Cracked Money

Visa Inc. credit and debit cards are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 22, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Financial technology start-up Currencycloud, which powers cross-border payments for a number of popular finance apps, has raised $80 million in a funding round backed by Visa. Based in
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A family wearing masks stands in Tiananmen Square on January 26, 2020 in Beijing, China Betsy Joles Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s director general, is traveling to Beijing, China, to meet with government and health officials on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. The WHO has so far declined to declare the dangerous respiratory
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Sean Connery, as James Bond. Bettmann | Getty Images There is now significant and potentially irreversible inequality in the world of media. If you’re looking for an equalizing force, don’t bet on it happening in 2020. Two major shifts in the past year have made scale — the concept of being as big as possible
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Changes are coming to credit scores. That may make it harder for some people to get a loan. FICO, developer of one of the most widely used scores by lenders, announced an update to its scoring algorithm, which will change how consumers’ debt levels are weighed. This latest iteration of the FICO score, available this
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Health care members make first aid to people as they cover their faces with sanitary masks after the first cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Hong Kong. Miguel Candela | Getty Images President Xi Jinping on Saturday warned that the spread of the coronavirus presents a “grave situation,” as officials from central China to
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Workers assemble washing machines at the Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing facility in Clyde, Ohio, U.S. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Here are the most important things to know about Monday before you hit the door. 1. Whirlpool to report earnings Whirlpool is on deck to release its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday.
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Mike Rasnic sits on the front porch of his home which is surrounded by floodwater on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Missouri. Scott Olson | Getty Images The risks of climate change are already impacting investors, with increasingly frequent climate disasters like wildfires, drought, flooding and heatwaves threatening business operations and properties across the world.
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ferrantraite “Adulting” with your money. You’ve got this. Your money is like anything else you need to learn. It seems crazy complicated at first, then bit by bit you learn more, until you realize it’s more accessible than you thought. Even though the adult world has many confusing concepts, remember that most people are not
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 10, 2020 in New York City. Kena Betancur | Getty Images Active portfolio managers could get some help in the battle against passive investing if a new kind of financial instrument gains traction with investors: the “nontransparent ETF.” A nontransparent ETF
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Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Peloton Wedbush recently initiated coverage of the exercise equipment maker with an outperform rating and believes the sky’s the limit for the company. The firm called Peloton’s business an “enduring force” and is bullish on the company’s ability to hold and retain customers in its subscription business. “Today, this business is
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