April 14, 2021

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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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How entrepreneurs can tackle challenges of managing personal, business finances during challenging times

Lee: There are more than 60,000 small businesses in Detroit (2012 U.S. Census). Small business owners often must use their personal credit and finances to start and bolster the business. If someone is looking to start a business, how should they save up?

Dickerson: There are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S., employing 58.9 million people — 47.5 percent of the country’s workforce (SBA.gov). If you are making the switch to self-employment, you should set aside 6-12 months of living expenses to tide you over until you can generate reliable income and pay yourself.

We encourage individuals starting a

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Utah personal privacy bills finding support, but time’s running short

SALT LAKE CITY — A handful of personal privacy bills are finding broad support from Utah lawmakers this legislative session, but a few of the bills still have a ways to travel as the final five days of the 2021 edition fast approach.

New protections for personal information in the cloud

A proposal that would extend Fourth Amendment protections to personal information and documents stored in remote computer servers, commonly referred to as “the cloud,” was left to die on the vine at the end of last year’s session.

But a failure that was more about timing than lack of

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A baby with COVID-19 had 51,000 times the viral load of other patients

  • A baby in Washington, DC with COVID-19 was found to have 51,418 times more viral particles than typical patients.
  • Researchers later found the infection was a new variant of COVID-19, seen in at least eight other cases. 
  • It’s not clear whether this variant is more dangerous to children, and more research is needed. 
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

A new coronavirus variant has emerged.

A very sick newborn, treated at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., was found to have not only a new variant of the novel coronavirus, but a viral load 51,418 times higher

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4 tips for starting or reinventing a business in tough times | News

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession.

Consider these names: CNN, Uber, Airbnb and Square. There are many more.

The effects of COVID-19 are forcing existing businesses to reinvent themselves, and some of today’s most significant business obstacles will spark new startups offering innovative solutions.

With the pandemic quickly shifting consumer behavior, more than $3 trillion is expected to be lost or moved to the businesses best prepared to exploit the possibilities,

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Pigeon Guys Face Tough Times: ‘Who Has the Money? Who Has the Roof?’

On a cold, rainy evening in December, a terrified pigeon crash-landed onto a table in the outdoor seating area of a retro-themed bar in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn.

Circling overhead was a Cooper’s hawk that had accidentally dropped the bird and certainly wanted its dinner back. The bar owners kept the scene from turning gruesome by quickly covering the bloodied pigeon with napkins until the predator flew away.

The cocktail drinkers may have been startled, but the pigeon, which had spent most of its life in a coop on a rooftop across the street, would require care before it was able

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