April 16, 2021

Month: April 2021

Standing among U.S. graves, Biden explains Afghanistan decision in personal terms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Joe Biden stood in the rain on Wednesday among the tombstones of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, thoughts of his late son Beau were not far from his mind as he explained his decision to begin America’s exit from its longest war.

The president’s elder son earned the Bronze Star while serving in Iraq from 2008-09. His death in 2015 from a brain tumor still haunts his father.

“I have trouble these days ever showing up at a cemetery not thinking of my son Beau, who proudly insisted on putting on that uniform and going

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Local couple creates pizza truck business

Provided by Kyle and Jamie Jahn
Kyle and Jamie Jahn, of Jasper, make wood-fired pizzas out of their new food truck in the parking lot of their business, Downtown Fitness and Running. The couple’s food truck will be at the Downtown Chowdown on May 12.

By CHRISTINE STEPHENSON
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JASPER — Kyle and Jamie Jahn’s lives are full of nonstop, behind-the-scenes activity.

Most days, they wake up at 4:30 a.m. to lead workout classes and get ready for the day. They get coffee together every morning, but don’t usually have time to drink it together.

Then they go their separate

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Insurance Startup Clearcover Raises $200M, Creating Unicorn Valued at $1B: Reuters

Clearcover has raised $200 million in fresh capital as part of a late-stage financing round led by Eldridge, the investment firm helmed by Los Angeles Dodgers owner Todd Boehly, the digital car-insurance startup will announce on Tuesday.

In a statement seen by Reuters ahead of the announcement, Chicago-based Clearcover did not comment on its valuation, but a person familiar with the deal said the latest round would make it a so-called “unicorn” – implying a valuation of $1 billion or more.

The Series D funding round also includes investments from existing investors, including American Family Ventures, Cox Enterprises and OMERS

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Jack Ma’s Ant Group to become financial holding company

China’s Ant Group, the fintech giant whose $37 billion initial public offering was derailed by risk-wary regulators days before it was due to list in November, will restructure as a financial holding company, the country’s central bank said on Monday.

The overhaul comes two days after e-commerce giant Alibaba, of which Ant is an affiliate, was hit with a $2.75 billion antitrust penalty as China tightens controls on the “platform economy.”

Under terms of the settlement, Ant will restructure as a financial holding company, a move that, along with other restrictions announced on Monday, is expected to curb its profitability

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Demystify Your Finances in One Month With the Master Your Money Bootcamp

Ask just about any personal finance expert how to start taking control of your money and they’ll give you the same advice: Figure out where your money goes.

It’s a lot harder than it sounds.

Have you ever left a bill unopened, to deal with it later? Are you 100% sure which subscriptions are charging you every month? Which of your debts has the highest interest rate? Quick, off the top of your head: How much money do you have in cash savings?

Chances are, you can’t answer some of these questions without a good deal of password-finding, terms-reading, and

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Pills And Productivity: A Personal Perspective

For personal and professional reasons, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about addiction in the last year. I’ve talked to recovered addicts, counselors, people who run treatment centers. I’ve been all over Reddit. And I’m still not totally clear on what the difference is between being an addict and just being someone who uses drugs and alcohol to deal with stress. I wanted to talk to someone who might be grappling with that same question. Someone who had watched their relationship to substances spin out of control during the pandemic.

That’s how I found Kelsey. Kelsey’s not her real

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