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Children in West Africa are working night shifts to fuel a $100-billion chocolate industry that has failed to crack down on child labor, a US government-commissioned report found

Summary List Placement Twenty years after the $100 billion chocolate industry pledged to tackle child labour in cocoa-growing communities, a new report sponsored by the US government reveals that the problem has worsened. The report found vast numbers of children across Ghana and the Ivory Coast are working night shifts, clearing land, carrying heavy loads, […]

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‘The road to financial implosion’: A notorious market bear says the Fed has set the stage for a 67% stock plunge — and warns of zero-to-negative returns over the next 12 years

Summary List Placement If it’s a rosy outlook for stocks you’re searching for, it’s safe to say that John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who’s been predicting a stock-market collapse — isn’t about to deliver. “There is a particular lesson that history regularly teaches, yet the public never actually learns,” he penned […]

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Bridge: Oct. 24, 2020

Cy the Cynic defines “multitasking” as fouling up two things at once. At today’s slam, declarer had two tasks to accomplish: He needed to set up dummy’s spades and keep control of trumps. South won the first diamond with the ace, took the A-J of trumps, discarded diamonds on A-K of spades and ruffed a […]

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Word Game: Oct. 24, 2020

TODAY’S WORD — PLEATS (PLEATS: PLEETS: Folds in cloth made by doubling the fabric upon itself.) Average mark 34 words Time limit 45 minutes Can you find 48 or more words in PLEATS? The list will be published Monday. YESTERDAY’S WORD — UNASSUAGED undue unused usage used nausea negus ness nude nudge adage aged agenda ague assuage […]

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Twitter chair Patrick Pichette backed deep tech startup Apheris in a $3 million round after seeing this pitch deck

Summary List Placement Berlin-based deep tech startup Apheris raised funding from institutional investors and angel investors, including Twitter chair Patrick Pichette, in a $3 million seed fundraising round. Apheris helps private companies navigate the complexities of local data privacy laws, allowing them to extract insights from datasets through the use of AI technology.  We got […]