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Airbnb CEO says company will need millions more hosts to meet surging demand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Airbnb will have to add millions of new hosts to accommodate guests as travel picks up again following the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC. “To meet the demand over the coming years, we’re going to need millions more......

‘Roaring Kitty’ stands to rake in millions on his GameStop options bet Friday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Reddit logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a displayed Wall Street Bets logo in this illustration taken January 28, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters It could be a big pay day for Keith Gill, the Reddit......

The third round of stimulus checks helped, but millions of Americans are still struggling

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here While the number of Americans struggling to put food on the table and pay bills fell last month, new data shows that millions are still feeling the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The third round of stimulus payments started......

Fed’s Bostic says summer months could see millions rehired

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FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in a panel discussion at the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) 2019 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry//File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The coming summer could see millions of Americans rehired if......

Fraudsters are laundering millions in Covid relief funds through online investment platforms

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tech-savvy fraudsters stealing from the government’s Covid pandemic relief programs to help businesses have found a convenient way to launder the money: they’re opening accounts with at least four online investment platforms, law enforcement officials said. The digital platforms, investigators......

Tech investors pump millions into NFT start-ups as digital collectibles boom

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An illustration of NFT-based art. gremlin | E+ | Getty Images Venture capitalists are writing big checks for start-ups in the booming NFT space. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have exploded in popularity this year in tandem with a rise in......

Biden’s closest advisors have ties to big business and Wall Street with some making millions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the state of vaccinations during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the East Room at the White House in Washington, March 18, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters President Joe Biden’s closest advisors have......

House Votes to Give Millions of Dreamers and Farmworkers a Path to Citizenship

New York Times
The Democratic-led House voted on Thursday to create a path to citizenship for an estimated four million undocumented immigrants, reopening a politically charged debate over the nation’s broken immigration system just as President Biden confronts a growing surge of migrants at the border. In a near party-line vote of 228......

House passes two immigration bills that would establish path to citizenship for millions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference on immigration at the U.S. Capitol March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday passed two......

Biden’s Aid Package Funnels Millions to Victims of Domestic Abuse

New York Times
After her boyfriend threatened to kill her, Davida said she saw no choice but to abandon her home and flee with her son. Fearing she would be stalked — an exceedingly common scenario, experts said — she wound up in a shelter in another state, a move that cost her......

Vaccine rollout expands to millions of Americans

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86-year-old Barbara Schmalenberger, of Columbus, Ohio, receives the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, March 2, 2021. “I can’t believe it, I was so excited that I was one of the first. I felt so privileged,” said Schmalenberger. “It’s like a miracle.......

Billionaire Ackman donates millions of Coupang shares to foundation, others

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FILE PHOTO: Bill Ackman, chief executive officer and portfolio manager at Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks during the SALT conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Brian (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund investor William Ackman said on Monday he donated 26.5 million shares in newly public South......

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