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American business leaders break with Donald Trump

American business leaders break with Donald Trump

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“I’VE never known it to be an embarrassment for a business leader to be associated with an American president,” declares Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School. Donald Trump, in particular, has positioned himself as a businessman-president, whose corporate acumen would unleash a new era for American business. Investors seemed to believe him—his election prompted a giddy “Trump bump” in the stockmarket—and corporate bosses flocked to his side. This week they fled. For many, it seems as much a clear-eyed business calculation as a moral awakening.Some distanced themselves more quickly than others. The trigger was Mr Trump’s reluctance to condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists who staged violent protests in Virginia on August 12th. Kenneth Frazier (pictured), chief executive of Merck, a big
Ron Paul: 50% stock market plunge ‘conceivable,' but it’s not President Trump’s fault

Ron Paul: 50% stock market plunge ‘conceivable,' but it’s not President Trump’s fault

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Ron Paul's sell-off prediction just got more severe.The former Republican Congressman from Texas believes escalating dysfunction in Washington will create even more pain for Wall Street."A 50 percent pullback is conceivable," Paul said on "Futures Now" recently. "I don't believe it's ten years off. I don't even believe it's a year off. "According to his calculations, it would cut the S&P 500 Index in half, to 1212, and the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average would collapse to 10,837.Paul noted that there's a lot of chaos in Washington right now, with an "unpredictable president" and those who are inclined to "tear him apart" but if the market takes that big of a tumble, he doesn't see it as Trump's fault. "It's all man-made. It's not the fault of Donald Trump in the last week. If th...
What life's like inside Jaypee wish town

What life's like inside Jaypee wish town

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NOIDA: Of the 32,000 flats being built, 6,500 have been handed over and people have moved in. But most are complaining of inadequate infrastructure and are now not sure when things will fall into place. Most have not got their flats, and are at their wits' end with their money stuck. But life is anything but easy for those who got possession at Jaypee's sprawling Wish Town complex on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and moved in. Of the 32,000 flats planned, Jaypee handed over some 6,500 apartments and the others are in different stages of completion. Many of the 6,500 who got possession have either moved in or rented their flat out. And those who are now living here are a very worried lot: what happens now? Who takes care of the maintenance? Will the lifts function? Will people ever...
Expedite completion certificate handover, says Greater Noida authority

Expedite completion certificate handover, says Greater Noida authority

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GREATER NOIDA: The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) n Friday said it has directed a 10-member team of officials to expedite completion certificates for 28 group housing projects in the city. The aim of the team is to expedite issuance of completion for 13,000 residential units and hand over the units to buyers by Diwali this year. According to GNIDA officials, the team consists of officials from different departments in the Authority and are being led by Janardan, additional CEO, GNIDA. "First we will take up four builder projects of the 28. We expect the report of inspections of these housing units, which total to about 2,600, by next week," said Debashish Panda, CEO, GNIDA, adding, "The remaning 24 projects will be addressed subsequently." The CEO also said th...
If you have student loan debt, you might also need life insurance

If you have student loan debt, you might also need life insurance

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Taking out a life insurance policy as a new college graduate may not be top of mind, but it's worth exploring if you have student loans. Some of that debt can live on, even if you die."That's not something that college-age students and their parents tend to think about," said Betsy Mayotte, director of consumer outreach and compliance for American Student Assistance, a nonprofit focused on higher education financing.Four in 10 student borrowers now owe at least $ 20,000 at graduation, double the share from a decade ago, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Over the same period, the number of those owing at least $ 50,000 has more than tripled, from 5 percent to 16 percent of borrowers.If a relative or friend has co-signed on a student loan for you, and y...