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A San Francisco neighborhood threw a mini-festival to celebrate a public toilet that cost $200,000 instead of $1.7 million

A San Francisco neighborhood threw a mini-festival to celebrate a public...

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San Francisco celebrated a new public loo with a mini-carnival complete with games, lemonade, and a live band.The public toilet initially cost $1.7 million with a multi-year deadline but had its price slashed to $200,000.Its installation marks the end of a yearslong controversy over the rising cost of public works. Thanks for signing up! Access…
A millennial with side hustles as a startup founder booking 6 figures and a professional dancer shares her tips for balancing both

A millennial with side hustles as a startup founder booking 6...

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When Danielle Schulz has rehearsal at The Metropolitan Opera, she starts her commute from Philadelphia to New York City at 7 a.m.The 36-year-old professional dancer catches up on work emails on the train, picks up an egg sandwich at her favorite New York breakfast cart, then heads to ballet class. Sometimes she doesn't arrive back…
Russia’s economic strength will last another 18 months before unraveling as Putin grapples with policy ‘trilemma,’ think tank says

Russia’s economic strength will last another 18 months before unraveling as...

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Russia's economic strength could last another year-and-a-half before it starts to fade, according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.The Washington DC-based think tank pointed to the nation's show of defiance amid its invasion of Ukraine, with the Russian economy still strong despite rising military costs and Western trade restrictions. The International Monetary Fund has…
I’m a former JP Morgan exec who now works to distribute basic income payments to those in need. Here’s why I do it.

I’m a former JP Morgan exec who now works to distribute...

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This is an As Told To essay based on a conversation with Wole Coaxum, the founder and CEO of MoCaFi, a B Corporation that has distributed over $52 million worth of guaranteed basic income payments nationwide. It has been edited for length and clarity.I was very fortunate in my career to be one of the…
TikTok has become a pseudo-shopping channel, and Gen Z has had enough

TikTok has become a pseudo-shopping channel, and Gen Z has had...

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In a recent TikTok, a content creator expressed some frustrations with her fellow influencers.Manrika Khaira said TikTok used to be a fun place to be, with trends, dynamic discussions with other creators, and hilarious jokes.But it's morphed into a pseudo-shopping channel, she said."I'm seeing some of my favorite creators promoting products that they know don't…
Trump’s stock bust came even quicker than I expected

Trump’s stock bust came even quicker than I expected

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Trump Media & Technology Group, which owns the conservative Twitter clone Truth Social, went public via SPAC in late March. (For those not familiar, a SPAC, or special-purpose acquisition company, is a shell company that goes public with the intention of buying an actual company later. In the Trump case, the shell company Digital World…
People in China are so spooked about the economy that even the weak yuan isn’t stopping them from buying more gold

People in China are so spooked about the economy that even...

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Gold prices have hit record highs, thanks to global uncertainties and expectations of central bank rate cuts.China's consumers and its central bank are snapping up gold, even as a falling yuan makes the metal pricier.Other central banks around the world are also buying gold to diversify their holdings. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite…
A Gen Xer who got $250,000 in student loans forgiven said he can now finally start saving for retirement — and consider his dream of studying in India

A Gen Xer who got $250,000 in student loans forgiven said...

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Joel Lambdin, 49, received $250,000 in student-loan forgiveness in January.It's a result of the Education Department's one-time account adjustments.┬áLambdin said the relief will allow him to save for retirement while considering longer term dreams. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. download the app Joel…
Here’s why economists are so worried about soaring US debt levels

Here’s why economists are so worried about soaring US debt levels

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The government's soaring debt balance poses problems for the US economy. Those include higher inflation, greater market volatility, and a lower quality of life for Americans. Slowing the pace of borrowing is critical for the future, economists told Business Insider. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on…
Taylor Swift’s name is popping up on Wall Street earnings calls thanks to her massive impact on the US economy

Taylor Swift’s name is popping up on Wall Street earnings calls...

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Taylor Swift's impact on the economy is having a positive impact on individual companies. Swift's name has been popping up on Wall Street earnings calls recently, often referencing how she's helped business performance. Detailed below are five times Swift has been mentioned by companies in recent months. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics…

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