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Reserve Bank of India Reconsiders Its Ban on…

“The Reserve Bank of India does acknowledge peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading is on the rise” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. It appears the Reserve Bank of India doubts its cryptocurrency blank ban decision.The Reserve Bank of India prohibited the trading of cryptocurrencies earlier this year, but now it seems that the bank may come back on its initial stance.Numerous institutions prevent clients from buying or trading cryptocurrencies these days. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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U.S. to End Funding to U.N. Agency That Helps Palestinian Refugees

“The United States is by far the biggest donor to the United Nations agency” reports nytimes.com. Elizabeth Campbell, a spokeswoman for the United Nations relief agency, said that it had not yet been informed by the Trump administration that the government intended to end all financial support.The vast majority of the five million refugees are descendants of Palestinians displaced in the early- to mid-20th century, and the United Nations aid agency officially considers all of them refugees, consistent with international law and United Nations refugee protocols, said Peter Mulrean, director…

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NASA says it wants to save the Mars Opportunity rover, but some close to the mission doubt it

“Over that time it survived some scares, including a previous dust storm in 2007” writes Aug Edt for theverge.com. On Thursday, NASA announced a new plan for attempting to recover Opportunity, the Mars rover that has been unresponsive since it was caught in a major dust storm earlier this summer.The storm has essentially put the rover in a coma Opportunity last communicated with ground controllers on June 10th, right before the global dust storm consumed the Red Planet. Source: theverge.com

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Twitter rival Mastodon isn’t safe from online mobs either

“When Twitter drove entire communities off its platform, Mastodon gave them a new online home” writes Aug Edt for theverge.com. For social media users who are sick of Twitter, open-source platform Mastodon offers a familiar refuge.Wheaton deactivated his Twitter account earlier this month, citing the company’s decision to keep Alex Jones on its platform.He moved over to Mastodon, one of the only platforms to present itself as a viable, direct rival to Twitter. Source: theverge.com

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Microsoft says its US contractors must offer paid parental leave

“Microsoft is extending parental leave benefits to contractors, mandating that many employees who work with the company be given 12 weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child” writes Aug Edt for theverge.com. In 2015, the company began demanding that this same subset of companies give their employees 15 days of paid leave each year.According to The Washington Post, the policy is designed to mirror Washington state’s recent parental leave law and expand the benefits to the 500-some companies that Microsoft works with in other states. Source:…

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3 things bosses can do to keep their best employees happy

“Beyond the symbolism of Labor Day, this question of job satisfaction could not come at a more significant time” writes Steve Odland for cnbc.com. According to The Conference Board’s new survey of over 1,500 workers, overall job satisfaction increased for the seventh year in a row. Here are some suggestions for how, with the right focus, employees can start seeing those problem issues as company strengths.In today’s strong job market, high-performing employees have more options than they have had in years. Source: cnbc.com

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Canopy Growth CEO: We’re not the Amazon or Google of pot yet, but we want to be

“Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC Friday the cannabis company is well ahead of its rivals in becoming the leading brand in legal marijuana but still needs to improve” writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. Marijuana stocks have been booming recently as investors await the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada in October.Linton said the team at Canopy Growth, Canada’s largest medical marijuana producer, is “very dissatisfied” but added the company is working hard each day to improve. Source: cnbc.com

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US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

“The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The department said in a written statement that the United States “will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation.”.  Source: cnbc.com

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News Stocks 

Stocks clinch best August performance in over 4 years despite trade turmoil

“By late Friday morning, Canadian trade negotiator Chrystia Freeland said that “we’re not there yet.”” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. U.S. stocks dropped Friday as the United States and Canada put off resolving their trade dispute.Representatives from the Canadian and U.S. governments worked deep into the night Thursday to devise an alternative to the trade agreement.Friday marks the U.S.-imposed deadline for a new trade deal to be secured between the U.S. and Canada.The Dow and the S&P 500 finished August up 2.1 percent and 3 percent, with their best performances…

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Scandinavian airline SAS ups full-year profit outlook

“Scandinavian airline SAS on Friday hiked its full-year earnings outlook as its third-quarter profit topped market expectations” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The company forecast full-year pretax earnings before non-recurring items of around 2 billion, assuming stable summer demand.Pretax profit for the May to July quarter came in at 2.00 billion Swedish crowns ($219.7 million), slightly up from 1.97 billion a year ago, and beating the 1.77 billion crowns expected in a Reuters poll of analysts. Source: cnbc.com

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