ben roethlisberger mason rudolph NFL Op-ed pittsburgh steelers Sports 

Roethlisberger Who? Steelers Fans Dump Big Ben After Mason Rudolph Balls Out –

Steelers fans are eagerly dumping Ben Roethlisberger in the trash bin following Mason Rudolph’s acceptable showing after Big Ben’s injury. | Source: Justin K. Aller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, future Hall-of-Famer and All-Pro grouch Ben Roethlisberger welcomed him to the team by questioning why he was there at all. “I was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you know…

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Business News Entertainment nas Op-ed 

Rapper Nas & the No-Good-Very-Bad Payday Loan Investment –

Nas wasn’t wrong to back a fintech product designed to disrupt the payday loan industry. He just threw his weight behind the wrong one. | Source: Shutterstock Famed rapper Nasir Jones (“Nas”) made a poor choice in backing a revolutionary new financial services product that provides “earned wage access” to employees. A variety of earned wage access companies have popped up in recent years, but only one of them has a model that is worse than the payday loans it’s designed to replace. Regrettably, Nas chose to support that one…

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bitcoin Op-ed satoshi nakamoto 

And Satoshi’s True Identity is… –

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? More importantly, does it really matter? | Source: Pixabay Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? The identity of the enigmatic person (or people) who created bitcoin remains as mysterious as Jack the Ripper. Pundits and experts all over the world have put forth their assertions as to who Satoshi truly is. It is the subject of much debate in the bitcoin and cryptocurrencies world. A Legend In Bitcoin Bulls’ Minds Satoshi is regarded as a legendary figure, a mystery of such gigantic proportions that one may soon find…

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IPO Op-ed SoftBank WeWork 

SoftBank Doubles Down on Its WeWork Loss –

SoftBank has been forced to buy into the WeWork IPO as the only way to average down its initial losing investment. | Credit: Reuters Legendary investment firm SoftBank, which was once but a Japanese telecom provider, plans to plow another $750 million into the WeWork IPO, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This would be in addition to the $2 billion it invested earlier. This looks like a classic case of SoftBank averaging down from its original investment. The SoftBank Scramble The original $2 billion investment came…

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bitcoin Op-ed 

Bitcoin Rages Bullish With Hash Rate’s 8-Fold Surge Since $20,000 Peak –

Bitcoin’s hash-rate is 8x higher from late 2017 when the cryptocurrency hit an all-time high. | Source: Shutterstock The hash rate of the Bitcoin network (BTC), which represents the amount of computing power securing the blockchain protocol, has increased by around eight-fold since hitting its record high at $20,000 in 2017. According to data provided by Blockchain, the largest cryptocurrency wallet service provider in the global market, the hash rate of bitcoin rose from 13 exahash to 98 exahash since December 2017. The bitcoin (BTC) hash rate increased by nearly…

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Ethereum Op-ed 

3 Solid Reasons Why Ethereum Looks Stronger Than Ever – CCN Markets

Ethereum has the most active developers, leads all other platforms in the number of DApps, and will introduce sharding early next year. | Source: Shutterstock Critics have been trying to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt on the No. 2 cryptocurrency in light of its scaling issues. It’s true that Ethereum is struggling with congestion as network utilization is above 94 percent. As a result, it becomes costly to run applications. Nevertheless, the cryptocurrency’s biggest problem appears to be its source of strength. The network is congested because there are so…

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lululemon Op-ed 

Lululemon Shatters Earnings Estimates as Men’s Sales Skyrocket – CCN Markets

Lululemon set a new standard for blowing away same-store sales expectations and delivered a monster quarter. | Credit: AP Lululemon took a big risk when it decided to get into clothing for men. That risk has resulted in a big reward. In Q2, Lululemon’s net income exploded 35% over the same period last year. This was led by a 35% revenue increase in the men’s business. Lululemon delivered $0.96 per share in net income, blowing away the $0.89 estimate. There Are No Words for This Level of Success Yet there…

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dave chappelle Netflix Op-ed 

Comedian Dave Chappelle Isn’t Going to Save Netflix – CCN Markets

Stand-up comedian specials will not save Netflix from competition. For now, only one number matters to Netflix. | Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Comedian Dave Chappelle returned to the airwaves (or streaming waves) this past week with a Netflix comedy special. Netflix has been spending gobs of money on famous comedians, hoping that the lineup will retain and possibly boost subscriptions. Comedians Are Not Netflix’s Messiahs I’ve got news for Netflix: neither Dave Chappelle nor any other comedian is going to save the company. I should temper that statement in that…

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california Lyft Op-ed Uber 

California AB5 Threatens to Permanently Kill Lyft & Uber – CCN Markets

California bill AB5 could slam Uber and Lyft with massive new costs, widening company losses, and making rideshare more expensive. | Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP The first major regulatory assault on rideshare is about to crash headlong into Lyft and Uber, courtesy of California bill AB5. California Bill AB5 Could Kill Rideshare The California legislature appears certain to pass AB5, which would effectively force Lyft and Uber to reclassify drivers from independent contractors to employees. Governor Gavin Newsom has publicly proclaimed his support for the bill,…

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bitcoin Op-ed Revlon Ronald Perelman 

This Stock’s ‘Infinity Short Squeeze’ Could Put Bitcoin’s Surge to Shame – CCN Markets

This stock might be on the cusp of an “infinity short squeeze” that would put even the bitcoin price’s recent rally to shame. | Source: AP Photo / Mark Lennihan (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN. If you thought the short squeeze of Beyond Meat stock – which sent BYND over $200 per share – was insane, you haven’t seen anything yet. Here comes an “infinity short squeeze” on Revlon stock. Revlon’s Entire Float is Sold Short Ronald Perelman has amassed an 87% ownership stake in Revlon, and his…

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