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Oink, Moo and Brrr: Polar Vortex Strikes US Farm Belt

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Farmers from North Dakota to Iowa buckled down for some of the coldest weather in a generation on Wednesday, throwing extra rations to pigs or building igloos for chickens before hunkering down for a day of sub-zero temperatures and bone-chilling winds. Some, like Kurt Line in Indiana, joked about the forecast. Line said he looked […]

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Fed holds, says it’ll be ‘patient’ on future rate hikes

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The Federal Reserve held its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday. The FOMC signaled it would be “patient” about future rate hikes. Stocks surged after the announcement. The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady following its first meeting of the year Wednesday and emphasized that it will carefully assess the state of the economy when considering […]

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The Fed’s interest-rate decision has pushed it into uncharted territory. Here’s what that means for markets.

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The Federal Reserve held interest rates unchanged on Wednesday as expected. That didn’t mean the meeting was a nonevent for investors, according to John Normand, JPMorgan’s head of cross-asset fundamental strategy. Normand outlined why the Fed’s decision actually put it in uncharted waters and explained what this means for various markets. The Federal Reserve announced […]

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Chaos has reportedly erupted inside Facebook as employees find themselves unable to open the company’s apps on their iPhones

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Apple has blocked Facebook’s internal apps from working on employees’ phones, The Verge reports. The move is in response to recent revelations that Facebook was misusing Apple’s enterprise app program, meant for internal use, to run a research app that gathered consumer’s phone activity in exchange for payment. Facebook said it’s shutting down the app, […]

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Netflix and ‘Justice League’ director Zack Snyder are a perfect match, and they’re making a zombie-heist movie

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“Justice League” director Zack Snyder’s next movie is “Army of the Dead,” a zombie-heist thriller for Netflix. Netflix is the perfect home for Snyder’s violent, hyper-stylized approach to filmmaking, which made him an odd fit for the DC Extended Universe. “There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one,” Snyder told The Hollywood […]

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The hardest mode in ‘Resident Evil 2’ is a ridiculous survival mission starring a talking block of tofu with a knife

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“Resident Evil 2” is the latest game in the survival horror franchise and the first-must play game of 2019. The 4th Survivor and the Tofu Survivor are extra game modes unlocked after clearing the “Resident Evil 2” story and 2nd Run campaigns. Both modes force the player to escape, with limited resources, from an underground […]

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The woman who helps run the top performing hedge fund of all-time reveals why vulnerability is the secret to the firm’s success

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The world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, is known for its culture of radical transparency. Bridgewater employees are required to rate each other on roughly 90 different capabilities and skills to determine each team member’s strengths and weaknesses, the firm’s co-CEO Eileen Murray told attendees of Context Summits’ Miami conference. Bridgewater, which manages $160 billion, […]

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Acorns is now valued at $860 million following a $105 million funding round (CMCSA, BLK)

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This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Fintech Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. US-based personal finance management (PFM) app Acorns is now valued at $860 million, following a $105 million Series E funding round, per CNBC. Investors in Acorns’ latest funding round include NBCUniversal, Comcast Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, […]