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Lyft and Taco Bell Unite to Form Late-Night Dream Team
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Nightshift workers, stoners and bad hombres – prepare to celebrate. NYT reports that ride-sharing app Lyft have teamed up with beloved fast food chain Taco Bell to create what appears to be a college students pipe dream: Lyft - Taco Mode. The initial test region for the concept, which will allow Lyft customers to add in a Taco Bell drive-through
Lebron James Adds to Fortune After Pizza Chain Success
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Five years ago, Lebron James, his business partner Maverick Carter and financial adviser Paul Wachter invested $1 million in relatively unknown chain restaurant Blaze Pizza. Now, as ESPN reports, their stake is valued at $25 million. The fast-casual chain just sold an undisclosed stake in the company to Brentwood Associates, a private equity firm, which valued Blaze at roughly $250 million.
4 Life Insurance Startups Asking Millennials to Face Their Mortality
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Nineteen million Americans are interested in buying life insurance, but have gotten stuck somewhere in the process. Clunky forms, fine-print PDFs, inconvenient medical exams, seemingly high costs—the list of headaches is long and frustrating. Perhaps as a result, the individual life insurance market has been roughly flat in the U.S. for over a decade, with total premiums landing around $120 billion each year,
Elon Musk Says He's Got a 'Verbal' Govt Thumbs Up For Awesome Hyperloop Dream
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Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he's gotten "verbal government approval" to build a badass underground Hyperloop transit network that will connect New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to each other - and to a more awesome future, as TechCrunch reports. The Hyperloop transit system is being designed by Musk's The Boring Company and will connect "each city
Private-Equity Investor Sucker Punches Kid at Hamptons Benefit
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The cost of a night out in Southampton these days? A broken nose and a concussion. At least that’s how 18-year-old Avery Arjang’s night turned out when he received a hefty right hook from millionaire investor Michael Loeb, the New York Post's Page Six has learned. This happened at the back end of a benefit for Pop.Earth at Loeb’s lavish Southampton spread,
Instagram Woos Entrepreneurs With a Day of Startup Summer School
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When you’re just launching a business, every waking hour can feel like a hustle. Your days are spent pitching your idea to anyone who will listen, trying to lock down funding, getting leaders in your industry to talk to you about how they made it, and figuring out how to get people to follow you on social media. More than ever, Instagram
Best Paying Degrees For Graduates – Economics
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In its latest study, Emolument.com analysed 2,400 salaries from graduates (less than 2 years’ experience) with a bachelor degree from UK universities to find out which institutions and fields of studies guarantee the best income. Results show that a degree from a top university doubles the rate of pay.’ Joel Greenblatt: Fundamentals of Value Investing' Hedge Fund Vs Private Equity Salaries
The Definitive Argument for Summer Fridays
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On Friday afternoons during the summer, your body may be at work but your brain is thinking about the weekend. You’ve got places to go, things to do, and relaxation on the agenda. So how much work are you actually getting done? Probably not much, and that’s why more companies are implementing “Summer Fridays,” a program that gives employees the
Olympic Legend Michael Phelps Joined the Board of an Australian Mental Health Startup
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Olympic champion and swimming legend Michael Phelps has joined the board of Sydney-based medical technology startup Medibio Limited, the company announced in a press release. Medibio "has developed an effective objective test to assist in the diagnosis of depression, chronic stress and other mental health disorders," according to a company statement. At the center of these tests are a "series of algorithms
Why Adidas is Going Beyond Fitness With its New “All Day” Lifestyle App
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We’ve been tracking our steps, runs, sleep and more on apps for a while now. The Nike Plus iPod was announced in 2006. Its app launched in 2010. Fitbit was founded in 2007. Beyond the running and exercise tracking, there’s a plethora of sleep apps, yoga apps, nutrition apps, and more, all aimed at helping us use data to fine