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Financial advice that is popular – and wrong

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31/07/2013

Some financial advice is so oft-repeated that everyone takes it for granted: You shouldn’t bring debt into retirement. Debit cards are safer than credit cards. Older folks should invest more conservatively. As they used to say on Seinfeld, yadda yadda yadda.

The problem is, a lot of that is bad advice. At best it fit a bygone era; at worst it was never right and is dangerous.
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Bangladesh Garment Exports Rise 16 Percent Even as Human Rights’ Violations Persist

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31/07/2013

Three months after the collapse of the Rana plaza factory in Bangladesh, which killed over 1100 workers, the garment industry is still struggling to enforce safety reform.Despite the grim reality check, factory conditions have not yet improved. Reuters today released a video showing a surprise safety check at Miami Garments, a factory in Bangladesh. What they found was startling:
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For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

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30/07/2013

Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous.Two studies released on Monday beg to differ. By sticking to one female, they conclude, males of many species, especially primates, can increase their chances of siring many offspring who survive long enough to reproduce – the key factor in determining whether a particular behavior survives the brutal process of natural selection.
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Macau mogul hopes dinosaurs trump volcanoes in new casino resort

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30/07/2013

Macau tycoon David Chow is ripping up the fake volcano and Roman amphitheatre that were the show pieces of a failed theme park he built in the Chinese gaming enclave seven years ago.He is replacing them with something a little less kitsch and more in keeping with the neighborhood: a casino resort boasting an opera house and dinosaur museum that he hopes will return him to the spotlight of the world’s largest gambling hub.
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Billionaire Steven Cohen Throws a Party Despite Indictment

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29/07/2013

Hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen did not let the filing of criminal charges against his $14 billion SAC Capital Advisors get in the way of a party this weekend at his vacation estate in tony East Hampton, New York.The Saturday night party at Cohen’s 10-bedroom home on Further Lane took place two days after federal prosecutors in New York announced a five-count criminal indictment against SAC Capital that portrayed the 21-year-old Stamford, Conn.-based fund as a breeding ground for unlawful insider trading.
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Miami Swim Week

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29/07/2013

Much as we would have loved to soak up the sun and bikinis (so many thongs!) on display at Miami Swim Week were stuck inside behind our computers just like you. But we wanted to know what it was like so we asked Tracy Sedino, one half of the team behind Linda Farrow, to send us her photo diary.
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Do introverts make better investors?

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29/07/2013

Think of the successful Wall Street investor, and you are likely to envision a hard-charging, aggressive, Type-A personality – someone who can carry on multiple conversations, keep an eye on four computer screens, yell over the trading din and watch CNBC all at the same time.What if you have all that wrong? What if it is the quiet person in the back of the room, and not an extrovert like Gordon Gekko from “Wall Street”, who is the superior investor?
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The struggling small businesses in Europe needs at least 200 and not the peanuts of 20 billion Mr Draghi

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28/07/2013

The European Central Bank moved on Thursday to get more money to the euro zone’s struggling small businesses, letting banks use more of the assets once blamed for triggering the financial crisis as collateral for cheap loans.The ECB said it was expanding the list of asset-backed securities (ABS) that are eligible for use at its refinancing operations – the facilities banks use to tap the central bank for liquid funds – and reducing the discounts it applies to these assets.
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Long backlog for godless wedding services in Ireland

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28/07/2013

Traditionally Catholic Ireland has allowed an atheist group to perform weddings this year for the first time, and the few people certified to celebrate them are overwhelmed by hundreds of couples seeking their services.Demand for the Humanist Association of Ireland’s secular weddings has surged as the moral authority of the once almighty Catholic Church collapsed in recent decades amid sex abuse scandals and Irish society’s rapid secularization.
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German president says whistleblowers like Snowden merit respect

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27/07/2013

Germany’s president, who helped expose the workings of East Germany’s dreaded Stasi secret police, said whistleblowers like U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden deserved respect for defending freedom.Weighing in on a debate that could influence September’s federal election, President Joachim Gauck struck a very different tone from that of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has assured Washington that Berlin would not shelter Snowden.
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Are Facebook and Google the New Colonial Powers?

To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. I was struck by a phrase from a recent essay on advertising and social media,You Are the Product: As Taplin points out, that remark 'unwittingly revealed a previously unspoken truth: Facebook and Google are the new colonial powers.'

Anger over Greek plan to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia

A political dispute in Greece over a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia is deepening, with opposition politicians and critics decrying plans to sell 66m euros ($78.7m) worth of surplus missiles and bombs to the Arab Gulf country.

Why Elites Are Winning The War On Cash

Visa recently unveiled its own offensive in the war on cash. Visa is offering certain merchants a $10,000 reward if they refuse to accept cash in the future. Not surprisingly, Visa’s competitor is also part of the war on cash. Mastercard is increasing its efforts to encourage merchants to refuse cash. Here’s Bloomberg, quoting the CEO of Mastercard.

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Cleaning becomes a time-consuming buy a robot vacuum cleaner for $250

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