Month: April 2019

Will Realtors Disappear? Propy Inc The traditionally stale real estate industry is starting to evolve faster due to advancements in automation and new technologies such as AI and blockchain. These technologies bring the opportunity to tackle the well-known inefficiencies of the real estate sector. As a result of these changes, real estate agents will need
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Vanguard Group, the globe’s second-largest asset manager, announced Thursday plans to allocate a fraction of its vast voting powers on corporate boards to outside fund supervisors that control more than $470 billion of its holdings. Firms that manage Vanguard’s active equity funds will soon receive approval to vote on some of the important decisions in
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The Sullivan club chair has clean, modern lines and an exposed wood dowel style base Verellen Tom Verellen shudders as he describes a young parent changing a baby on sofa. “Today’s consumers are so much more sophisticated about the environment and how it affects them: they eat organic food, they try to reduce their carbon
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Against a backdrop of plentiful jobs and an early-year surge in the stock market, Americans’ financial happiness has hit a new high. The American Institute of CPA’s quarterly Personal Financial Satisfaction Index, released Thursday, is up 11% from the previous reading and 27% higher than a year ago. “People are feeling more comfortable with their
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Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker wants to help Americans with their personal finance. Black Americans, in particular. Booker’s so-called baby bonds proposal, which has quickly become a centerpiece of the New Jersey senator’s campaign, would provide every child born in the U.S. with a $1,000 savings account. Each year, the government would automatically deposit up
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Officials from the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office in Florida have been interviewing customers of JetSmarter about the private jet company’s business practices and communications, according to JetSmarter customers. The scope and nature of the inquiries are unclear. In a statement to CNBC from JetSmarter and its new owner Vista Global, the company denied JetSmarter
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday said too many Wall Street watchers assumed that businesses’ first quarter earnings results would be horrid and now the stock market is rallying on companies besting expectations. Analysts based their 2019 predictions on the Federal Reserve-induced fourth-quarter sell-off and prolonged U.S.-China trade war, but never revised their outlooks as the
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Americans are more optimistic than they’ve been in years about life in retirement. Yet one question remains: Will they have enough money? According to a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, confidence among U.S. workers has rebounded to pre-recession levels, with more than two-thirds (67%) saying they are very or somewhat confident they’ll
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Philanthropist Melinda Gates is calling on religious and political leaders to embrace the role that birth control can play in helping lift families out of poverty. “No country in the last 50 years has escaped poverty without making sure that women have access, voluntary access, to contraceptives,” the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates
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Exterior of The Synagogue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. FLATS Cedar Street Recently opened in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, The Synagogue (5029 N. Kenmore Ave.) marks one of the latest adaptive reuse projects from Chicago-based FLATS®, a Cedar Street Company. The award-winning FLATS Chicago first made a name for itself as a leader in developing stylish micro units.* Over the
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Billionaire philanthropist and former tech executive Melinda Gates is urging parents in the United States to vaccinate their children because it “saves lives.” In an interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick that aired Wednesday, Gates said she is “very frustrated” by the growing misinformation efforts of anti-vaccination activists, a vocal fringe in the U.S. who oppose
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