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Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay on-demand features for hourly workers
TechCrunch

Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch app. It’s an attempt to provide a fee-based alternative to payday lending, where borr… more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

Dramatic Satellite Photos Show Historic Flooding Across Central U.S. in Wake of Bomb Cyclone
Gizmodo.com

When last week’s bomb cyclone hit the Midwest, it was hard to imagine the inundation it could bring amid whiteout conditions and more than a foot of snow. But the warm weather that wrapped in behind it quickly melted out all that white stuff and unleashed his… more…

Flooding in the Midwest: Why the Water Is So High
The New York Times

When a warm rain fell on a flat, frozen landscape, “all the ingredients were in place.” more…

Asian shares steady ahead of Fed meeting; May's Brexit deal in chaos
Reuters

Asian shares treaded water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, hovering near six-month highs, while sterling was choppy as the speaker of Britain's parliament banned another vote on same Brexit deal. more…

Special Report: How Russia sank billions of dollars into Venezuela quicksand
Reuters

At the end of 2015, managers at Rosneft, the Russian state-controlled oil firm, sounded the alarm to their bosses about the company's investments in Venezuela. Rosneft's local partner, Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, owed it hundreds of millions of dollar… more…

Trump wants a border wall. Texas may want a smarter alternative - CNET
Cnet.com

President Trump says a physical wall needs to be the main line of defense in the south. But a visit to several border towns in Texas shows that isn’t necessarily the case. more…

Before he was a Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders pushed for nationalizing major industries in the 1970s
Business Insider

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed for the nationalization of most major industries as a leader of a "radical political party" in the 1970s, according to a new report. Sanders reportedly embraced nationalizing most major industries in the US, including: the energy in… more…

PRESENTING: The 15 European fintechs VCs think will blow up in 2019
Business Insider

Business Insider spoke with some of the most prominent voices in venture capital to pick out the most exciting companies in the European financial technology industry this year. The experts also highlighted what to look out for going forward. Major fintech na… more…

Amid Brexit shambles, Citigroup sees 3 ways to profit in the 'uninvestable' UK
Business Insider

Analysts at Citi have proposed three strategies to profit from the selloff of UK stocks since the Brexit vote They identify cheap domestic stocks, cheap commodity stocks, and 'potential de-equitizers' as the building blocks of an attractive UK portfolio. Brex… more…

Ariana Grande is getting into private equity; Citigroup is considering working with pot companies
Business Insider

Dear Readers, Like most of you this week, I was captivated by the college admissions scandal. Some of the details that emerged were stunning: for example, wealthy parents Photoshopping their kids heads to make it appear like they were lightweight crew stars. … more…

'Jet Airways on verge of collapse': Pilots write to PM Narendra Modi on non-payment of salaries - Times Now
Timesnownews.com

'Jet Airways on verge of collapse': Pilots write to PM Narendra Modi on non-payment of salaries Times Now "On Verge Of Collapse": Jet Pilots Write To PM Over Payment Of Salaries NDTV News Jet Airways pilots write to PM Modi over non-payment of salaries Times … more…

Jet Airways lenders look to replace Etihad Airways with a new investor - CNBCTV18
Cnbctv18.com

Jet Airways lenders look to replace Etihad Airways with a new investor CNBCTV18 With a formal offer to SBI, Etihad seeks to fly out of Jet Economic Times India's Jet, SpiceJet fares rise due to Boeing 737 grounding Quartz Government wants to explore all optio… more…

Cyclone's toll into the hundreds in southern Africa - CTV News
Ctvnews.ca

Cyclone's toll into the hundreds in southern Africa CTV News Cyclone leaves 'inland ocean' in Mozambique, endangering thousands CBC.ca Mozambique Cyclone, Floods Death Toll Could Exceed 1,000: President HuffPost Canada Cyclone Idai devastates southern Africa,… more…

Mixing Funding Approaches: A Key Part Of Better Credit
Readwrite.com

How do you typically pay for big expenses? If you’re like most people, you likely turn to credit cards for major costs – and, even if you pay your bill on time, this may be working against you. That’s because credit score calculations take a number of differe… more…

Huge Floods Endanger Thousands in Mozambique After Cyclone
Time

Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering thousands of families after tropical Cyclone Idai. more…

'Start Here': Mueller's early Cohen interest, FDA approves postpartum depression drug
ABC News

It's Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day. more…

March Madness glossary: Onions, hook and hold, Jerome part of NCAA tournament vernacular
USA Today

The NCAA tournament has its own language that you won't find in Merriam-Webster (Send it in, Jerome!) Here's a guide to some of the top phrases. more…

These 3 surprising hacks can seriously boost your credit score
Fool.com

Good credit isn’t just about paying your bills on time and keeping your credit card balances low, and outside-the-box hacks can boost your FICO score. more…

The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”
Newyorker.com

The U.K. is in a panic over voters’ decision to withdraw from the E.U. But the pugnacious millionaire whose donations—and Trumpian scare tactics—helped sway Britons has no regrets, Ed Caesar writes. more…