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U.S. Stocks End a Dismal, Volatile Year on a Bright Note — TIME

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade.After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply after early October, leaving them all in the red for the year.… via … Continue reading U.S. Stocks End a Dismal, Volatile Year on a Bright Note — TIME

Chinese Internet Court Uses Blockchain To Combat Online Plagiarism

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How To Extract Business Value From Data Science: It’s All About The Teamwork – Jack Soat

To make an impact at the enterprise level, the data science group can’t work in isolation, said Ian Swanson, Oracle vice president of machine learning and artificial intelligence product development, during a presentation at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference. “In order to do data science right, it has to be a team sport,” said Swanson, … Continue reading How To Extract Business Value From Data Science: It’s All About The Teamwork – Jack Soat

Here’s How Bloomberg Should Have Spent His $1.8B For Economic Mobility – Allison Dulin Salisbury

As soon as news hit of Michael Bloomberg’s latest donation to Johns Hopkins University, the praise—and the critiques—started rolling in. If you missed it, the billionaire and former New York City mayor announced last week that he would be giving $1.8 billion to his alma mater to increase need-based financial aid for low- and middle-income … Continue reading Here’s How Bloomberg Should Have Spent His $1.8B For Economic Mobility – Allison Dulin Salisbury

The Philippines Per Capita GDP Has Reached An All-Time High Under Duterte – Panos Mourdoukoutas

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has a terrible human rights record. But the average Filipino is doing better under Duterte. When it comes to per-capita gross domestic product (GDP), that is. That’s a measure of the total output of a country divided by the number of people in that country. The Philippines’ per-capita GDP was last … Continue reading The Philippines Per Capita GDP Has Reached An All-Time High Under Duterte – Panos Mourdoukoutas

The Scariest Economic Chart In The World Right Now May Come From China – Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Move over, U.S. economy: The real action in global forecasting these days lies in figuring out what is happening in the world’s second largest economic powerhouse, China.Wall Street is increasingly worried about slowing growth in foreign economies despite strong economic numbers at home. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, too, recently identified weakening overseas economies as … Continue reading The Scariest Economic Chart In The World Right Now May Come From China – Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sales Hit Another High, But It’s Not Time To Celebrate Yet – Andria Cheng

The American sport of deal hunting and conspicuous consumption has again been on display with the onset of Black Friday doorbuster deals followed by Cyber Monday promotions enticing consumers to open their wallets and officially kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season.On Cyber Monday, an occasion the industry invented to encourage online shopping, American consumers were on … Continue reading Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sales Hit Another High, But It’s Not Time To Celebrate Yet – Andria Cheng

How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes & a Global Software Sweatshop – Nathan Vardi

From an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover is searching the globe for software engineers. Crossover is looking for anyone who can commit to a 40- or 50-hour workweek, but it has no interest in full-time employees. It wants contract … Continue reading How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes & a Global Software Sweatshop – Nathan Vardi

How Business Can Make An Exponential Difference In The Lives Of Students – Lisa Dughi

We know how much of a difference one person can make in another’s life. But what if your goals are loftier than reaching just one person? What if you want to make a difference in the lives of a hundred, a thousand, or more? There are millions of young people across this country that need … Continue reading How Business Can Make An Exponential Difference In The Lives Of Students – Lisa Dughi

The Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur Who Built A $14 Million Mobile VAS Content Business – Mfonobong Nsehe

Nigerian-born serial entrepreneur John Orajiaka, 43, is the founder of Adnol Multimedia a $14 million (annual revenues) Pan-African value-added telecommunication service provider. Active in more than ten African countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, Cameroon, Rwanda and Swaziland, Adnol Multimedia provides everything from basic messaging and voice applications to digital lifestyle solutions using short codes … Continue reading The Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur Who Built A $14 Million Mobile VAS Content Business – Mfonobong Nsehe

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