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CFPB Study Outlines Need for “Buy Now, Pay Later” Rules

Researchers found BNPL often relies on data collection and other consumer risks. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is gearing up to place the same type of stringent protections it places on credit card companies on the “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) industry, following the release of a recent study on the practice. Officials said their findings revealed an exploding…

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A difficult candidate test, broken job promises and refund dispute: Unacademy’s Relevel comes under fire

With the growth engine sputtering, funding slowing down and the spectre of regulation looming large, there are many curveballs that Unacademy and its peers will have to grapple with in the coming months. At a time like this, Gaurav Munjal has been extremely bullish on Relevel In February this year, 28-year-old Shivam, a computer operator at a government office in…

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Asian Stocks Slammed by Fed Rate Hike Risks

Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street as investors awaited an interest rate hike and more hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve. Hong Kong’s technology-heavy Hang Seng index continued to lag its peers, falling 1.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 1.3%. The day’s losses also negated a soft rebound seen earlier this week. Market focus was squarely…

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10-year yields highest since 2011 before expected Fed rate hike

Data last week showed higher-than-expected consumer prices in August, dashing hopes that the worst of rising price pressures may be in the past. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields jumped to their highest level since 2011 on Monday as investors adjusted for the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will hike rates higher and for longer than previously expected as inflation remains…

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Dow Futures Tick Higher After Indices Post Their Worst Week Since June

US. stock futures were trading slightly higher during Sunday’s evening deals, after major benchmark indices posted their greatest weekly losses in 3 months, with investors remaining cautious amid persistent inflation fears ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting and rate decision later this week. By 19:10 ET (23:10 GMT) Dow Jones Futures and S&P 500 Futures were up 0.2% apiece, while…

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Will Mining Die With Ethereum 2.0?

The crypto community is celebrating the coming of Ethereum 2.0, however, there are also concerns for miners. Since Ethereum has switched to a proof-of-stake model, mining Ether will no longer be necessary. Due to this, mining machinery will become obsolete, leaving miners with fewer options. KEY TAKEAWAYSEthereum merge is the transition from proof-of-work consensus mechanisms to a proof-of-stake model.Transitioning to…

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Japan Set To Waive Some Visa Requirements In October To Boost Tourism

Following the change, Japan will not require visas for short-term travelers from the United States and certain other countries, and will scrap the daily entry cap of 50,000 people, the media outlet said. to waive visa requirements for certain tourists and remove a limit on daily arrivals in October as it aims to benefit from a rebound in global tourism, Nikkei reported…

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