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We asked over 150 VCs if they are doing remote deals. Here’s what they said. | VentureBeat

40% of firms confirmed they have already done a fully remote deal as a result of restrictions put in place due to COVID-19.

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Why Successful Entrepreneurs Like Mark Cuban and Reed Hastings Believe in Lying to Yourself | Inc.

They embrace the entrepreneur's contradiction: Balancing an unjustifiable confidence in the future with a cold, hard view of the present.

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Darth Vaders & Toxic Employees - Workplace Coach Blog

In the end, it may not be the pandemic, a bad economy or tough competition that takes your company down, it might be a handful of managers and employees who make everyone else miserable. You’ve met them. “Darth” who doesn’t hesitate to offer caust

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    Employee Fakes COVID To Get 2 Weeks Off - Workplace Coach Blog

    When your employee or coworker calls to let you know he tested positive for COVID, you respond immediately with sympathy and worry, and then spring into action and offer what help you can. If you are his employer, you tell your employee to take care of hi

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    Congress Looking at Narrowed Perimeters for Distributing Remaining PPP Funding

    Lawmakers are considering stricter perimeters for small businesses to qualify for the second round of PPP funding. Lawmakers will iron out the specifics of these restrictions, upon returning from recess on July 20

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    A plan to redesign the internet could make apps that no one controls

    In 1996 John Perry Barlow, cofounder of internet rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote “A declaration of the independence of cyberspace.” It begins: “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come f

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    Venture Capital Is Not The Funding Reality Of Most Startups—Here’s What Is

    In reality, less than 1% of startups get investment capital. Don't worry, you have many other funding options.

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    US Can Continue Workplace Reopenings Safely Despite Rise in CCP Virus Cases: Labor Secretary

    Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said on Sunday that the US can move forward in workplaces reopening those there're more new COVID-19 cases reported.

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    If you're self-employed, here's how you can get a tax break for your home office

    If you work a side hustle from home, you can get a tax break for new business-related supplies like a new laptop or printer.

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    COVID-19: How to Create a New Normal | Workplace Coach Blog

    Join Dr. Lynne Curry as she helps explain how to create a new normal in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    How to Make Layoffs with Heart: Three Questions | Workplace Coach Blog

    Join Dr. Lynne Curry as she helps three different people understand how to make layoffs with heart.

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    Who's the REAL person? - Workplace Coach Blog

    You thought the job applicant knocked it out of the park with his resume and his answers to your interview questions. You interviewed the references he provided. Do you make the offer? Not so fast. Have you checked out the real person behind the resume an

    Business & Finance | Covid-19 changing the future of work

    Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 econom

    Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, it’s apparen

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      What It Takes to Launch a Successful Online Clothing Brand in 2020

      If you have the right drive, know-how and positioning, you can start a business that will do well for years to come.

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      Dow caps off best quarter since 1987 as strong economic data drives gains | Markets Insider

      US stocks rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected economic data outweighed mounting concern over a second wave of COVID-19 cases. The Dow Jones ...

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      The PPP Ends Today. Here's What's Next | Inc.

      The latest bill wending its way through Congress is a much more targeted version of the Paycheck Protection Program. Here's an early look.

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      Chinese Regime Quietly Lost Market Economy Status at WTO

      Honest News Straight to Your Home. Try the Epoch Times yourself, and get a free gift. The Chinese ...

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      An Alarming 53 Percent of U.S. Restaurants Are Now Permanently Closed, According to Yelp

      Half of the restaurants that were on the food rating site in March of 2020 aren’t coming back.

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      Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good | TechCrunch

      As other retailers begin the slow, cautious move to reopen, Microsoft has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the vast majority of its retail stores. There are some exceptions, including flagships in urban hubs including London, New York C

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      Nic Carter: Where the NY Fed 'Bitcoin Is Not New' Blog Goes Wrong - CoinDesk

      A recent post categorizing Bitcoin as just another fiat currency uses some strange definitions of money, our columnist writes.

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      BitLicense at 5: For Startups Regulated Overseas, New York Isn't So Tough - CoinDesk

      While some exchanges left New York in the wake of its implementing the BitLicense, others say the regulatory regime have helped build market share and revenue.

