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21 states have no flood disclosure laws. Here’s what that means

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How Asia’s richest person gave Bezos a run for his money

Gautam Adani has had a very good year. The Indian billionaire briefly surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the second-richest person in the world in September, according to Bloomberg. He’s now ranked as the world’s fourth wealthiest person. Outside Southeast Asia, Adani is hardly a household name. That might be changing now that he’s …

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How the Next Generation of the Internet will Enhance Open Banking Solutions from Fintechs

Although many of us cast our mind to the vast social media applications of the metaverse, this new technological landscape extends far beyond the realm of socializing and entertainment and into more traditional sectors. The growth of virtual and augmented reality have enabled the buying and selling of goods in virtual environments, revolutionizing how consumers …

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Retirement-aged women are coming up with creative ways to supplement their income

Podcaster, house-sitter and retirement coach Jacquie Doucette, photographed in Vancouver, has pursued several different lines of business since retiring from the public service.Maggie Naylor Jacquie Doucette was looking for a way to travel affordably following her official retirement from the Canadian public service. So, the Ottawa area resident joined an international network of house- and …

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Torstar owner launches court application to break up NordStar

One of the partners in the company which controls the Toronto Star has applied to the courts to break up the partnership and order its assets auctioned off. The suit, led by Paul Rivett and his holding company Tevir Investments Inc., is seeking a court order to dissolve NordStar Capital, the partnership created by Rivett …

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NASA, SpaceX, Jared Isaacman studying Hubble telescope extension

This 1990 photograph shows the Hubble Space Telescope being deployed from the space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31. Source: NASA SpaceX and billionaire astronaut Jared Isaacman are teaming up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study whether a private mission could extend the life of the famous Hubble telescope. NASA signed an agreement …

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Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study. The drugmaker said early results showed that its treatment, lecanemab, reduced patient clinical decline by 27% when compared to a placebo or fake drug after …

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Cuba without electricity after hurricane hammers power grid

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian knocked out power across all of Cuba and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it slammed into the island’s western tip as a major hurricane Tuesday. Cuba’s Electric Union said in a statement that work was underway to gradually restore service to the country’s 11 million …

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Biogen to pay $900 million to settle drug kickback allegations

At Biogen facility in Cambridge, MA. Brian Snyder | Reuters Biogen will pay $900 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company gave doctors kickbacks to encourage them prescribe its drugs, the Justice Department announced on Monday. A former Biogen employee turned whistleblower, Michael Bawduniak, sued the pharmaceutical company in 2012 on behalf of …

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