April 14, 2021

companies

APIs Aren’t Just for Tech Companies

Application programming interfaces — more commonly known as APIs — are at the heart of the most successful digital companies, powering everything from Amazon’s cloud business to Google ads to Facebook likes. APIs enable mobile experiences, connect companies on the web, and enable platform business models. The idea of an “API economy,” in which APIs create new value for companies, is over a decade old, and many established enterprises correctly view APIs as a key to unlocking their digital transformations. But it’s not just the digital giants that can benefit from APIs.

While we’re firmly living in the

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More Companies See Business Opportunities in Bitcoin

A year ago, Bitcoin was just a curiosity for many companies. That’s starting to change.

More than two dozen public companies now own some cryptocurrencies on their balance sheets. Many more are starting to offer services to people interested in buying Bitcoin or to companies that want to hold it or accept it for payments.

PayPal

(ticker: PYPL) made a particularly big splash last month when it started allowing some users to pay at checkout with their crypto holdings as smoothly as they would with a

Mastercard

(MA)

Helping to push Bitcoin further into the mainstream have been traditional Wall

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Big Companies Like FedEx and Nike Paid No Federal Taxes

Just as the Biden administration is pushing to raise taxes on corporations, a new study finds that at least 55 of America’s largest paid no taxes last year on billions of dollars in profits.

The sweeping tax bill passed in 2017 by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump reduced the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. But dozens of Fortune 500 companies were able to further shrink their tax bill — sometimes to zero — thanks to a range of legal deductions and exemptions that have become staples of the tax

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12 Most Valuable Insurance Companies In The World

In this article we are going to list the 12 Most Valuable Insurance Companies In The World. Click to skip ahead and jump to the 5 Most Valuable Insurance Companies In The World.

Despite the negative stigma attached to it, insurance remains one of the most important industries in the world. Its importance comes to light in case of loss of life, fire, loss of real estate, natural disasters and health problems. Insurance companies charge premiums to their customers on a monthly basis, which is based on the level of risk that the insurance company calculates on different

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Black Business Leaders Urge Companies to Fight Republican Voting Laws

  • 72 Black executives are urging US companies to speak out about new voting laws, the NYT reports.
  • They claim the new bill, being advanced by Republicans, could restrict the rights of Black voters.
  • Former American Express CEO, Kenneth Chenault and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier are in charge of the letter.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Top Black business leaders in the US are calling on companies to fight against restrictive voting rights laws being put in place in at least 43 states, according to a report from The New York Times on Wednesday.

So far, 72 Black executives

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Suez Canal Crisis May Cost Insurance Companies Millions

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There were potentially thousands of insurance policies taken out on the steel boxes stacked high on the massive boat blocking the Suez Canal and upending world trade. They could result in millions of dollars in payouts — but first, a game of passing the buck.

Taiwan’s Evergreen Line, which chartered the Ever Given, says Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd — the ship’s

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