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Ray Dalio predicted the financial crisis. Now hear him speak candidly about today’s economy at IGNITION 2018.

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Hedge-fund legend and best-selling author Ray Dalio, who predicted the financial crisis, is coming to IGNITION 2018. The founder and cochief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, will share his candid outlook on the economy as global tensions rise and the wealth gap widens. In a discussion earlier this year with...
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Sweetgreen is now valued at more than $1 billion

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Sweetgreen has raised $200 million in a new round of funding led by Fidelity Investments, the chain announced Tuesday. The company is now valued at over $1 billion. This round of funding will bring its total equity raised to approximately $365 million. The fast-casual salad chain has grown rapidly since it launched in 2007, opening stores around...
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Xbox will get mouse and keyboard support November 14 and ‘Fortnite’ is one of the first games to have it (MSFT)

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Microsoft announced that the Xbox One console would support mouse and keyboards on November 14, and that it was partnering with Razer to create a special line of keyboard and mouse products. Microsoft also said it planed to acquire game development studios Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.   Microsoft’s Xbox One console will officially get...
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The 17 most prestigious internships anyone would be lucky to get

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Internships are increasingly important for college and graduate students. In a survey of 13,000 former and current interns, Google, Apple, and Facebook were ranked as the most prestigious internships. Some of those internships pay up to $8,000 per month.    If you’re looking for a prestigious internship, you’ll want to consider working at Google, Apple, or...
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Morgan Stanley just invested millions in Samanage, a North Carolina-based Zendesk and ServiceNow competitor

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Samanage, a cloud-based customer service platform, has raised $30 million. Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital led the investment round. Customer service and IT company Samanage wants to dethrone it competitors Zendesk and ServiceNow, and now it has another $30 million to work with. On Thursday, Samanage announced its series D funding led by Morgan Stanley Expansion...
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A CEO who sold her beauty company for $210 million wakes up every day at 6 a.m. without an alarm, walks 4 miles, and spends up to 3 hours working from an office in her bathroom

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Marla Beck, the cofounder and CEO of beauty-store chain Bluemercury, has a jam-packed morning routine. Beck said in a column at The Cut that she wakes up naturally at 6 a.m. every day, walks four miles or runs up to five miles, reads four newspapers, and tests beauty products in the office in her master bathroom —...
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A Chinese tech billionaire has been accused of plying a student with drink and then forcing himself on her during a trip to the US (JD)

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The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a long account describing a student’s rape allegation against Liu Qiangdong, the billionaire founder of Chinese tech firm JD.com. Liu was arrested in connection with the claim in August, and prosecutors are deciding whether to charge him. The article, which cites police interviews and text messages, offers details of the...
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The card rewards strategies issuers can use to win top-of-wallet status while maximizing returns

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US consumer debt is climbing to pre-recession levels. Competition driven by consumer card appetite in the US is hurting issuer returns. Business Insider Intelligence obtained proprietary survey data to understand which credit card features consumers value most, and what issuers should focus on to earn top-of-wallet status. Two-thirds of respondents cited rewards-related offerings as the...
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These are the trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

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This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money between them are all feeling its effects differently. For banks, card networks, and processors, the digital...
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