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      BitLicense at 5: A Timeline of New York's Landmark Cryptocurrency Regulation - CoinDesk

      The BitLicense was first proposed in 2013, but wasn't implemented until mid-2015. CoinDesk outlines the major events in its history.

      Business & Finance | Covid-19 changing the future of work

      4 Different Approaches Companies Are Taking to Performance Reviews This Year | LinkedIn Talent Blog

      June is normally when companies hold mid-year performance reviews, but many employees are facing unprecedented events and stressors this year. As a result, some companies are reevaluating how they do performance reviews. Here are 5 approaches that compani

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        How to Successfully Establish a Board of Advisors and Directors | Inc.

        Many startup founders I know avoid establishing a formal advisory board or board of directors for as long as possible, with the excuse that this is just another burden, or it has more risk than value to the founder.

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        Everything Starts with Trust

        The first step to becoming a genuinely empowering leader

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          The new startup playbook: It's about avoiding ridiculous 'unicorn' habits | VentureBeat

          Suddenly, aspiring to be a ‘unicorn’ doesn’t just seem like fantasy. It feels utterly ridiculous.

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          The Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Their First (Virtual) VC Pitch Meeting

          A pitch meeting with a VC is a huge opportunity. It is the first step on your journey to secure funding for your company and build your dream. To give yourself the best opportunity of securing a second meeting, it is essential that you dedicate time thoro

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          SBA Finally Clarifies PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules: Full Forgiveness For Self-Employed Borrowers

          The unpublished version of the update ensures full forgiveness for self-employed, freelancers and independent contractors who took the maximum loan amount based on 2.5 times their 2019 monthly income.

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            Y Combinator’s Startup School relaunches to be ready when you are | TechCrunch

            About three years and more than 100,000 participants later, Y Combinator is relaunching its free online bootcamp Startup School as a continuous year-round program. “Over the last 15 years, startups have exploded and it’s no longer just students working on

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            Why Defunding Police Will Hurt America’s Small Businesses

            Small business owners must use their leadership platform to be voices of reason against the defunding police movement and expose it as a canard for a political agenda. Nothing good comes from anything that harms America’s small businesses.

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            The 5 Best WiFi Routers for Working From Home 2020 | Inc.

            Boost your internet to handle all of your work needs with these powerful and affordable options.

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            Six Ways To Make The Most Of Your LinkedIn Content Marketing

            The content you choose to focus on, whether that be in terms of creating it yourself, posting it, liking it or commenting on it, is the springboard off of which others will engage with you.

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            Forget the Moat and Make Your Startup a Tropical Island

            Building a business should be like creating a destination, not erecting a fortress.

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            4 Things to Check to See If Your Business Is Ready to Reopen | Inc.

            As non-essential businesses prepare to resume operations, recognizing the signs that your business is--or isn't--ready to reopen is a crucial next step.

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            3 Flexible Work Schedules Your Employees May Love

            When nothing is 'normal' about your business right now, operating as usual won't always work. Here are three revised schedules you can try.

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            Labor Market Makes Surprise Rebound as Unemployment Falls and Economy Adds Jobs

            The U.S. unemployment rate fell in May and layoffs abated, the latest signs the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was bottoming.

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            3 Keys to Understanding the Strangest Economy Ever - The Atlantic

            In the time that U.S. deaths have increased from 100 to more than 100,000, the S&P 500 has gone up 20 percent.

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            As An Investor, Here Is My Best Advice For Startup CEOs

            What is your advice for startup CEOs?Answer by Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS Discovery District

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            8 ways to bring your employees back to work

            Guidelines to keep your company healthy and strong while transitioning back to the office and navigating the inevitable changes in your team culture.

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            Self-Care Messaging and IGTV Help This Startup Thrive Amid Covid-19

            This direct-to-consumer houseplant company benefited from shelter-in-place mandates, says co-founder and CEO Eliza Blank. But a quick pivot to digital and a focus on wellness helped bring in a sales boost.

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            Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles | VentureBeat

            Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora committed to hiring employees as it welcomes new executive hires and interns and crosses the 500-employee mark.

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            Small business owners can now apply for PPP loan forgiveness: Everything to know

            Small business owners need to track the money they’ve spent and assemble documentation backing their claims. 

