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Most Cryptos See Gentle Green Amid Exceedingly Calm Market Picture

“The altcoin has thus again dislodged EOS and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which it holds with a market cap of around $990 million” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. Ripple (XRP) — like its larger market cap counterparts — is seeing virtually no price change on the day, and is trading around $0.301 at press time.On the month, Ethereum is similarly stable, trading at virtually the same price point (0.4 percent down) as in mid-January.On the month, the coin has seen virtually no movement, trading down…

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An HR exec says she gets excited every time a job candidate asks her a simple question about learning on the job

“But it’s hardly out-of-line to ask the hiring manager to explain how the company invests in employees” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. In fact, if you ask Lillian Landrum, director of talent acquisition at The Muse, you should ask the hiring manager about opportunities for professional development.”When people start asking those questions around how do we invest in growing our employees here, that gets me excited,” she said.Asking about company perks in a job interview might seem presumptuous — you don’t want to give the impression that you’re there for…

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CREDIT SUISSE: Here’s why investors shouldn’t assume China’s economy is already recovering

“Credit Suisse analyst Andrew Garthwaite says signs of Chinese economic growth could be a fake-out” writes Marley Jay for businessinsider.com. And without lax lending standards, he says industrial production and economic growth won’t improve.After all, China’s government said the economy cooled off in 2018 and grew at its slowest pace since 1990.In the end, no matter where you look, it’s become a tall order to get a solid reading on the economy.”We need to see credit growth increase and much more fiscal stimulus (which is a quarter of 2015 levels…

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PepsiCo Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

“We believe with added capacity, Frito will be even better positioned to capture new growth opportunities” writes Motley Fool Transcribing for businessinsider.com. Good morning, and welcome to PepsiCo’s fourth-quarter 2018 earnings conference call. [Operator instructions] Today’s call is being recorded and will be archived at www.pepsico.com.So the growth opportunities for Frito are multiple.And the process started with, let’s see how we can refocus the discretionary funds that we have in each one of our business against the growth opportunities. Source: businessinsider.com

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Report: Global Blockchain in Energy Utilities Market to Grow 60% by 2024

“The global blockchain in energy utilities market is expected to grow by 60 percent by 2024, according to a new report from Infoholic Research LLP published on Feb. 15” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Per the report, the global blockchain in energy utilities market was assessed to be $210.4 million in 2018, and is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2024.To prepare the report, Infoholic Research reportedly analyzed the deployment of blockchain in the energy utilities market on a global scale by components, services, application, and regions.Infoholic Research thus predicts…

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Uber’s growth slowed dramatically in 2018

“So while the growth rate is strong by most standards, Uber’s growth decelerated over 2018” writes Deirdre Bosa for cnbc.com. Correction: This story was updated to reflect Uber’s GAAP losses in 2018 and remove a revenue growth stat for 2017 that was not comparable to 2018.Uber’s take rate, or the percentage of revenue Uber makes for every gross booking, declined in Q4.According to the private company’s self-reported financials, full-year revenue for 2018 was $11.3 billion, up 43 percent year over year. Source: cnbc.com

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If you invested $1,000 in Coca-Cola 10 years ago, here’s how much you’d have now

“And Quincey said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that the company will take time to “absorb” the investments it made last year” writes Caiaimage Robert Daly for cnbc.com. If you invested in the company 10 years ago, that decision could have paid off.The company has gotten its share of celebrity endorsements, too: Warren Buffett says he’s a “Coke loyalist,” and Berkshire Hathaway is a longstanding investor.”Clearly, that is leading to an [earnings per share] growth that is not what we aspire to,” he said. Source: cnbc.com

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Fed policymakers see one U.S. rate hike, or none, as growth slows

“In December, when the Fed raised interest rates a fourth time that year, most Fed policymakers penciled in two more rate hikes for this year” reports businessinsider.com. This week, as disappointing U.S. retail sales and industrial production data raised the prospect that the U.S. economy will slow more quickly than expected, three Fed policymakers gave an answer: one rate hike, or perhaps none at all.The first broad read of their views will come in March, when the Fed next releases forecasts for the economy and rates. Source: businessinsider.com

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Trump says that the US will grow its way out of the $22 trillion debt

“Instead, annual deficits and the federal debt have grown on his watch. [Opinion: As the national debt hits $22 trillion, these are the only people trying to cut spending]” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Trump claimed on the campaign trail that he would eliminate the federal debt.Debt will be as large, relative to the U.S. economy as it has ever been by 2029, according to the CBO, assuming the individual tax cuts Trump signed into law expire as expected in 2025.The CBO expects modest growth in the coming years.In an analysis released late…

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Investors may have already missed out on the bulk of the market’s gains this year

“Investors expecting the stock market to build on the robust start it’s seen in 2019 don’t have history on their side” writes Brendan Mcdermid for cnbc.com. A lot will have to go right to continue the best market start in 32 years.Recent years in this bull market, though, have shown that outsized gains are possible.In 2017, the market jumped 19.4 percent, 2013 saw a 29.6 percent surge and 2009, the year that saw the crisis bottom, ended with the S&P 500 up 23.4 percent. Source: cnbc.com

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