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Shaw’s investigating phishing that targeted payroll data

The parent company of Shaw’s Supermarkets is investigating a cyber hack of its payroll data, according to a spokeswoman for the food chain. Teresa Edington, community relations manager for the West Bridgewater, Massachusetts-based company, said 33 employees of Albertson’s Inc. responded to a phishing email and provided their login credentials. Only one of the employees was a Shaw’s employee, she said. “While I can’t provide you with the details because of the ongoing investigation, I can tell you that a…

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Boundless Mind Wants to Fix America’s Smartphone Addiction

The headquarters of Boundless Mind looks as if it were created by a set designer to satisfy a cultural cliché. The tech startup is run out of a one-car garage a few blocks from California’s Venice Beach. On the morning I visited, in March, it was populated by a dozen screens–phones, tablets, monitors–and half as many 20-something engineers, all of whom were male and bearded, and one of whom wore a cowboy hat. Someone had written in blue marker across…

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South Wales expert auctioneers appoints chartered surveyor as director

Land and property auctioneers Auction House South Wales has appointed David Jones as part of the company’s expanding commercial offering. Specialists in both residential and commercial properties, AHSW has a 74 per cent conversion rate and completing sales totalling around £5m in the last six months. David Jones, aged 34, from Newport, joins the company as a director, having established his career at Lambert Smith Hampton, Swansea and Cardiff and, before that, Hutchings and Thomas in Newport. He brings a…

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Made in St. Louis: Couple keeps microgreen, honey business simple | Fashion

Bee Simple is more than a clever name for the business Mary Densmore and James Meinert started in the St. Louis Place neighborhood on the city’s near north side. “We created the business because James wanted to keep bees and sell handcrafted products,” Densmore says. An uncomplicated beginning • Meinert and Densmore both grew up with bee-keeping parents. “James’ dad and my mom kept bees in the 1970s and early into the 1980s,” Densmore says. “We’ve recycled his dad’s equipment…

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Tech a Great Way to Aid Refugees

There’s been a prolonged spike in the number of refugees fleeing wars and other threats in their native homelands. In Syria alone, the past seven years have been tumultuous, with internal conflicts costing hundreds of thousands of lives and forcing 6.1 million people out of their homes, according to USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. From various countries around the world, people are losing their homes and fear for their safety due to persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights…

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks dip as U.S. bank shares fall; oil extends recent gains – UK Money News

* Global stocks gauge set for largest weekly gain in five * Aluminum hits 6-yr high; USD jumps to 6-week high vs. yen * Graphic: World FX rates in 2018 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Updates prices, adds oil price settlements) By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) – A gauge of stocks across the world eased on Friday but was on track to end the week with its strongest performance in five, while oil prices extended recent gains that drove them to…

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Meeting with Trudeau unlikely to overcome Horgan’s opposition to Trans Mountain, says official

The federal government isn’t expecting Sunday’s meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia to lead to an agreement to get the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project moving again. A senior federal official told CBC News there is almost no chance that B.C. Premier John Horgan will drop his opposition to the project on environmental grounds. Instead, the official said, Trudeau will use the meeting to explain the steps he intends to take to ensure…

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protectionism: View: Protectionism will only mar an economy like India, not make it

By Partha Chatterjee It is for the first time in years that all major economies are experiencing positive growth. Giant strides in technology are being taken, which has the potential to change our lives. At the same time, protectionism and divisiveness seem to be on the rise. This is a major cause of concern and may bring down growth and stall progress. On March 8, the Donald Trump government in the US imposed an import tariff on steel and aluminium,…

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The unlikely way Jeff Bezos became one of the first investors in Google

Jeff Bezos became an early Google investor after requesting to meet Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998.Rick Wilking/Reuters Four years after founding Amazon in his garage, Jeff Bezos insisted on personally investing in a small, unknown search engine site. That search engine startup would later blossom into a multi-billion-dollar company that competes with Bezos’ Amazon. The 2013-published The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon recounts the way in which Bezos convinced Google’s founders to let the…

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House committee adopts new budget, with changes for Medicaid work requirement, insurance and cash reserve | General Assembly

There are few surprises in the new state budget the House Appropriations Committee adopted on Friday, but concern about protecting Virginia’s triple-A bond rating will loom over the coming battle with the Senate over whether the final spending plan will expand the state’s Medicaid program. The committee made a number of important changes to the pair of budgets – one for the fiscal year that will end June 30 and the other for the biennium, and then adopted both by…

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Breitburn Energy Exits Bankruptcy With New Name: Maverick

Downtown oil company Breitburn Energy Partners said late April 12 that it has emerged from its two-year bankruptcy and has renamed itself Maverick Natural Resources. In a press release, Maverick stated it began operations on April 6. The company is majority-owned by EIG Global Energy Partners, the Washington D.C. energy investment firm with $17.7 billion in assets under management that assumed a stake worth $1 billion in Breitburn in March 2015 and was one of the largest creditors of the…

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Adeosun appoints Uduk as new acting SEC DG, removes Zubair

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance By Kazeem Ugbodaga The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Friday approved the reassignment of portfolios in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with the appointment of Ms Mary Uduk as Acting Director-General of the Commission. A statement issued by Oluyinka Akintunde, Special Adviser, Media & Communications to the Minister of Finance, said Uduk’s appointment was governed by the provisions of the Investments and Securities Act (ISA), 2007 and the conditions of service applicable to the…

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Oil sector worker frets job loss will wreck plans, but with $2.2 million in assets, couple needn’t worry

Situation: Couple with solid income and hefty savings worry that unemployment would wreck plans Solution: Stress test employment and investment income to find total income in tough times, trim spending A couple we’ll call Tom, 53, and Sylvia, 51, live in Alberta. They have two children in their twenties studying at post-secondary institutions in the province. Tom, an engineer whose current job does not come with a pension, and Sylvia, a local government employee who will have a job pension,…

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South Korea News.Net – G20 and Africa to continue engagement at annual G20 meeting

The annual meeting of the T20 Africa Standing Group will be held on 14-15 April at Elilly Hotel, in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. “Building a consensus for fair and sustainable development between G20 and Africa” is the main theme of the Argentinean G20 presidency. In light of the current global challenges and strong interdependencies between Africa and G20 countries such as China, India, the US or Brazil, the current level of engagement between Africa and the G20 is insufficient. The T20…

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Superpower dispute starting to cast shadow | Business

LONDON (Reuters) – Caught between the world’s superpowers as they butt heads over trade and the risk of conflict in Syria, the global economy is starting to show some bruises. Shipping containers are seen piled up at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 13, 2018. China Daily via REUTERS While it is still on track for its best growth in several years – and talk of all-out trade war between the United States and China has cooled in…

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Your Small Business Gmail Account could be in for some Changes – Coming Soon – Small Business Trends

The stripped down user interface of Gmail has been popular since it was first launched in 2004. Fast forward almost 15 years later, and little has changed except a 2011 redesign that simplified the UI even more. Now there is news Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has been working on a new version of Gmail for the web. Gmail Redesign on the Way TechCrunch reported the new Gmail will include a fresh design along with some new features, which were listed in…

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