Interest rates and fears of a mounting trade war send tech stocks lower

Shares of technology companies were battered in today’s trading as fears of an increasing trade war between the U.S. and China and rising interest rates convinced worried investors to sell. The Nasdaq Composite Index, which is where many of the country’s largest technology companies trade their shares, was down 219.4…

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In venture capital, its still the age of the unicorn

Howie Xu At the time, the piece defined a new breed of startup — the $1 billion privately held company. When Lee did her first count, there were 39 “unicorns”; an improbable, but not impossible number.. Today, the once-scarce unicorn has become a global herd with 376 companies on the…

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Female founders have brought in just 2.2% of US VC this year (yes, again)

Despite efforts to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs, U.S. female-founded startups have raised just 2.2 percent of venture capital investment in 2018. That statistic may sound familiar; it’s the exact same portion of capital startups founded by a solo female founder or an all-female team secured last year, too, according…

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This Is What Body Positivity Really Means, Because Its Not Just Promoting Fatness Or Removing Health From The Equation

Best-of Thought Catalog / Brianna Wiest Brianna Wiest is the author of I Am The Hero Of My Own Life, Salt Water, and 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think. Click Here More From Thought Catalog

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Lance Bass ‘Heartbroken’ After Losing Out On ‘Brady Bunch’ House

Former ’NSync member Lance Bass tweeted on Friday that his bid to purchase the “Brady Bunch” house had been accepted. But in little more time than it takes to say, “Location, location, location,” he received the disappointing news that he had been outbid, People magazine reported. The house, which was used for…

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RIP, American Empire: Weekend Edition

  RIP. soundtrack to “Sorry to Bother You” by The Coup (explicit lyrics ahoy). This is the Weekend Edition of Bloomberg Opinion Today, a roundup of the ten most popular stories Bloomberg Opinion published this week, based on web readership, with some other stuff thrown in. New subscribers to the…

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Activists push back on Facebooks decision to remove a DC protest event

A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va. Facebook removed the event, “No Unite the Right 2-DC,” after discovering…

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Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook’s share price fell more than 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate and a scary warning that its revenue growth would rapidly decelerate. Before today’s brutal Q2 earnings, Facebook’s share price closed today at $217.50 — a record high — but…

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Build-A-Bear shops stuffed amid offer chaos

Image copyright Paul Shaw Image caption Police were called to the White Rose Centre in Leeds due to the popularity of the “pay your age” event Many of the company’s stores – including Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre, Birmingham’s Bullring, Telford and Basingstoke – had to shut for the rest of…

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Stop Junk Mail For Good With These 4 Steps

Your mailbox, once the place of joyous discoveries like a handwritten letter or an unexpected paper check from a distant relative, is now the site of unwanted clutter. What can you do to basically stop junk mail from annoying the living daylights out of you? 1. Opt out of prescreened…

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