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Don't read vacation emails, keep your return date a secret and other tips for hacking your PTO

Don’t read vacation emails, keep your return date a secret and other tips for hacking your PTO

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average US worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel …

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You Can Make More Money by Claiming Social Security Benefits at 62. Here’s How | The Motley Fool

The amount of Social Security income you’ll receive on a monthly basis depends not only on your income during your working years but also when you claim your benefits. The longer you wait, the more you’ll receive — up until age 70. Your full retirement age or FRA (66 to 67, depending on your birth …

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Is Lucid Group Stock a Buy Now?  |  The Motley Fool

Is Lucid Group Stock a Buy Now? | The Motley Fool

Lucid Group‘s (LCID -2.75%) stock tumbled 13% during after-hours trading on Aug. 3 following its second-quarter earnings report. The luxury electric-vehicle (EV) maker generated $97.3 million in revenue, which represented a big jump from $174,000 a year ago (when it hadn’t started shipping its vehicles) but broadly missed analysts’ expectations by $59.8 million. Lucid only …

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July jobs report doubles expectations

The market read the Federal Reserve all wrong

“We’ve been front-end loading these very large rate increases, and now we’re getting closer to where we need to be,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell told reporters. Of course, Powell said, another “unusually large” increase could be on the table too. But Wall Street looked past that. What came next: Investors cheered Powell’s apparent pivot. The …

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I quit van life after gas prices soared.  Now I'm making $4,000 a month living in my car while I wait for a new Tesla.

I quit van life after gas prices soared. Now I’m making $4,000 a month living in my car while I wait for a new Tesla.

Billie Webb is a TikToker who filmed herself taking part in van life last year. Now she has raffled off her van to live in a 2015 Mazda, blaming soaring gas prices. Webb, who makes about $4,000 a month from brand deals, has ordered a Tesla Model 3 to live in. Loading Something is loading. …

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China's exports gain steam but outlook cloudy as global growth cools

China’s exports gain steam but outlook cloudy as global growth cools

China July exports grow at faster pace, beat forecast Imports again disappoint, highlighting weak domestic demand Trade balance hit record high in July Weak foreign demand adds stress to trade, economic outlook BEIJING, Aug 7 (Reuters) – China’s export growth unexpectedly picked up speed in July, offering an encouraging boost to the economy as it …

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Tiffany's sells out custom Cryptopunk 'NFTiff' pendants for $50,000 each

Tiffany’s sells out custom Cryptopunk ‘NFTiff’ pendants for $50,000 each

Written by By Zoe Sottile, CNN On Friday, Tiffany & Co debuted and quickly sold out a limited collection of 250 custom jewel-encrusted pendants for holders of CryptoPunks, a popular early non-fungible token collection. CryptoPunks was launched in 2017 and consists of 10,000 unique 8-bit-style generated characters stored on the Ethereum blockchain. The collection is …

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Taiwanese Apple supplier battles activists over $4bn cash pile

Taiwanese Apple supplier battles activists over $4bn cash pile

An Apple supplier based in Taiwan is battling an international investor over its multibillion-dollar cash pile in a case that signals burgeoning shareholder activism in the territory. Catcher Technology, which manufactures electronic casings for Apple devices made in China, is being challenged by Hong Kong-based investment firm Argyle Street Management to improve its governance and …

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Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a debate on bots

Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a debate on bots

Centi-billionaire Elon Musk provoked Twitter and challenged the company’s CEO Parag Agrawal to a “public debate” about fake accounts and spam in the midst of a contentious legal battle over a $44 billion acquisition. Musk filed a bid with the Securities and Exchange to acquire Twitter back in April this year. After the companies agreed …

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