Tag: Retail/Wholesale

Litecoin hoax highlights crypto market vulnerable to scams: ‘Walmart has no relationship with litecoin,’ says big box retailer

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated John Wu’s affiliation with Ava Labs, where he is president. Ava Labs was founded by a group including Emin Gün Sirer. Fake news appeared to give holders of virtual currencies very real agita on Monday, as a hoax news release sent litecoin briefly soaring before crumbling back […]

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TransUnion set to buy Neustar for $3.1 billion

TransUnion is nearing a deal to buy information-services company Neustar Inc. for $3.1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could help the consumer-credit reporting giant diversify beyond its core business and put data to new uses. The purchase of closely held Neustar could be finalized by Monday, the people said, assuming […]

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American credit scores have continued to climb — even without stimulus checks. Here’s why

In the second quarter of this year, Americans didn’t get a stimulus check, many were prevented from collecting an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits — but you wouldn’t know that from looking at their credit scores. Americans’ average Vantage credit scores rose to 695 last quarter, a seven-point increase from the second quarter […]

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Long COVID risks halved by dual vaccination, study finds

The risk of so-called long COVID drops nearly in half after a person receives two doses of coronavirus vaccine, according to a new study. The study, published on Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet, found that the odds of having symptoms for 28 days or more after post-vaccination infection were approximately halved by having […]

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Fauci: COVID-19 vaccine mandate for schoolchildren ‘is a good idea’

Requiring that schoolchildren get vaccinated for COVID-19 “is a good idea,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. While acknowledging that a vaccine mandate for kids would likely be controversial, President Joe Biden’s top pandemic adviser told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the benefits would far outweigh the risks. “I believe that mandating vaccines for children […]

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