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What's Closed on President's Day
Lifehacker.com

It’s President’s Day! The day officially honors the birthday of the nation’s first President, George Washington. In fact, the holiday is technically called Washington’s Birthday. It’s a federal holiday, which means not only will a lot of people have the day o… more…

Thailand’s Jitta raises $6.5M to develop an algorithm-powered wealth fund
TechCrunch

Jitta, a Bangkok-based fintech startup, has announced a $6.5 million Series A round as it prepares to launch an investment fund for consumers in what would be a first for the Thai market. The deal is one of the largest Series A in Thailand for some time and i… more…

Long Live Eccentric English Design
The New York Times

At Sir John Soane’s Museum (the former home of the 19th-century architect), London-based designers who embrace a maximalist aesthetic. From left: Fran Hickman, Martin Brudnizki, Beata Heuman, Rita Konig, Luke Edward Hall and Rifat Ozbek. more…

Samsung gives up on Blu-ray players in the U.S.
Mashable

Samsung is throwing in the towel on Blu-ray players, in the U.S. at least. "Samsung will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market," the company told CNET, in response to an earlier report in Forbes. SEE ALSO: Welp, we now k… more…

How to save money: A step-by-step guide for millennials
Mashable

Put down the latte and listen up: If you're like the millions of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, saving money needs to be on the top of your to-do list. Like, stat. Understanding personal finance can be intimidating. You know how much money you make an… more…

The Green New Deal: Historians weigh in on the immense scale required to pull it off
Mashable

In an attempt to cure his paralysis, a 42-year-old Franklin D. Roosevelt began to visit Warm Springs, Georgia in the mid-1920s, soaking his weak legs in the town’s soothing mineral waters. It was here that Roosevelt — who in less than a decade would become Pr… more…

What are the biggest threats to humanity?
BBC News

Why asteroids and volcanoes aren't the greatest problems facing life on Earth. more…

How this ultra-rare copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for $100,000
Ars Technica

Collectors say still-sealed test-market game is gaming's Action Comics No. 1. more…

Liberty London department store could be sold for £350m
The Guardian (AU)

Luxury retailer has hired UBS to seek private buyer, according to reports The department store Liberty London has been put on the market with a potential £350m price tag. The retail landmark, which was founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty in 1875 with a £2,000 l… more…

Ex-BT bosses named in investigation into alleged fraud in Italy unit
The Guardian (AU)

Prosecutors allege network of BT Italy employees fabricated contracts and invoices Three former BT executives, including two who were based in London, have been named in an investigation into alleged accounting fraud in BT’s Italian division, a scandal that f… more…

Newport County: the inside story of a club that rose from the dead
The Guardian (AU)

Before the League Two side host Manchester City in the FA Cup we hear the remarkable tale from four people who know it best Although Newport County went out of business in 1989, after being relegated from the Football League the previous season, the start of … more…

Toyota Supra TRD Performance Line concept piles on the aerodynamics - Roadshow
Cnet.com

A little extra carbon fiber never hurts. more…

Nasdaq and NYSE are suing their regulator over a pilot they say could put some ETFs out of business
Business Insider

NYSE and Nasdaq both filed lawsuits against the Securities and Exchange Commission over the regulator's plan to run a pilot examining how exchange fees and rebates impact trading. The exchanges say that the pilot, which was approved in December 2018, will hur… more…

Here's exactly how much more you'll save in a high-yield savings account versus a checking account
Business Insider

If you're saving money over a long period of time, you probably want to use a high-yield savings account rather than a checking account. High-yield savings accounts pay out a small amount of interest, which compounds over time, making your money grow slowly b… more…

The investment chief at a $628 billion behemoth explains why the path is clear for a 10% stock-market gain this year — as long as one key issue is resolved
Business Insider

John Lynch, the chief investment officer at $628 billion LPL Financial, says the S&P 500 will rise roughly 10% from current levels by the end of 2019. Lynch thinks bearish views on corporate profit growth are overblown. However, his bull case comes with one k… more…

BlackRock's president just highlighted one fast-growing ETF product that will 'catapult' the $6 trillion firm
Business Insider

Fixed income exchange-traded-funds are poised for explosive growth, BlackRock president Rob Kapito said at an investor conference on Tuesday. The firm only captures about 1% of fixed income investments right now, Kapito said. As interest rates rise, however, … more…

Goldman Sachs just dumped a trade recommendation that’s crushed the market over the past 2 years. Here’s why, and what it means for investors.
Business Insider

Goldman Sachs analysts have pulled the plug on a stock market recommendation that they made consistently over the past two years. Companies with strong balance sheets no longer have an edge over firms with weaker assets, they said. They outlined the reasons w… more…

Rising household debt in China could threaten growth and financial stability, Fed economists warn
Business Insider

Household debt in China has been rising over the last decade. It could pose risks to growth and financial stability, according to economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Beyond the second-largest economy, the situation could shed light on how cred… more…

American household debt just hit a new record high
Business Insider

Household debt rose to $13.5 trillion in the fourth quarter, the New York Fed said Tuesday. Mortgage balance growth flattened, but credit in other areas grew. One of the most troubling trends, according to economists, was the number of Americans seriously del… more…

Goldman and Morgan Stanley jockey over new turf; Web-scraping is the hottest new investing edge; UBS creating 'super human' employees
Business Insider

Dear Readers, In between Amazon's bombshell decision to no longer build a second headquarters in Long Island City, and President Trump's national emergency to build a border wall, it was easy to miss a small piece of fintech news that I think is emblematic of… more…