Aerial view of Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail in northern Nebraska, on a trestle over Long Pine … [+] Creek, along the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail Getty Twelve months after announcing the Great American Rail-Trail initiative, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) shared news this month that nearly $13 million has been secured for
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Libra, the much-scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has “failed in its current form,” according to Swiss President and Finance Minister Ueli Maurer. Swiss President Critical of Libra Basket Maurer, who is in the final days of his year-long term as President of the Swiss Confederation, was speaking to the country’s national TV network SRF
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Bolivia’s caretaker government said it would expel the Mexican ambassador and two Spanish diplomats, ratcheting up tensions over Mexico’s decision to grant asylum to allies of former president Evo Morales.  An estimated nine people are believed to be holed up in the Mexican residence in La Paz, among them a former aide to Mr Morales,
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A $1 Million Budget For most, the word “millionaire,” a term coined in the 18th century, calls to mind images of lavish wealth and extravagant lifestyles. Simply having this much money once represented a ticket to life on easy street. These days, thanks to inflation, cost-of-living increases, and lifestyle changes, retiring on $1 million isn’t
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An organization that combats corporate fraud will issue guidance for firms using blockchain technology. The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), commonly referred to as the Treadway Commission, will issue guidance to strengthen controls over uses of blockchain in supply chain management and financial services. The Wall Street Journal reported first on
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Two years ago, Zhou Xiaochuan, then China’s central bank governor, ​told a press conference at the 19th Communist party Congress in Beijing ​that too many procyclical factors in the economy and excessive optimism risked generating “accumulating contradictions that could lead to the so-called Minsky moment”. There is still a danger of a “Minsky moment” hitting China’s
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This 20,000-square-foot stand-alone lifestyle center on the Warren Hills office campus in Warren, … [+] N.J. allows colleagues to meet and recharge away from the conventional office environment. Peter Dant Photography, Courtesy of Vision Real Estate Partners While many young professionals continue to seek dense live-work-play urban areas, growing throngs of their contemporaries are descending
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Why Do People Retire Early? Sometimes, retiring early is not planned: a layoff, a long-term illness, or having to care for a loved one may mean that early retirement is unavoidable. In other cases, early retirement is a conscious move to pursue personal interests, such as traveling or pursuing a hobby. Early retirement (or the
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The UK government has referred itself to the data regulator after accidentally publishing the addresses of more than a thousand New Year honours recipients. Personal addresses were made available online to the public from 11pm on Friday, before the information was removed from a government website about an hour later. The 1,097-strong list of those
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This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Alex McDougall in the co-founder Bicameral Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Striking it rich. The phrase
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Market Moves at the End of the Year Data on the phenomenon dubbed the Santa Claus rally suggests that an annual market anomaly might be profitably exploited. However, doing so may require a set of rules for effective execution. To establish useful rules for how to trade the six-day stretch (four days before the end
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It was meant to be one of Asia’s longest tunnels, linking the fertile Kashmir Valley with the deserts of high-altitude Ladakh. Narendra Modi even travelled to the remote Himalayan city of Leh to inaugurate the ambitious infrastructure project, calling it “a technological miracle”. The $1bn Zojila tunnel, running along the volatile Kashmir boundary where India
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s decision to scrap a possible privatization of the city’s airport came amid growing political opposition and deep-rooted questions over whether private interests stood to gain more than the public. The potential privatization of the city-owned St. Louis Lambert International Airport under a federal program began when then Mayor Francis Slay
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