April 8, 2021

Day: April 8, 2021

Singapore Hedge Fund Targets Billions for Trade Finance

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A Singapore hedge fund that’s posted steady gains by financing commodity trades in everything from rice to cashews, is working with a global business group to help finance billions of dollars in transactions for small firms.

TradeFlow Capital Management Pte has reached an agreement with the International Chamber of Commerce in France to start a new fund for small companies carrying out physical commodity trades, according to a statement.

TradeFlow, which has reached a preliminary agreement to be

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7 ways to save money for a house

Saving up for a house can take years. But if you’ve set a savings goal and you’re ready to buy, using Credible’s online mortgage calculator will help you figure out your monthly payments and understand how much you’ll need to save before making a mov (iStock)

Houses are expensive, and saving money to buy a house can take years. In fact, the average sales price of a new home was $346,400 in January 2021, according to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, and the average sales price was $408,800. For

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NYPD Union Warns Of “Sabotage” Against Officers Displaying Parking Placards On Personal Vehicles

The NYPD’s largest union is warning its members to inspect their personal vehicles for “sabotage,” after three officers’ cars, each of them displaying a police placard or parked illegally, were vandalized in recent days.

On Tuesday night, an officer’s empty BMW was set on fire near Luna Park in Coney Island, as the officer was patrolling the nearby transit district, according to police and the union. No one was hurt, and the perpetrator is still at large.

In a message to union members on Wednesday, Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch suggested that the vehicle’s NYPD parking placard may have

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Phoenix-area business incubator turns tweens into entrepreneurs | Featured Articles

“My Big Idea” is a program helping turn Valley tweens into lifelong entrepreneurs.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Calvin Barhitte’s woodworking business is taking off. “Right now, I am working on an order of 220,” he said. The 12-year-old made more than $6,000 so far and is already looking to expand.

“At first, I was doing little hot plates, but I’m planning with some of my profit to be investing in new things,” said Calvin.

Calvin is one of 50 entrepreneurs in a virtual business incubator for 10- to 13-year-olds called My Big Idea. They come up with their own idea,

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Okemos woman with terminal cancer having trouble with insurance

OKEMOS, Mich. (WLNS) — Most people have had to go through the run around with an insurance company for one thing or another at some point.

Generally speaking, it doesn’t happen while fighting for your life, but that’s exactly what 74-year-old Joan Jonckheere is going through.

The Okemos resident was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019 and has since had chemotherapy, radiation and even had one of her lungs removed. Jonckheere’s diagnosis is terminal, but with the help of her oncologist, she found a drug that could help prolong her life.

The issue is the price tag. It falls in

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Machines That Shop for Themselves Promise to Save Time and Money

The day might soon come when a car itself pays for parking using funds it earned by sharing data collected as it drives. Or a cat’s bowl orders the appropriate pet food after analyzing the feline’s nutritional needs.

As everything from toasters to trucks gets connected online—an ecosystem known as the Internet of Things—banks, information technology companies and manufacturers are looking to equip those devices with the ability to buy and sell goods and services on behalf of human users, in most cases without the need for their intervention.

Some of this is already happening. Smart toothbrushes made by Philips

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