Month: July 2021

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor on Friday defended his enterprise software company’s debt-financed purchases of bitcoin, telling CNBC he sees buying the cryptocurrency right now as comparable to investing in Facebook in the social network’s early days. “We’ve got $2.2 billion of debt and we pay about 1.5% interest, and we have a very long time
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When Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon customers for essentially paying for his first trip to space, he apparently wasn’t talking to Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teen who joined the billionaire on Blue Origin’s inaugural passenger spaceflight. That’s because the 18-year-old Daemen says he’s never actually ordered anything on Amazon before. Daemen, who became the youngest person
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The green paste you’ve been eating with your sushi isn’t really wasabi. If you check the ingredients on the packet, you might see a mixture of sweetener, horseradish and perhaps a small percentage of the real thing. Real wasabi is hard to come across and it can cost $250 per kilo. So what actually is
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The disappointing valuation of WeWork and the poor performance of Uber and Slack on the stock market are raising concerns that the world’s largest tech investor could be in trouble. Mercedes Ruehl from the FT’s Tech Scroll Asia newsletter explains why. Read ‘SoftBank to ”double down” on WeWork investment’ with one free article: https://on.ft.com/33SUlkB. Take
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Berlin is becoming a “Sponge City” designed to tackle two issues – heat and flooding – by imitating nature. Video by Gloria Kurnik https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-08-18/sponge-city-making-berlin-cooler-video ———- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com
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Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images The IRS began issuing another 1.5 million tax refunds this week to people who received unemployment benefits in 2020. That adds to the nearly 9 million refunds, worth about $10 billion, the agency sent since May. Funds delivered by direct deposit this week started hitting bank accounts on Wednesday, and
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Cavan Images | Cavan | Getty Images Covid-19 prompted many women to leave the workforce. That’s because many women were forced to choose between working and taking care of their children and families amid a pandemic often opted for the latter. The difference in earnings and career prospects can be seen immediately. And it could
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