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How U.S. sanctions led to Instagram censorship in Iran

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Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.

Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5. Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images

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Check Your Balance ™️

When you connect diversity to business outcomes, "people pay attention"

by Samantha Fields Dec 13, 2019
Women and people of color are dramatically underrepresented in the financial services industry, especially among certified financial planners — just 1.5% of CFPs are black, 2% are Hispanic or Latino and 23% are women.

Journalists say Instagram is shutting down conversation about Soleimani

by Kimberly Adams Jan 13, 2020
Facebook says it is legally required to take down posts in support of sanctioned groups and people. Is it going further than that?

Trying to solve an inflation mystery

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 13, 2020
When prices for an item swing wildly up and down, they can drastically skew inflation measurements. A new index aims to rectify that.
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Tackling the unpredictable gig work of Broadway

by Andie Corban Jan 13, 2020
Stagehand John Hatch has been underemployed for more than eight months.

FICO scores rose to record high in 2019

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 13, 2020
Nearly six in 10 Americans now have a FICO score at or above 700, which is considered "good" credit.

Password sharing denies streaming services $9 billion in fees — report

by Nova Safo Jan 13, 2020
Why aren't streaming services doing more to crack down on it?

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