March 14, 2021

Day: March 14, 2021

N Korean defectors struggle to send money home amid pandemic

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in years, Choi Bok-hwa didn’t get her annual birthday call from her mother in North Korea. Each January, Choi’s mother had climbed a mountain and used a broker’s smuggled Chinese cellphone to call South Korea to wish her happy birthday and arrange a badly needed money transfer.

Choi, who hasn’t sent money or talked to her 75-year-old mother since May, believes the silence is linked to the pandemic, which led North Korea to shut its borders tighter than ever and impose some of the world’s toughest restrictions on movement.

Other defectors

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7 Ways Zoom Can Add Zing Your Personal Brand

We’re all spending a lot of time on Zoom these days, leading to plenty of talk about Zoom fatigue. People tuning out. Turning their camera off. Dreading a calendar filled with Zoom links.

But what if Zoom could be your solution for standing out (in a good way) and expanding your personal brand? Zoom – and all its cousins like Google Meet, MS Teams, Cisco Webex, etc. – are here to stay. And video meetings present you with the opportunity to become more influential and impactful – to make your mark. Here’s how:

1. Double Down

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2021 Business Leaders of the Year | WBJ Honorees

When the professionals who would become WBJ’s 2021 Business Leaders of the Year started their years anew in January 2020, they could have had no idea the past 15 months would end up like they did. Yet, each of them in their own way, found a path for their organizations to thrive.

In a year where every person and business struggled in some way, leadership often just meant survival. But the four individuals and one nonprofit WBJ is honoring as the Business Leaders of the Year went far beyond that, becoming shining examples not only for their companies, but for

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After 22 Years In Business, PayPal Is Still Just Getting Started

PayPal‘s (NASDAQ:PYPL) performance knocked it out of the park in its most recent quarter and fiscal year. The coronavirus accelerated the move to digital payments, and it’s capturing more transactions from more customers than ever before. On a Fool Live episode recorded on March 3, Fool contributors Brian Withers and Matt Frankel discuss the quarter and talk about how this digital payments processor is still just in the early innings of the long-term trend toward a cashless economy.

Matthew Frankel: For sure. Moving on to PayPal, which I would argue had the best quarterly report of all 10

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America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: Our Annual State-by-State Listing

Stocks have had a turbulent few weeks, but their remarkable resilience—they’ve spent a year powering ever higher in the face of a pandemic—has many investors seeking to press their advantage. “I’ve been fielding more calls from clients saying we should boost risk,” says Peter Princi, a Boston-based advisor with Morgan Stanley’s Graystone Consulting unit and the top-ranked advisor in Massachusetts in this year’s Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors ranking. “We’re spending a lot of time managing expectations around that.”

Investors throwing caution to the wind can signal the imminent popping of a bubble. Princi and most of his peers say that’s

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Sir Maejor Page indicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Sir Maejor Page, a well-known activist and agitator in the Toledo area, has been officially indicted on charges of money laundering and wire fraud stemming from a September arrest. Page is accused of receiving donations through a Facebook page for Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta which Page allegedly used to purchase a home in Toledo, along with a number of other expensive personal items. He was arrested during an FBI raid on that Toledo home, and appeared in U.S. District Court later that day.

The official indictment, filed on March 11, 2021, charges Page with

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