy approach to lending money to companies. Wells Fargo CEO […]

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Walmart To Cut 20% Of Leadership Staff: Breaking News

Walmart is in the process of cutting 20% of its leadership staff above store level, as reported by a field executive for the retailer. Within the next three weeks, the company will reduce its total number of regional markets from 450 to 350, which will eliminate approximately 300 executive positions by the beginning of October. […]

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2 German grocery chains are preparing to take over the US — and Kroger should be terrified

Customers flock to the opening of a new Lidl store.Business Insider/Hayley Peterson German grocery chains Aldi and Lidl are gearing up for a major US expansion with lower prices than Kroger or Walmart. Kroger’s prices on private label items are roughly 31% higher than those of Aldi or Lidl, according to channel checks done in Virginia and […]

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Launch Summit Brings Startup Experts Straight to Your Laptop

It’s a radical concept that may seem too good to be true. A 100 percent virtual and completely free conference? But a Charleston, South Carolina-based startup is making the concept a reality this month. Launchpeer, a high-growth tech consultancy, is hosting the inaugural Launch Summit beginning September 18th. The event is 100 percent online and […]

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North Korea Threatens U.S. Over Haley’s `Hysteric Fit’ at UN

(Bloomberg) — North Korea said the U.S. will “pay dearly” after its United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said the isolated nation was “begging for war,” again ratcheting up tensions as world leaders consider a fresh round of sanctions. Describing Haley’s comments to the UN this week as a “hysteric fit,” a commentary by the state-run […]

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Parched Jordan starts growing vegetables in desert

The Sahara Forest Project near Jordan’s Aqaba aims to produce 130 tonnes of organic vegetables a year Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90-percent desert, on Thursday launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water. King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended […]

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The Art Of The Elevator Pitch: 4 Tips For Making An Impression

Mastering the art of delivering an effective elevator pitch can make or break you as an entrepreneur. From pitching your idea to a potential business partner, to convincing a key investor to come on board, or winning over your first client, there’s a lot on the line when it’s time to make a pitch. While […]

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Trump administration announces end of immigration protection program for ‘dreamers’

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that allows younger undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation, calling the program unconstitutional but offering a partial delay to give Congress a chance to address the issue. The decision, after weeks of intense deliberation between President Trump […]

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Is Freemasonry a Religion?

Masonic Connections with the Occult and Conspiracy Theories sailko/Wikimedia Commons The Freemasons are primarily a fraternal order and, contrary to conspiracy theories, it is not a religion or particularly clandestine. Members join for the purposes of socializing and networking, and the organization itself commonly expresses its purpose is to “make good men better.” Masonic Initiation […]

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Investors are sinking hundreds of millions into a technology that could revolutionize the way we eat

Inside Plenty, a Silicon Valley-based urban farming startup that scored the largest ag-tech investment in history. In the largest agriculture-tech funding round in history, vertical farming startup Plenty attracted $200 millionPlenty will use the investment to build more farms around the worldSome experts say the investment could make the indoor farming industry more viable as […]

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