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These will be the biggest design trends in American homes in 2018

“If you’re thinking about remodeling your home next year, now might be a good time to start planning” writes Mark Matousek for businessinsider.com. And Houzz—a website which offers products, ideas, and the names of contractors for home remodeling and decoration projects—has just named the 10 home design trends it expects to see most frequently in 2018.The trends were chosen based on input from Houzz users and home professionals. These are the trends that made the list. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Bitcoin Cash Price Leaps 20% as Crypto Market Cap Trends Up

“The bitcoin price, meanwhile, resisted its recent tendency to move toward the inverse of bitcoin cash, and it held steady above $6,500” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. The bitcoin cash price resumed that rally on Tuesday, posting a 20% advance that raised it from $1,134 to $1,390.At present, the bitcoin price is trading at a global average of $6,537, which translates into a $109 billion market cap.The bitcoin cash price rally isn’t over yet.Altogether, the crypto market cap added approximately $7 billion to bring its total to $207.5 billion. Source: cryptocoinsnews.com…

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Middle-income jobs will keep evaporating, report indicates

“And while men are also overrepresented in some growth sectors, they will most likely show slower overall employment growth than women in the years ahead” writes New York Times for seattletimes.com. October’s report suggests that the polarization that has increasingly defined the U.S. economy will only increase over the next decade.But the government’s experts accurately foresaw many of the most important employment trends, including the growth of jobs in health care and computer programming and the continued decline of blue-collar jobs in manufacturing.Manufacturing jobs will shrink, as will occupations involving…

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China and Australia ink fintech deal to share information on new trends

“China and Australia’s regulators have agreed to partner up on financial technology (fintech), a move that will give them oversight on new trends in each other’s markets” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said Monday that they would cooperate on the sharing of information related to emerging themes in the fintech sector.”Cooperation between regulators is essential to realize the benefits of the technological revolution,” Greg Medcraft, chairman of the ASIC, said in a statement Monday. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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JC Penney ditches chief merchandising role, once a lofty retail perch

“J.C. Penney will no longer have a chief merchandising officer, once one of the most powerful jobs in retail, further demonstrating the industry’s turmoil” writes Lauren Hirsch for cnbc.com. The erstwhile glorified ability of industry leaders to spot trends in advance, which catapulted many retail executives to the role of CEO, has become increasingly irrelevant.Its current CMO John Tighe, will be leaving the company and will not be replaced, the retailer said on Friday.The retailer, which has a market capitalization of $736.5 million, has watched its shares drop 88 percent…

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Air France-KLM profit jumps as price trends improve

“Air France-KLM said improving price trends helped it report better than expected third quarter profits, joining major European peers in benefiting from strong summer demand” writes Antoine Antoniol for cnbc.com. The Franco-Dutch company reported third quarter operating profit up 38.7 percent to 1.022 billion euros ($1.2 billion), against the average analyst expectation of 953 million in a Reuters poll.Unit revenues – a closely watched measure of how much income is generates per unit of capacity – increased 4.1 percent in the quarter and Air France-KLM said it expected an increase…

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Twitter’s stock surges toward 13-month high after UBS boosts rating, price target

“Twitter Inc.’s stock TWTR, +4.48% surged 3.3% in morning trade Friday, putting it on course for a the highest close in about 13 months, after the social media company’s third-quarter results prompted UBS to abandon its bearish stance” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Analyst Eric Sheridan raised his rating to neutral, after being at sell since Feb. 9, and lifted his stock price target to $21 from $14.He said he now sees Twitter’s risks as more balanced versus potential reward for investors, after results reported Thursday daily engagement metrics continued…

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