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From the investing club at Notre Dame to a hedge fund managing millions: Here’s how two 20-somethings are defying traditional stock-market logic in order to crush peers

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Dan McMurtrie and Alex Draime, co-founders of Tyro Partners, knew they wanted to start a hedge fund immediately after graduating from Notre Dame. Since inception in 2015, Tyro Partners has trounced the S&P 500’s performance, garnering an 82.8% return with a concentrated, long-short, value-centric approach to investing. The duo focus on large secular trends, and […]

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7 People Killed by Powerful Tornado in US South

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A powerful tornado struck the southeastern U.S. city of Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas early Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and causing extensive damage. Video captured the tornado moving through downtown accompanied by occasional flashes of lightning, turning buildings to rubble. Emergency officials say they responded to reports of at least 40 structure […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Merapi Volcano Erupts

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Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted Tuesday, sending a massive cloud of ash high into the air over Java island and shut down a nearby airport. The country’s volcano agency has issued a warning for residents to stay out of a 3.5 kilometer exclusion zone around Mount Merapi. The massive cloud caused by the eruption reached […]

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US Voters Warned of Foreign Influence Operations

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U.S. security and intelligence officials are warning voters to expect foreign actors to try to sway their views as they prepare to go to the polls in a series of key presidential primaries. The warning, issued on the eve of Super Tuesday votes in 14 states and one territory, comes as a series of intelligence […]

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Students Returning from COVID-19 Areas

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The obvious question about students on study abroad and the coronavirus lurked in the background of many parent chat groups before it was finally dropped. Will students returning from Italy be coming back and living on campus? Will they be tested and quarantined till the results are obtained? American parents — mostly on Facebook — […]

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Kurds Determined to Try IS Foreign Fighters in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish officials seem firm on moving ahead with their plans to put captured Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters on trial in Syria, despite little international support. Nearly one year after declaring the physical defeat of IS’s so-called caliphate in eastern Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led military alliance backed by the U.S., says […]

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Racial Lines Still Divides US Higher Education

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Higher education continues to see racial divides, including in the earning power of graduates of different races and ethnicities. When researchers looked at the earnings of white, black and Latino Americans who had earned a bachelor’s degree between 1991 and 2016, they saw that whites earned about $10,000 more a year than blacks and Latinos […]

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We took a look at Clover Health’s 2019 financial results. They show losses deepening as the company took on more members in the red-hot Medicare Advantage market.

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We just got a look at the 2019 financial results of Clover Health, a health-insurance startup that’s valued at $1.2 billion. Clover lost $67.4 million in 2019, a deeper loss than it posted in 2018 when it lost $40.9 million, according to state insurance filings reviewed by Business Insider. Clover added 10,000 new members by […]

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Half of World’s Sandy Beaches at Risk from Climate Change

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Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, used satellite images to track the way beaches have changed over the past 30 years and simulated how global warming might affect […]

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Another VP flees Uber amid a spate of high-level departures (UBER)

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A top engineering manager at Uber departed the company recently, insiders tell Business Insider. Matthew Mengerink, vice president of core infrastructure engineering, has been replaced on an interim basis by Facebook veteran Sumanth Sukamar, a representative said. Other VPs who have left in recent months include those in charge of Uber Eats and New Mobility […]