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            Just putting it out there: It's embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

            I've never been big on social media, but there's one platform I absolutely can't stomach the courage to exist on: LinkedIn.

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            Meet The Harvard Grads Whose Startup Just Raised $30 Million To Help Employers Verify Sensitive Data

            Truework announced it had completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Activant Capital, with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures. Individual investors include Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees William Hockey of

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            Hertz Files for Bankruptcy After Rental-Car Demand Vanishes

            Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Delaware after sweeping travel restrictions and the global economic collapse destroyed demand for its rental cars.

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            This Startup's Pivot Aims to Help Other Struggling Businesses Amid the Pandemic | Inc.

            The pandemic wiped out most of the SnapBar's photo booth business. In response, the founders immediately launched a gift box service that also helps other local companies.

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            How to Choose Between Incubators and Accelerators

            The line between the two is blurry--pick the right one for your business.

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            Learn How to Start a Podcast From the Ground Up for Under $50

            Looking to start your own podcast from the ground up? This course is under $50 and will teach you everything from formatting to editing.

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            How a Pizza Shop Owner Turned DoorDash's Own Fee Structure Against It

            While delivery apps continue to screw over small businesses, one pizza shop has managed to strike back.

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            How universities can help save the startup model | VentureBeat

            Entrepreneurship doesn't have to go on hold during the current pandemic. Universities can offer funding, safety, and flexibility to young innovators.

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            3 Ways to Maximize Your Team's Productivity | Inc.

            Three key areas that can help you and your teams be more productive during, and after quarantine.

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            The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan | Inc.

            A recent IRS ruling says those who use the forgivable portion of a PPP loan to pay employees miss out on long-held tax breaks.

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            15 Things I’ve Learned After Weeks of Working From Home

            There’s virtue to be found within four walls. Ho-hum activities are now the highlights of the week, and a fastidious routine helps me find solid ground.

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            How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven, When to Give it Back, and What's Coming Next

            In Inc.'s exclusive National Small Business Town Hall, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy chief discuss a range of new issues many business owners now face.

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            Coronavirus prompts growth for small farms offering direct-to-consumer sales | Fox Business

            Unlike larger farms that are struggling as restaurants remain closed, small farms are receiving more customers than ever from the coronavirus.

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            Why now may be the perfect time to start your business, according to the bestselling author of The Lean Startup

            The best time to be an entrepreneur is "when everyone is running for the exits," according to The Lean Startup's bestselling author, Eric Ries.

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            Is This the End for Open Offices? Let's Remember Who Invented Them

            It was more than 25 years ago, and they were calling it the office of the future.

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            LinkedIn's CEO Just Shared the Best Work at Home Advice You'll Read Today

            While at times it may seem impossible, it's more important to your productivity than ever to make sure you build buffer time into your schedule.

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            Pandemic forces fundraising founders to accept ‘discounts across the board’ | TechCrunch

            Startup founders who are fundraising in this climate should expect venture investors to take a huge chunk out of their valuation expectations. “What we’re seeing across the board is discounts,” says Mike Janke, co-founder of early-stage cybersecurity inve

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            Trader Joe's Won't Do Delivery Or Pickup. For An Extraordinary Reason | Inc.

            Not every supermarket chain thinks the same way. Some prefer to stick to certain principles.

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            How to Entice Laid Off Workers Back to the Office

            If you had to let workers go due to Covid-19, they may not want to return to work--especially if they're making more from unemployment. Here's some key advice.

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              Why it’s not so crazy that stocks are rising even though 26 million people are out of work

              The are many reasons for the stock market’s buoyancy — from incentives in the industry to retirement-account purchases to behavioral biases.

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              Amazon reportedly accessed third-party seller data to develop private-label products

              Amazon employees have accessed sales data from independent sellers to help the company develop competing private-label versions of popular products sold by those sellers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. That practice would go against t

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              4 Steps to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven | Inc.

              There are many rules around Paycheck Protection Program loans, particularly when it comes to loan forgiveness. Here's what you need to know.

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              How can I get a small business loan under the coronavirus stimulus package? Here's your guide to the process

              How long does it take for a small business to get an emergency loan under the coronavirus relief package? USA TODAY answers these and other questions.

