Want to invest into space? Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is going public

Astronaut company Virgin Galactic will become first to be publicly traded.

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  • Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will go public later this year.
  • People will be able to buy shares when Virgin Galactic merges with a shell company.
  • The company aims to raise enough capital through investment to sustain itself until profitability.
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Receiving your salary in cryptocurrency is now a thing

Your next payday could be all digital.

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  • Cryptocurrencies are constantly becoming more mainstream.
  • With the changing landscape of work and workers, financial systems also need to evolve.
  • Cryptocrrencies have a lot to offer workers in this new age, but they still have some hurdles to face before they become the norm.
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Cybercriminals are holding Baltimore hostage

Hackers are demanding a bitcoin ransom.

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  • Some 10,000 of Charm City's computers were attacked.
  • Important day-to-day city functions are out of commission.
  • Many municipalities are believed to be under-protected from hackers.
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Essential financial life skills for 21st-century Americans

Having these financial life skills can help you navigate challenging economic environments.

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  • Americans are swimming in increasingly higher amounts of debt, even the upper middle class.
  • For many, this burden can be alleviated by becoming familiar with some straightforward financial concepts.
  • Here's some essential financial life skills needed to ensure your economic wellbeing.
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Why Amazon canceled its plan to build HQ2 in NYC

Are Americans growing more skeptical of promises of investment from massive (digital) companies?

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Protestors rally against Amazon and the company's plans to move their second headquarters to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, at New York City Hall, January 30, 2019 in New York City. Some Queens community members and activists say Amazon's move to Queens will further gentrify neighborhoods in the area and add more stress to an already struggling infrastructure system. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
  • Amazon had spent years on a controversial campaign to select cities where it plans to build giant corporate campuses.
  • In November, the retail giant announced plans to build its so-called HQ2 in Virginia and New York.
  • On Thursday, Amazon cancelled its plans to build in New York following backlash from local lawmakers, union leaders, and protestors.
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