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A former TD Ameritrade exec wants to make futures trading more accessible to Main Street, and a dozen brokers have signed up

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A new trading venue called the Small Exchange is hoping to disrupt the futures market by creating products more accessible for retail investors. Six introductory brokers and six futures commission merchants have given verbal commitments to the exchange, according to CEO Donnie Roberts.  Media and brokerage business tastytrade and Chicago prop shop Peak6 have invested...
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Say goodbye to tea and carrots: 80% of British food is imported so there will be food shortages if there’s a no-deal Brexit, HSBC tells clients (TSCO)

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Most people think Britain only imports about 50% of its food. But the reality is that 80% of food is imported, including basics such as carrots and tea. Under a no-deal Brexit, “any slowdown would lead to shortages of lorries, drivers and food,” HSBC is advising its clients. Britain’s frozen-food storage facilities are already at 100%...
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Healthcare payments are a $3 trillion industry — but the lack of urgency to innovate has resulted in confusion, inefficiencies, and security issues

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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. Relative to many other sectors around the globe, the US healthcare industry has been notoriously slow to embrace new payment systems and processes.  For example, approximately 77% of healthcare providers still...
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