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This has been a great week for Arizona and me, because another of my dreams is coming true with the launch of the Arizona chapter.
Golden Seeds Blog
– Nov 14, 7:01 AM
Arizona is hot these days — and we're not just talking about the temperature. The Grand Canyon State is recognized as one of the fastest growing states in the nation. That makes it a perfect fit for Golden Seeds, which has been identifying…
francine hardawayI've been working on the founding team for this. We're on the lookout for women who want to learn to be angel investors and women entrepreneurs.
The Financial Times
Madhumita Murgia and Max Harlow
– Nov 12, 8:00 PM
Some of the UK's most popular health websites are sharing people's sensitive data — including medical symptoms, diagnoses, drug names and menstrual and fertility information — to dozens of companies around the world, ranging from…
francine hardawayThe UK doesn't have HIPPAA, which is our privacy act. On the other hand, I'm not sure they need it the way we do, because their insurance is not employer-based. Could be a non-issue.
By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business
– Nov 12, 6:41 AM
New York(CNN Business) Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer, is filing for bankruptcy. The 94-year-old company has struggled in recent years because Americans are drinking less cows milk. 2019 has been a particularly brutal: the company's…
francine hardawayLargest milk producer declares bankruptcy with this decision. This is quite a trendt to see happening, because I've been dairy free myself for ten years. World coming my way? I'll have to find another way to be an outlier.
The New York Times
– Nov 12, 10:56 AM
For five years, Sunil Solankey, a retired captain in the Indian Army, had run the 20-room Four Sight Hotel in a New Delhi suburb. Business was steady, but he longed to make the establishment a destination for lucrative business travelers. Last…
francine hardawayContractors get screwed by people like Son, who renege on terms. Using the cash hoard, Mr. Son poured money into fledgling companies across the world, many of which have a business model of hiring contractors who deliver their services.. Who gets screwed?
Parts of the Italian city of Venice have been left under water after the highest tide in more than 50 years. The waters peaked at 1.87m (6ft), according to the tide monitoring centre. Only once since records began in 1923 has the tide been higher…
francine hardawayIt's amazing how little has been done to protect Venice, which was sinking long before floods like these. Perhaps Italy should consult the Dutch, who have had dykes for centuries.
The long read: South Dakota is known for being the home of Mount Rushmore - and not much else. But thanks to its relish for deregulation, the state is fast becoming the most profitable place for the mega-wealthy to park their billions…
francine hardaway South Dakota, has created the most potent force-field money can buy – a South Dakotan trust. . Even if that money is protected from taxes by an ISA, you can still lose it through divorce or legal proceedings. A South Dakotan trust changes all that
More than 100 fires are raging in eastern Australia, and thousands of firefighters are battling the blazes amid brutally dry conditions that will likely get worse in the coming months. As of early Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires…
francine hardawayHere is another large area burning down. I don’t know enough about Australia to know whether this is part of climate change or not, but I sure would like to know
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google will offer checking accounts to customers starting next year in a finance push, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The project, named Cache, will have accounts by Citigroup Inc (C.N) and a…
francine hardawayAnd you think you will be escaping the big banks by using a Google checking account, but that's absolutely not true!
Los Angeles Times
– Nov 11, 3:00 AM
The very term “homelessness,” as used to describe the problem that has changed the face of downtown Los Angeles and other West Coast cities, implies that there's a single solution: housing. That thinking leads quickly to discussions…
francine hardawayA safe place for mentally ill people to live communally is definitely necessary.
The Washington Post
– Nov 11, 7:51 AM
Distinguishing between things like a deer and a moose that humans automatically know is part of the constant engineering struggle to identify and teach differences to artificial intelligence-powered vehicles.
francine hardawayWe’re still far from there on the AI needed for Self driving cars.