April 14, 2021

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news


Coinbase Listing Puts Spotlight on Nasdaq As Bitcoin Booms

(Bloomberg) — Nasdaq Inc., an exchange that has never hosted a major direct listing, is about to try its hand on the most valuable company to go public using one.Coinbase Global Inc., the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is set to debut on Wednesday through a direct listing, an alternative to a traditional initial public offering that has only been deployed a handful of times. While Slack Technologies Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc. and most recently Roblox Corp. all listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Coinbase picked the younger bourse known

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Can businesses require proof of vaccination? Experts say yes

As companies rush to develop so-called “vaccine passports” and as access to COVID-19 vaccines expands, the debate about whether businesses can require proof of vaccination from employees and patrons is heating up.

And Americans’ support for requiring proof of vaccination depends on which activity the proof would be needed for, according to exclusive polling. 

Tech companies, including IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, have been working on vaccine credentials that can be flashed at ball games, concerts and airports for entry, and some businesses are wondering whether they can or should require employees to show proof of vaccination before returning to work

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How to get the best homeowners insurance policy for your needs

Is your policy offering the right protection? Are you paying too much? Use this home insurance guide to find out. (iStock)

Having adequate insurance is critical as a homeowner. Not only does it protect your investment (the home), but it also keeps you from being financially drained if an unexpected disaster should occur.

Unfortunately, nailing down the right policy can be tedious. There are all kinds of home insurance coverage to consider — some that are required by your mortgage lender and some that are optional. Even for an experienced homeowner, it can be a lot to think

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‘Dire shape’: UW-Madison pushes for money to replace Humanities Building | Higher education

“It really hasn’t functioned from day one,” Gary Brown, the university’s director of campus planning and landscape architecture, told On Wisconsin, UW-Madison’s alumni magazine, in a recent story detailing how cost-cutting in the 1960s doomed the building’s longevity and functionality from the start.

Single-pane windows ice up every winter, causing a “waterfall” in the stairwell and standing water in offices come spring. The roofs habitually leak and poor ventilation prompts a long list of complaints from cold employees. The building’s main lecture hall got a new ceiling in 2015 after chunks started falling out of it during classes. Water stains

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South African Rapper A-REECE Pairs Success With Personal Tragedy

Tragedies can feel short-lived when they occur in quick succession. As news notifications appear and headlines stream in each day, it can be difficult to remember what the world preoccupied itself with the day before. Add this to one’s personal tragedies, and it’s impossible to keep up. A person only has the option to keep moving forward, regardless of a life’s inevitable trials. 

South African rapper A-REECE, though young, knows the nature of calamity. His apty-named mixtape Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory, released on March

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Better Business Bureau warns about Rogersville teenager’s business; teenager responds

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (KY3) – The Better Business Bureau warns consumers to avoid doing business with Ascend Ahead Agency LLC, after they say the owner doesn’t provide promised services, refuses refunds, and makes unauthorized charges.

Owner Soren Dewey says it’s a big misunderstanding, but he understands why people think the way they do.

The business builds brands by teaching clients through coaching and courses to get more followers and ultimately make more money off of their social media platforms. He says he works a lot with fitness influencers.

“If I was to hear a story about me I would say that

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