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The Rich Are Getting Richer Thanks to the Fed’s Stock Market Pseudo-Intervention
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The Rich Are Getting Richer Thanks to the Fed’s Stock Market Pseudo-Intervention

The Fed’s market intervention is exacerbating wealth inequality. The central bank’s cash injections have driven stock prices higher. As the wealthiest households own the majority of stocks, their wealth has increased while the poor have less money. In an ideal world, the Federal Reserve’s interventions would help those who need it the most. But in…

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The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help
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The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging. But a recent press conference by the heads of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed that…

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Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior
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Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior

Hollie Russon Gilman Contributor Hollie Russon Gilman is a Fellow at New America’s Political Reform Program, Lecturer at Columbia University, a Non-Resident Fellow at Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation and is the co-author of Civic Power: Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis. More posts by this contributor Tara Dawson McGuinness…

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Will Pope Francis Be Getting a Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey Soon?
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Will Pope Francis Be Getting a Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey Soon?

Football players, coaches, and fans are typically a superstitious lot. Even if an advantage is just a perceived one, it is still an advantage and worth having. So, if the 49ers want every possible advantage they can get heading into Super Bowl LIV, they may want to send Pope Francis a Jimmy Garoppolo jersey ASAP.…

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We May Be Getting a Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Real Soon
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We May Be Getting a Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Real Soon

Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo listing appears on the PlayStation Network. Leak comes from tracker site Gamstat. Source was responsible for Resident Evil 3 Remake leak earlier this month. A demo of the highly awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake is now listed on the PlayStation Network. The news was picked up by Gamstat, a tracker…

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Getting press for your startup: the true role of communications
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Getting press for your startup: the true role of communications

Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor More posts by this contributor Welcome to this edition of The Operators, a recurring Extra Crunch column produced by insiders with executive experience at companies like AirBnB, Brex, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Lyft, Slack, Square, Twitter, and Uber, sharing their stories and insights. It’s made for founders who are navigating…

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TikTok-parent is getting into mobile search
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TikTok-parent is getting into mobile search

China’s ByteDance, which owns popular video sharing app TikTok, is already working to enter the smartphone business and the music streaming space. It appears the world’s most valued startup also has ambitions about developing its own search engine. Kind of. A company spokesperson told TechCrunch on Thursday that it has introduced a search function in ByteDance’s…

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What politicians are getting wrong about fixing higher education
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What politicians are getting wrong about fixing higher education

Darrell Silver Contributor Darrell Silver is the co-founder and CEO of Thinkful. More posts by this contributor From Capitol Hill to the Democratic Presidential debates, the drumbeat for new approaches to higher education is getting louder. On the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders continues to advocate for free college and Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed bigger…

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