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              What’s a chief technology officer worth to a startup raising money?

              In his weekly advice column, Maynard Webb tries to suss out what a startup founder is really looking for: Tech support, or a soul mate?

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              Farewell, workplace burnout: will coronavirus slow the manic pace of our modern lives?

              Here’s hoping the pandemic forces a rethink of our obsession with work and the culture of busyness

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              Tech Startups Offer Stock, Not Salary, During Virus Crisis

              A growing number of startups are offering stock-for-salary trades to preserve cash as the tech industry reels and economic uncertainty mounts during the coronavirus crisis. Bloomberg's Shelly Banjo reports on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)

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              Advice for New Entrepreneurs Entering the Covid-19 Era | Inc.

              It's an especially strange and scary time to be an entreprenuer. But some advice remains true whatever the economic and business climate.

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              The 90-Day Action Plan to Steer Your Business Through the Covid-19 Crisis

              Sageworks co-founder Brian Hamilton offers expert advice on preserving cash, guarding employee morale and making sure your business is at the front of the line.

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              What You Must Know Before Applying for a PPP Loan With Multiple Lenders

              If two lenders submit a Paycheck Protection Loan application to the government on your behalf, it may trigger a fraud alert.

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              How one European VC firm is reacting to the economic crisis | TechCrunch

              Public markets around the world have been tanking for the past few weeks, and many companies simply can’t operate during a lockdown. Sheltering in place has had some terrible economic consequences, with a record number of Americans getting laid off, inc

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              How Old-School Manufacturers Learned To Make Ventilators — Virtually Overnight

              The U.S. has a desperate need for ventilators to save patients who become critically ill with COVID-19. Across America, manufacturers are scrambling to fire up assembly lines to produce more than a hundred thousand of them–and to figure out what to do d

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              Auto insurers are offering discounts amid the pandemic. What you need to know

              With fewer people on the road, auto insurers are offering customers discounts. Consumer advocates say they could be doing more.

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              Amazon to Shut Down Its In-House Shipping for Now | Inc.

              The service was meant to compete with UPS and FedEx, but will 'pause' effective June 5. 

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              Expanded unemployment benefits: Who qualifies, how to apply

              Part-time and self-employed workers can also get benefits. Here’s what you need to know

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              Covid-19 Relief Loans: Here Are the Fed's New Rules

              Here's the latest guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program and economic injury disaster loans.

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              Small Businesses Could Land SBA Loans in as Soon as 2 Weeks. Here's Who's Eligible

              In an exclusive Town Hall with Inc., U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and chief policy officer Neil Bradley explained the resources that will soon be available to business owners in the economic stimulus package.

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              A Survival Guide for Early-stage Start-ups

              Successfully navigate an early-stage start-up through its first couple years in business and your odds of survival are much greater. But how, exactly, can you do this?

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              Stimulus package: What's in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill - CNNPolitics

              Congressional lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on a $2 trillion stimulus bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with cash and assistance for regular Americans, Main Street businesses and hard-hit airlines and manufacturers, among others.

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                The Rise of Alternative Venture Capital

                A new age of startup investing has arisen amid the demands of entrepreneurs, and it is altering the traditional venture capital model as we know it.

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                The Great COVID-19 Panic of 2020 & Why Startups Shouldn't Worry - Newchip Accelerator

                I'm writing to you from a "corona clinic" today experiencing this both as a patient and a stakeholder in the midst of it all. First off, I am not a licensed medical practitioner, nor professional, though I have seen an uptick in licenses "o

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                Coronavirus response includes $3,000 for average family of 4: Mnuchin | Fox Business

                Congress's proposed response to the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic includes approximately $3,000 for the average family of four, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told "Fox News Sunday."

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                Adding $100 to These 7 Stocks Would Be a Genius Move Right Now | The Motley Fool

                You don't have to be rich to generate wealth in the stock market. With enticing deals galore, now is the time to act!

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                What the Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Cut Means for Consumers

                A look at how the Fed's interest rate cut could affect your savings accounts, credit card rates and more.

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                How coronavirus could lead to a permanent remote workforce | VentureBeat

                If companies see a payoff from their emergency work-from-home policies, those policies could stick, impacting our cities, the environment, and much more.

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