Author: Jeff

The optimism paradox: Why precise recordsdata has rattled markets

The optimism paradox: Why precise recordsdata has rattled markets

A global rout in markets, a sell-off in bonds, all due to the prospect of a strengthening economy? The explanation involves the uncertainty of where interest rates go from here if a post-COVID-19 economy gets cooking. A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo on Friday. Markets tumbled Thursday and were…

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Risk Sharing: The Interest Alternative

The concept of sharing risk in Islamic finance has been a common standard for centuries. As globalism rises, the benefits of risk sharing are now being implemented worldwide by conventional financial institutions, including those in the United States. Although risk sharing as an alternative to interest is one of the […]

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A Dash of Cinnamon, A Pinch of the Past, A Smidgen of the Future

Close your eyes and remember December, the smell of cinnamon in your mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen and the warm scent of dough baking in the oven. Imagine opening the oven door and, with assistance, taking out the heated cookie sheet. Devour the cookies, small works of art, with your eyes: […]

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News24.com | Gold rout deepens with metal spot for worst month in four years

News24.com | Gold rout deepens with metal spot for worst month in four years

Spot gold dropped 2.4% to $1,728.92 an ounce on Friday at 3:22 pm in New York, after slumping to the lowest since June earlier.The metal is down more than 6% this month, on pace for its biggest loss since November 2016.Silver and palladium declined more than 3% on Friday, while platinum was down more than…

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Dynasty Trusts Good For Economy and Democracy

A well-designed and well-managed dynasty trust is an engine of economic growth and stability, protects its beneficiaries from the vagaries and tyrannies of corporate and governmental managers, and enables the freedom of critical thought and honest conduct that is the essence of a republic. Dynasty trusts can take many forms, […]

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Hooters Invitations The US to ‘Round Up for Texas’ in Motorway to Recovery from Historical Statewide Storms

Hooters Invitations The US to ‘Round Up for Texas’ in Motorway to Recovery from Historical Statewide Storms

Round Up Your Check at Participating Hooters Nationwide to Benefit Houston Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank as part of Storm Relief Efforts Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hooters, the original American wing joint, invites everyone to come together and ‘Round Up for Texas’ to assist all those in need as recovery continues from the recent…

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Middletown CT Historic Homes: Samuel Wadsworth Russell House

The Samuel Wadsworth Russell House in Middletown, Connecticut was one of the first mansions built in the form of a Greek Temple that was pivotal in launching the Greek Revival style that profoundly influenced American architecture in the mid 19th Century. It was built between 1828 and 1830 by a […]

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News24.com | Woolworths’ vogue industry efficiency ‘disappointing’

News24.com | Woolworths’ vogue industry efficiency ‘disappointing’

Woolworths says it begun the process of repositioning of its fashion business, with performance in that sector still disappointing with a sales decline of 11.2% for the six months ended 27 December. The retailer said on Thursday that the net space for the Fashion Beauty Home (FBH) division was reduced by 1.9%, in line with…

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Participant Structures and Communicative Competence

In her article, “Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom” Susan Philips described the disjuncture between verbal encounters in classrooms where young North American Indians get formally educated and in their native communities where they learn the particular skills their people deem necessary in their […]

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